"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.
Brett brings his love for service and country to our team after over ten years in the federal government. Brett was born and raised outside of Detroit, MI and holds a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. Most recently, as a Supervisory Special Agent, Brett provided protection and security for several senior cabinet-level officials. After serving in various government security positions both domestic and abroad, he feels God has led him to Home Instead Senior Care. In late July 2017, he was offered a position with Home Instead Senior Care as the Vice President of Operations. He is responsible for all operations in both the Herndon and Manassas offices and looks forward to serving his community.
Brett grew-up around the corner from his grandparents and vividly remembers their involvement in his life. He credits his love for woodworking and "tinkering" to his grandfather, Reid and his fondness for card games and cooking to his grandma, Edith. It is Brett's desire to truly honor and care for the seniors in our area that have shaped our great nation, especially our veterans. Brett enjoys staying active outdoors, working out and spending time with his wife, Alena and their two sons.
Julie Pavkov's corporate Human Resource experience extends from small family owned software companies to government contracting. She is excited about a new adventure serving in the healthcare industry where she is eager to support the organization of Home Instead Senior Care and make a positive impact in the lives of Clients and CAREGivers alike. Julie graduated from James Madison University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. She is originally from Manassas, VA and lives with her husband of 12 years and two children. She enjoys serving at her church, running and keeping up with her busy family life.
I bring an entrepreneurial background to the position of Director of Business Development. Whether it be a non-profit or business venture, I enjoy building and growing organizations. I specifically get excited about growing the reach of Home Instead Senior Care, because as a former Nursing Assistant and EMT, I understand the difference our CAREGivers are making. My family has experienced first-hand how valuable in-home care is for our 101-year-old grandmother in preventing falls and socializing with her during her long days.
I have previously worked in grassroots organizing, publishing sales and have been involved in several tech start-ups as founder and co-founder. I graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in Religion and later earned a law degree from Regent University. I essentially grew up in a cornfield in NW Indiana and I now live in Warrenton with my wife of 15 years and our 3 children. I like IU Basketball, fishing, camping and watching our kids play their sports. And, I promise, I'm not that crazy-sports dad.
I was born in Watseka, IL but raised in Winter Springs, FL. Been in various areas of nursing for 20 years to include Emergency Medicine, Travel Nursing, Cruise ship Nurse, Occupational Nurse, Forensic Nurse and Home Healthcare.
Married with one son who is our miracle baby. My family is my most amazing gift and blessing which I thank God for each day. I enjoy dancing, motorcycle riding, traveling and spending quality time with my family. "Being passionate about what you do makes what you do rewarding."
Susuana is proud of her West African Ghanaian heritage and speaks Fanti and Twi fluently. She joined Home Instead in fall of 2018 with previous managerial experience in home health care with various components of business operations. She holds a Master's degree in Health Services Administration and Bachelors in Business Administration. Working as a Certified Nursing Assistant grew Susuana's great love for seniors and fostered an appreciation for the geriatric health industry. It is a privilege to serve in the home health industry and have the opportunity to positively impact the geriatric community on a daily basis.
Spending time with her husband and children means so much to Susuana because it brings her so much joy. She enjoys sewing, catching up on her favorite shows and teaching children's Sunday school class at church.
Prior to joining Home Instead Senior Care, Gail cared for her father for six years. During this time she realized how much she loved caring for him and knew she should continue caring for seniors. She joined Home Instead in 2010, starting out as a CAREGiver part-time. Soon afterwards, Gail moved into the position of Quality Assurance Coordinator, ensuring our clients receive the best of care.
Gail is married and has three children. She enjoys reading, watching movies and playing games. But mostly she loves working at Home Instead Senior Care and strives to ensure our clients are receiving the best care!
Kaitlin is an RN and joined HISC in October 2016. She was born in Germany and as a child, lived in Pakistan, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island before the family settled in Manassas, Virginia. After high school and a stint in the Army as a medic, Kaitlin traveled around the country working in places like the Grand Canyon and Shenandoah Valley before settling down in South Carolina where she and her husband had a daughter. Upon the sudden passing of her husband, Kaitlin moved back to Manassas and began assisting in the care for her aging grandmother. She's always had an empathy and compassion for seniors and this, coupled with wanting to demonstrate integrity and hard work to her daughter, inspired her to get a degree in nursing. Being a single mother and working as an expert sales associate at Staples made Kaitlin determined and well organized. Kaitlin has an identical twin sister and a younger brother and spends her spare time with her daughter hiking, camping, skiing - anything outdoors. Kaitlin is thrilled to join the HISC team and is humbled by the inspiring and meaningful service that HISC provides her community.
