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Right at Home is not just a franchise company. We are an in-home care company for seniors and adults with disabilities. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those we serve. We live and breathe this mission every day, and are focused on making sure you and your loved one receive the Right Care, whenever and wherever it’s needed.

Our dedicated local owners and their professional teams work tirelessly to care for clients. Support for these local owners and their teams is provided by a team of seasoned experts. As many of the following biographies show, Right at Home’s team brings decades of healthcare experience to you and your loved one.

Brian Petranick, President/CEO

Brian Petranick

Brian Petranick is President/CEO of RiseMark, Inc., Right at Home’s parent company. He has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, entrepreneurship and business development. Twenty-three of those years have been specifically in home care and medical staffing. In the nearly 20 years that Brian has been with Right at Home, he has been instrumental in leading the organization’s growth and development to an internationally recognized home-care brand. From January 2007 to February 2014, he served as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer and has been its President since September 2010. Prior to joining Right at Home, Brian worked for StarMed Medical Staffing, a national healthcare staffing company with headquarters in Clearwater, Fla., and also for Kelly Healthcare Services, a national home-care company based in Troy, Mich.

Margaret Haynes, Chief Operating Officer

Margaret Haynes

Margaret Haynes joined Right at Home in 2011. She leads all day-to-day operational decision making and is responsible for enhancing the internal infrastructure that will allow Right at Home to continue to grow and fulfill its strategic intent. Prior to becoming COO in February 2014, Margaret was Senior Vice President of Support and was responsible for developing and implementing the franchise support, compliance and quality strategies for the organization and franchise system. She has more than 20 years of experience in providing client support/consulting, working with clients to increase business growth and profitability, and driving business execution through process improvement and project execution.

Prior to joining Right at Home, Margaret spent 18 years at First Data and most recently was Senior Vice President of Client Services/Data Operations at Infogroup in Omaha.

Jeff Vavricek, Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Vavricek

Jeff Vavricek joined Right at Home in 2010. In his role as CFO, Jeff is accountable for the financial operations of the company including forecasting, budgeting and the reporting of financial information. He also has oversight responsibility for information technology, human resources and risk management. Prior to becoming CFO, Jeff was Vice President of Programs and Services at Right at Home where he was responsible for developing and implementing programs that increase revenue, reduce costs, improve quality and enhance offerings for the Right at Home franchise system. Prior to joining Right at Home, Jeff spent more than 20 years with HSBC where he held roles in operations, sales, finance and product development. He has been recognized by the International Franchise Association as a Certified Franchise Executive since 2014. Jeff has his bachelor’s and MBA degrees from the University of Nebraska.

Dawn Drazdys, Chief Marketing Officer

Dawn Drazdys

Dawn Drazdys, Chief Marketing Officer, is responsible for overseeing the global management of Right at Home’s brand. She brings a long and impressive history of marketing experience to the table. Dawn’s career includes 18 years with some of the top advertising agencies in the Midwest where she worked with many Fortune 500 companies. During that time, she was also responsible for managing franchise-based accounts including The Maids, Burger King and a major in-home care company. Dawn moved to corporate marketing in 2013 as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Godfather’s Pizza, Inc. where she was responsible for strategic brand leadership. While well versed in traditional marketing, Dawn also has strong experience in the rapidly evolving worlds of digital marketing and e-commerce.

Kerin Zuger, Chief of Strategic Growth

Kerin Zuger

Kerin Zuger, Chief of Strategic Growth, has been with Right at Home since June 2017. She is a seasoned healthcare executive, with more than 15 years of experience operationalizing mutually beneficial relationships to drive revenue. Kerin has had substantial success in developing new markets and establishing comprehensive, indirect channels. Her prior role, as Vice President at Air Methods Corporation, gave her unique insight into the tribulations of healthcare, specifically surrounding the logistics of patient navigation and tactical application of population health. Kerin has an undergraduate degree in speech and communications, and a master’s degree in business. Kerin is supported by her husband, Kevin, and kept busy with her two children, Owen and Lauren; three dogs; and a cat.

Emily Borgmann, Vice President of Executive Strategy

Emily Borgmann

Emily Borgmann, Vice President of Executive Strategy, joined Right at Home in March 2010. In her current role, Emily works directly with the CEO and Executive Leadership Team to drive the overall strategy of the organization by focusing on communication, planning and strategic project management, and by keeping a constant pulse on the future of the home care and broader healthcare industries. Prior to this role within Right at Home, Emily spent eight years working in the Franchise Development Department as the Franchise Development Manager and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the team, along with managing all aspects of resales, expansions, and the department’s legal documentation and compliance regulations. Emily graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and communications. She and her husband, Aaron, have two children and enjoy traveling, golf and sports. They also support groups that help homeless dogs.

