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Gary is one of America’s most successful franchise developers. The companies founded by Gary Green have awarded thousands of franchises throughout North America. With more than two decades of franchising experience, his companies have been recognized by publications like The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Starting Your Own Business, Franchise Times and magazines, and have been featured on CNN Financial News. Superior marketing programs, extensive training and ongoing support have resulted in most of his businesses reaching the #1 ranking in their respective industries.
In 2010, Home Helpers was named #1 Senior Care Franchise and “Best of the Best” for the fifth straight year (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010) by Entrepreneur magazine, as well as “Top 25 Home-based Franchises” and “Top 25 Low-Cost Franchises.”
“The senior care industry is thriving. I feel fortunate that I have been able to implement a franchise system that is not only successful, but makes a real difference in communities and people's everyday lives,” Green said.
Green has launched no fewer than a dozen companies, many of them service-oriented. At age 28, Green entered the field of franchising and founded the first of many companies. Today, those companies have developed in more than 500 markets throughout North America, putting him in the top 10 percent of franchisors nationwide according to the International Franchise Association in Washington, D.C.
Filled with his real-life lessons, Green’s inspirational e-book encourages self-confidence and success. His stories help show how business ownership can offer the dreams of a lifetime through financial security, wealth and freedom. Green offers his book free of charge to those interested in owning their own business because he truly enjoys mentoring and helping people make their dream of business ownership a reality. Get your free copy.
Emma is a Certified Senior Advisor®, Certified Franchise Executive and a successful franchise industry veteran. With nearly 20 years of experience in franchise management, Dickison’s credits include helping to build two of the country’s top franchise brands.
Prior to joining Home Helpers in 2007, Dickison was the Vice President of Operations for Sylvan Learning Center, where she was responsible for more than 1,000 franchise units worldwide. Prior to Sylvan, Dickison spent 14 years with Blockbuster, serving the last six years as its National Director of Franchise Operations.
Dickison believes she couldn’t be happier with her decision to join the Home Helpers team. “This career gives me the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day,” she said. “We strive to deliver the same exceptional care for the families we serve as we would expect for our own families – and for ourselves. As long as exceptional care remains at Home Helpers’ core, our system will thrive.”
With Dickison at the helm, Home Helpers continues to lead the way in the senior care industry and was recently ranked the #1 Senior Care Franchise and “Best of the Best” by Entrepreneur magazine for the fifth straight year. With a solid presence in more than 600 communities in North America, Home Helpers added 100 franchised units in 2008 alone, expanding its caregiving network to be “the extended family when the family can’t be there.”
Dickison has a BA from the University of Florida and has lived in Cincinnati with her daughter since 1995. She has served as a board member of the Women’s Franchise and Distribution Forum and is active in the International Franchise Association.
Cheryl is a Certified Senior Advisor®* and has been with the company since 2008. She has more than 20 years of administrative, management and training experience. Prior to joining Home Helpers, Hammons served as the Administrator for Quest for Independence in Dayton and Cincinnati, where her responsibilities included initial start-up, building a customer base and developing and overseeing daily operations. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Clear Creek Baptist College. Hammons resides in Loveland, Ohio, with her husband, Darrell. They have two children – Nicholas and Kelsey.
*Society of Certified Senior Advisors, www.csa.us
Greg joined Home Helpers in 2012. He has 22 years of extensive marketing, branding and advertising agency experience, including franchise business consulting, marketing communications and new business development for franchising companies such as Instant Tax Service, Moto Photo and Ponderosa Steakhouses, as well as national advertising agency experience. Greg resides in Kettering, Ohio, and is actively involved with 4 Paws for Ability, which raises, trains and provides service dogs to children in need.
Tracy joined Home Helpers in 2013. She has 14 years of nursing experience, having worked as the Chief Nursing Officer at Select Specialty Hospital and Reliant Rehabilitation, as well as overseeing as many as 17 facilities as the Regional Administrator for Southern Health Partners. She also served on the Dearborn County Coroners Department as Senior Deputy for 12 years. In 2004, she received her certificate as a Legal Nurse Consultant. In her spare time, Tracy loves spending time with her four children, Zachary, Riley, Sydney, and Macy. She especially enjoys helping them with their hobbies and extracurricular activities.
Keith has been with the company since 2006. Previously, he was the Controller of a private country club in West Chester, Ohio. He has also served as Vice President of Finance for Buckeye/White River Valley Pizza Hut, LLC, which operated 21 Pizza Hut® franchised restaurants in Ohio and Indiana. He also held several executive management positions with Miami Valley PH, Inc., and River Valley Management, Inc. Tilley is an affiliated member with the Ohio Society of CPA’s.
Jeffrey has been with the company since 2007. Prior to joining us, he practiced law in litigation department of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey,LLP, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has a bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a JD from The Ohio State University.
In addition to this experienced team, Home Helpers is backed by a network of franchise services and marketing professionals, who are available for comprehensive support at the Corporate Office. We provide our owners extensive training, top-notch technical support and professionally designed marketing materials, among other services. The Home Helpers team is always on hand to provide the direction and assistance you need.