Our office

serves Ash, Bolivia, Calabash, Carolina Beach, Castle Hayne, Hampstead, Hollytree, Kure Beach, Landfall, Leland, Longwood, Monkey Junction, North Topsail, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Ogden, Shallotte, Sneads Ferry, Southport, Sunset Beach, Supply, Surf City, Topsail Beach, Wilmington, Winnabow, Wrightsville Beach
Select a different office

Our Team

  1. Home
  2. About Us
  3. Our Team

Group Picture.png

At Your Service 24/7 in Wilmington, NC

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 (910) 342-0455 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.
​​​ ​​

Tammy Godusi - Owner/Nurse Director

Tammy Godusi - Owner/Nurse Director

Tammy is the Nursing Director of Home Instead Senior Care and a Registered Nurse with over 25 years of medical experience.  Her background has been in hospital Medical-Surgical, Orthopedics, and Case Management.  After receiving her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Barton College in Wilson, NC, she concentrated her career in Geriatrics and Case Management. She obtained her Certification in Case Management after realizing she loved assisting patients and families through the healthcare system.  In addition to nursing, Tammy is the mother of 3 boys and has lived here in North Carolina for 30 years.

Tammy.Godusi@homeinstead.com


Amir Ghoddoussi - Owner

Amir Ghoddoussi - Owner

​Amir has a Master's in Business Administration from Pfeiffer University and has worked in the health field for the past 6 years.  He is more than happy to assist you with a no-obligation consultation in your home or at the office. Utilizing your Long Term Care insurance or VA benefits can be confusing, but he is here to help you better understand the process and plan for your home care needs.  If you have any questions about Long Term Care Insurance or VA benefits, please call Amir at 910-342-0455.

Amir.Ghoddoussi@homeinstead.com


Kristdel Vestal - Operations Director

Kristdel Vestal - Operations Director

As Operations Director, Kristdel oversees the daily operations of Home Instead Senior Care, ensuring that our high standards are met with exceptional CAREGivers and customer service. In addition to daily operations, she is also responsible for online marketing/networking, accounts receivables, client billing inquiries, and specializes in Long Term Care Insurance. Kristdel graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. Kristdel has worked for the past 8 years in home care and truly loves working with Seniors and their families. 

Kristdel.Vestal@homeinstead.com

Maggie Smith - Client Care Manager

Maggie Smith - Client Care Manager

As our Client Care Manager, Maggie makes sure that her team has the resources they need to ensure quality care for our clients. She works hard to ensure client satisfaction, quality care, and schedule consistency. Maggie loves working with clients, families, and CAREGivers to help older adults thrive at home. She ensures that the clients continue to receive great care- review their plan of care routinely and coaching CAREGivers to maximize quality service. Maggie visits our clients on a regular basis and develops personal relationships with them. She listens to their concerns and communicates with the office and our CAREGivers to make sure everyone is on the same page. Our clients love working with her and anticipate her warm smile and caring demeanor. ​Maggie has a Bachelor's Degree in Gerontology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Maggie.Smith@homeinstead.com


Anne Rostan - Community Outreach Director

Anne Rostan - Community Outreach Director

Anne is our Community Outreach Director. Her role is to share Home Instead Senior Care's message throughout the community. Her goal is to help families and business understand the home care services we provide and also coordinate quick, effective, and quality care for our senior clients. Anne's expertise leaves clients and client families feeling more informed, more comforted, and more cared for. She plays a critical role in educating other professionals in the senior and healthcare community and forms great partnerships with our referral providers. Anne is also responsible for taking all initial call inquiries regarding start of care and loves educating clients about all services provided by Home Instead Senior Care. Anne has a master's degree in Education, and she is both a certified CPR instructor and an Alzheimer's Specialist.

Anne.Rostan@homeinstead.com


Amy Arnett - Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

Amy Arnett - Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

As Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, Amy recruits new CAREGivers, provides a bulk of the Orientation training, and helps support other programs & events to engage our amazing CAREGiver family. Amy joined Home Instead with several years of health care and training experience in the Health and Human Services industry.  She is extremely proud to be a part of the team and of the services we provide. Amy encourages CAREGivers, provides moral support, as well as reinforces policies and procedures.  Her job is to ensure that all CAREGivers have the same wonderful experience with Home Instead and the clients they are matched with. If you are interested in learning more about what it means to be a Caregiver, contact Amy for more information at Amy.Arnett@homeinstead.com.


