Creating New Hope provides seniors with complementary advocacy, education, referrals, and community resources.
We are specific and comprehensive in our approach, we pre-screen each community, checking licensing and regulatory history directly from the Ca. Dept. of Social Services.
Our advocacy services are complementary, we seek to match seniors with appropriate care communities you can feel GOOD about!
Creating New Hope, setting the standard in senior placement!
I’m a Certified CPR/First Aid Instructor. I’m certified in Community, Professional Rescuers and Pediatrics CPR. I’m also a certified Medical Assistant Instructor and a member of the National EMS Educators (NAEMSE). I’ve over 10 years experience in the medical field. I am also a certified (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) AFAA Group Exercise Instructor and a licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor (
I’ve been teaching CPR and First Aid for over 5 years. I’ve taught classes with UC Berkeley, Curves, Solar City, Golden State Residential Adult Program (GSRAP), Mount Diablo Unified School District, Bay Area Adult Community Services (BACS), Flexi-Van, Con Sabor Dance and Fitness Studio, and many, many more.
I’m very excited to offer an opportunity to experience BreathWorks CPR®, a new, unique, fun, interactive way of learning how to assist in saving lives. In a BreathWorks CPR® class you’ll experience a relaxed, sociable, non-intimidating, hands-on approach in CPR training.
Utilizing her skills as a past banker, her many years in the real estate field, along with the backing of the most respected brand, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties, Joan’s clients can be assured of receiving exceptional service, extensive expertise and world-class professionalism. She is experienced in all price ranges and is an anchor to selling in mainly Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Joan is passionate about teaching and being a resource to first time homebuyers and our senior community to provide them with as much information as possible so that they may make informed decisions. Her compassion and care allow her clients to buy with confidence and sell with satisfaction.
Joan is a wife of 49 years, a Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She is very proud to have grown up in Oakland and attended Oakland public schools in North Oakland at Washington Elementary School, Claremont Junior High and Oakland Technical High School. She has been a homeowner and raised her children in the Grass Valley and Sequoyah Hills areas and is therefore very familiar with all neighborhoods of Oakland. She is also a graduate of California State University, Chico with a BS in Business Administration.
Joan is very active in the real estate and professional communities serving on the board of directors of both EBWN and Women’s Council of Associated Real Property Brokers. She participates in community activities volunteering as an Ambassador and Spokesperson for Donor Network West and, serving on the board of directors for Leaders Are Readers promoting children’s literacy. As a Donor Mom and breast cancer survivor, Joan has created the “It’s Not Just About Real Estate Campaign”, promoting organ donation and breast cancer awareness. Through this campaign a contribution will be made to the Cancer Society or to Donor Network West with each escrow she closes.
Helping with registration to welcome guests and members to EBWN meetings is a natural for Joan because she has been performing similar duties as a hospitality member and a greeter at her church for 20+ years.
Yehudit Steinberg M.Ed. inspires, motivates, and educates female entrepreneurs on topics that focus on growing your information business online while balancing your family and personal lifestyle. Host and producer of the Think Grow Love Show, a podcast with topics including valuable tips on the latest online marketing tools, social media, and lifestyle skills for success on the web. Episodes include interviews, practical strategies and stories to help you past the fears and mindsets that have been holding you back from building an online business that is filled with passion, purpose and profit.
She helps and supports predominantly female entrepreneurs new to the online biz environment to get seen and heard on podcasts and live video platforms FB Live and Blab.tv. She offers training on these platforms that help her clients get comfortable with the emerging technology in podcasting and live-video like FB Live, blab, periscope and live-video conferencing software zoom.us. This is done through private one on one consulting and a mastermind group setting with a combination of mini courses and hands on interactive practice sessions.
Design has always been an important part of my life. From fashion design followed by software design and today as a consultant designing life and business solutions for entrepreneurs and business owners. I can help you develop a cutting-edge approach to your health and wellness. Please visit my website for more information.
I have a background in project management, information technology, and event planning. I am a member of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce as well as the San Francisco African-American Chamber of Commerce.
I attended the University of California, Berkeley as an accounting major, and received a Merchandising degree from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, a BS in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix and a Certification in Event & Meeting Planning from San Francisco State University.
Susan Strong is a Business Coach and Strategic HR Consultant with Advicoach, a National Franchise Brand whose parent company has been in business over 32 years, with over 100 coaches throughout the country. After a 30 year career working as a business advisor, mentor and coach to executives, management and employees with companies such as PG&E, Wells Fargo, Genentech, Adaptec, and Logitech to name a few, and was a solo practitioner as an HR Consultant to small to medium sized companies, when in 2009 she bought her business coaching practice. Her passion is to help small-medium sized businesses grow to their full potential and create for the owners, the life that they dreamed of when starting their business. She loves to see owners get excited again about their business as they create a more valuable company. and knows that most owners need an objective party to confide in and get beyond their own blind spots.
Susan is a 4th generation California and a graduate of UC Berkeley. She currently is a Director on the Alameda Chamber of Commerce Board, President of the Alameda Business Networking group, and on the Business Advisory Board to the business schools at both Diablo Valley College and John F. Kennedy University. Susan has been a board member of the Children’s Hospital Family House and been a volunteer for most of her life with the Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale.
Susan is an avid tennis player, a reluctant golfer, and a lover of local sports teams (especially Cal Football). Susan has traveled extensively, is a voracious reader and is a regular at the Alameda Antique Fair and local estate sales.