The Hillendale Home Care Leadership Team is made up of home care experts who are devoted to helping seniors and their families age in place with dignity and compassion.  Each team member comes with extensive experience in home care and are committed to being professional, efficient and compassionate at all times. Hillendale Home Care remains committed to providing the dependable home care services that families can depend on for home care in Concord, CA and surrounding areas. Learn a little more about our Hillendale’s team.

Bridget Waller

Bridget Waller

CEO & Founder

Bridget has owned and operated Hillendale Home Care since 2002 when she opened it with her late husband, Will. Originally trained in Charing Cross Hospital in London, she leads the care management team and continues to play a large role in the day-to-day care of Hillendale’s many clients. Bridget’s years of nursing experience and her love for caring for clients in their homes makes Hillendale uniquely qualified to help people with wide range of needs. In 2012 she founded the East Bay CNA school which is certified by the state to train certified nurse aides. Bridget’s loves to spend time with her 2 grandchildren and her beagle Winston. You can email Bridget at bridgetwrn@hillendale.net.

Elizabeth Velez

Elizabeth Velez

Operations Manager

Elizabeth is the daughter of Bridget and has worked with Hillendale since 2013. She attended FIDM where she focused on business and marketing. She is in charge of all aspects of operations and oversees payroll and HR. Elizabeth is a devoted mother to Willow and Cohen and soon will be welcoming her third child. The Velez family are proud owners of Maui, a Newfypoo puppy of 90 lbs. You can email Elizabeth at evelez@hillendale.net.

Tricia Macilwaine, RN

Tricia Macilwaine, RN

Care Manager

Tricia is a graduate of Columbia University School of Nursing. She loves caring for people and worked in various emergency rooms around the country prior to coming to Hillendale. As the head of Care Management, Tricia provides RN supervision, coordinating care between the client, family, medical professionals and caregivers. Tricia also oversees Hillendale’s COVID compliance program for all our clients and caregivers.Tricia is the mother of four children and enjoys the company of Layla, her Labrador Retriever. You can email Tricia at tmacilwaine@hillendale.net.

Lorna Van Ackeren

Lorna Van Ackeren

Community Liaison

Lorna’s educational background is in social welfare, gerontology and public administration. She is the Community Liaison for Hillendale Home Care and is also responsible for business development. Currently she is an appointed member to the Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging; a member of Pleasant Hill Commission on Aging; serves on the board of directors for CCC Meals on Wheels and is Treasurer for the East Bay Veteran’s Community Partnership. You can email Lorna at lvanackeren@hillendale.net.

Victoria Akinremi

Victoria Akinremi

Field Staff Supervisor

Victoria started her career with Hillendale Home Care in 2003 as a CNA while she was completing her LVN training. Her warm communication skills, positive attitude and eagerness to help has made her an excellent resource for all our caregivers. Victoria is the Caregiver Supervisor and an expert in caring for people with dementia, hospice and personal care. She is always available to help our caregivers at any time. You can email Victoria at vakinremi@hillendale.net.

Cabrina Pardue

Cabrina Pardue

Scheduling Manager

As Scheduling Manager with Hillendale Home Care, Cabrina makes sure we have open communication with our families, assisting them to find the right caregivers and support services they need to complete their care plans. You can email Cabrina at cpardue@hillendale.net.

Oli Akinremi

Oli Akinremi

Oyindamola (also known as Oli to our clients and caregivers) is Victoria’s daughter and a recent graduate of UC Davis where she received her B.S. in Global Disease Biology. At Hillendale, Oli works to ensure that all of our caregivers remain up to date on their state required training. She also is one of our on call staffers over the weekend. Oli is currently in the process of pursuing a nursing degree and hopes to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. You can email Oli at oakinremi@hillendale.net.

Diane Zink

Diane Zink

CNA School Administrator

Diane graduated at CSU San Francisco where she received her teaching credential. Diane is the administrator for the East Bay CNA school and oversees all aspects of the school from recruitment to graduation. Her attention to detail and problem-solving skills has made her an asset to the growth of the school over the last 8 years. Diane is also Hillendale’s long term care insurance expert and manages claims with ease helping families with their insurance reimbursements. You can email Diane at dzink@hillendale.net.

Jolene Edgar

Jolene Edgar

Scheduling Assistant

Jolene is the cheerful person that answers the phone when our clients call Hillendale. She quickly becomes a friend and finds gratification in the relationship that she forms with our clients since her primary goal is to make our clients feel like they are family. Currently, Joelene is attending DVC and is pursuing a Bachelor of Nursing degree. Jolene is the devoted mother of 2 very active young boys and on weekends you can always find her spending family time. You can email Jolene at jedgar@hillendale.net.

We thank you for putting your trust in the Hillendale Home Care Team.