Home Instead has a team of people that really seem to care about your
needs and are very willing to work with you on concerns. They work hard
to make sure a caregiver is always available. I feel more relaxed
knowing they provide excellent care.
"To serve seniors and their families with compassion and excellence."
Todd has a degree in organizational communication from Montana State University, a M.B.A. with an emphasis in management from George Fox Univeristy, and senior leadership training from Case Western Reserve. While at Montana State, he worked as an adjunct college professor. He has senior management experience with companies such as Black & Decker Corporation, Sherwin-Williams Corporation, and Valmont Industries. Todd has served on various community boards and has lead care groups with his church. Todd is a Certified Senior Advisor.
Kristi has a B.A. in elementary education and special education from Montana State University. She has a M.A. in early childhood development and has many years work experience in teaching, and developing curriculum. Kristi is a Certified Senior Advisor. She runs a non-profit, Teens Finding Hope, for teens suffering with depression. Website is: www.teensfindinghope.org.
Danielle has her B.A. in family and consumer sciences and psychology from Montana State University. She has her Masters in Social Work from the University of Georgia. Danielle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Danielle is a board member of her mother's non-profit, Teens Finding Hope, and has a heart for helping others. She came to Home Instead in April 2015 and has served as our Recruitment, Engagement and Training Manager and Director of Client Care. Danielle is now our Managing Director. Danielle is a Certified Senior Advisor and is excited to be serving seniors in the community alongside her parents.
Nicole has a B.S. in Finance and worked in the financial industry prior to joining Home Instead in 2011. Outside of work Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, photography, reading, watching sunsets, and taking walks.
Jeremiah has a background in Management. He has been CNA certified. Jeremiah came to work for Home Instead in Sept of 2016. He has been in the Field Manager role, the Finance & Operations Administrator role, and recently transitioned to Director of Operations & Project Management. Jeremiah loves to Golf and play Cribbage. Jeremiah enjoys supporting Seniors in our Community with his parents and sister.
Corey was born in New Jersey and moved to Oregon in 1992 from Florida. Prior to Home Instead he was a CMA in pulmonary and sleep medicine. Corey has worked in family medicine at OHSU for several years. He loves to golf and has 12 years of work experience in that industry as well. He also has a wide array of carpentry skills. He enjoys having the opportunity to help others succeed in whatever they choose to pursue. Corey has always had a caring heart and is proud to be part of this great team.
Karen serves as our Office Manager, juggling a wide range of administrative and support related tasks for our entire team. Karen started with Home Instead in 2009 and has knowledge and experience in a variety of roles including marketing and client care. She is excited to continue her career as Office Manager and loves making a difference in the lives of others. Karen loves design, hiking and biking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Jessica was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She started Caregiving in 2008 and has a special place in her heart for hospice work and dementia patients. In 2016 she was hired as a CAREGiver for Home Instead and has gradually worked her way from there to full time in the office. Jessica has been married for 11 years and has 2 beautiful children. She lives on 130 acre farm and enjoys family time, camping, all of her animals, and spending time outdoors.
Ruby has a background in mental health social work. She has a B.A. in sociology from the University of Oregon and her Masters of Social Work from Portland State University. In her free time, Ruby enjoys running, sewing, and spending time with her family including its most important member, her border collie Rudy. Ruby is passionate about providing excellent care to seniors and lending an ear and helping hand to CAREGivers.
Erynn is originally from the Chicago area. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri and went on to earn her Master of Social Work from Columbia University in New York City. Erynn has joined the Client Care team with over 5 years of gerontological case management and community-based social service experience. In her free time Erynn is an avid reader, a spicy food enthusiast and enjoys spending time with her miniature poodle, Rosie.
Crystal was born and raised as an Oregonian. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and went on to earn her master's degree in Social Work from University of Southern California. Crystal has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. In her free time, she is a horror movie enthusiast, dog lover and loves spending time with friends and family.
Madilyn is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah and recently relocated
to Vancouver with her family. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from
Southern Utah University and her Master of Social work from Utah State
University. She has worked in a variety of clinical positions including
foster care case management, inpatient psychiatric care, and currently maintains
a private practice providing individual and couples therapy in addition to her
work with Home Instead. Madilyn has a passion for working directly with all
kinds of people and providing quality care, something she can do daily as a
client care coordinator. She loves to cook, embroider, and curl up with
a good book. She is an outdoor enthusiast and
enjoys frequent trips to the coast with her husband and two wonderful
dogs, Charlie and Coco.
Julie joined our team in June 2017 as Field Supervisor, writing up client care needs for CAREGivers. Julie checks in with both our CAREGivers and clients to make sure all is well. For 15 years, Julie has been a caregiver and schedule coordinator to field supervisors. She enjoys writing and is currently working on a Children's short story. Julie is also a co-founder of a feline rescue, Cat's Cradle Rescue, where she spends evenings and weekends volunteering.
Tamara was born and raised in California, but has lived in Oregon since 2000. She is a mom of 4 girls and grandma to one grandson. In her spare time, Tamara enjoys playing co-ed softball, outdoor activities and getting together with her family and friends. Her favorite color is green and her favorite food is Thai. Tamara has worked in the caregiving field for more than 20 years. She manages our CAREGivers' schedules.
Joni has worked with Home Instead since June 2011. She started as a CAREGiver, moved part-time as an On Call Supervisor, then Staffing Assistant/On-Call Supervisor and now holds the full-time position as Staffing Coordinator/On-Call Manager. She misses her clients but loves working with the office team.
Joni has been married to Randy, they have 3 children, Josh, Jessica and Jacob. She is expecting her first grandchild in spring 2019.
Heather joined our team in the fall of 2018, after moving to the area from Santa Cruz, CA. She has over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including having been a caregiver, Hospice volunteer and owning an affordable Medical Massage Clinic. In her spare time, she enjoys, reading, teaching Zumba, crafting and spending time with her kitties, Alfred and Evie.
Alicia was born in Livermore, CA, Bay Area. She has three years experience working in the special needs field with adults and children. Alicia enjoys to travel around the world and is an avid attender of her local church in Tigard. Alicia is excited to work with Home Instead due to her love for helping people and working for a business that has great morals and beliefs.
Pennie is originally from California and has relocated to Oregon five years ago. She is married with two sons and a granddaughter with a love for working with Seniors. Over ten years of experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant and CAREGiver, she considers it a privilege to continue to work with such a caring and dedicated staff serving Seniors in our community.
Phyllis manages three geographic territories for Home Instead Senior Care; Columbia, Western Washington, and Yamhill Counties. Developing community referral partners and providing avenues to align with local organizations. Creating employment opportunities for caregivers to serve local seniors. Helping families and senior organization provide safe, sustainable and thriving environments for elder seniors is one of her passions. She has been married 43 years, has 4 children, 3 son-in-law's and 4 amazing grandchildren.
Michele started as a CAREGiver with Home Instead Senior Care in 2013 while pursuing her nursing licence. Michele became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2014 and began working in the office as a Quality Assurance and Training Coordinator and then transitioned to Client Service Manager in 2015. Michele moved to the Nursing department in 2016 to work with Medication Administration Clients and continues to assist with CAREGiver training. She truly enjoys her current role which allows her to support CAREGivers and Seniors.
Amber Owens has been a licensed professional nurse since 2012. She has had a successful career focused on Veterans with Alzheimer's having received her Alzheimer's specialty certification in 2014 from the Alzheimer's Association. Before working with veterans Amber taught nursing students in China in 2005 where she was recognized by the Chinese Government as Outstanding Educator. Amber is currently working towards earning her BSN degree. She is the mother of two fur babies and enjoys book folding.
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