Vesna Parks has owned and operated Home Instead Senior Care of Northeast Rochester since 2004. Vesna became interested in starting a Home Instead Senior Care franchise after watching her parents struggle with finding companion care for her grandparents. "One of the most rewarding aspects of this job is helping family's make the perfect match with a CAREGiver who can help them". Prior to this, she had 10 years of working experience in various non-profit organizations, focusing primarily on educational programming. Vesna holds a Masters Degree from Syracuse University and a Bachelor's degree from Ithaca College. She lives with her husband and two children in Rochester.
After working as a retail store manager for 12 years, Kristen decided to follow her passion and work with seniors. Kristen realized the enjoyment she got out of helping the seniors in her own family and wanted to be able to share that with other seniors as well. It is very important to Kristen to love where you work, who you work with and what you do and feels very fortunate to have found all three at Home Instead Senior Care. Kristen joined our office in 2006 and has completed the Train the Trainer program through the Alzheimer's Association which allows her to educate all of our CAREGivers on Alzheimer's and Dementia Care. Kristen lives with her husband, son and Labrador Retriever in Webster.
Holly has been working in senior care for over 20 years. In that time she has worn many hats; from volunteer work, to care giving, to community relations director, and marketing and sales director in various senior care agencies. She is very happy to be a part of the Home Instead Senior Care team as a Home Care Consultant, enhancing the lives of seniors. Working directly with seniors and their families, as well as the local network of senior health care providers, brings a healthy balance to doing work she loves. Holly and her family have lived in Rochester for 17 years. She enjoys spending time with her 2 grown daughters, their families and her younger son who is 11.When she's not spreading the word about Home Instead Senior Care, or hanging out with her kids, she can be found teaching yoga downtown or exploring the artsy community in Rochester. Holly is a published poet, an abstract and mural artist and a certified Yoga teacher specializing in trauma recovery. She is currently working toward her national certification as a Yoga Therapist.
Sally joined Home Instead Senior Care in March 2018. She spent a lengthy career in human services
most recently managing volunteer programs for a large national non-profit and
prior to that working with employment and career programs focused primarily on
the needs of older adults. Sally has a
B.S. in Education from SUNY Oneonta and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management
from St. John Fisher College. She has
two grown children, lives in Fairport with her cat Schmidt, and is an avid
Buffalo Bills fan. A lover of the
outdoors, in the summer months you will find her on the Erie Canal bike path,
hiking Monroe county trails, or sipping iced coffee on her back deck.
Karen joined Home Instead Senior Care after a career as an I.T. Professional and most recently 8 years in the direct sales industry. Karen lives in Penfield with her family. She has three grown children that she loves spending time with. In her free time, Karen enjoys exploring Western New York seeing new places, reading and visiting friends and family in her hometown of Troy, NY.
Kris joined Home Instead Senior Care in September of 2019 as a staff scheduler after working as a medical transcriptionist for 20 years. Kris lives in Pittsford, NY with her husband and two children. In her free time, Kris enjoys taking her two dogs on walks through the trails of the Pittsford-Mendon parks. Kris has a soft spot for the elderly and feels that working for Home Instead Senior Care seems like a good fit. Kris enjoys baking, spending quality time with her children and husband and visiting family in New Jersey whenever she can.
Michele joined Home Instead Senior Care after a long successful career as an HR Generalist and Recruiter. Her responsibilities in this role included recruiting, hiring and on-boarding new employees as well as employee relations and customer service. Michele is passionate about the elderly after caring for her own parents. In her spare time, Michele enjoys spending time with her grown sons and their families, going to basketball games and cheerleading competitions for her grandchildren. Michele lives in Fairport, NY with her husband and their West Highland Terrier, “Maxie”.
Julie has been working at Unity Hospital for 34 year as a Senior Registration / Admitting Specialist Coordinator. She likes cooking and entertaining friends and family in her free time. Julie lives in Greece with her husband and 2 sons. Julie is a dedicated Mom and enjoys being with her family. Julie has been a Hockey Mom for 15 yrs and has traveled the Northeast and Canada.
has worked for Home Instead Senior Care since 2014 as a weekend coordinator. Lynnette
enjoys talking with the CAREGivers and the clients very much. Lynnette
has worked for the Town of Greece since 1998 and for Unity Health
Hospital since 2007. She enjoys spending time with family and friends
any chance she can.
My name is Marta Laboy, mother of three. I've worked in the home care industry for over 20 years and love it. Knowing we make a difference to our clients/patients in the community; keeping them safe and independent in their homes makes me happy. The senior community has a special place in my heart. I believe I get this from my mother, who retired after a long career as a CNA taking care of seniors. I love spending my free time with family and friends; and I love visiting Cuba with my husband any chance we get.
"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.