Chaz is a
native of New York City, born and raised in the Bronx. He grew up in a
fifth floor walkup apartment and worked at Yankee Stadium as a youth.
He is a veteran of the Marine Corp and a member of the American Legion
Post 164. Chaz worked in information technology at New York Life
Insurance Company for 35 years. A few months after retiring he joined
Flemington Car and Truck Country under the mentor ship of Steve Kalafer.
Becky is a garden state native. She is the mother of 4 adult children; three sons and a daughter, and the grandmother of four. Becky 's passion has always been to enhance the lives of others. She knows all too well the rigors of caregiving and lends care to her mother who remains at home with Alzheimer's.Becky holds a New Jersey School Nurse Certification and remains a mentor to children. A foster parent who adopted her youngest son, her home remains licensed for children in need. Becky credits her love for nursing to her father and an aunt. They both were stationed in the army and would relay tales of their times in the service to Becky during her youth. Her aunt was an army nurse who later became a Psychiatric Nurse in a New Jersey hospital. Becky chose to emulate her and the desire was fostered to become a nurse. In high school Becky volunteered as a "Candy Striper" and then as a young mother entered a Practical Nurse Program. Her passion for her profession drove her to pursue becoming a Registered Nurse. She obtained her Bachelor's of Science in 2005.
Becky embraced the diversity that a nursing career afforded. She began working with intellectually disabled individuals, she then entered home care management, next as a Health Services Administrator in a NJ prison achieving national accreditation, and ultimately as an Assistant Director of Nursing Services in a forensic hospital. Becky possesses an unwavering desire to excel, create and implement positive change and this has led her to hold management positions in each venue pursued. Becky is excited about having joined our Home Instead Family and looks forward to being a proactive member of our Team. She is a positive motivator and will work effortlessly to enhance the lives of our community seniors.
June was born and raised in New Jersey and the variety of places she has lived in NJ is not the only thing that has diversity in her life. June was a “Candy Striper” when she was in High School and had a strong desire to help people; she even entered a “follow a nurse” program at JFK Hospital in Edison to investigate a career in nursing. Unfortunately, one day while working with a nurse she experiences a troubling situation which involved an elderly woman in distress; she wanted to help people not hurt them and so changed her career direction. June spent over 20 years working in the Information Technology field. She held multiple positions, as a Data Center Manager, a Programmer, and a Project Management Director. During this time, she traveled throughout the United States providing computer training and support to many aspects of the manufacturing and sales industries. Her passion for wanting to help people continued to tug at her heart strings. She met her soon to be husband during this time, and he supported her in her decision to make a career change. She became an Admissions Representative in the proprietary school industry, where she could provide guidance to people, young and old, who wanted to identify a new career opportunity for themselves. She worked her way up the ladder and became an Eastern Regional Manager. Again, she found herself on the road, traveling the U.S. and moving further away from her passion of wanting to help people. Unfortunately, her Mother-in-law took ill and June left her job to assist in the process of advocating and caring for her. Being in the health care setting, June was faced once again with her strong desire to help people and the idea of nursing came back to the forefront. At the age of 46, with much support and encouragement from her husband and a couple of insistent nursing instructors, June embarked on a nursing degree. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with an Associate Degree in Science from Warren County Community College and received her Registered Nurse license from the state of New Jersey. While she attended the nursing program she worked as an Aide at Hackettstown Medical Center in the Progress Care Unit, and once she received her nursing license, she became a nurse on that unit. After 3 years in the hospital setting, June went on to spend 4 years as a Hospice nurse, where she was able to help many clients and families find comfort and solace during the very difficult and challenging period of end of life. June loved working with the senior population and wanted to find a way to give back more. During one Holiday season, a friend invited her to “wrap gifts” for “Be a Santa to a Senior/Veteran Program”. That’s when June walked through the doors of Home Instead Senior Care and never looked back! June has found her home in helping seniors “Age in Place” and adding quality to their lives. June is an integral part of the Home Instead team. She works with the other nurses to provided new assessments and routine reassessments for our client base. June advocates for our clients daily and provides teaching to clients and families to encourage their independents at home. June also works with the other nurses on supervising and training our CAREGivers, to keep them current on home care processes and procedures. She obtained her Certified Dementia Practitioner certification since she’s been with Home Instead to provide even more knowledge to this growing demographic of our aging seniors.June currently resides in Hope, N.J. with her husband and their three “fuzzy” children. She and her husband love their Airedale terriers and never take a vacation or trip without them.
Lana grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada. She obtained a Bachelor of
Science in Nutrition and worked as a Dietitian in Public Health and
Hospitals for many years in North Carolina, New York and New Jersey.
