Himmat Singh

Chief Executive Officer

Hau, emáčiyapi (hello, my name is; in Lakota) Himmat in Hindi and Mishikii Benais in Ojibwe.

It is the greatest honor of my life to serve Circle of Life – Soaring Eagles. I humbly believe, all my past experiences in life, led me to this legendary company and incredible journey. The founder, Pat Yager, is among the most beautiful and inspirational people I have ever met. I cherish every moment I was honored to spend with Pat.
[bg_collapse expand_text=”Read More” collapse_text=”Read Less” ]I joined the company in Jan 2017 and bring a strong leadership and senior management track record in companies across the US and globally. Among the positions, I have held in both large and small companies in different industries, are CEO of a Chemicals Company, CIO of an Integrated Glass Manufacturing Firm, Director Strategy & Business Development for a Software firm built through strategic acquisitions, and VP, Corporate Finance of a Real Estate Developer. In a turnaround experience, I helped grow an effectively bankrupt $3 million firm and doubled sales in less than a year, by focusing on the basics and ensuring my colleagues and customers interests’ were aligned. I am fortunate to have received a BBA degree from The George Washington University in Finance and a MBA degree in Entrepreneurial Management, from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Bob Yager

Program Director

I started with Circle of Life Home Care in June of 2012 with a desire to change my life’s path and to take the opportunity in assisting Circle of Life Home Care in bringing home care services to the numerous people in communities throughout the country that are in such need.

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I bring many years of management and customer service skills. I worked from 1989 to 2001 for Video Update, a national movie rental chain. With Video Update I worked as a franchise owner and a Regional VP of Operations. During this time revenues rose from 5 million per year to 300 million per year and our store count rose from 30 to 650. From 2002 to 2012 I worked with Sears, a national retail chain as an Operations Manager in their Full Line Stores and as Store Manager of their new “Home Appliance Showroom” format, opening 4 new locations in the Twin Cities area.

As a husband, father and now a new grandfather, I look forward to the journey of “Honoring Those We Serve” and working with people within the wonderful communities we serve.

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Beth Timmins

Director Culture & Communications

Hello, name is “Nowacumigoikwe” Beth Timmins. I currently work out of the Northern Minnesota offices. I am a Leech Lake Band Pillager Ojibwe, Mississippi band Member from Bena, Minnesota. I have been with the founder Patricia Yager and Circle of Life Home Care since its inception in 2005. I have a medical management, marketing, and finance educational background.

[bg_collapse expand_text=”Read More” collapse_text=”Read Less” ]The positions I have held with COLHCA have been Program Manager, Program Administrator, Cultural advocate/Consultant, and I now serve as The Director of Culture & Communications. I was also Vice President & administrator of our Minnesota sister company “Soaring Eagles Transportation” for nine years from 2008-2017, which provided medical transport for elderly and disabled folks in northern Minnesota.

Native American health care has not only become a passion of mine, but also my life’s work. I am also interested in Native healthcare rights and helping overcome the barriers we may face with healthcare issues. A couple of teachings Pat Yagers’ vision has inspired me to do, is to help bring hope and empower others. I try to do this everyday, and I am fortunate and grateful to have the opportunity. The definition of a real warrior to me is to protect the well being of the people. We honor our clients and staff with health care knowledge & assistance because it is at the core of what we do. I believe we are all warriors in the healthcare journey of Native Americans.[/bg_collapse]

Molly Montana

Director Strategy & Operations

Han! Hello! My name is Molly Montana, and I have been with the company for over 10 years. I started off as the Metro office receptionist in February 2008 and I have worked my way up to the Director Strategy & Operations position.

[bg_collapse expand_text=”Read More” collapse_text=”Read Less” ]I grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota, and I am enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. I have two children, Sophie and Colt. I am currently a student at Augsburg University, where I am studying for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Economics and a minor in American Indian Studies. Circle of Life has been a blessing to me. I was given the opportunity to help our people, and I do not take this lightly. It is a privilege to work for such a wonderful company. I feel as if we are making a difference in Native Country, and I anticipate great things for everyone in the future.

Pilamayaye! Thank you!

