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​​​​​​​Home Instead Senior Care Team​​

At Your Service 24/7 in Clearwater, FL

The need for in-home senior care services doesn't always arise between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on a weekday. That's why our team stands ready to serve you any day of the week, at any hour of the day or night. You can always reach us by phone at (727) 799-1400 to get help setting up home care for a family member.

We have come together as a group of dedicated professionals to deliver a home care solution that meets your needs. We employ trained, screened and bonded CAREGiversSMto serve your family's senior loved one with compassion and devotion.
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Julie Castle, Franchise Owner

Julie Castle, Franchise Owner

​​Julie was born in Michigan, however moved to Pinellas County in 1980. Julie was very close to her grandparents growing up and has a special place in her heart for seniors. She feels she has found her life's calling with Home Instead Senior Care. She is so honored to help seniors stay active and safe in their homes, offer rewarding careers to CAREGivers and provide on-going training and support to the staff, CAREGivers, clients and their families. Julie's main goal is for Home Instead Senior Care to be a valuable resource in the community. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her three children and two German Shepherds. Julie says her favorite part about being a Home Instead Senior Care franchise owner is knowing every day she is actively changing the face of aging. Julie said, "I treat each client as if they were my grandparent, because to me, it is personal."


JC Crady, Director of CAREGiver Services

JC Crady, Director of CAREGiver Services

Hello, my name is JC Crady. I have lived in Florida since she I was 5 years old, coming from Laurel, MD originally. I was VP of New Century Builders, Inc. working with my husband in the construction industry. I was also the Owner/President of Quality Books of West Florida, Inc. working with the regional school systems until I sold the company in 2004. I enjoy reading, sunsets at the beach, and spending quality time with my husband Bill. I have two grown children that I am extremely proud of (Kyle & Nikki). I began working here at Home Instead Senior Care in 2004, and now as the Director of CAREGiver Services, I work closely with our training and recruiting departments to hire and train the best possible CAREGivers to join our team. I also work closely with the scheduling department to assure all the clients are receiving the quality care they deserve. I take special pride in matching the perfect CAREGiver with each client. It's such a great feeling to bring two people together and form a special friendship and to allow a senior to continue their independence, with just a helping hand.​


Pam Stine, Home Care Consultant

Pam Stine, Home Care Consultant

​I am the Community Relations Manager at Home Instead Senior Care and I have been with the company for since 2011. I was born and raised in St Petersburg, Florida. I moved up to North Florida for a while but found myself back in the St Petersburg area. My hobbies are weight training, running, kayaking, rollerblading, and anything with exercise and the outdoors. I love competing in marathons and duathlons. I am also an animal lover. I really enjoy helping the seniors get someone in their home that can provide them with the help they need and develop a great relationship. It is gratifying to help the seniors stay in their home for as long as they can.​


Maria Carlberg, Training Manager

Maria Carlberg, Training Manager

Hi, Friends!  I moved to St. Petersburg, Florida from Georgia in 2004 with my son. I now live in Pass-A-Grille with my husband, who is absolutely my best friend. My hobbies include kayaking, body surfing, crocheting, reading, movies and word puzzles. I love spending time with family and friends, especially my niece. I am passionate about God, and I am very active in teaching as well as learning. I believe in contributing to society by being positive, enthusiastic, motivating, understanding, helpful to those in need and loving towards everyone no matter their background. In 2013 I was drawn to Home Instead Senior Care because of those same highly desirable qualities, and I am so thankful to be employed with a company that truly cares for the clients, CAREGivers and the administrative team!​


Christina Lodrini, Scheduling Manager

Christina Lodrini, Scheduling Manager

Hello Everyone! My name is Christina Lodrini and I am the Lead Scheduling Manager. I have been a part of the Home Instead Family since early 2013 and it has been awesome! I am the mother of 7 children and still standing. I have lived in the St. Petersburg area since 1979 but I am originally from Birmingham, Alabama. I am happily engaged to the love of my life. I am extremely excited about starting a whole new chapter of my life. I love sports...GO Rays...GO Bucs...GO Gators! I spend most of my free time being a taxi cab mom transporting to baseball, soccer, football, cheerleading, etc.. We have grown so much in the last few years and I am grateful to be a part of such a great group of people working toward the common goal of making life a little easier for those in need!​


Robin Vedder, Home Care Consultant

Robin Vedder, Home Care Consultant

​I am the Inquiry Specialist at Home Instead Senior Care.  I was born and raised in Connecticut and raised my two sons there as well. I began my journey with Home Instead Senior Care in 2006 as a CAREGiver. After a few years, I was offered a position in the office.  I was promoted to a Client Care Coordinator, offering families guidance regarding in-home care.  As we grew, I was promoted to a position as a Quality Assurance Coordinator.  Although I loved my Home Instead Senior Care up in Connecticut, after my parents passed away, I really wanted to move to Florida.  In early 2015, I transferred to Pinellas County, Florida's Home Instead Senior Care.  I am so grateful to be able to continue working with such a great organization that really cares about seniors.


