About CareAcademy

Our Team

Trusted leaders and experts in geriatrics, caregiving, and education.

Helen Adeosun, EdM

Helen Adeosun, EdM Co-Founder and CEO of CareAcademy

CEO
& Co-Founder

Helen is passionate about caregiving and the impact that the right caregiver can have on families. As an educator and workplace trainer, she has had a career in driving outcomes for adult learners and finding meaningful ways for them to engage in learning. She has worked with Teach for America, Boston Public Schools, and Pearson Education as well as a number of companies focused on caregiving issues.  Care Academy was born out of her own first hand knowledge and experience as a caregiver and she hopes that Care Academy is a place to continuously learn and share. She holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Politics and Arabic Studies , an EdM. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Education Policy and Management.

Madhuri Reddy, MD MSc

Madhuri Reddy MD

Chief Medical Officer
& Co-Founder

Dr. Reddy is a specialist in Internal Medicine & Geriatric Medicine, and holds appointments at Harvard Medical School & Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston, MA. For years she has seen first hand the struggles that families and caregivers go through while caring for older adults, and through CareAcademy she intends to improve their lives as much as possible. Dr. Reddy has published research papers in prestigious medical journals, book chapters, and a book for families/caregivers.

Yvan Castilloux

Chief Technology Officer

Yvan is passionate about building world-class product teams in order to develop and help take innovative products to market. He was Director of Product at Jana Mobile, where he oversaw the monetization of Jana’s mcent app. Prior to Jana, he was a technical co-founder at NewTrax Technologies, a world leader in underground mining technology, and an early employee at People Power company, creator of the app Presence and a leader in IoT cloud technology. He holds a B.Eng from McGill University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Zachary Collins

Operations Director

Zach is focused on ensuring our customers succeed with CareAcademy’s training. From revamping our customer service ticketing process to making sure your caregivers receive their certificates of course completion more quickly, he is constantly improving our operations. With experience as a family caregiver and starting his own business, he understands both eldercare and building a customer-focused operation. Zachary earned his undergraduate degree in Business and Entrepreneurship from New York University and his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Ashley Darar

Revenue Manager

Ashley manages CareAcademy customer agencies and also manages the roll-out of exciting new initiatives to increase the value of CareAcademy training for both caregivers and agencies. Ashley also drives our Business Development and Marketing initiatives. With a background in Management Consulting, she is a natural problem solver and skilled jack-of-all-trades who is an asset to CareAcademy and our customers. Ashley has a B.A in Economics from Emory University.

Katherine Mize

Special Projects Manager

Katherine serves as an account manager for CareAcademy customer agencies and fills out her role with special projects. With a background in home health care and public policy, Katherine has a deep understanding of the industry and the issues that caregivers and agencies face. Katherine earned her undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary in Biology and is pursuing an MBA at MIT. .

Our Story

At CareAcademy we’re focused on supporting the needs of in-home caregivers and the families they work with. My name is Helen Adeosun and I founded CareAcademy while working as a nanny and a caregiver of older adults. There were many moments when I struggled with issues relating to my charges’ behavior, feeding, and supporting their often complex needs, not to mention my employers’. Caregiving can be both a rewarding and challenging career path and my experiences led me to to create a destination for caregivers to learn and be prepared for their important day-to-day work. I then met my now Co-Founder Madhuri Reddy, MD, who was encountering similar issues when witnessing the difficulties her elder patients’ families were having finding suitable in-home caregivers for their loved ones.

We believe in caregivers and their ability to have a positive impact on families. We also know that…

  • Caring is hard work
  • It is hard to find an in-home caregiver (for children or seniors) who is trained, prepared and trustworthy;
  • There is no universally accepted and trusted credential for in-home caregivers
  • Educational resources for in-home caregivers are scarce; and
  • Families don’t come with an HR office.

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey!

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