MaryAnn Turano - Recruitment Coordinator

MaryAnn Turano - Recruitment Coordinator

Maryann assists our Recruitment & Retention Coordinator, Amy, with recruiting, screening, and hiring our CAREGiver staff. It is essential that we find the right group of passionate individuals to care for our local seniors. Maryann helps Amy in hiring and creating an exceptional team that truly cares for our seniors as if they were family. The lengthy hiring process includes multiple background screens, reference checks, drug screening, and extensive training designed specifically for Home Instead Senior Care. Our CAREGivers are the best of the best, and our Recruitment team is happy to discuss with you what sets our CAREGivers apart!


Monica Hughes - Account and Communications Specialist

Monica Hughes - Account and Communications Specialist

Monica plays an integral role in ensuring that the administrative and financial aspects of our business run smoothly. Monica is responsible for payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial statements, financial analysis, and other aspects of the business' financial performance.  Monica takes the hassle out of filing long term care insurance for our clients by helping to navigate the filing process.  She efficiently handles LTC billing to ensure a smooth claims process for our clients. Monica also assists with managing our social media presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and our online website/blog. Monica holds a Master's Degree in Business from East Carolina University.

Monica.Hughes@homeinstead.com


Courtney Nance RN - RN Supervisor

Courtney Nance RN - RN Supervisor

Courtney visits with each of our Personal Care clients to assess and determine the level of hands-on assistance that may be required (ADL support). She also trains and supervises our CAREGiving team for their skills, competencies, and regular performance. Together, with our CAREGiver Coordinator team, she ensures that our clients' total needs are being met and that our CAREGiving family is highly trained and skilled. Courtney creates personally tailored care plans with each client so that their personal goals are respectfully incorporated into their daily routines and updated as oftern as needed. Courtney comes to Home Instead Senior Care with years of nursing experience and a growing passion for senior care!


Chelsea Lynch - Client Care Coordinator

Chelsea Lynch - Client Care Coordinator

Chelsea works directly with our clients and their families. She is responsible for educating them on our services and onboarding them to Home Instead Senior Care. Chelsea works with our Client Care and Nursing teams to customize a Care Plan for each client based on their individual needs. She will make sure you are thrilled with the Home Instead experience! Chelsea responds with the utmost patience and understanding with the goal of helping seniors maintain their independence at home as long as possible. Chelsea has a Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Technology from East Carolina University.


Natalie Keith - Client Care Coordinator

Natalie Keith - Client Care Coordinator

As a Client Care Coordinator, Natalie meets with our Companion and Personal Care-level clients for Initial Consultations, as well as for recurring Quality Assurance visits. She communicates regularly with clients, family members, and CAREGivers to ensure that all Care Plans are current, reflecting an accurate portrayal of what our clients’ needs and wishes are. Natalie started with Home Instead Senior Care as a Scheduling Coordinator and recently transferred to the Client Care Department. Natalie has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a minor in biology from Radford University.


Daniella "Dani" Means - Scheduling Team Lead

Daniella "Dani" Means - Scheduling Team Lead

Dani’s role is to oversee the Scheduling Coordinator team and personally match our CAREGiving staff to their clients to ensure the utmost compatibility. Her previous work experience gives her great insight in making sure our CAREGivers and Clients are 100% satisfied with Home Instead! Some of Dani’s greatest strengths are her compassion to help others, her ability to effectively communicate, problem-solving, and having an empathetic disposition to clients and CAREGiver's alike. She also conducts a portion of our classroom style CAREGiver training program, ensuring our CAREGivers understand scheduling processes and the care standards of Home Instead Senior Care.​



Carly Conigliaro - Scheduling Coordinator

Carly Conigliaro - Scheduling Coordinator

Carly works directly with Dani as one of our Scheduling Coordinators. Together as a team, they work hard to personally match our CAREGiving staff to their clients to ensure the utmost compatibility. Understanding how important it is to clients and their families to find the right caregiver, Carly carefully matches the specific needs of the client with the experience and compassionate personalities of our CAREGivers. Carly’s educational background in psychology gives her great insight in making sure our CAREGivers and Clients are 100% satisfied with Home Instead through great personality match-making.



