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​​​​​​​Home Instead Senior Care Team​​David and Terrie Hoops -Business Owners

David.Hoops@Homeinstead.com

Terrie.Hoops@Homeinstead.com

At Your Service 24/7 in Sarasota, FL

David and Terrie Hoops are proud to be the owners of Home Instead Senior Care of Sarasota. With a passion for creating positive changes in their community, they get to lead an organization that provides valuable and compassionate services to seniors, and give back to those who have given so much to this country.Together Terrie and Dave share a love for community service while living an active lifestyle and exploring the outdoor world Florida has to offer.  David has over 25 years of experience working in the health insurance and health care fields. He worked in finance for one of the largest health insurance companies in the country as well as a regional physician practice in New England and New York. He has a BS degree in Business Administration from The Kings College, and an MBA in Finance from Pace University. David is originally from New Jersey. Terrie is passionate about creating positive change in the lives of others through independence and living healthy lifestyles. Terrie has 15 years of educational experience in second language acquisition and developing curriculums for modern languages. She has a BA degree in Anthropology, an MA in Administration and leadership, and a CAS in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction. Prior to her career in education, Terrie spent several years working in the U.S. and internationally in the ski industry. Terrie has published her first children’s book, Rafa the Refugee. Terrie is originally from Montreal, Canada and is fluent in French and Spanish. Terrie and Dave are excited about serving the senior population in Sarasota, Florida, helping to create a positive living environment for seniors who wish to remain in their homes.

Chazsady Davis Director of Marketing & HR

Chazsady Davis Director of Marketing & HR

Chazsady.Davis@HomeInstead.com

Chazsady has resided in Sarasota, Florida since 2015. Having worked mostly in the area of skilled nursing facilities, she is very familiar with the coordination of senior care, building community relationships, and managing caregivers. Chazsady serves as the Vice President of Sarasota County Senior Advocacy Council and has built bridges with many local community organizations to enhance awareness of organizational initiatives to keep seniors safe and in their homes. She has earned a master's degree in Healthcare Leadership and a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law. When she is not serving her community and helping our seniors, Chazsady enjoys the beach, spending time with family and friends, and playing billiards.


Joan Halliwell - Director of Client Services

Joan Halliwell - Director of Client Services

Joan.Halliwell@HomeInstead.com


 

At Home Instead Senior Care - Sarasota, Florida, Joan works closely with clients and their families to develop the best care plan to suit clients needs and situations.  Prior to entering into the home healthcare industry, Joan spent 18 years in the financial services sector.  A resident of Sarasota, Florida since 1987, Joan is passionate about people, detail and quality of care.  


Jeannah Haber - Staffing Coordinator

Jeannah Haber - Staffing Coordinator

Jeannah.Haber@HomeInstead.com


 

A resident of Sarasota, Florida since 1978, Jeannah has spent the last 11 years as a Home Health Staffing Coordinator and three years with a LTC facility. An expert in care coordination and creating successful matches with our clients, Jeannah is happy to hear from our CAREGivers "I  love my client" and that the client feels the same.  It's a win-win for all of us and the best that we do!


Elaine Russo, RN

Elaine Russo, RN

Elaine.Russo@HomeInstead.com  ​

Formally from Rochester, New York she has lived in Florida for 18 years.  She loves animals and has two cats.  Elaine has an extensive background in Assisted Living, Memory Care and Long-Term Care along with being a Certified Alzheimer's Instructor.  Her goal is to help people age in place with dignity, respect and compassion.  Her priority is to provide Outstanding Customer Service.


Pam DeKany Pamela.DeKany@HomeInstead.com

Pam DeKany  Pamela.DeKany@HomeInstead.com

Pam DeKany is a registered nurse, certified dementia practitioner, and CPR instructor. 

Nursing has been a natural fit for her lifelong inclination as a caregiver. All of her professional experience in nursing has been in elder care. She has had the good fortune to have worked in a variety of positions with a collective emphasis on assisting clients to remain safely in the least restrictive environment which, for most, a home setting.

In Pam's free time, she enjoys spending time making memories with her husband, family, and friends. Traveling to all 50 states is a goal and she has only three states left to go


Tracy Sutton On-Call Coordinator

tracy.sutton@homeinstead.com

Tracy moved to the Sarasota area in 1989 from Canton, Ohio as a child and spend many hours “playing nurse” with her grandparents.  She found she had a nurturing soul which led her to a career of over 30 years in the health care field where she has worked as a medical assistant and as administrative support.  Tracy has also worked as a private CAREGiver for her grandmother and understands what it is like to have loved ones in need and what it’s like to be a CAREGiver.  She spends her free time with her 3 amazing sons who provide her with unconditional happiness.


Tara Boccanfuso - Accounting & Technology Coordinator

Tara Boccanfuso - Accounting & Technology Coordinator

Tara.Boccanfuso@HomeInstead.com

Tara is a native Floridian and lived a few years in Oregon, but had to come back to beautiful Sarasota, her home.  She's been blessed to have the opportunity to travel the U.S. and even some international travel.  She has a passion for helping people, baking, cooking, football and spending time with family and friends, especially the four legged ones.  With prior experience working in accounts payable, payroll, and customer service, she provides administrative support to the office staff and owners along with taking care of the bookkeeping here at Home Instead Senior Care Sarasota.


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