Kira Tewalt, MBA
4420 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC 20008
Philia is founded and managed by Kira Tewalt, a working mom. Kira once left a successful position because the location and demands of the job were antithetical to picking up her children from school and driving them to their afterschool activities. Kira understands the tension that can occur between work and home life.
But that is only one factor that motivated her to founding this caregiving business. When she was younger, her grandfather came to live with her. Kira saw first hand how our older citizens, our most wise and experienced family and community members, are undervalued in our society. She noticed that we sometimes concentrate on caring for their physical needs, but forget their spiritual or emotional needs. And, yet, seniors aren’t always able to attend to their own emotional needs, which can lead to a spiral of depression. Philia is intended to bridge that gap between caring for people’s physical and emotional needs by providing holistic care for the wellbeing of the whole person.
Kira has a M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters of Systems Engineering, from George Washington University and over 20 years of successful financial, program management, and systems engineering experience. She lives in Washington DC with her husband, 2 children, dog and 2 cats and enjoys spending time with her family and running through woods with her dog.