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

At Your Service 24/7 in State College, PA

Ron and Christine Krasnansky opened their first Home Instead Senior Care office in State College in 2002. A year later they opened a second office in nearby Saxton.

Ron impacts the community through his efforts to improve the quality of life for senior adults as they age. The quality standards of Home Instead Senior Care are recognized nationwide and the local offices set the Standards of Excellence in the industry. All of the State College and Saxton CAREGiver staff are continually educated, trained, and screened through many background checks. In requiring this level of quality, Ron and Christine allow thousands of seniors and their families in the local area to enjoy peace of mind, independence, and dignity. Ron is a hands-on owner with an exemplary caring spirit. He is committed to improving the lives of Central Pennsylvania's seniors.
Currently, the State College team provides home care in Centre, Clearfield, and Mifflin/Juniata counties. The team at the Saxton office provides home care service to Huntingdon, Fulton and Bedford counties.

Ron and Christine Krasnansky both graduated from Penn State University. As co-owners of these two franchises they share a deep commitment to providing excellent homecare and to fullfilling our mission:

"To provide compassionate care and inspiration to our local seniors. We aim to exceed expectations."


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Amy Williamson, R.N. - Director, Client Experience

Amy Williamson, R.N. - Director, Client Experience

Amy has been our Director of Client Experience for fourteen years. She came to us with almost fifteen years of experience as a visiting nurse. Amy is responsible for supervising the function of all client scheduling as well as overseeing assignments of new clients and ongoing quality assurance. She is an important link to our client's and their famili​es as we develop and maintain their ongoing needs and ability to age in place. Amy works very closely with service coordinators from Veteran's Affairs and the Area Agency on Aging to provide adequate services to those in need.


Michelle Grove - Director, HR & Finance

Michelle Grove - Director, HR & Finance

Michelle is our Director of Human Resources and Finance. Michelle handles all client billing and is responsible for payroll, unemployment, worker's compensation claims and employee benefits.  She also handles all general Human Resources concerns including employment verifications and references. Michelle has been with Home Instead Senior Care since July 2004.


Dana Romanini - Director, CAREGiver Experience

Dana Romanini - Director, CAREGiver Experience

Dana is our Director of CAREGiver Experience.  She is responsible for ensuring the needs of the CAREGivers are met, and develops and maintains a workplace culture that retains quality CAREGivers.  Dana is also responsible for building community awareness of open CAREGiver jobs  while overseeing our Recruitment and Learning and Development teams.​ If you know of anyone interested in becoming a CAREGiver, please contact Dana today.​  dana.romanini@homeinstead.com​​​​


Lois Rea, R.N. - Team Lead, Client Care Coordinator

Lois Rea, R.N. - Team Lead, Client Care Coordinator

Lois is our Team Lead for Client Care Coordination. Lois provides quality assurance visits to all of our client’s at least every 90 days that reside in her assigned territory. She ensures that services are meeting our client’s needs and can also re-evaluate our client’s should there be a change in condition. As a result, she has the ability to make any changes necessary to the original care plan. Lois’ role strongly integrates consequent appropriate recommendations to encourage and support our client’s wishes to remain at home. Lois has been with Home Instead since August 2007.


Caryl Byrne, R.N.-Client Care Coordinator

Caryl Byrne, R.N.-Client Care Coordinator

Caryl is our Client Care Coordinator that works closely with our Team Lead, Lois, making quality assurance visits to all of our client's homes at least every 90 days that reside within her assigned territory. She, too, ensures that services are meeting our client's needs and can also re-evaluate our client's should there be a change in condition. Caryl has the ability to make any changes necessary to the original care plan and is readily available to come prepared with recommendations, observations and necessary resources.


Emily Boone - Community Outreach Coordinator

Emily Boone - Community Outreach Coordinator

Emily oversees all of our sales, marketing and community relations. She provides in-home care consultations to develop assessments that best meet our client's needs. She is also happy to serve as a resource as she enables families to navigate through assisted living, skilled nursing, home health and hospice care. Emily is responsible for our annual events such as the Anne Thacik auction and State College Walk to End Alzheimer's. She also provides community awareness of Alzheimer's disease in her efforts through the Alzheimer's Friendly Business Campaign. 


