Carehandler Leadership Team

Priya Kanaparti

Co-Founder, CEO & Board Member

Ben Whitaker

Co-Founder, CTO, &
Board Memeber

Karen Strop

Homecare Strategist Advisor

Daniel Clark

Security Advisor & Board Member

Priya Kanaparti | CEO

CEO, Priya Kanaparti, is a top-performing market professional with over 13 years of experience in delivering large-scale software and web projects using innovative product development methodologies. Her experience spans from start-ups like Carehandler, to enterprises such as IBM, HP,,, and Scentsy.

Priya excels at bringing awareness to projects, creating product stories, applying sound judgment, keeping teams focused, and building successful products in evolving environments. Her ability to communicate with clients and senior managers establishes a clear, cross-functional collaboration in order to understand and achieve common goals. Her experience within the Personal Care Services market is vital to the continued growth and success of the Carehandler team.

Ben Whitaker | CTO

The CTO of Carehandler, Ben Whitaker, is a passionate and open-minded leader, and a loving husband and father of seven boys. He has led Riafox, a successful software development company, for more than 20 years, and his expertise on how to successfully incorporate cloud and mobile technology to meet business objectives will be key to the success of Carehandler.

Ben feels most excited when he is helping organizations implement Internet solutions that lead to incredible results. He’s been privileged to work with all kinds of entities and businesses in various stages, and truly enjoys sharing what he knows with others in order to open new doorways of ideas and opportunities. With the help of his vision and expertise, the Carehandler team is well on its way to launching the perfect app to meet the needs of the Personal Care Services community.

Karen Strop | Homecare Strategist Advisor

As an accomplished professional in homecare and healthcare staffing. Karen thrives in fast-paced, growing, and results-driven environments, building inclusive cultures that embrace change, hard work, integrity, transparency. She is a solution-oriented strategic thinker with exceptional problem-solving skills, impeccable follow-through, and a knack for building productive relationships with stakeholders.

Karen’s  experience includes leading and growing her company into 15 corporate office employees, with 2 branch offices and over 400 field employees.  Karen has also been a resource for a number of  homecare agencies, assisting them with growth, compliance and streamlining operations for success. Karen has led or assisted numerous software conversions including ATS, scheduling, billing, and payroll systems.

Karen also has extensive knowledge of Medicaid as it relates to rules, regulations and billing, successfully achieving the State of Idaho Medicaid Certification in 2009. 


Experienced and results-oriented information security professional. Program manager. Project manager. ITSM expert. Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) expert. Vulnerability management expert. Proven ability partnering with key business leaders. This includes senior, middle and line management to align technology and information security controls with the business’ goals. Strong command in and expert proficiency with electronic medical record implementations, vulnerability management programs, and GRC , training, support and ongoing operations. Proven ability in leading and managing people, teams, programs and projects. Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills. Reputation for fostering teamwork and providing the highest standard of customer service.

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