Hanold Associates Recruits Help At Home’s Anita Skotnicki as Chief HR Officer

Help At Home

Hanold Associates has recruited Anita Skotnicki as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Help At Home. Kile Hanold and Jason Hanold led the search for the Chicago-based role.

Anita Skotnicki joins Help At Home from Transdev North America, Inc. where she worked as Executive Vice President of Human Resources, directing all HR activity. At Help At Home, Ms. Skotnicki will be a key member of the leadership team with a central role in building and shaping HR capability and culture and helping drive workforce engagement.

‘Anita will be instrumental in the continued development and growth of Help At Home’s business. With the savvy she’s gained working within similar environments, Anita brings a unique skill set, perfectly matched to a complex role like this,’ said Kile Hanold, partner on the search.

Reporting to the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Paul Mastrapa, Ms. Skotnicki will be responsible for translating the company’s growth strategy into the appropriate organizational structure, people processes and cultural behaviors. She will partner with senior leaders to provide consultative HR support and counsel, align business needs to drive the human capital strategy determining how to best use their talent-base to innovate and support the business objectives.

Founded in 1975, Help At Home, LLC is a mission-driven, caring and compassionate post-acute home care provider delivering community based in-home care to seniors and persons with disabilities. As a leader in their industry, Help At Home, along with sister companies Oxford HealthCare and Excel Home Care, has been committed to enhancing the quality of life for their clients for over 40 years. They are dedicated to providing care that allows their clients to remain comfortable in their own homes with dignity and independence.

With their corporate headquarters located in downtown Chicago, the business employs a distributed work force in a regional model to serve local clients. Most of the large staff consists of trained Homemakers, Nursing Assistants and Registered Nurses who are readily available to provide homecare services across the US. Help At Home’s ownership group (consisting of Wellspring Capital and the two founders) sees attractive growth opportunities for the company and has designed a plan to expand the company’s geographic footprint.

The company name perfectly describes Help At Home’s mission. In 2017, they delivered more than 30 million hours of care to over 65,000 individuals through close to 200 offices located across the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast while employing a diverse direct care staff of over 33,000, of which approximately 15,000 are union members, with revenues nearing $700 million and growing. Growth will continue to accelerate both organically and through acquisition.