Karen Koudelka is the Administrator of Virginia Home Care Partners. She began her career in Houston, Texas, in the banking industry, as an Assistance Vice President. Karen assisted clients, predominately age 55 and older, with investments. As a military family moving across the country, she left her career to start a family and invested in the lives of her four children and enjoyed many years of homeschooling.
Settling in Fredericksburg, Karen spent the next several years volunteering, teaching, and organizing events. Eventually, she took a position with Hospice of Virginia fulfilling a long-held desire to once again work with seniors, but in a more personal way. This opportunity brought Karen’s passion for working with seniors to a whole new level. Recruiting, training and placing volunteers with patients and families who needed companionship and caregiver relief was an exceptional experience because of what hospice home care services provide to enhance quality at end-of-life.
Karen believes that making that quality of life available to seniors is essential, when their ability to thrive is threatened by imposed limitations. Taking this desire and compassion for seniors to an even greater level is the driving motivation for providing living assistance services as an entrepreneur and co-owner of Virginia Home Care Partners. Karen strongly feels developing a partnership with families, care partners and the community, provides individuals with the greatest opportunity to experience the best possible quality of life.
Peter Getts is the co-owner and Business Manager for Virginia Home Care Partners. He moved around the world as the son of an Air Force chaplain and then moved his own family around the world during his 20 years in the Air Force as a logistics professional. During those 20 years, Peter specialized in supply chain management, aircraft maintenance and budgeting.
In 2002, Peter moved to Virginia and settled down for the first time. Most recently, Peter served as the Controller for the Hanover County Community Services Board for over eight years. He began working full-time in Virginia Home Care Partners in May of 2015, having balanced the part-time work of starting the company with Karen Koudelka over the previous three years with his service in Hanover County. As the son of medically challenged aging parents, Peter recognized the tremendous need for quality, compassionate services for seniors and partnered with Karen to deliver the best possible client partnerships in the greater Fredericksburg area.
Peter and his wife Mary are the proud parents of six children and grandparents of five. They love the Fredericksburg area and enjoy walks downtown, hikes in the mountains and kayaking on the Rappahannock.