Visionary Care Consultants, Healthcare Advocates, and Care Managers of San Diego & Riverside in California.

Meet the Team

Mary Clapp, MSW

Life Care Manager

Mary Clapp has a Masters’s degree in Social Work from Ohio State University and a Bachelors’s degree in Social work from San Diego State University. She has over 25 years of experience working with seniors in various settings including home health and her own Care Management agency in Ohio. As a result, she draws on her extensive experience to act on her client’s behalf. She understands the unique needs and concerns of aging individuals and their families while treating each client with the love and compassion which she would expect for her own family members. Mary is a member of the Aging Life Care Association.


You can contact Mary by email at

I am an Aging Life Care Professional because I love working with seniors, and helping them live a quality life by maintaining their independence as long as possible.

Heather O' Boyle, LCSW

Life Care Manager

Heather O’Boyle, LCSW, MPH is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and Public Health from San Diego State University. She has over 15 years experience assisting older adults in various healthcare settings, such as, hospitals, home health and hospice. Heather’s work has concentrated on end of life care and aging related issues. She understands the unique needs that individuals have, and uses her experience to provide compassionate and individualized care. She is passionate about providing person centered care where people can work toward their goals. When she’s not working, you can find Heather spending time with her family, going to the beach and hiking.


You can contact Heather by email at

I am an Aging Life Care Professional so I can advocate and provide guidance to families so that their loved ones can age well with optimal care.

Debbie Hu, MSW, PhD

Life Care Manager

Debbie Hu, MSW, PhD comes to Visionary Care Consultants with over 20 years of human service management and 12 years in senior care management. Her passion is to help individuals find the best solutions for care given their available resources. 


She earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts at Carnegie Mellon University. Debbie obtained a master of social work (MSW) and a PhD in social work from the University of Maryland in Baltimore.  


Debbie previously worked in the healthcare industry as a social services director in a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility and as a social worker with a hospice organization.  


Prior to working in a skilled nursing home and hospice, Debbie was program director for a community residential program serving the severely mentally ill. The program helped many homeless individuals to reestablish a stable living situation with access to medical and mental health care and financial support services.


Debbie also was assistant manager for a large community-based program that supported developmentally disabled individuals in living out in the community with caregivers as an alternative to living in a facility. The program served profoundly disabled individuals and enabled them to live as independently as possible.  


Debbie is a member of the Aging Life Care Association and a Sage Certified Care Manager serving the LGBTQ community.


You can contact Debbie at (619) 228-3584 ext 2 or by email at 

I am an Aging Life Care Professional because I want to help seniors live their best quality of life regardless of health status. Aging Life Care Professionals are navigators for seniors for healthcare, living logistics, and resources. Aging Life Care Professionals help families best support and care for their loved seniors.

Tamra Atwood

Life Care Manager

Tamra Atwood is a gerontologist with years of experience caring for and working with seniors in various healthcare and social service settings. Her compassionate, holistic, client-centered approach to care management provides her clients with individualized support, ensuring them the dignity and respect they deserve. 


A Southern California native, Tamra holds a master’s degree in gerontology from the University of Southern California, a bachelor’s degree in health science from San Diego State University, and a specialized certificate in case management from the University of California at San Diego, Extended Studies. She is also a member of the Aging Life Care Association and a SAGE certified care manger serving the LGBTQ community. 


You can contact Tamra by email at 


Shuji Masuda

Life Care Manager

Shuji Masuda has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from San Diego State University and studied the Health Services Administration, and he has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from California State University, Northridge.  He also completed the Professional Fiduciary Management for Conservators and Trustees at California State University, Fullerton.  He has more than 20 years of experience to work for the elderly population in Southern California. 


He has experience working as a RN at long term care facilities and as a charge nurse, unit supervisor, MDS nurse, and more.  His experience also consists of working as the general manager of a home care company  and while he managed the business, he also visited the clients and the families to assess the conditions of the clients and their needs, developed care plans, and arranged caregivers.  In addition to the medical field experience he brings to Visionary Care, Shuji took a position as the agent under power of attorney for health and finance  for an older adult and eventually became the trustee.


Shuji understands the unique needs of older adults, utilizes his knowledge and experience, and finds ways to meet his clients needs.  He has a lot of passion for helping seniors, enjoys working for them and with them, and treats each client with dignity, respect, and compassion.


You can contact Shuji by email at:

Lorenta L. Hogue, RN

Operations Consultant

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Lorenta joins the VCC Team after departing her most recent role as Regional Manager for the Long-Term Services and Supports Care Coordination Team at Anthem, Inc.

Lorenta received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Associates of Science in Nursing from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. She has worked as an educator in primary and secondary education, a licensed practical nurse and registered nurse.  Lorenta has held additional roles in acute, home health and long-term care nursing, utilization management, quality management, MCO denial appeals and post-acute care coordination.  Lorenta is trained in person-centered thinking and believes that true client advocacy starts with being a good listener. 


You can contact Lorenta by email at

Denise Ysais

General Manager

Denise is a San Diego native who’s career in Healthcare began 20 yrs ago working as an EMT on an ambulance. It was during this time that Denise experienced first hand, helping families and/or individuals in medical or behavioral crises and knew that being a part of the Healthcare Industry would be her career home.


Since her time as an EMT, Denise has carried the role of Business Development & Client Liaison in the Ambulance and Home Care Industry where she worked directly with local Hospital Systems, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Retirement Communities. In 2017 she moved into the Home Care Service sector as a Staffing Manager. This role continued to evolve, leading Denise to adding the position of Operations Manager. Denise’s years of experience out in the field, in Operations Management, having worked first hand with Patients and Families to Care Managers and Social Workers, allows Denise to be all encompassing to manage interactions with people within and outside the organization. Her passion for being a part of a dynamic team that makes a difference is her driving force.



You can contact Denise by email at

Kapri Tenorio

Thoughtful Engagement Specialist

Kapri has been in the healthcare industry for over 11 yrs. Her background includes being a CNA, RNA, a Med – Tech, an Activities Assistant as well as an Activities Director mostly in San Diego. Kapri has a Therapeutic Recreational Therapist certificate from the state of California and is looking forward to stepping into her role as the Thoughtful Engagement Specialist for Visionary Care Consultants in Southern California. Kapri loves bringing joy to our elders and is looking forward to digging deep to find what it is that makes them smile even if it is just a walk down memory lane, or recreating a favorite holiday. During her time working in memory care Kapri developed the Sensory Box. This is an activity that focuses on stimulating four main senses sight, touch, smell, and taste.



You can contact Kapri by email at


Stuart B. Kipper, MD

Concierge Physician
After growing up in Los Angeles and attending UCLA as an undergraduate majoring in Microbiology, Dr. Kipper spent the next five years in the PhD. program in Immunology at UC San Francisco. While at UCSF, he worked on the role of T Cells – their maturation and importance – in autoimmune diseases like Lupus. After his PhD. work, he matriculated to UCLA Medical School, just as his two older brothers had done before him. After medical school, he settled in San Diego where he completed his residency program in Internal Medicine, in which he became Board Certified.

After residency, Dr. Kipper founded Medical Group of North County in 1990. Over the years, MGNC grew to be one of the largest independent and private medical practices in San Diego’s North County, and eventually became a part of the UCSD Healthcare System. In 2010, Dr. Kipper left the practice to pursue his efforts in maintaining committed relationships with his patients by opening his own private concierge practice in Encinitas, Ca. He has been in solo practice there ever since. Visionary Care is thrilled to have him provide concierge medical care to our clients.