Alyssa Elting McGuire
Owner, Consultant & Training Specialist
I heard the need for more support for both potential and established licensees while working as lead licensor for Washington and Columbia Counties. I spent close to eight years working in adult foster homes in both a protective services and regulatory capacity with the State of Oregon. In my licensing role, I especially enjoyed working with newly-licensed providers and was encouraged by their enthusiasm, yet I also fully understood the challenges. Due to this, I decided to pursue my passion of supporting adult foster home providers through my own business.
As licensing lead, I co-coordinated the second and third annual provider conferences, which provided CEUs for over 60 licensees and resident managers from four counties. I also developed the current Adult Foster Home Orientation curriculum for Washington and Columbia Counties and co-facilitated Ensuring Quality Care (EQC).
In 2017, I accepted a program manager position with the Alzheimer's Association Oregon & SW Washington Chapter before establishing my own business the following year. As part of my role with the Association, I developed evidence-informed training for the 2017 Independent Adult Care Home Association Conference and facilitated dementia-related training around the state in partnership with Oregon Care Partners.
I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and I currently live in Beaverton with my husband and teenager. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and learning about other cultures, spending time with family, and volunteering.
Contract Trainer - Certified EQC Instructor
Tracey Diani Is very excited to partner with Oregon Care Home Consulting to offer Ensuring Quality Care (EQC). As a certified EQC instructor, she has been teaching this class for the past few years. Her passion is empowering her students in the EQC class and providing as much information as possible for all students to be successful in their endeavor to either open their own adult foster home, be a co-licensee, or become a resident manager or shift caregiver.
Tracey is currently a transition coordinator out of Clackamas County. Over the past eight years, she has provided services as a Medicaid case manager and an adult foster home licensor. Tracey provided regulatory oversight, community outreach and training as a licensor for five years.
Tracey also worked as a caregiver for over five years providing one-on-one care to individuals living in different care settings, including adult foster homes. She has a passion for helping people and has first-hand knowledge of what it means to be a compassionate caregiver.
Tracey’s new found passion is hiking beautiful Oregon with her kids.