In March 2004, Jerry co-founded our franchise and later became the sole owner in July 2014. He has a wealth of small company management experience, particularly in service companies. He has enjoyed a long career as a financial executive in advertising, real estate development and family farming consultancy in the St. Louis area.
When his mother had to have a hip replacement in 2003, he realized that senior care options were lacking in this area. Saddled with making sure his mother was cared for, and working full time an hour in the opposite direction, became a very stressful experience and the inspiration to start a Home Instead Senior Care franchise in Jerseyville, IL. His mother was able to remain in her own home, with the assistance of Home Instead CAREGivers a few days a week.
Owning a Home Instead Senior Care franchise is the most fulfilling job he has had, since each day we can bring happiness to our clients as well as comfort and peace of mind to their families.
As the VP, General Manager of Home Instead Senior Care, Gina brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team. She has been with the company since 2009 and has experience in nearly every facet of the business.
She began her Home Instead career as a CAREGiver while easing back into the workforce after staying home to raise her family. She was drawn to the company because of her own experience providing hospice care to a loved one, but it was clear that her mission was even greater than the one on one impact of her care. She has been rising in the Home Instead ranks ever since and helps to ensure the success of all of our CAREGivers through Leadership and mentoring.
In 2015, Gina became a member of the Jacksonville Rotary Club. She also volunteers one day a week at a Jacksonville elementary school assisting Kindergarten students become more proficient with their literacy skills and sight words.
Aside from her involvement in the Jacksonville community and supervising our vast network of caregivers, Gina also meets with families who are looking for in home care to find the right solutions for their loved ones.
Dawn found her way to Home Instead Senior Care in June of 2013. She was hired as a CAREGiver and worked in that position for two and a half years before coming into the office as the Service Coordinator for the Jacksonville area. Her experience as a CAREGiver is very beneficial. “I understand CAREGiver needs and client needs for their schedules better because I was in the field and saw it firsthand. Having seen both sides helps me to organize schedules and communicate better with CAREGivers and Clients”.
Dawn has had an amazing career path with Home Instead so far. Not only does she have a strong CNA background, she is also a proud 2nd generation Home Instead CAREGiver. In January 2017, Dawn transitioned into the position of Training Coordinator & CAREGiver Mentor. In November 2017, Dawn was named as the franchise's CAREGiver Development Manager. Dawn has easily transitioned into her roles, and now all of her experience provides her with the knowledge base to deliver a true State-of-the-Home, industry-leading training to our Home Instead CAREGivers.
"My sister's & I used Home Instead in November after our mother had major surgery. We were very pleased with the care she received & relieved that we didn't have to find help, worry about scheduling help & didn't have to do background checks. Everyone was polite, patient & caring.