Madison Neves - Scheduling Coordinator

Madison Neves - Scheduling Coordinator

Madison offers much compassion in her role as Staffing Coordinator, ensuring Perfect Matches between clients and CAREGivers. ​As Staffing Coordinator, Madison’s focus on positive relationships helps her to find perfect client-CAREGiver matches. So many variables go into matching and scheduling, including personality, skill levels, location and client preferences for time and date, that Madison’s problem-solving skills are tested regularly!​​ She believes that providing in home care is more than making sure a client's needs are met- it is about making that special connection with the right CAREGiver that lifts their quality of life and gives them hope. ​Madison has a Bachelor's Degree is Health Service Management from East Carolina University.


Stephanie Penaloza - On-Call Supervisor

Stephanie Penaloza - On-Call Supervisor

As the On-Call Supervisor, Stephanie oversees after-hours and weekend operations and staff. She has cared for the needs of clients, supported and trained internal staff, and assumed many administrative roles as the company has grown.  With a heart for seniors, Stephanie ensures there is a compassionate and knowledgeable voice that will address care inquiries (no matter what time you’re calling!) and client/caregiver needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ​ Providing consistent support to our weekend and overnight warriors is critically important at Home Instead Senior Care.


Kathy Swiss- CAREGiver Coordinator

Kathy Swiss- CAREGiver Coordinator

As a CAREGiver Coordinator, Kathy provides personal care training to our CAREGivers and works one on one with them as they learn best practices in caregiving. She focuses on client safety techniques and how to perform personal care with compassion and dignity. She evaluates each CAREGiver and ensures they successfully complete competency testing.  She is dedicated to connecting with CAREGivers and clients on a personal level and enjoys being part of a team that lives out "To us, it's personal." With Kathy's vast experience as a CNA, she excels at providing training during our Orientation classes and helping new Home Instead CAREGivers grow and excel in their caregiving career path.



Rachel Pittman - CAREGiver Coordinator

Rachel Pittman - CAREGiver Coordinator

Understanding the needs of her own aging family, and as a previous caregiver herself, Rachel understands the need for quality, in-home care.  She has a genuine drive to help educate our community about the value of aging at home, and to raise the awareness of Alzheimer's disease and associated dementias.  With her years of experience as a CNA, Rachel excels in CAREGiver relationship building and training, while educating and raising awareness of how Home Instead Senior Care CAREGIvers help seniors retain their independence. 



Brittany Meskimen- CAREGiver Coordinator

Brittany Meskimen- CAREGiver Coordinator

Brittany’s passion for providing exceptional mentoring and training developed from her years as a CNA, so she understands how vital our CAREGivers are to our clients. Brittany started at Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver, and she was receiving such rave reviews, that we knew we needed her in our training staff to help build our CAREGiver team into exceptional care providers. Brittany loves hosting training events in the office and checking off our CAREGivers on using the hoyer lift, sit-to-stand devices, and activities of daily living.



Mary-Anne Ciquera - Front Desk Specialist

Mary-Anne Ciquera - Front Desk Specialist

Mary-Anne is our Director of First Impressions- greeting our clients, family members, and CAREGivers over the phone and when they visit our office. She gets to hear first-hand the frustration, care, and concern many family members are experiencing when trying to care for a loved one. Mary-Anne knows that we can help and when we find the perfect CAREGiver or solve a problem quickly, we are providing peace of mind to our clients and clients’ family. Mary-Anne assists with a variety of incoming phone calls involving customer care and CAREGiver support.  She maintains excellent responsiveness to all callers and visitors to the office on a daily basis while maintaining records and assisting with office administration.​


Office Mascots

Office Mascots

Our Home Instead Senior Care of Wilmington mascots are Brody and Momo! Brody is a Miniature Australian Shepherd and Momo is a Pit Bull / Beagle Mix. ​


Looking for advice?

Home Instead offers free monthly newsletters with tips and advice for caregivers of elderly loved ones.

Sign up for advice

Home Instead offers free monthly newsletters with tips and advice for caregivers of elderly loved ones.

Please select at least one newsletter.
Valid email address is required
View sample
View sample
View sample