Three organizations – IKOR, Right at Home, Inc., and Right at Home International – are wholly-owned subsidiaries of RiseMark. By combining the organizations under the RiseMark umbrella, these brands are able to leverage tremendous synergies and create additional opportunities for delivering the utmost value to senior clients and the disabled on a global basis.
IKOR, which was acquired in 2014, is a franchised company that provides care management, healthcare and financial advocacy, and personal and estate guardianship services to seniors, the injured, and the disabled. IKOR is headquartered in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and is led by Patricia Maisano, Founder, and Steve Sanders, Chief Operating Officer.
Allen Hager, Executive Chairman
Allen Hager is the Executive Chairman of the Board of RiseMark where his position is to focus on external matters important to the brands, including building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach, and thought leadership in the home care, senior care and disabled care industries.
Allen founded Right at Home, Inc. in 1995 after spending nearly a decade in hospital administration in both West Virginia and Nebraska. While working in hospitals, he watched many patients – especially seniors – leave the facility and return home, but not necessarily return to health. Once home, he found that some former patients weren’t ready yet to care for themselves. Allen knew that with a little help, most of these people could lead healthy, happy lives in their own homes. He also knew that there were very few organizations that offered this kind of help. However, Allen didn’t just jump in and start to provide home care services. First, he talked to dozens of families to understand the different kinds of challenges they faced and what kind of care would help. Through rapid growth and franchising, the organization has grown to more than 400 locations in 45 states.
Allen is a graduate of Marshall University, Tulane University’s M.B.A. program and the Executive Development Program of the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. A veteran of the home care industry, Allen was also a founding member of the National Private Duty Association (now known as the Home Care Association of America) and has previously served as its Legislative Chair.
Brian Petranick, President and Chief Executive Officer
Brian Petranick has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of RiseMark, IKOR International and Right at Home, Inc. Brian joined Right at Home, Inc. in 2000, and he has been instrumental in leading the organization’s growth and development to an internationally recognized home-care brand. His strategic and operational oversight will ensure that the Right at Home and IKOR brands remain leaders in the industry while also growing the company’s international presence.
Brian has more than 26 years of experience in healthcare, entrepreneurship and business development. Twenty of those years have been specifically in home care and medical staffing. 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.
Patricia Maisano, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer
Patricia launched IKOR in 2000, creating the firm as a solution to the frustrations she saw professionals facing in helping families manage short-term health crises and long-term care issues for the elderly and disabled. By the time she took that entrepreneurial leap, she had already logged more than 30 years of nursing experience and more than 20 years of disability management consulting experience.
Patricia is a National Certified Guardian, Certified Case Manager, Professional Geriatric Care Manager and Diplomat of Disability Analysts. She holds a fellowship in case management and is recognized by the states of Delaware and Pennsylvania as an expert in the fields of case management, guardianship and nursing practices. and on the National Distinguished Service Registry for Medical and Vocational Rehabilitation. She was also appointed by the American Association of Neurological Nurses to represent the United States in a medical information mission to China and Russia.
Patricia is a member of the National Association of Geriatric Care Managers, the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and the National Guardianship Association, and is a faculty member of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. She has also served as a member of The United Way of Southern Chester County and has served as a Board Member of the Chester County Counsel on Domestic Violence, the Kennett Area Senior Center and the Delaware American Diabetes Association.
Steve Sanders, Chief Operating Officer
Steve has more than 30 years of experience in business development, franchising and home healthcare. Steve’s experience has prepared him to be the driving force behind IKOR’s business development, operations and franchise growth. Steve has worked at the executive level in multiple markets for Kelly Services and Volt Services. He also worked for Atlanta-based TRC Staffing, Inc. for more than 16 years in business development and as Senior Vice President of Franchising. Prior to joining IKOR, he was Director of Operations and Business Development for Seniors Helping Seniors.