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About Our Staff

Crystal-WoodenCrystal WoodenDirector of Nursing

Crystal Wooden is our Director of Nursing. As a Registered Nurse (RN) and full-time employee at Home Care Assistance, Crystal oversees all client cases, ensuring the health, safety, and happiness of each one that we have the pleasure to serve. Crystal is completely dedicated to her clients and their families and works hard to promote our Balanced Care Method™ in all aspects of our business – ensuring client health in mind, body and spirit. Crystal loves that with Home Care Assistance she is able to spend the time that it takes getting to know our clients and to address their individual needs. Crystal also works closely with our caregivers in all aspects of their certified nursing assistant requirements, from making good client matches to ongoing training that assists them with achieving best practices and providing the highest quality of service to our clients.

Crystal developed her passion for home care while caring for her Mother-in-law throughout her battle with a terminal illness. She saw her family’s commitment to providing quality of life with dignity in dying, while in her own home and surrounded by loved ones. She understands from personal experience the challenges facing seniors with illnesses and the stress this puts on their loved ones and caregivers. Crystal’s passion to Change the Way the World Ages is evident in everything that she does, both personally and professionally.

Crystal lives in Anne Arundel County with her husband, two (almost) teenage sons, young daughter, two dogs, and a cat. She loves to bake, swim, and shop!

Ellen-ChristianEllen ChristianDirector of Marketing 
and Community Outreach

Ellen is the Director of Marketing and Community Outreach. Prior to coming on board at Home Care Assistance, she was the Business Development Director for major companies in the transportation industry. Ellen has always made time to follow her passion in the helping fields by volunteering for several non-profit organizations that assist people with social related issues, including seniors wishing to remain independent in their homes. Ellen stays connected to the community through her involvement in multiple chambers of commerce and by serving on boards and in leadership positions.

Ellen is personally and professionally dedicated to healthy living and believes strongly in the Balanced Care Method™ that is the foundation of Home Care Assistance’s holistic approach to healthy aging. Ellen has aging parents who are a great example of addressing mind, body and spirit through diet and maintaining an active lifestyle. Ellen has a son, daughter-in-law and daughter and lives with her husband in Anne Arundel County. She enjoys walking, running, sports, reading, cooking and travel.

Ellen is a graduate of the School of Social Work at Syracuse University and considers herself a life-long learner by participating in continuing education workshops, courses and seminars.