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Elizabeth Hough

Regional Director – Minnesota

My English name is Elizabeth Hough. My Indian name is Migizhi-equay (Eagle Woman). I am a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. I am the daughter of Kenneth Hough Sr (Leech Lake Band) and the late Roberta (Boona) Headbird (Leech Lake Band). I was born and raised in Cass Lake, Minnesota and attended college in Minneapolis, MN. I am the mother of three beautiful children, Hannah (Makoonz), Lonan (Weh-das-sah) and Kendall (Pgishmo-kwe). Some of my greatest accomplishments are graduating from college and raising my children.

[bg_collapse expand_text=”Read More” collapse_text=”Read Less” ]I have been employed with COLHCA since 2011, first starting as the Receptionist for the Corporate office in Minneapolis. I moved my family back to northern Minnesota in 2013 when promoted to the position I have today. I work out of the Bemidji, Minnesota office.

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Tiffanie Zeno

Regional Director – Arizona & New Mexico

Tiffanie provides managerial support to Arizona and New Mexico Regional offices. She is Dine (Navajo) born and raised in Gallup, New Mexico and speaks her language. She has over ten years of experience working in the home & healthcare field, including at Presbyterian Medical Services, Lovelace Health Systems and Quality Home Care. She received an A.A. in social work in 2013, and she plans to finish her education journey with a M.A. in healthcare management.

[bg_collapse expand_text=”Read More” collapse_text=”Read Less” ]As a child she remembers she always had a desire to “encourage and assist those in need” in the community around her. She learned to advocate at a young age for her grandparents by helping them with reading health information, directions for medication, filling out paperwork, finding referrals/resources, etc., which she still does today. She has developed that learning tool since and now has the passion to helps those that need assistance. She is determined to make sure the clients always get the upmost honest and professional services they deserve.

When she is not working, Tiffanie likes to travel, explore the outdoors, has a bucket list to visit every waterfall in the world, goes hunting, enjoys time with her family, volunteers in her community as much as possible, and most importantly dedicates time to her faith. Tiffanie’s heart is to be there for people by caring and serving them even if it’s just having a cup of coffee or sending a simple text message to let them know she cares. She says, “The benefits of a simple gesture such as a smile or thank you encourages me to shine and give more in everything I do.” She is extremely blessed to be on board with Soaring Eagles Home Care, and her primary focus will always be on providing better service to the clients, PCAs, and employees.[/bg_collapse]

Katherine L. Williams, RN

Regional Director – The Dakotas

My name is Katherine L. Williams. I was born and raised on the Rosebud Reservation. I attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD, Sinte Gleska University in Mission, SD and later graduated from Presentation College in Aberdeen with my Nursing Degree. In my Nursing Career I have worked in many different capacities to include medical, surgical, pediatrics, geriatrics, home health, obstetrics, clinic and Chemical Dependency. I have worked in nursing over 25 years in four different states to include SD, OK, MN, NE.

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It was my goal when I began nursing, to gather as many tools offered and eventually become part of an organization where I could promote wellness to the people of my home. I relocated to MN in 1996 after working 4 and 1/2 years at the Indian Health Service in Rosebud and 1 year in a small Home Health Office in Mission. I was on a journey to promote more opportunities for myself and children. I began working in a Clinic, Home Health, Hospice and then to a Specialty care on an Obstetrical and Pediatric Unit, there I worked until Dec 2009.With both my parents retired, 3 of my children mostly grown, I wanted to move closer to home and thankfully I have been allowed to guide them through bouts of unpredictable illnesses. I was given opportunity to work in Trauma and Emergency care for IHS again until 2011.Shortly thereafter I worked as an RN case manager and then to Unit Supervisor for the Methamphetamine Rehab and Recovery Program in Rosebud, SD. until funding issues closed the program in August of 2015. Since then I have been a staff nurse in Nebraska and South Dakota in 25+ bed facilities to include long term care nursing, each time moving yet closer to my parents to assist with health issues. Thankfully, both of my parents are well today, with minimal setbacks regarding their health. To my amazement, I learned about Circle of Life Home Care in June of 2018 after I’d been told no homecare programs existed. I searched for more information about this program and it seemed to fit what I was looking for at this point in my career. This program was advertising for a nursing position and I applied. I was hired in July of 2018 which brings me to the present. I am thankful for the opportunity to “Honor those we Serve” and excited to be part of longtime needed program in this area. I look forward to the future of learning and growing with this program.
Pila Maye, Katherine

