Jo Alch, R.N.
Jo is a Registered Nurse with over 27 years of experience in Geriatric Nursing. Founding Acappella in Home Care in 2006, Jo and her team grew her private duty agency to one of the top home care companies in the country. Jo sold her agency in 2020 to focus on nursing advocacy. Jo is a previous board member of the Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice. She has won numerous awards for excellence in nursing, including the Great 100 Nurses of DFW and D Magazine's prestigious Excellence in Nursing. Jo is the Executive Director of Pajamas for Seniors, a non-profit organization focused on raising awareness to the needs of low-income seniors in nursing homes. Jo sings alto in her church choir. She is married to her husband Matt of 35 years, has three grown children and a daughter-in-love, and two precious grandsons.
Hope Self, R.N.
Hope is a Registered Nurse with 25 years experience in Geriatric Nursing. She grew up in New Orleans, where her grandmother would take her, her brother, and sister, to nursing homes on weekends, places that, in the eyes of a child, were very depressing, with residents in old hospital gowns, who had little to no visitors. She knew, even then, that the treatment of the elderly needed to be a priority. Fast forward, as a nurse in the DFW area, she has been blessed with coordinating the care of Senior Adults, and working with their families. During Hope’s career, she has had leadership roles in Private Duty Home Care, Assisted Living, and Acute Rehab, including participation in the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Class XXVII. She received D Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Award in 2017, and has since become a Certified Dementia Practitioner, as well as a Professional in the Aging Life Care Association. She has served on the Boards of many non-profit organizations in Dallas, and is currently the Secretary for Pajamas for Seniors, a non-profit that is blessing the lives of low-income Older Adults.