Michelle Reagh, Scheduling Coordinator

Michelle Reagh, Scheduling Coordinator

​Hi! My name is Michelle Reagh. I work in the billing department as the Billing Assistant. I am very blessed work in such a positive work environment. I was born and raised in Florida with two brothers and a sister. I am currently a full-time college student, working towards a psychology major. I love animals, concerts, the beach, and being with my family and friends. I am excited about being a part of the Home Instead team and getting to see the difference we get to make in the lives of our seniors.


Trisa Wandall, Recruitment and Training Coordinator

Trisa Wandall, Recruitment and Training Coordinator

​Hello, my name is Trisa and I am a Scheduling Manager at Home Instead Senior Care. I was born and raised in Connecticut however, I relocated to Florida in 1997.  Shortly after moving to Florida, I began my health care career first as a Certified Nursing Assistant and now I am enjoying my position as a Scheduling Manager. I love working with seniors and my passion is to provide excellent care to those in need. I am excited and thankful to have joined an awesome team here at Home Instead Senior Care. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my three children and my one granddaughter, whom I absolutely adore.


Colin Castle, Director or Marketing and Technology

Colin Castle, Director or Marketing and Technology

​I was born in Guam, as my father was in the military for 27 years.  I am the youngest of six and after I was born, he decided to retire to Florida to raise one child outside of the military. My family moved to Pinellas County in early 1970 and ultimately called Largo home until 2010 when I finally sold the family home.  Unfortunately my father passed in 1981 but he instilled many of my beliefs in me at an early age.  My mother, family, and a few key role models helped me succeed.  I recently chose to leave my 20 year career to assist my wife, Julie Castle, in achieving her vision of what Home Instead Senior care could ultimately become.  My career was client focused and making sure my clients received the best possible customer service and care, so my transition to Home Instead Senior Care has been easy.  From a personal perspective, my father received in home care from Hospice while he battled cancer, my brother was my grandmother's primary caregiver for a number of years and I took care of my mother prior to her passing.  For me, making sure we provide the best care possible to our clients is very personal.


Nancy Dunn-Hulett, Scheduling

Nancy Dunn-Hulett, Scheduling

​Hello everyone, my name is Nancy. I've been part of the Home Instead Senior Care family since 2008 as a caregiver.  I recently joined the administrative staff and I couldn't be happier to be a part of such an amazing company. My husband and I moved here from New York. Florida is our paradise, no more cold winters! I have two sons, a welder and a medic for the army. I am extremely proud of them both.  I enjoy spending time with family, friends and just enjoying life and making people smile. 


Bob Runnels, Home Care Consultant

Bob Runnels, Home Care Consultant

​Robert "Bob" Runnels comes to Home Instead with a long career in serving the Senior population. He comes from Illinois by way of Minnesota and has been in Florida for 25yrs. He is married and lives with his wife Janet Daly in New Port Richey. Bob holds a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy from St. Johns in Little Rock, Ark. He has been a previous owner of  three home health agency's in Pasco and Hernando counties for 15yrs. He enjoys walking and riding a bike and loves to cook. 


Tanya Gill, Billing

Tanya Gill, Billing

​My name is Tanya Gill. We recently moved here from Ohio. I worked as a scheduler for 3 years, then was billing director for 4 years in a home health agency, in Proctorville, Ohio. I was raised in Proctorville, Ohio my whole life. My husband, daughter, and myself decided to live in Florida because our family had vacationed in the Gulf Coast for the past six years, and fell in love with it. My interests are boating, sea shelling, swimming and camping.


Amber Silver, Scheduling

Amber Silver, Scheduling

​Hello, my name is Amber Silver, I am scheduling manager. I have lived in Florida since 2012, coming from Wisconsin, where I took care of my grandfather for several years. After working several jobs and traveling all over the world. I started with Home Instead as a CAREgiver, enjoyed it immensely before moving into my position today. I went through many surgeries in 2 year span in my life and know I could have never made it through had it not been for those who came to help me when I was in need. I look at my job here as it's my turn to show how much I care and want to help someone else out as much as I was. I enjoy working for Home Instead, it gives me great satisfaction to know I could aide in helping someone do something they need a little help with. 


