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Caring is Personal To Us

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 (724) 374-5370 to get help setting up home care for a family member.

​Care Team Westmoreland, PA

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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David M. Baron - Owner

David M. Baron - Owner David Baron acquired the Southeast Allegheny County Home Instead Senior Care office in August 2007 after a 20 year successful career leading software technology projects for a number of prominent consulting and large corporations.  David has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a graduate business degree (M.B.A.) from the Tepper School, Carnegie Mellon University.  David has won numerous awards from the Home Instead Senior Care’s Home Office for business accomplishments and is part of a select group of franchise owners involved in a leadership institute effort for our franchise network.

“I have a passion for ensuring that our seniors are cared for by the best CAREGivers in the industry and my primary focus for ensuring this outcome is recruiting, training and supporting the very best CAREGivers and office staff.”  

Personal Vision Statement: To create something powerful, ground breaking and sustainable (for the better) that will change the world for the next 50 years.


Patti Yeager - General Manager

Patti Yeager - General Manager

Patti joined Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver in 2005 to utilize her training as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Besides helping with in-home, she has also worked in the long-term care facility setting.

After joining our office staff, Patti held many position before being promoted to General Manager. In this role, she oversees office activity for both our Pleasant Hills and Export offices and acts as a liaison for new client inquiries. She brings her hands-on experience and compassion to our team by helping develop care plans, introducing new clients to their new CAREGivers and continuously looking for new ways to develop our customer service.

In Patti's spare time she enjoys spending time with her granddaughters and watching them play sports.

Personal Vision Statement: To be positive and supportive, while encouraging other to be the same.


Desiree Leon - Office Manager

Desiree Leon - Office Manager

​Desiree began working with our office in 2011 as a CAREGiver. She was drawn towards the position when reading the job description - it was the change she was looking for after working as a nanny.  In 2016 she began working in the office as the Administrative Assistant, then started in Human Resources before being promoted to Office Manager in 2019. 

Her Bachelor's & Master's Degrees in Social Work have helped her share meaningful relationships with our clients and CAREGivers. As Office Manager she helps ensure day-to-day operations run smoothly, and oversees the retention and engagement of our CAREGiver team. She loves our team environment and office culture, which she believes makes Home Instead a great place to be! 

At home, Desiree is a proud tortoise mom, enjoys the outdoors, and loves to travel with her husband.


Dagny Porter - Manager of Recruitment

Dagny Porter - Manager of Recruitment

​After starting as a CAREGiver in 2016, Dagny came to our office as the Manager of Recruitment in 2017.  Prior to CAREGiving, she earned an Associate's Degree in Computer Programming from WCCC.  Once her kids started school, her passion for seniors led her to her new career! 

As the Manager of Recruitment, Dagny finds the most compassionate and caring individuals to join our CAREGiver team.  She follows them through the new hire process, and plays a major role in their orientation. 

Outside of the office, Dagny is often involved in a new house project. She also enjoys knitting, hiking and spending time with her family. 

Personal Vision Statement: To work hard at everything I do while maintaining my honesty, integrity, and positivity. 


Maria Lezark - Service Coordinator

Maria Lezark - Service Coordinator

Following several years working in the senior care facility setting, Maria came to Home Instead in November 2019 to lead our efforts in matching our CAREGivers and clients in the best possible manner. 

Maria works diligently each day to coordinate client and CAREGiver schedules, making appropriate matches based on personalities and common interests. From the time a new CAREGiver walks into orientation, she works to get to know everyone and ensures their scheduling desires are met.

In Maria's spare time, she enjoys interior design, reading, and spending time with her family and rescued Basset Hound. 

Personal vision statement: To create a positive and uplifting work environment for myself and those around me while also maintaining a constructive and optimistic attitude. 



Maranda Leapline - Manager of Business Development

Maranda Leapline - Manager of Business Development As our Manager of Business Development, Maranda oversees the sales activities for both the Export and Pleasant Hills offices. Maranda is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with an Associate's Degree in Science and Technology, with a concentration in Business Management.  She started on our team in 2016.

Maranda understands that the first step to providing quality care is education for families and potential clients.  She is responsible for delivering our information to the community through presentations, workshops and health fairs.  Maranda also works directly with other healthcare professionals to ensure patients have access to the best options and providers, both in-home and in the facility setting.

Maranda has a beautiful daughter, loves meeting new people, socializing and spending quality time with her family.​

Personal Vision Statement: To provide. And while providing, keep a positive attitude and focus on what is important.


Sarah O'Neil - Manager of Client Services

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A graduate of SNHU with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources and Business Management, Sarah has served as our Manager of Client Services since 2016.  She started earlier that year as a CAREGiver after her experience with her own grandmother, who had rapid onset dementia. 

Sarah's efforts ensure that clients and their families have the best possible experience.  She conducts quality assurance visits with existing clients and care consultations with those who are interested in our services.  

In the community, Sarah is a landlord and is often busy with home projects. 

Personal Vision Statement: To provide a helping hand and support to those around me while staying true to my myself.


Patty Littlepage - Client Services Coordinator

Patty Littlepage - Client Services Coordinator

​Following a long career working with children, Patty joined our team in 2018 as a CAREGiver.  After less than a year, she started in our office and now serves as our Client Services Coordinator. 

Patty supports our client satisfaction process by performing quality assurance visits and care consultations.  Also she trains our CAREGivers to ensure they are prepared to care for our clients in all situations. 

At home, Patty is a cat mom, likes to tend the flowers in her garden, and watches the birds enjoy her feeders. 

Personal Vision Statement: While being respectful and staying in my lane, I want to be kind and helpful to people around me. Remembering to listen, not always needing to comment, just listen.  


Sue Ickes - Administrative Assistant / On Call Coordinator

Sue Ickes - Administrative Assistant / On Call Coordinator

​Sue joined our team in 2016 as an On Call Coordinator then joined the team in the office the following year. After years of being self-employed, she applied at Home Instead after being referred by another employee. 

She describes herself as "everyone's helper", providing assistance wherever is needed including scheduling, answering phones and more. She also is still one of our On Call Coordinators, answering the phones after hours to help with any emergenices that may arise.

Outside of the office, Sue loves animals and reading.

Personal Vision Statement: To be calm in all situations and spread kindness whenever possible.


Jean Garard - On Call Coordinator

Jean Garard - On Call Coordinator

Jean joined our team in 2016 as one of our On Call Coordinators. 

After retiring from nursing, Jean saw an employment ad from Home Instead and knew it would be a good fit. As part of our on-call team, she also helps clients and CAREGivers with emergencies as they arise after hours. 

In her free time, she loves spending time with her grandchildren, playing video games, and is becoming a foster dog mom for military families!

Personal Vision Statement: Set your goals and make a plan, your future is up to you.


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