We believe in you
Barbara Y. Tidwell, RD, LD, MHA, FACHE
30+ years of healthcare experienceBorn in 1950, Barbara was reared by her grandparents in the Appalachian Mountains, where at 10 years old she first dreamed of developing a better way of caring for the elderly that was different from the traditional nursing home setting. She became a registered dietician in 1972, and was recruited to Jacksonville, Florida in 1980 by St. Luke’s Hospital to assist with their food service development program and ultimate move to the JTB location. During this time, she also accepted an adjunct professor position with the University of North Florida where she taught for over 25 years. After St. Luke’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic merged in 1984, Barbara was promoted to the administrative staff where simultaneously she obtained a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from UNF and achieved her Fellowship in the American College of Healthcare Executives. It was these experiences that helped turn Barbara’s childhood dream into the reality that is known today as “Some Place Like Home”.
Barbara truly cares for every resident in every facility. She treats everyone like they are family. I think to her, they really are.
Warren J. Caputo
30+ years of healthcare experienceWarren graduated from the University of Florida with a Degree in Marketing in 1972. After college he started Trade Services International, a food brokerage firm that he owned and successfully operated for over 30 years before meeting the love of his life, Barbara Tidwell. Together, he and Barbara opened the first Some Place Like Home in 1998.
Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity.
Lisa Dowling, BHA
Chief Operations Officer
Lisa has been with the Some Place Like Home family since 2011 and oversees all of the day to day operations for the company. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration, and has over 25 years of finance and management experience.
A quality life shouldn't stop just because we age.
Kathy Beck, RN
Glen Echo Manager
Kathy has been a consultant and the Director of Nursing for the Some Place Like Home family since its inception in 1998. In 2015, she expanded her role to include managing the Glen Echo location. She graduated in 1987 from Northeast Mississippi Junior College with a degree in nursing and has over 25 years of home health nursing experience.
Good food heals the soul
Smullian House Manager
Gail has been with the Some Place Like Home family for 16 years and currently manages the Smullian location. She has been an integral part of the management team since joining us and has managed 3 of our locations at one time or another. She has a Phlebotomy Degree from Bethune Cookman College and worked for Memorial Hospital for 16 years before joining the Some Place Like Home family in 2000.
Our residents are our family.
Chippewa House Manager
Connie has been with the company for 9 years and currently manages the Chippewa location. She has been a vital member of the management team and has managed 3 of our locations. She has a Business Degree from the University of Alabama and worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield for over 17 years prior to joining the Some Place Like Home family in 2007.
Loving care comes easily when it's in your heart.