About Us

Welcome to Ankota™, where our mission is to enable the heroes who care for the elderly and disabled living at home to focus on care rather than tech.

Ankota's primary solutions are as follows

  • Home Care Management Software for Medicaid Agencies with Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
  • Home Care Management software for Private Duty Agencies
  • Adult Day Health Care management software
  • Other solutions for organizations who care for the elderly and disabled living at home (please inquire)


Ken Accardi, MBA, CEO


Ken was born with a leg issue and couldn't walk until he was 14. The medical attention and surgeries from his childhood led to a passion for healthcare.  Ken was a Chief Information Officer at GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) and VP at Tele Atlas (sold to TomTom (AMS:TOM2)). Ken has also served as CTO for iGetBetter, MedNest, iHope Network and IkaSystems (sold to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan). Ken has been a keynote speaker at numerous national conferences (Medtrade, DecisionHealth, Connected Health), and a lecturer at Harvard, MIT, Bentley University, Babson College and UMass. Ken also serves as a mentor for the MassChallenge accelerator. Ken has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College, an MS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech, and a BS in Engineering from Bucknell.

Carmen Poppa, CTO


Carmen lead the software development team.  In addition to her top-notch programming and technology leadership skills, Carmen is a fantastic customer advocate and provides unparalleled support. 

Sharon Dodge, COO


With her past experience in scheduling, billing, and project management, Sharon has brought a broad-based perspective to Ankota's implementation processes. Sharon has been with Ankota since 2018. She has a keen eye for detail and loves documentation. She will never turn down chocolate.

Vijay Pandey, VP of Sales

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Vijay has 15 years of experience in Marketing and Sales and is an expert in the home care market, and specifically in the sale of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) solutions (a requirement from the 21st Century Cures Act for the prevention of fraud).

Since completing studies and achieving Valedictorian rankings throughout his primary education, and advanced studies in marketing and computer science, Vijay has grown quickly in his career with positions of increasing responsibility in healthcare, health insurance, nutraceuticals, digital marketing, and of course home care.

 Kirstin Speaks, Director of Customer Support

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Kirstin is the Director of Support and has been with Ankota since 2020. She brings 7+ years of Home Care Experience of operations, scheduling and caregiving. Kirstin also manages Customer Success and our Ankota Cares customers. She enjoys learning and talking to new upcoming Administrators about their business.

Jeremy Jed Hammel, Director of Marketing

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Jeremy Hammel, whose friends call him Jed is a veteran digital marketer with strong home care expertise.  

Jed began his career in Los Angeles in the TV and film industry where he directed and produced shows such as NBC's The Tonight Show. He also directed the multi-award-winning film The Legacy.