Vidania is our Exceptional Caregiver of the Month. Both of her current clients nominated her, and we couldn’t agree more. Vidania is currently a first-year student at Montgomery College. She has been a CNA for about a year.

She was initially drawn to caregiving because of her passion for helping others, and in her own words, she said: “The experience has been nothing but rewarding.” In the future, Vidania would like to become a Physician’s Assistant, with a specialty in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Katharina Villanueva

Katharina Villanueva

RN, BSN, CCRN-K, SCRN, CNRN, DN, CDP

Kat is the founder of Nest & Care LLC, a Private Duty In-Home Care agency providing companion care, personal care, and skilled nursing services to families in and around Montgomery County and Howard County, MD.

For the past 15 years, she has devoted her nursing career to caring for patients with Neurologic or Neurosurgical conditions in the acute, subacute and chronic phases. She worked at Keck Medical Center of USC in Los Angeles, California before moving to Maryland where she exclusively worked with patients with stroke as a stroke program coordinator at Providence Hospital.

She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines in 1998. Kat is married to Mikael, a pediatric surgeon. They have 3 boys and 3 dogs.