Meet the Team

“Every day is a new experience”

We intend to make sure Heatherwood Memory Care is the right home for your loved ones. We provide kind and compassionate assistance to our residents, because we understand the fear and frustration brought on by memory loss. We have experience with varying stages of Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia and our caring staff is trained to support each resident as they continue their life journey.

Our Resident Care Director is a licensed nurse and conducts a comprehensive assessment for residents prior to their arrival at Heatherwood Memory Care. This assessment takes their physical, emotional, and functional status into account as well as detailed information regarding their background prior to joining our community. Our assessment, along with continual contact with each resident’s primary care physician allows us to develop an individual-based care plan for our residents.

Residents go through stages of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease at varying stages and with different intensities. We are devoted to stay up to date with all changes to our residents needs. With our computerized care tracking system, we are able to update any necessary changes with our residents from behavior to modifications in their care plans, required assistance with activities of daily living, and changes in medications. All updates are made in real-time, in order to keep all staff up to date with the latest information on all of our residents.

Meet Our Staff


Ryan Fernandez - Owner / Administrator

I was born and raised in the Bay Area and attended college at Stanford University graduating with a degree in Public Policy.

I developed a passion and need to get involved in senior care while helping with home care for a family member.

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Kranthi Achanta - Owner / Medical Director

Laparoscopic and General Surgeon
Chief of Medical Staff, Washington Hospital, Fremont

Dr. Achanta completed medical school at Gandhi medical College, Hyderabad, India. He completed general surgery residency at a Tufts University affiliated hospital in Boston, and a laparoscopic surgery fellowship at USC, Los Angeles, California. Following his training, he served as clinical instructor in surgery at USC, Los Angeles, and then as staff surgeon at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Orange County, California. Dr. Achanta became a member of the surgery department at Washington Hospital, Fremont, California in April 2001 after joining a Fremont based multi-specialty group practice.

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Ritchie Gonzales - Assistant Administrator

I joined the Heatherwood Memory Care family in September of 2017 as the Assistant Administrator but also am a currently certified RCFE administrator with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and a major in Marketing Management.

I have been involved in the healthcare business since 2001.

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Deema Eid, MD, MHA - Resident Care Director

Anyone who has lived with or worked with an Alzheimer’s or Dementia patient knows just how true that statement really is.

I have always had a passion for helping others and wanted my life to revolve around it.

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Helen McCauley - Activities Director

I have always had a passion for caring and giving from a young age.

I was once told that in this life you have done nothing until you touch the lives of others in need. That saying stuck with me and continues to lead me through life.

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