Theanna Zika currently acts as President of Heavenly Helpers Senior Care, a St. Louis, Missouri-based home health care service. As President, she holds responsibility for managing the company’s 60-person staff and dealing with all client issues. Whether approving decisions or assisting with difficult problems, Ms. Zika remains committed to the overall success of her company. Theanna Zika began her higher education at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, attending on a scholarship earned for a high ACT score and impressive GPA. She studied at the University of Central Arkansas for one and a half years, completing basic and pre-medicine coursework. Theanna Zika then transferred to the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where she continued her pre-med studies. Upon completing all basic courses, Theanna Zika applied to the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry’s Dental Hygiene program, considered one of the best in the nation. Of 200 applicants, only 16 were accepted to the program, and only 14 graduated. Ms. Zika completed her last two years of study in Oklahoma City, earning her Bachelor of Science in Dentistry in 1988. She then completed the Oklahoma State Dental Board written and clinical exam and the national exam to earn her dental hygienist license.For most of the 1990s and early 2000s, Theanna Zika acted as a contracted dental hygienist temp, and she accumulated a large number of regular clients. In forming her own temp agency, she was able to provide herself with greater freedom. In addition, dentists and patients began relying on her as someone they knew and trusted, rather than someone sent from a large agency.In 2004, Theanna Zika acquired a home care franchise. She continued the business until 2009, when she ended her arrangement with the franchisor and renamed her business Heavenly Helpers. Her company provides non-medical care for both elderly patients and younger patients requiring assistance, whether those individuals have handicaps or are recovering from injury or surgery.