We believe in you
You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing. ~George Bernard Shaw
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”.
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.
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.