Rob Buck

Rob Buck
Owner and Administrator

Rob is Owner and Administrator of Home Care Assistance of Anchorage and is a retired Alaskan public school teacher. He is also a Board Member for Challenge Alaska, an organization that provides recreational therapy for disabled Alaskans. He is a husband and father of three children, one of whom is severely disabled and needs twenty-four hour care. It is through this experience of dealing with home care agencies and caregivers that brought him to ownership of a Home Care Assistance franchise. He is committed to the idea that being at home is the best way to live regardless of circumstances. Rob is determined to Change the Way the World Ages, one client at a time.

Clare Jackson, Registered Nurse

Clare Jackson
Registered Nurse

Clare Jackson RN, BSN has been practicing as a nurse for the past seven years. She began her career in adult and pediatric emergency medicine after graduating from Cedarville University nursing program. After several years working with chronic and acutely ill patients, she has most recently transitioned into clinic nursing at a local community health center. Clare is passionate about seeing patients and their families provided with excellent care. Her critical care experience has prepared her to understand the needs and challenges faced by elderly loved ones and their caregivers.

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Joe MacLean
Operations Manager

Joseph was born and raised in Taunton Massachusetts. Joseph and his new bride, Kathleen, moved to New Hampshire where they spent 24 years while raising their own family. When their daughter and only child left home to serve others as a Religious Sister of Mercy, (a Nun), Kathleen and Joe moved to Colorado.

When folks asked him: “What brought you to Colorado?” He always answered: “We were on our way to Alaska, and took a wrong turn!”

After Twelve years in Colorado and a brief time in Texas, Joe and his wife finally got “un-lost”, took the proper turn and made it to Alaska. A dream come true for them both!

Through the years Joe has served as a mentor and leader to folks in the business world as a manager, a supervisor, a salesman, a college student and a Homeless Veteran Services Coordinator. Joe is also an Honorably Discharged Veteran.

Joe finds great joy in helping others and is very thankful to be part of the Home Care Assistance team in Alaska.

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Reilly Buck
Employee Care Manager.

Reilly Buck is as Alaskan as they come. Born and raised in the Mat-Su Valley and spent his high school years in Girdwood, graduating from South Anchorage High in 2016 and then furthering his education at Weber State University in Ogden, UT. Knowing he was destined to live in Alaska, he quickly moved back home to help with the family business.

Reilly has been with Home Care Assistance Alaska since September of 2017. Although he started with not much experience in the professional world of caregiving, he was no rookie. His older sister is handicapped, fully confined to a wheelchair, and requires 24/7 care. Reilly has been taking care of people since before he even knew what caregiving was.

Reilly is the Employee Care Manager at HCA Alaska. Every caregiver employed by us is directly handpicked and selected by Reilly himself. When someone sits across from Reilly for an interview, he asks himself “Would I trust this person with my sister?” If that answer is no, then they are not hired. Reilly has fully dedicated himself to treating all of HCA’s clients and staff as if they were his own family and has truly adopted HCA’s business model, “Changing the Way the World Ages.”

In addition to dedicating his life to serving Alaska’s aging population, he also volunteers his time to Alaska’s youth as well. Reilly grew up an avid and competitive ski racer; training and racing at Alyeska from the time he was 8 years old. Today, Reilly is a ski coach on that very same mountain he grew up, teaching his knowledge and love for the sport to the next generation of competitive skiers. It is safe to say Reilly has dedicated his life to the service of helping others, and he would not have it any other way.

Cheri Backman

Cheri Backman
Director of Client Care

Cheri Backman was born and raised in the great city of Anchorage, Alaska. Cheri has raised three children and is blessed with two grandchildren. She helped care for her aging grandmother and her own parents in their later years. With her strong ties to the community, Cheri has made it her lifelong calling to help provide quality care to the aging population and to support and educate family who are going through the process of finding care for their loved ones..

Cheri went to school in Anchorage, graduating from UAA in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies. She has completed certificates in both Alzheimer’s Education and a Certified Health Educator

Cheri Backman has been the Director of Client Care for Home Care Assistance Alaska since 2017.

Cheri has always been dedicated to providing excellent care for our clients. She helps support HCA families in their home and provides them with resources that may be available. Cheri makes sure caregivers are paired with clients based on the caregiver’s experience and client needs and expectations.

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