Caregivers in San Diego have enjoyed the community and camaraderie of the Daughterhood San Diego Circle for five full years this month. This ‘caring for caregivers’ group, founded by Christine Lee and Karen Van Dyke in September 2015, is the flagship Daughterhood Circle to launch from, the brainchild of founder Anne Tumlinson.

Daughterhood San Diego’s monthly meetings are a blend of community support and resource sharing, and this anniversary event will be absolutely on brand! On Wednesday night, two speakers will address end-of-life legal documents and mindful self-care for caregivers. Thursday night will feature a presentation on CBD and cannabis for caregivers and their loved ones, and end with a look back at five years of Daughterhood as well as a look forward by the national group’s founder. Both evenings will include frontline caregiving stories from local San Diego Circle members, and drawings for raffle prizes. Unlike the group’s usual monthly meetings, next week’s attendees will have to provide their own beverages and snacks at home!

Here’s the speaker roster for September 16th and 17th, 2020, from 5pm – 7:30pm. All are welcome, so take a moment now to sign up!


  • Amy Hsiao, Attorney – Hsiao Law PC
  • Julie Potiker, B.G.S., JD – Author and mindfulness expert
  • Elisabeth Mack, RN, BSN, MBA – Author and Founder of Holistic Caring
  • Anne Tumlinson – Founder of Daughterhood, CEO of ATI Advisory


  • Christine Lee, CSA – Cofounder of Daughterhood San Diego, Managing Director of Casa Companion Homecare Solutions
  • Karen Van Dyke, CSA – Cofounder of Daughterhood San Diego, CEO of Senior Care By Design

Meet the Speakers

Amy Hsiao

Amy Hsiao is the founding attorney of Hsiao Law, PC, a boutique law firm in San Diego focused specifically on estate planning, disability and elder law.

Amy is a member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and Elder Law College.

She works with multiple generations in a family to ensure that one’s wishes are honored with dignity and quality, while keeping as much asset as possible within the family.

Julie Potiker

Author and mindfulness expert Julie Potiker is an attorney who began her serious study and investigation of mindfulness after graduating from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of California, San Diego. She was trained by Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer and UCSD as a Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher. She went on to study with Rick Hanson, becoming a graduate of his Positive Neuroplasticity Training Professional Course.  Potiker also completed Brené Brown’s Living Brave Semester.

During Covid-19, Potiker graduated from David Treleaven’s new Advanced Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Course and completed the teacher training for the Mindful Self Compassion Adaptation for Healthcare Communities, and the Mindful Self Compassion short course for teaching online during the pandemic.

She shares these and other mindfulness techniques with the world through her Mindful Methods for Life trainings and her book: “Life Falls Apart, but You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm In the Midst of Chaos.” She holds a B.G.S. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from George Washington University. For more information, visit

Elisabeth Mack, RN

Elisabeth Mack, RN, BSN, MBA founded Holistic Caring in 2016 to bridge the gap between traditional and cannabis medicine through education, guidance, and supportive care for patients with product choices, dosages, interactions and timing to maximize outcomes. Elisabeth is an educational provider for the CA Board of Registered Nursing and professionalizes medical cannabis by equipping healthcare providers to have these conversations with patients, and to approach cannabis by emphasizing holistic and functional medicine. Elisabeth’s background includes a decade in hospitals where she specialized in psychiatry, diabetes, and medical units.

Elisabeth spent the 20 years prior to Holistic Caring in operations and sales management of several health insurance carriers (RSM of Anthem Blue Cross until 2015) and believes cannabinoid medicines offer a chance at healing, comfort, and wholeness in a more holistic, economical, and empowering way.

Elisabeth earned an MBA in Healthcare Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, and on the Boards of the American Cannabis Nurses Association & Los Angeles NORML.

Anne Tumlinson

Anne Tumlinson leads the nation in setting the direction of aging and disability policy. She founded ATI Advisory, a DC-based research and

advisory services firm that works to reform health and long-term care delivery and financing for the nation’s frail and vulnerable older adults. Anne also founded and runs Daughterhood, an online and in-person community that connects family caregivers with each other for support and information.

Anne shares her research and expertise with a wide array of policy and business leaders. She has testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Aging Committee and has appeared before the Congressional Long-Term Care Commission and the Bipartisan Policy Center. Anne advises payer, provider, and financial leaders on strategic development and growth opportunities.

She writes regularly about innovation in healthcare and aging, contributing to Health Affairs, Huffington Post, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, and Aging Media Network. Anne serves on the Aetna Medicaid Advisory Panel and the Caregiver Action Network Board of Directors and is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. In 2018, Anne was named an Influencer in Aging by Next Avenue.

Anne spent her early career working in government, first as a healthcare advisor to Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) and then as the lead for Medicaid program oversight at the Office of Management and Budget. She joined Avalere Health in 2000, leading the firm’s provider practice and developing business intelligence products for 14 years.”

Meet the Co-Founders and Hosts

Christine Lee & Karen Van Dyke

Christine Lee is the Founder and Managing Director of Casa Companion Homecare Solutions, a successful home care agency providing in-home care to seniors in San Diego County.  Christine is a Certified Senior Advisor, a national leader of the Daughterhood Circle movement, and a mommy to three daughters – 4 years old and younger – sandwiched with aging parents.

Christine holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Chapman University, a Bachelors in Sociology with an emphasis on Social Problems from San Diego State University.  Prior to starting Casa Companion Homecare Solutions, Christine oversaw Human Resources practices for the North American division of a global publicly traded company. Her passion for service, organizational development and performance is driven by 20 years of experience in business, human resources development, recruitment, and operations management.

Karen Van Dyke is a Certified Senior Advisor, CEO of Senior Care By Design, and Cofounder of Daughterhood San Diego.