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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 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 


Denise Christiansen

Denise Christiansen

Human Resources Manager

Denise joined Home Instead in March of 2017 as the Human Resources Manager. She has over 27 years of HR experience in many different industries and is passionate about building relationships with people. Denise is responsible for managing the the HR functions as well as our CAREGivers and assist with recruiting and onboarding

Denise enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, camping, dancing and watching the Nebraska Cornhuskers!

Denise.christiansen@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

Corinne Anderson

Corinne Anderson

Client Care Coordinator

Corinne joined Home Instead in January of 2017 as a Client Care Coordinator. She has 26 years of experience in youth services and volunteer management. A personal experience sparked a passion for senior care. She enjoys the opportunity of working with our seniors to make sure they can live their golden years to the fullest!

Corinne is married with 3 children. She enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at church and school, and being a soccer mom.

Corinne.anderson@homeisteadomaha.com


Jody Gannon

Jody Gannon

Client Care Coordinator

Jody joined the company in April 2017 as a Client Care Coordinator. She has 20 years of experience in the corporate world, but a passion for serving others brought her to Home Instead. In this role, Jody builds relationships with our seniors and their families to ensure they recieve the highest quality of care possible.

Jody is married with 3 kids and lived in South Dakota prior to working with Home Instead Omaha. In her free time, she enjoys being involved in church activities, spending time with family, and traveling.

Jody.gannon@homeinsteadomaha.com


Carol Speckmann

Carol Speckmann

​Client Care Coordinator

Carol started with Home Instead in October 2017. She has a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska Omaha and has a background in customer service and retail. In this role, Carol is responsible for coordinating care plans with seniors and their families.

Carol came to Home Instead because she is passionate about helping people and working in a positive environment.

 Carol.speckmann@homeinsteadomaha.com



Nicole Coover

Nicole Coover

Home Care Consultant

​Nicole joined Home Instead Senior Care in July 2017 as our Home Care Consultant. In this role, Nicole manages the marketing efforts for the office and works to develop relationships with other organizations in the Omaha area.

Nicole holds a Master of Public Health in Health Services Administration from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and black lab, Libby, and fostering dogs for a local dog rescue.

Nicole.Coover@homeinsteadomaha.com


Cherith Poe

Cherith Poe
Ambassador of First Impressions & Training

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. She has a passion for supporting our CAREGivers through training!
 
Cherith is a Nebraska native and loves cheering on the Huskers. In her spare time, Cherith loves to travel, volunteer, and spend time with family and friends.

cherith.poe@homeinsteadomaha.com

Andrea Finley

Andrea Finley

Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator

Andrea joined Home Instead Senior Care in May 2012 as a CAREGiver and then transitioned to recruiting in June 2017. She loves seniors and finding the perfect CAREGiver to work with them!

Andrea grew up in Central Florida, but now calls Omaha, Nebraska home! She is married and has 2 kids. Andrea enjoys serving with the high school ministry at her church, spending time with family, and being outdoors. 

Andrea.Finley@homeinsteadomaha.com 


Taylor Ihnen

Taylor Ihnen

Office & Training Coordinator

Taylor joined Home Instead Senior Care in August 2017 as a Service Coordinator. She supports our seniors and CAREGivers by coordinating schedules and the best care. She has spent most of her professional career in the beauty industry, but transitioned to senior care because of her passion for serving others.

Taylor enjoys all things pink, kayaking around the lake, and spending time with her pups: Oliver, Oscar and Diesel.

Taylor.Ihnen@homeinsteadomaha.com


Molly Egan

Molly Egan

Service Coordinator

​Molly joined Home Instead Senior Care in December 2012 as a CAREGiver and transitioned to Service Coordinator in September of 2017. Having worked with many clients over the last 4 years, she wanted to do more and felt that coordinating their care was the best fit!

Molly is finishing her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management at UNO. In her free time she enjoys crossfit, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Molly.Egan@homeinsteadomaha.com


Amy Christiansen

Amy Christiansen

Service Coordinator​

Amy joined Home Instead in March of 2017 as a Service Coordinator.


Amy.christiansen@homeisteadomaha.com


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 geriatric nurse for 30 years and loves working with seniors. She received her nursing 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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