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Lorita George

Director Marketing & Outreach

Hello, my name is Lorita George. I am Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House) clan, and born for the Tabaaha (Water’s Edge) clan. My maternal grandparents are Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water) clan, and my paternal grandparents are Tsenjikini (Honey Combed Rock People) clan.

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My educational background and experience include studies and work in Behavioral Health and General Healthcare for the past 30 years. My journey with Soaring Eagles Home Care started in 2012, when I was appointed to be a caregiver and POA for a loved one. As a caregiver for my own family member, I witnessed and experienced firsthand, the overlooked and neglected issues that face our elders, disabled and caregivers within their homes with daily living needs. Enrolling my loved one with Soaring Eagles Home Care allowed me to be a part of my father’s care daily, and serve as an advocate for him.

Today I am blessed and honored to continue serving our valued consumers and caregivers with the support they need.

This is a small part of my story of who I am and how I came to be a part of Soaring Eagles and my role “Honoring Those We Serve”.

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Denise Hehir

Director Human Resources

Denise started at Circle of Life in March of 2018 as the new Human Resource Director. Previously, Denise worked at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Chemistry and the College of Extension as a payroll specialist and human resource representative. She graduated with high distinction from the University of Minnesota in 2015 with a human resource development major and a minor in industrial relations. She is striving to create human resource best practices at Circle of Life.

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Early on, Denise stepped down from her position as an operations supervisor at Best Buy Company in order to stay home with her three children. The chance to watch them grow up and become the young adults they are today has been her greatest joy. While Denise stayed home with her children, she enjoyed volunteering in the community. Some of her roles were classroom helper, senior center receptionist, HOA association vice president, and guardian ad litem for Hennepin County. She enjoys traveling with her family, learning something new every day, sharing what she learned, and being able to pay it forward.

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Jackie Jordan

Head Registered Nurse – Minnesota

I joined the COLHCA team in the Cass Lake office in March 2006. I continued to expand my work into the surrounding areas. I assisted with starting the office in Deer River in June 2008. I traveled between the Cass and Deer River offices until one year later, the office had grown enough in which I became the full-time Deer River nurse. Today I continue to be the nurse along with assisting in collaboration with the nurses in the surrounding offices.

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I am very dedicated and enjoy working with our staff and clients throughout the agency as we together “Honor Those We Serve”. When I am away from work, I love to spend time with my family bike riding, fishing, camping, going to parks, or simply staying home watching and playing together with my children.

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Tiffany O’Connor

Director Compliance & Audit

Hi, I’m Tiffany O’Connor and I started my journey in Health Care as PCA. Taking care of several residents in an assistant living setting. While working as PCA, I knew I found my calling to be in health care in any possible way.

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I bring to Circle of Life 10 years of billing experience, along with an Associate degree in Managerial Accounting. I joined the Circle of Life team with the need to continue the mission of “Honoring those we Serve.” I believe so much in the power of this mission. And want to make sure our policies and procedures that are set in place takes care of everyone, employees, clients, and communities. I look forward to future and what is to come.

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Dominic Moreno

Revenue Cycle (Billing) Manager

I started working at Circle of Life Home Care in 2014. In the beginning of my path at Circle I started out in an administrative role in the billing department, and now I am currently running the billing department and team. I come from a sales and banking background, with most of my roles focused in various departments in finance at both USBank and Wells Fargo. I love working for a company with such passionate people with great work ethic, who truly take to heart “Honoring Those We Serve.”

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I grew up in South Saint Paul, MN and currently live in the Twin Cities area. When I’m not working I like to spend my time playing in a soccer league and running marathons. I am recently engaged, and my fiancé and I love to travel when we get the chance. We have also recently adopted a Labrador retriever named Chewie.

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