Jen Chaney, Vice President of Franchise Development

Jennifer Chaney

As the Vice President of Franchise Development with nearly 20 years of experience in sales and development, Jen is responsible for the company's growth by awarding incredible franchise opportunities to interested and eligible candidates. Jen has direct oversight of all franchise sales and development as well as existing franchise growth to drive the organization’s overall success. She serves as a strategic thought leader, thinking through various opportunities to grow the business for years to come. Jen oversees franchise legal documentation, lead generation and strategy, department budget and forecast, as well as a team of outstanding sales and development professionals. Being a caregiver to her own mother in the last stages of her life, she has a personal mission to help others become entrepreneurs in a business that is rewarding in so many ways. Jen lives in Omaha, NE with her husband, Brian, and children, Gavin and Reese.

Wyatt Godfrey, Vice President of Technology

Wyatt Godfrey

Wyatt Godfrey, Vice President of Technology, has been a member of the Right at Home family since 2015. Wyatt and his teams are responsible for all things data, which covers insights and technology, for Right at Home. A Nebraska native, Wyatt grew up in Lincoln and attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for both his undergraduate degree (engineering) and graduate degree (MBA). As a converted engineer, Wyatt’s core approach is that all problems can be solved through math and that “Everything is relative.” In addition to excelling academically in college, he was an all-American flag football player, helping lead the University of Nebraska to its first and only flag football national championship. Wyatt and his wife, Krista (clinical dietician), have four children, their neighborhood-famous Akita Khaleesi, and a fluffle (yes, that’s the correct term) of purebred Holland Lop rabbits. They attend Christ Community Church and enjoy all things competitive.

Nichole Holles, PHR, SHRM, Vice President of Human Resources

Nichole Holles

Nikki Holles joined Right at Home as Vice President of Human Resources in December 2019. In her role, Nikki focuses on corporate human resources, human resources for Right at Home corporate-owned home care locations, and the employee experience systemwide. Nikki brings with her more than 20 years of experience transforming HR departments into strategic business partners within the organization. Nikki earned a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in psychology from the University of South Dakota–Vermillion.

Kevin Porter, Vice President of Field Operations

Kevin Porter

Kevin Porter, Vice President of Field Operations, leads the Business Performance Coaches and Engagement Teams at Right at Home. He is a graduate of Capella University with a master’s degree in health administration. Kevin has a strong and impressive history working in the pharmaceutical, hospice care and home care industries. He possesses over 19 years of experience in sales, marketing and operations. In Kevin’s prior work for a large in-home care franchise system, he led teams focused on supporting the growth and expansion of both franchised and non-franchised businesses.

Jon Searles, Vice President of Corporate-Owned Operations

Jon Searles

Jon Searles, Vice President of Corporate-Owned Operations, began his journey with Right at Home as a franchisee with two territories—one in Waco, Texas, and one in Bryan, Texas—that opened in September 2012. After seven successful years, he and his wife, Terri, sold their franchises in late 2019. Shortly after selling, Jon was asked to join the leadership team of Right at Home to help expand the reach of the brand through corporate-owned locations. Like many Right at Home franchise entrepreneurs, Jon joined the senior home care industry from another industry. His experience has involved ownership of previous businesses and food manufacturing management in the ice cream and bakery industries. Jon’s Bachelor of Science in food science and technology is from Texas A&M University. Jon and Terri have three grown children and enjoy life with all their animals on a ranch in Waco.

Emily Undajon, Vice President of Strategic Operations

Emily Undajon

Since joining Right at Home in 2013, Emily Undajon has demonstrated strategic, forward-thinking leadership through the implementation of communication strategies and growth opportunities. Now serving as the Vice President of Strategic Operations, Emily leads innovation efforts to elevate the franchisee experience. She manages a team that strategically applies new training, resources and opportunities to celebrate and recognize the efforts of the franchise network.

Emily graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with a Bachelor of Business Administration and earned her Master of Business Administration from Bellevue University. She also completed the International Franchise Association’s Certified Franchise Executive accreditation.

Nothing demonstrates Emily’s compassion for home care more than when she served as a family caregiver for her late grandmother Evie, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. The experience inspired Emily’s drive to help ensure all individuals have the opportunity to age successfully at home (or wherever they may call home).

Kristen Erickson, Controller

Kristen Erickson

Kristen Erickson joined Right at Home in 2015. In her role as Controller, Kristen is responsible for the accounting operations of the company, including financial reporting, tax compliance and cash management. Prior to joining Right at Home, Kristen spent two years as a team leader with a publicly traded company supporting international accounting. Prior to that, she spent nine years in public accounting where she managed audit engagements and prepared tax returns for companies operating in various industries. Kristen has been a certified public accountant since 2007 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants. She earned her B.S.B.A. and MBA from Creighton University. Kristen and her husband, Trent, have one child and enjoy spending time outdoors and traveling.

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