Dani Schiesler- Recruitment Coordinator

Dani Schiesler- Recruitment Coordinator

Dani is responsible for hiring CAREGivers.  She is the friendly face that conducts our interviews with our CAREGiver applicants. The recruitment coordinator is also responsible for the completion of all pre-screening of applicants and gathering all background information, as well as reference checks.  Dani started with us as a CAREGiver in April 2017, and joined the office staff in October 2018.  Are you interested in becoming a CAREGiver? Please contact Dani today! dani.schiesler@homeinstead.com





Ashlee Daly- Community Recruitment Coordinator

Ashlee Daly- Community Recruitment Coordinator
Ashlee ​ is responsible for building community awareness of open​ CAREGiver jobs, and finding quality candidates to join our team​.  Ashlee is active in our CAREGiver recruitment events and the CAREGiver Ambassador Program. She also leads the building of our recruitment referral partner database. ​ If you know of anyone interested in becoming a CAREGiver, or if you would like to become a CAREGiver Ambassador, please contact Ashlee today.​  ​ashlee.daly@homeinstead.com​

Tracey Tibbs - Learning and Development Coordinator

Tracey Tibbs - Learning and Development Coordinator

Tracey oversees the organization of all training programs for our CAREGiver’s and performs a variety of duties for the engagement of CAREGiver’s.  She teaches our formal training sessions and also provides hands-on individualized training and support​. Tracey started with us as a CAREGiver in August 2005, and joined the office staff in January 2010. 


Whitney Peters - Learning and Development Coordinator

Whitney Peters - Learning and Development Coordinator

Whitney is one of our Learning and Development Coordinators, focusing on CAREGiver support and education. She is responsible for CAREGiver orientation, CAREGiver training and CAREGiver retention. Whitney will also lead our CAREGiver Alzheimer's Training sessions. Whitney has been with Home Instead for three years and previously assisted with service coordination.


Rachel Packer-HR & Finance Coordinator

Rachel Packer-HR & Finance Coordinator

Rachel is responsible for a variety of HR/Finance functions including payroll and billing, finalizing CAREGiver shifts and our Long Term Care & Veteran's Affairs documentation.  She also assists in duties to ensure that our CAREGiver staff are all within state compliance. 


Julie Nelson-Service Coordinator

Julie Nelson-Service Coordinator

Julie is part of our Service Coordination team.  She oversees the communication of scheduling changes and updates to clients and CAREGivers as they occur. She also coordinates services with Waiver Service Coordinators as well as the Veteran's Administration. Julie provides accurate client information with new CAREGiver assignments resulting in quality service.​  


Denise Martin-Service Coordinator

Denise Martin-Service Coordinator

Denise is one of our Service Coordinators. ​She oversees the communication of scheduling changes and updates to clients and CAREGivers as they occur. She also coordinates services with Waiver Service Coordinators as well as the Veteran's Administration.  She provides accurate client information with new CAREGiver assignments resulting in quality service.  Denise plays a vital role in all of our scheduling needs.


Jenna Marquis- Office Coordinator

Jenna Marquis- Office Coordinator

Jenna is likely to be the first phone voice of Home instead Senior Care. She assits in directing all callers to the appropriate department to allow for the highest quality of service to clients and CAREGiver's. Jenna oversees many operational duties of the office and provides support to all departments. As the front end leader, Jenna is always meeting those walking through our doors with a smiling face!​


Diana Fouse- On Call Supervisor

Diana Fouse- On Call Supervisor

​Diana is one of the friendly voices you will hear after business hours.  She is fully trained to ensure that your needs are met outside of normal business hours.  She can assist you with scheduling needs, CAREGiver and Client issues, service inquiries, CAREGiver inquiries and any emergencies that should arise.  Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. 


Kim Moore- On Call Supervisor

Kim Moore- On Call Supervisor

Kim is one of the friendly voices you will hear after business hours.  She is fully trained to ensure that your needs are met outside of normal business hours.  She can assist you with scheduling needs, CAREGiver and Client issues, service inquiries, CAREGiver inquiries and any emergencies that should arise.  Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. 


Kayla Sipes - On Call Supervisor

Kayla Sipes - On Call Supervisor

Kayla is one of the friendly voices you will hear after business hours.  She is fully trained to ensure that your needs are met outside of normal business hours.  She can assist you with scheduling needs, CAREGiver and Client issues, service inquiries, CAREGiver inquiries and any emergencies that should arise.  Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. Kayla also serves as one of our extraordinary CAREGivers!


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