Ed Pittock, CSA
Founder and CEO of HCSB
In 2011 Mr. Pittock started researching the need for a Universal certified mechanism for non-medical home care agencies. Following significant input from professionals in the home care industry, Mr. Pittock concluded that the need existed to recognize home care agencies that were willing to meet stringent standards.These standards include: caregiver education and testing, extensive caregiver background checks, additional criteria, and willing to be monitored monthly with annual onsite audits.
In 1997 Ed Pittock founded the Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA), which grants the Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) designation. Mr. Pittock served as President from April 1997 until November 2011 when SCSA was sold to Professional Testing Inc. based in Orlando, Florida. SCSA is the world’s largest membership organization educating and certifying professionals who serve seniors. SCSA was founded with the input of geriatricians, elder law attorneys, gerontologists, accountants, financial planners and other experts in the field of aging who believed there was a need for standardized education and a credential for professionals who work with seniors. To remain members of SCSA and continue using the CSA designation CSAs are required to take continuing education that emphasizes ethics and volunteer service to seniors as well as passing an annual disclosure statement along with other requirements.
Prior to founding SCSA Mr. Pittock served as President for four years of the Independent Lifestyle Association, a membership organization for seniors that provided discounts on hearing aids, prescriptions, glasses, hotels, twenty four hour emergency alert plus other benefits.
Mr. Pittock has been active in American Society on Aging, National Council on Aging Gerontological Society of America, Business Forum on Aging, Young Presidents Organization (awarded YPO Distinguished Service award in 1993), and was awarded Speaker of the year 2002-2003 by the National Society of Accountants for his speech, “Thriving in the Senior Market.” Mr. Pittock served as Chairman of the National Association of Security Dealers District #3 Business Conduct Committee and President of the Weld County United Way.
Mr. Pittock graduated with a BA from the University of Northern Colorado and was a delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging.