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."
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!
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.
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.
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. "
Anne started her life journey in caregiving at a very young age. Her mother was a geriatric nurse in a nursing home and released her children onto the floor at the tender age of 4 with instructions to "make someone's life better today." Taking that to heart, all her life Anne has lived in the service of others. In the beginning this meant Anne pursued a career in Special Education and was a teacher for 3 years before moving to Hawaii where her teaching license did not transfer. Knowing that Autism and Alzheimer's were similar she took a job in an Alzheimer's ward, and caring for the elderly accidentally became her passion. After she became a CNA, Anne became a Patient Care Technician and passed the National Board for Phlebotomy.
Having trained and worked with CNA's throughout her career in a variety of medical facilities and home care agencies, Anne brings a unique perspective to the hiring team. She describes herself as having an "awkward and friendly energy". She is full of life!
Anne also works on an On-Call basis with the Client Care Team; filling in on weekend shifts for other Caregivers who called out for emergency reasons. It blesses her greatly to still provide personal care to those who need it the most.
"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.