Team Member Spotlight Q&A with Jan Kamish
Updated: Sep 15, 2020
We recently sat down with Jan Kamish, VP of Administration, for our first Team Member Spotlight Q&A. Jan founded Continual Care Solutions with her husband Mike and hopes to bring this type of software solution to every health and human services nonprofit that wants to prove their outcomes are successful. Find out more about what inspired her to start the company by reading her last blog post, The Origin Story of Continual Care Solutions.
1. What is your role at Continual Care Solutions?
As Vice President of Administration, I am in charge of all the office functions. Since we are working from home, I have expanded my role to sales and marketing. I am finding it is really a very interesting market, and the potential is amazing to really make a difference in people’s lives.
2. Why did you decide to join the Continual Care Solutions team?
After our last exit, Mike and I were looking around to find an under-served market in workflow development. We came across the community based organization market, which we knew really needed so much assistance in their workflows for clients and running their agencies.
3. What is your favorite thing to work on as part of your job?
I love meeting the people and hearing about the challenges they face in their jobs.
4. What is something interesting about yourself?
I think having a developmentally disabled sister, gives me a bird’s eye view as to what the families go through dealing with someone such as that. Also, it reveals the inherent problems and strengths of an organization taking responsibility for the person.
5. What makes Continual Care Solutions special?
We have a very unique and comprehensive product, and our leadership is very experienced in working in this field.
6. How has Continual Care Solutions changed since you started there?
Now, as well as helping the health and human service agencies, we are also going after the managed care market. That is a chance to really make a difference in so many lives. The managed care organizations need a view into the support person of the average person. We give them a view by providing a software system that helps the health and human service agencies manage their data. This data is then used by the managed care organizations to make decisions to help mitigate risks factors. We help them recognize the social determinants of health, and then they can take steps to improve the health of communities.
7. What knowledge, skills, or insights have you gained since starting work at Continual Care Solutions?
I have learned that these organizations we work with are full of great intentioned people. They just need a bit of guidance on how to handle and collect data to show they are making a difference in people’s lives. Today, funders are asking for proof that a program is getting results. It is just going to get more data driven, so the agencies which adopt technology are going to thrive. The managed care organizations are not sure where to begin to get to obtain data to mitigate risks for the most vulnerable populations and most expensive patients. We provide them with a way into the agencies. It is a win-win for all.
8. If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
I would love to be a dress designer. The creativity would flow like crazy. Plus, I love handling fabrics and making unique designs.
9. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to sew and create jewelry. I think being creative in my personal life has really helped me in my professional life. I try to think outside the box.
10. Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
I loved Portugal. The people, the food and the architecture are so amazingly beautiful. We now have friends there, and I would love to have them back to the US. We took them on a tour here a couple of years ago, and I want them to see the rest of the country.
To find out more about why Jan and Mike started Continual Care Solutions, click here.