She specialized in Public Health, Diabetes, Renal disease and Outpatient
counseling. She worked as a Certified Diabetes Educator for several
years. Lana decided to return to school to become a Registered Nurse
and graduated in 2001. Her nursing career has been in rehabilitation,
sub-acute and long-term care. She worked in a sub-acute/long-term care
facility as an Assistant Director of Nursing specializing in infection
control and staff education. She joined Home Instead Senior Care in
Washington last December as a Nursing Field Supervisor. She enjoys
helping seniors stay in their homes and is pursuing her Master’s in
Nursing in the area of Care Coordination. She lives in Washington with
her husband and two children. She continues to stay current on
Nutrition trends and enjoys Crossfit.
Lucy is a 4th generation native of Hackettstown, New
Jersey. Four generations of her family have graduated Hackettstown High
School. Lucy was the primary caregiver for her mother, Lucille who
passed at age 80. Missing her mom prompted her to apply for a CAREGiver
position at Home Instead. She soon found fulfillment working with her
clients and this oftentimes rekindled cherished memories of mom for her.
Lucy has a firm belief in the Home Instead
"difference" between counting the years and actually living them. She
joined our office Team in 2008. Lucy received certification in the
Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Training Program (CARE). Her dedicated
motivation, knowledge, and professionalism drive her passion to share
our mission with a network of professionals in our local communities.
Lucy's deep roots and strong community ties form the fabric of our Home
Instead ties to the communities we serve. She is an educator and works
with community groups offering public presentations throughout the
county on topics like Senior Fraud, The Five Wishes, and Hospital to
Community involvement is key to Lucy. She is a
trained counselor in the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP),
providing one-on-one assistance to people with Medicare
(www.shiptalk.org). She is a member of The United Way of Northern New
Jersey Caregivers Coalition, and the American Legion Post 164 in
Hackettstown. Lucy, also known fondly as Mrs. Claus is the motivation
behind our annual "Be a Santa to a Senior/Veteran Program". Mrs. Claus
and Santa have brought a twinkle to the eye of many seniors in Hunterdon
and Warren through the years.
Lucy has 2 grown, married sons, whom she is very
proud. The "spring" in her step is from her 2 grandsons and a
granddaughter in Montana. A granddaughter who is the big sister to her
brother and sister, a set of twins, live in Vermont.
Laura's cultural roots run deep. Born and raised in
New Jersey, she is descended from an American Indian tribe, the Washoe,
of the Lake Tahoe region. Her fondest memories are of Grandma Hazel, a
strong, spiritual, loving woman who taught Laura how to bake bread and
sweet rolls from scratch when Laura and her family visited every summer.
Laura's maternal grandparents, Pop-Pop and Mom-Mom came to live with
Laura and her family in 1973, forming an inter-generational household.
So many generations living under the same roof had its challenges but
were seen as growing experiences and precious memories held to this day.
Laura's profound respect and fondness for seniors was
rooted in her youth and she is 100% committed to the seniors she serves
at Home Instead every day. Laura is a good listener and has developed
an understanding of “how" a senior feels about having to accept help at
home and is sensitive to their concerns. She manages staffing
coordination, Client schedules, and creates the everlasting match
between a CAREGiver and their Client. Staffing NAVIGATOR is the perfect
description of Laura! She has also achieved certification in the
Alzheimer's and Dementia CARE Training Program. Laura is often "On
Call" and available to answer any questions or concerns because it's not
just a telephone call, it's Personal
Over the years Laura has been an active volunteer
delivering Meals-on-Wheels. She serves on the Board of the Washington
Borough Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She is involved with her
church family of the First Presbyterian Church in Washington. She has
lived in Washington for over 28 years, is married and has two grown
Stacy Mott joins Home Instead Senior Care as our new Human Resource Specialist. Stacy
is a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in Marketing.
She started her career with a division of Toys R Us as a Regional Human
Resource Manager for the Southeast lending support to nine district
managers and over two thousand employees. She most recently worked as
the President for a nonprofit organization dedicated to training women
to run for office. She lives in Washington with her husband and three
Brandy grew up in Hunterdon County and graduated from
Voorhees High School. After graduating she began her career in
banking. Her career developed and she obtained many positions
throughout her 15 year career in banking. Brandy always enjoyed helping
her clients and especially enjoyed sharing stories with her elderly
clients. “Spending time listening to their stories and watching them
light up as they shared with me was always wonderful.”
Brandy married her high school sweetheart and moved
to Warren County. Her greatest moment was when she became a mother; it
is the most rewarding career she could ask for. Being able to stay at
home with her 3 children while they are young is a wonderful
opportunity. Although she enjoyed being at home there was a piece of her
that still had the desire to be active and continue to grow
professionally. This time though she wanted something that was more
rewarding and fulfilling. That is when Brandy was introduced to Home
Instead Senior Care. Brandy enjoys’ working with the CAREGivers and
especially enjoys teaching the Alzheimer’s CARE program. In addition to training our CAREGivers Brandy ensures that our technology & media structures are current and well functioning.
"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.
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