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The Home Instead Senior Care Omaha Team

Your Home Instead Senior Care team in Omaha possesses a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in the community. It is our ultimate goal to forge extraordinary relationships between our clients and their CAREGivers.

When you or an elderly loved one is ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.

April Kelly

April Kelly

General Manager

April is the general manager for Paul and Lori Hogan’s Omaha, Nebraska, office. April has spent most of her career in customer service, first at PayPal and most recently as senior director of customer operations for LinkedIn. April also has published two books, “Gratitude at Work” and “Spaghetti on the Wall.” April chose Home Instead because she worked with seniors in a volunteer capacity for years and wants to make a career out of her passion. Outside of work, April enjoys writing, painting, traveling, walking, yoga and football.

April.kelly@homeinsteadomaha.com 


Lisa Crynes

Lisa Crynes
Client Care Manager

Lisa joined Home Instead in June of 2014 as a Client Care Coordinator. She transitioned to Retention but is now back as the Client Care Manager ensuring our clients are receiving the care they need.

Lisa worked in the property management business for 17 years and says she enjoyed managing the 55 and older communities the most. She loves to travel and says she has always felt a calling to work with seniors.

lisa.crynes@homeinsteadomaha.com

Stephanie Thompson

Stephanie Thompson

Service/Billing Manager

Stephanie started her career with Home Instead Senior Care in March of 2007. As the Service/Billing Manager, Stephanie is responsible for billing and payroll. Stephanie has a passion for finance and helping other people. Her love for her job and Home Instead shined though when in 2012 she was awarded Employee of the Year.
 
Outside of work, Stephanie spends her free time caring for her 3 children, Cammiren, Caleb and Caden. They enjoy spending time together, along with their dogs Riley and Max.

stephanie.thompson@homeinsteadomaha.com


Mark Flaxbeard

Mark Flaxbeard
Client Care Coordinator

Mark started with Home Instead Senior Care in June of 2011 as a CAREGiver and became the Retention and Training Coordinator in May 2012, which included supervising and training CAREGivers.  Mark also conducted in-services to further develop CAREGivers and held Alzheimer’s and other Dementia Workshops for family caregivers.  In May 2013, Mark became a Client Care Coordinator. He is passionate about making a difference in seniors’ lives.
 
Mark received a Bachelor Degree in Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Mark lives in Omaha with his wife, JoAnn, and his children. He enjoys spending time with his family and watching baseball.

mark.flaxbeard@homeinsteadomaha.com

Lea Kuper RN

Lea Kuper RN

Geriatric Resource Nurse, LTC Specialist

Lea.kuper@homeinsteadomaha.com


Kristin Peterson RN, MSN

Kristin Peterson RN, MSN

Community Nurse Liaison, Home Care Consultant

Kristin joined Home Instead Senior Care in July of 2016 as our Community Nurse Liaison.


Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott

Client Care Assistant​

Rachel joined the Home Instead family in December of 2016 and is the Client Care Assistant.  She is focused on working with our team of client experts to develop and ensure quality processes and services we provide. Rachel loves building relationships both in the office and with the clients we serve.

Rachel earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. She continues to work as a professional musician for conferences, churches and teaches private vocal lessons.

Rachel is married and has 3 sons.

Rachel.scott@homeinsteadomaha.com 


Cherith Poe

Cherith Poe
Ambassador of First Impressions

Cherith joined Home Instead in September of 2013 as the Administrative Assistant. In this role, Cherith was responsible for answering phones, greeting guests and assisting all departments with various projects.  In May 2016, she transitioned to Lead Service Coordinator and then to Ambassador of First Impressions in March of 2017. Her favorite part of her job is talking with clients and CAREGivers.
 
Cherith was born and raised in Bellevue, Nebraska. She is currently in the process of transferring to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to major in Marketing. Family and friends are very important to her and she loves anything that has to do with sports or the Huskers!

cherith.poe@homeinsteadomaha.com

Stephanie Horner

Stephanie Horner

Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Stephanie started with Home Instead in September of 2016 and is our Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator. She recruits, hires, supervises, and provides ongoing engagement to our CAREGivers. Stephanie is passionate about finding kind, compassionate, and empathetic people who have the heart and talent needed to be a CAREGiver for our seniors.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and her Master’s Degree in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota.

Stephanie loves spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She also enjoys cooking, baking, traveling, and cheering on her favorite teams, especially Creighton University men’s basketball and the Chicago Cubs!

stephanie.horner@homeinsteadomaha.com


Rylee Struble

Rylee Struble

Weekend Service Coordinator


Dee Dee Elkins

Dee Dee Elkins
After Hours Coordinator
 
Dee Dee joined Home Instead Senior Care in July 2013.  She coordinates with the Service Coordinators and Care Coordinators, to maintain good communication between clients, CAREGivers and families while the office is closed.​​
 
Dee Dee worked as a nurse for 30 years in geriatrics and loves working with seniors. She received her RN degree in Kansas City, but moved to Omaha to be closer to family. She has one son, two dogs and one cat. In her spare time, she loves crafts, baking and family and friends. 

delkins@homeinsteadomaha.com



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