March’s Caregiver of the Month is Allisha Joppy. She joined the Nest & Care family in 2019. Professionally, Allisha is a medical assistant, CMT, CNA for over 10 years. Her personality is so positive that even in the worst days, she is still smiling. She always goes above and beyond to keep her clients energetic and happy. When asked what inspires her, Allisha said, “My grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and my husband became paralyzed in 2015 when I was 8 months pregnant with our first and only son.

Being the one to care for them (husband and grandmother) until they passed away is what inspired me to get every nursing license I can. My goal is to one day own my own nursing facility and continue to take care of those in need of care and companionship.” Allisha truly has a heart of gold, and we are proud to have her as part of our Nest & Care team.

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.