Angela Gibson, MSW
Angela grew up in Scranton, Iowa and was raised by her father, a lifelong farmer, and mother, who ran an in-home day care. Angela learned from an early age the importance of family, hard work, and determination. She, like her five siblings, began working at age 16, but was the only one of her family to choose a career in health care. She became a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked at the Greene County Medical Center for three years and spent another two years working at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge where she attended Iowa Central Community College.
Angela fell in love with helping others and chose to pursue a career in social work, attaining her bachelor’s degree in 2002 from the University of Northern Iowa and a master’s degree in 2007 from University of Nebraska at Omaha. While living in Nebraska, Angela spent five years working with adults impacted with severe and persistent mental health needs, along with over 12 years of work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In 2019, after reconnecting with her high school sweetheart, Jeff, Angela returned to the state of Iowa. At the same time, both of her parents had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and very much needed the additional support of a knowledgeable caregiver. It was at this time Angela returned not only to her Iowa roots, but to her roots as a caregiver. Angela began working for a private duty home care company and thoroughly loved this role. She discovered her passion for helping people remain in their homes surrounded by their loved ones.
Darci Dooley, RN
Darci grew up in Fort Dodge, Iowa and knew at the age of 5 she wanted to be a nurse. In 2002, Darci followed her dream and obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing from Iowa Central Community College. Darci has been working for over 15 years as a Registered Nurse in the Des Moines metro, specializing in geriatric and end-of-life care.
Darci strives to support aging Iowans to have peace and comfort, as defined by them, throughout the remainder of their lives. She places her focus on clients, their wants, preferences and needs, to ensure their physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met. Her goal is to provide kindness, dignity and respect.
“I want nothing more than to support members of the senior community with living their lives in the comfort of their own homes, wherever home may be,” said Darci.
Darci resides in Johnston, Iowa with her husband, two sons, ages 10 and 5, and rescue dog, a Boxer named Roxie. Her hobbies include attending her sons’ baseball games, traveling with family, and spending time with family and friends – especially at the lake.
Rachel Reavis, CSA®
Rachel grew up in Fort Dodge, Iowa and has always enjoyed helping and leading others. Rachel attained her bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University in Business Management/Entrepreneurship in 2003 and became a Certified Senior Advisor® in 2019. She first honed her leadership skills in retail management and working in the non-profit sector.
Outside of work, Rachel has always been involved in many community organizations volunteering and assisting on a leadership level. She landed in the healthcare industry four years ago and has greatly enjoyed her time working with seniors. As a Certified Senior Advisor®, Rachel can assist seniors with planning for their healthcare needs, socioeconomic supports, and organization for end-of-life care.
Rachel lives in Newton with her husband and their two fur children, dogs Izzy and Auggie. She loves to spend her free time with her friends and family and traveling, especially to tropical destinations.