Lisa Henderson, Quality Assurance

Lisa Henderson, Quality Assurance

​Hello!  I was born in Flint, MI, but relocated to Clearwater, FL in October, 2016. I came from Northwest Indiana where I lived for 43 years. I bring much experience to HISC table: caregiving, CNA, Human Resources, Scheduling, Client Services and Office Management. I hold an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information from DeVry University and I have continually educated myself through my employers to stay abreast of the most recent technologies. I have a significant other, Carl, who has been in my life for 8 years, 2 daughters (Hayley & Hattie) who are both in law enforcement, 3 dogs (Sadie, Sammy and Suki) and 2 cats (Tigger & Bella). I love my family & friends and like to spend time my free time with them. My focus in life for the last 10 years has been to help others and have gratitude for the life that God has given me. I am truly blessed to be working with an educated, compassionate and truly warm group of people here at Home Instead as well as being a part of facilitating the means through safety & guidance for those who wish to remain at home and independent.​


Dorothy Chambers, RN

Dorothy Chambers, RN

I was born and raised in New York but have spent most of my adult life in beautiful Florida.  Since the beginning of my nursing career, I have always been drawn to working with older adults. In 1993, I returned to school and obtained a Master's Degree in Community Health Nursing and since then my jobs have focused on dealing with the multiple issues that can plague the aging population. I have a strong belief that people should be able to "age in place" by any means necessary if possible. 

I live in St Petersburg with my 2 dogs Remy and Dixie.  My time when not at work is taken up with teaching puppy classes at the Dog Training Club of St. Petersburg, showing my Miniature Bullterrier Ch. Remington Steele and going out to listen to music, see plays and movies.


Tina Hart, Billing

Tina Hart, Billing

Hello, my name is Tina Hart. I was born and raised in Livingston, Ill., population 900. I lived in that area most of my life. Two years ago, a job opportunity came available in Clearwater, and, since both of my boys were grown, I took advantage of the opportunity & moved down here. Unfortunately, the company that I moved down here to work for chose to close their doors after a year. The opportunity with Home Instead was a blessing. My previous experience in the home care field was as the Homecare Supervisor for a non-profit organization. I worked for them for 5 years before moving to Florida. I was in the Illinois Air National Guard for 21 years, retiring as the Nursing Services Manager, Chief Master Sergeant.  I also have experience in the restaurant industry, the trucking industry, and of course, the medical field with the Air Guard. My two sons, Jacob and Adam, still live in Illinois & I miss them dearly. Jacob, the oldest, has Asperger’s Disorder and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in art. Adam, the youngest, graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree last year, and is currently working for a manufacturing company in Fenton, MO. I am very proud of both of them. My best friend & partner, JD, moved down here with me. He works at the Roosterfish Grill on Missouri in Largo. Great food if you have the opportunity to go there.
I am passionate about home care. The opportunity to help people stay in their homes means a great deal to me. I love the clients & enjoy building relationships with them. I look forward to continuing to do so.


Bruce Biefeld, RN

Bruce Biefeld, RN

As an Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic and Registered Nurse since the seventies I have worked as a “first-responder”, EMS Field Operations Supervisor, Director of Operations, and Chief Operating Officer both in Florida and Louisiana. I have worked as a RN in ICU, Dialysis, Emergency Department (as a Certified Emergency Nurse), a flight nurse and as a Psychiatric and Hospice Nurse. As a Nurse Manager, I have worked as a Charge Nurse, Nursing Supervisor, and Director of Emergency & Out-Patient Services. As faculty, I have instructed EMT/Paramedic, Nursing continuing Education, CPR Basic Life Support, and multiple City, County and State agencies in the Medical Response to Terrorism for the St. Petersburg College. During my tenure at Concorde Career Institute I served as a classroom and Clinical Instructor in the Patient Care Technician Program, the Campus Safety Officer and an American Heart Association CPR Training Center Coordinator.  I have received an AS and AA degree from St. Petersburg College and have completed many Undergraduate Adult Education classes at the University of South Florida. I remain an adjunct faculty member at Concorde Career Institute -Tampa, as an Instructor within the Medical Assistant Program, with additional duties as an American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider Instructor Trainer.
 
At long last I have found my way to Home Instead Senior Care as the Training Coordinator. Although my tenure is short (since December of 2016) I subscribe wholeheartedly to our philosophy of assisting our Clients to age within their own homes by helping them remain as healthy (physically, emotionally and socially) as possible. My wish, as I continue to age, is to do exactly that. I have found our staff and Caregivers to be totally dedicated to this philosophy.
 
On a personal note allow me to say that I continue to enjoy my relationship with the love of my life, our three children, 4 grandchildren, and our16-month-old Golden Retriever rescue Gracie.

Erika Beck, Recruiting Manager

Erika Beck, Recruiting Manager

Hello, my name is Erika Beck.  I am a proud native Floridian and loving every minute of it, including the 90 degree days! I was born and raised in Safety Harbor.   I live in East Lake with my boyfriend, Mike and our orange tabby, Aries. I have worked many years in the health care field and held some diverse positions. In 2015 I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia Southern University with my MBA in Health Care Management. When I am not working, I enjoy the beautiful beaches, travel, modeling, and anything and everything Mustang related. I belong to the Mustang Club of Tampa, Wild Stallions, and RMR (Red Mustang Registry). Most often on a sunny weekend, you can find me showing my 2016 Mustang GT, Rosie. I am excited to work at Home Instead Senior Care. I am also excited to make a difference in the lives of our clients and future and current CAREgivers alike. 



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