Management and Board of Directors
BAYADA Home Care is led by Executive Director Carl Pierce, who is responsible for the operations of all BAYADA offices throughout the state of Hawaii.
An independent Board of Directors governs the business and affairs of the corporation. They provide ongoing support and guidance and oversight of organizational activities and finances.
Carl Pierce, Executive Director
Carl Pierce has more than 23 years of experience in the health care field including hospice, long-term care, home care, and behavioral health. He has his Masters in Pastoral Counseling has been a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, National Assisted Living Association, and National Home Care and Hospice Association. He has served on various boards in the community including the Hawaii Long-Term Care Association and Save the Food Basket. He also has enjoyed volunteer work in Honduras and the Philippines.
Mel Baiada, Chairman of the Board
Mel Baiada founded Bluestone, Inc. in 1989 to provide technology expertise to Fortune 1000 companies and government organizations. Under his direction, Bluestone rapidly grew to a multi-million dollar company, earning its inclusion in the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the US for three straight years, from 1994 to 1996. The software arm underwent a successful IPO in 1999, and was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2000. Mel is also a managing director of BaseCamp Ventures, an early-stage venture capital investment company founded by him. Through his generous contributions, Drexel University was able to add the Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology to its campus. Mel currently serves on the Boards of Drexel University, New Jersey Technology Council, Innovation Philadelphia, and several private companies.
Barbara Colin, MSN, RN
Barbara Colin has more than 35 years of clinical, management, and administrative experience in health care systems, home care, and community health in Ohio, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. She is the former Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and member of the Compliance Committee at BAYADA Home Health Care. In her role as CNO, Barbara’s primary responsibility was to directly lead and facilitate BAYADA Home Health Care’s efforts to enhance clinical excellence and serve as the principal conduit for clinical perspective and recommendations throughout the company. Barbara continues in a part-time role with BAYADA Home Health Care in special projects which include performance improvement, leadership development, Habilitation, and Behavioral Health.
Ric Ballezzi was the founder and managing partner of Ballezzi & Associates, CPAs, which was originally located in Philadelphia, PA. Ric provides a wide scope of services including financial statement review and analysis, and tax planning and preparation services to small businesses, individuals, and estates and trusts. Ric also provides ”Public Controller/Outsourced CFO“ services to high tech start-ups. The professional services he provided also include: business plans, valuations, and financial projections/modeling. He assists in finding funding with banks, angel investors, or venture capital financing, as well as planning and executing the IPO process or merger. Through an extraordinary blend of business sense and effective communication skills, clients have benefited and remain with Ric for more than 35 years.