Jim and Mary Sukiennik have been the proud owners of the local Home Instead Senior Care office serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast since February, 2003.
Jim Sukiennik grew up in Tuscaloosa, AL, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of West Alabama. After a long career as a controller and Chief Financial Officer for several firms, Jim is using his business skills and appreciation for seniors to provide services to keep them safely at home, where they want to be. When not working, Jim enjoys golfing, kayaking, and spending time with his family.
Mary, an Alabama native, graduated from the University of Alabama before going to work as a social worker for many years. After moving to the Coast in 1991, Mary stayed at home with their children, Kait and Matt, until she and Jim opened their Home Instead Senior Care office. Mary also enjoys reading, baking, playing tennis, and spending time with her family.
Both Jim and Mary have been family caregivers for their mothers, who had Alzheimer's Disease. "I assisted with my mother's care as her disease progressed from slight cognitive impairment to the final stages of Alzheimer's, and during that time she was able to stay at home as she wanted to do", said Jim. They understand both the desire that seniors have for living at home as long as possible and the need for additional services to make that possible. They have both worked hard over the years to provide their clients with the highest level of non-medical care.
Kelli joined the team at Home Instead Senior Care in March of 2013. She has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of Human Resources to include recruiting, employee relations and training. She studied at Tulane University in Biloxi, MS for Human Resources and has had many hours of Employment Law related seminars. Her focus is to obtain the best qualified CAREGivers and to match their talents with the needs of our seniors. Kelli will be conducting orientation and implementing training classes to ensure our seniors have the best possible care. She will also be assisting in scheduling our CAREGivers for shifts and other needs as they may arise.
Kelli is from Biloxi, MS. She is married to Chris and has two children, Alexandria and Zachary and two grandsons, Jaxon and Couper. When Kelli is not recruiting or training, she enjoys boating, jeeping and spending time with her family and friends.
Jeneen joined the team at Home Instead Senior Care in March of 2015. She has over 10 years of experience in all aspects of Office Management/Executive Assistant to include employee schedules, accounting, training, data processing, and maintaining updated information. She studied at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Biloxi, MS for Business Management and has had many hours of Office Management related seminars. Her focus is to help maintain a professional atmosphere within the office. She will also be assisting in scheduling our CAREGivers for shifts along with billing and other needs as they may arise.
Jeneen is from Pass Christian, MS. She is married to Doug and together they have 4 children, Austin, Jenson, Gracie and Colton. When she is not working in the office she stays busy with her Cosmetology license, boating, outdoor activities, and supporting the kids in their sports.
Christopher joined the team at Home Instead Senior Care May, 2019. He has five years of health care experience including four years working with senior care. As the Home Care Consultant for Home Instead Senior Care, Christopher is a resource and advocate for seniors in the community and for our health care partners who also provide services to older adults in our coastal communities. Christopher has been a facilitator for Alzheimer's support groups for the last four years through the Alzheimer's Association. Christopher now volunteers his time in assisted living communities all over Mississippi Gulf Coast, working with family caregivers on how to improve the lives of those with Dementia and Alzheimer's disease. He has volunteered his time providing games, support groups, and activities to help seniors and family caregivers with a loved one with dementia.
Christopher, who is from Laurel, MS, earned his Bachelor's degree from Mississippi College with an emphasis in marketing. He is married to Linsey and has two children, Emery and Aiden. He enjoys boating, and spending time with his family and friends
Brandi joined the HISC team in November 2019. She has nearly 20 years customer service experience including over 7 years of Administrative Assistant and Office Management services.
Her primary role is to provide our clients with the best matched CAREGiver for their needs. She would like to assist the CAREGivers and client in building a relationship to provide the highest level of care and positivity.
Brandi is originally from Savannah, GA and has that southern charm that fits right in with the Home Instead family. She is married to Jason and together, they have three wonderful daughters, Audrey, Makayla and Evelyn. When not assisting our clients and CAREGivers, she is very active in her children's marching band, sporting events and dance rehearsals. In her free time, she enjoys painting and home décor.
Shirra joined the Home Instead Team in January 2020. As the Client Care Coordinator, her main focus is making home visits to assess the clients and work with them to outline their care needs. She ensures they receive the care they require and works with Home Health agencies, doctors and therapists to ensure they have the best possible outcomes. She works closely with families to ensure that their loved ones has all the equipment and resources they need to stay at home safely and comfortably. While receiving her BSN at The University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL, she worked as a CAREGIver at Home Instead Senior Care. She started her nursing career in the Burn Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital in Mobile, AL. She then worked in the Surgical Recovery Room at University of South Alabama Women's and Children's Hospital.
Shirra is originally from New Jersey and moved south to attend college in 2012. She is married to Derrick and together they have two little girls, Kinsley and Kaelyn. When she is not working, she is busy spending time with her family. She enjoys boating, fishing, relaxing on the beach, camping and crafting.
"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.