Annika Kazembe (formerly known as Annika D’Andrea), MBA, LPN, CSNI, CADDCT, CDP is a healthcare and business executive with more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Annika has a distinguished history of working in hospitals, assisted living facilities and healthcare administrations. For the past 13 years, Annika has led multiple organizations as Chief Executive Officer. A proven healthcare leader, Annika has extensive experience in operations management, strategic leadership, planning, and business development.
Annika is the President & Founder of Tender Loving Family, Inc., a home healthcare organization, TLFC Child Care and Learning Centers and TLC Virtual Academy, Inc. She is also President & Co-Founder of TLC Virtual Resiliency, an employee mental wellness organization. In her role as President & Founder she has led all aspects of the organizations’ strategy, growth, expansion, day-to-day management and development. Additionally, Annika is a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, providing training and conducting seminars on Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia care throughout the United States for healthcare professionals to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).
Beginning her healthcare career as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Annika worked hard and hone her skills in becoming the transformational, progressive and innovative leader which she is today – always thinking of innovative ways to bring valuable services to consumers. She received her undergraduate degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and completed her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Capella University.
Annika is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer and a Certified Super Noggin® Brain Fitness Instructor. She is also a Professional Certified American Red Cross trainer for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Basic Life Support. She is a member of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), American Senior Fitness Association, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly (GRAPE) and the National Notary Association (NNA).
Annika is a passionate healthcare and business leader who always wants to help others and is constantly looking for new ways in which she can positively impact someone’s life.