Our Leadership

Peter Carey
Executive Director

Homecare Choices Executive Director Peter CareyHomecare Choices Executive Director Peter Carey has decades of leadership experience in nonprofit start-up and operations management, specializing in services for children and seniors, as well as strategy, fund development, communications, and positive outcomes.

In 2016, he launched Homecare Choices in conjunction with the North American Family Institute, Inc. (NAFI) to provide the highest-quality in-home care services on the Cape.

Peter had previously served as Director of Strategic Development for NAFI, developing services and strategies that showcased the effectiveness of innovative approaches to providing essential services.

Earlier in his career, Peter was Founding Project Manager for the Bermuda National Standards Committee, working to create the first international replication model of the Council on Accreditation, and before that he was co-developer of the leading Bermuda nonprofit serving children and families with mental health, prevention, and community development pillars of service.

Contact Peter by email at petercarey@homecarechoices.com or by phone at 508-313-2529.

Maria Melo
Care Coordinator

Maria Melo, the new care manager for Homecare ChoicesMaria Melo of Falmouth has joined Homecare Choices as a Care Coordinator and member of the leadership team.

Maria has a passion for the mission of Homecare Choices and has dedicated herself to bringing hope and joy to seniors. She will be coordinating the care plans and staffing schedules for clients in the Falmouth and Mashpee areas.

“I’ve always wanted to take care of people,” she says.

Maria worked as a Homecare Choices caregiver in the past, while also advancing her career at some of the Cape’s most respected assisted living facilities, working as a personal care assistant, a geriatric nursing assistant, an activities coordinator, and a wellness coordinator.

“Maria is a trusted friend of Homecare Choices,” says Peter Carey. “We have been looking for another strong team leader and we had a long list of must-have skills and qualities. Maria checks every category on that list.”

Maria Melo may be reached by email at mariamelo@homecarechoices.com.

Rachael Hicks
Founding Director (retired)

Homecare Choices Founding Director Rachael HicksAs Founding Director of Homecare Choices, Rachael shared her experience, exacting standards and integrity with the larger team created when Care… From the Heart became part of Homecare Choices in January 2020. She has been a valued mentor helping guide growth that includes enhancing operations, expanding geographic reach, and adding resources to support staff members.

Rachael started Care… From the Heart after 18 years as a Physical Therapist Assistant, a role in which she saw many patients had little or no help with their transition home from rehab. She found that providing in-home assistance allowed them to adjust and feel safe, as well as providing peace of mind for their loved ones. In 2004, Rachael hired a team of caregivers to accommodate the number of people seeking care, some of whom are still with us today.

In 2017, Rachael began partnering with Peter Carey and Homecare Choices, based on a similar vision and a shared passion for honoring the value of elders by going the extra mile.

By formally joining forces, they doubled caregiving capacity and expanded the geographical reach of Homecare Choices across the entire Cape, while maintaining their shared mission of helping more people, in more places, with dedication and kindhearted compassion.

Rachael retired from her position with Homecare Choices at the end of 2020.

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