Annemarie hails from Miami, FL where she graduated from Florida International University with a BA in Modern Languages. Annemarie came to DC to attend American University where she obtained a Master of Arts in International Communication, met her husband of 34 years, and has three children and one adorable grandaughter. She loves opera and ballet and was once kissed on the hand by Luciano Pavarotti!
Annemarie began working at HISC as a faithful CAREGiver in 2010 and never looked back. Annemarie has had an affinity for the elderly from a young age. Starting at HISC after being a stay at home mom for 23 years was the perfect match.
When the opportunity to join the office staff was presented to her, she jumped in once again. She currently is our CAREGiver Relations Coordinator in the Human Resources Department. Annemarie says she loves helping CAREGivers have a great CAREGiver experience as they generously give of themselves in order to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients and their families.
Jeannie has worked for Home Instead Senior Care for over 10 years. Prior to working at Home Instead, she was a stay at home mom for many years and started working part time hours as a CAREGiver. Jeannie joined the administrative team 6 years ago, initially as a Staff Coordinator. For the past 5 years, she has worked in the HR Department, using her vast caregiving experience in the role of CAREGiver Retention Coordinator. She conducts new CAREGiver /Client introductions, coaches and mentors new and seasoned CAREGivers, handles out-processing as well as other procedures within the HR Department, coordinates appreciation events and writes a weekly newsletter for CAREGivers.
Jeannie has always had a natural affection for seniors and learned the importance of caring for one's elders through the example set by her family. When Jeannie was a child, her great-grandmother lived upstairs in the home of a great-aunt. Jeannie spent many hours keeping her great-grandmother company; spending hours listening to her stories about the "old country", brushing her hair, holding her hand, praying with her, talking to her, and assisting with meal time.
In Jeannie's own words, she has "found that serving seniors, the company mission and the spirit of the owners has been a very good fit for me. My goal is to ensure that every CAREGiver truly feels welcomed, confident and positive about the job they do by providing a 'nurturing home base' and the support and knowledge they need to succeed in their work."
As Human Resource Specialist, Chris keeps track of all CAREGiver documents, classes, and works with each CAREGiver to help make their career at HISC a success! Chris joined Home Instead Senior Care in 2014.
In her spare time she enjoys reading and art and making fairy gardens for her coworkers. She is also dedicated to physical fitness and weightlifting.
Joyce joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in 2014 and serves as a Staff Coordinator, ensuring our clients are paired up with the PERFECT Caregiver to meet their needs. Joyce always knew she wanted to work in the senior care industry, watching her mother work as a Nurse while raising Joyce and her four siblings. A native of Northern Virginia, Joyce is very connected with her very supportive family.
"I enjoy making a
difference in a senior’s lives. When I receive calls and emails from happy clients
about their CAREGivers, it puts a smile on my face and makes me feel good about
Christina joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in 2014 as a CAREGiver. Her experience as a caregver gves her a unique perspective in her role as a Staffing Coordinator who spends her days matching clients and caregivers for the best possible outcomes. Christina knows first hand what our clients expect from the CAREGivers helping them.
"I’ve always liked helping people, so when it was time for me to take a break from caregiving, I knew I wanted to stay within the Home Instead family. "
Von Peri joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in the summer of 2018 as a Staff Coordinator. Peri comes to Home Instead with staffing experience in other home care agencies and is a wonderful addition to our team.
"I am a person that loves to help others. After getting a business administration degree, I started working as a staffing manager in South Carolina. As a staffing coordinator at Home Instead Senior Care, I am proud that I get to link people with quality caregivers at a time in their lives when they need it most. Being of service to others is of utmost importance to me. In life we only get what we are willing to give. I strive to put my best foot forward & treat others with the same kindness and care that I desire for myself and those I love."
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