Michael is a graduate of Mars Hill University with a BS in Biology and Tusculum University with a Master of Management Degree. It was at Mars Hill University where Michael met his wife, Shannon. They have been married for 30 years. In 2006, Michael felt a calling to leave his chemistry profession of 18 years to open Home Instead Senior Care. Michael has a passion for helping seniors and strives to provide the best possible care for them.
Shannon is a graduate of Mars Hill University. We were very blessed to have Shannon join our team in 2012, after she taught first grade students for over 20 years. Her excellent organization and attention to details is crucial to meeting the everyday demands of home care. Shannon and her husband, Michael Goodman, have been married for 30 years.
Cyndi graduated from Wilkes Community College
with a degree in Medical Office Assisting. Her mother and grandmother were both
nurses. Watching them take care of people since she was a little girl helped
guide her into caregiving. Cyndi joined our team in 2014 as a CAREGiver and
transferred into the office in May of 2015. Since that time, she has been able
to put her organization and love of people to good use by making sure our
clients receive the best possible care we can offer them by teaching our
CAREGiver orientation training. In addition to training, Cyndi does billing,
reviews client care plans & reviews client charts making sure that our
clients are getting top quality service. Cyndi and her husband Shaen have 2 beautiful
children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. Cyndi and Shaen reside in Purlear.
Cindy has been an RN for 17 years. She began working for Home Instead in July of 2016. She is a QMHP (Qualified Mental Health Professional) in Adult, geriatric, adolescent Mental Health and Substance abuse Psychiatry. Cindy has worked in a Mental Health/SA field for 12 years and has also worked in Utilization Management. Cindy loves caring for and accommodating her patients. She has a passion to help and love on people. Cindy currently resides in Elkin and has 2 beautiful daughters and 4 grand-daughters.
Michelle is an Army veteran and graduate of Fayetteville State University. She graduated with a BS in Biology and minors in Psychology and Chemistry. Michelle started working with Home Instead Senior Care in 2012 as a caregiver in Fayetteville, NC . She moved to Wilkes County and began working with Home Instead in North Wilkesboro in January 2016. Michelle thoroughly enjoys working with our clients and caregivers and their schedules. Michelle has a daughter, Megan, whom attends West Wilkes High School. Michelle is also an avid crossfitter at the local YMCA. Both Michelle and Megan reside in Wilkesboro, NC, as well as their dog Phoenix.
Connie is married to her high school sweetheart and they reside in the East Wilkes area. She has several years of retail management and customer service experience, but her education is in healthcare. She completed her Bachelor's in Healthcare Administration in 2010. She enjoyed working in retail, but her desire has always been to work in health care. Since starting her healthcare journey in 2010 she has gained experience in different settings such as hospice care and home health. Her journey has ultimately brought her to Home Instead Senior Care and she is an avid believer in helping people in their homes.
She recently began working with Home Instead Senior Care in January. She is honored to be a part of Home Instead Senior Care where our staff genuinely cares about the community and enriching the lives of seniors.
Tina joined our team in August of 2015 and is a Wilkes County native with strong family roots to both Wilkes and Watauga. Tina is a QMHP ( Qualified Mental Health Professional ) bringing 15 years of direct mental health experience with a diverse population. Tina is not only our "Face in the Community" but also our Marketer and Recruiter. Her love of people, well honed people skills, passion to advocate for the needs of others, and a big smile assist her greatly! Tina is a devoted Advanced Level Yogi and practices other therapeutic body works. Tina is also active in many socially consciousness causes and routinely volunteers her time and skills to her passion projects as well as being a dedicated and active gym member and mountain bike trail runner. Tina and her, beautiful, daughter Sable along with Nana Betty and an Elvis cat reside in Millers Creek.
Kandace has been working for Home Instead Senior Care since September of 2018. She is currently working towards getting her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science through Thomas Edison University. She loves working in the North Wilkesboro Home Instead office and enjoys getting to interact with the Caregivers and Clients on a daily basis. She also teaches, dance, voice and violin lessons. She married the love of her life, Clark, on April 6th, 2019 and they reside in North Wilkesboro.
Jamie joined the Home Instead team in April 2019 and splits his time between being a CareGiver and working in the office. He was drawn to Home Instead by his deep desire to actively help seniors, while still pursuing the more technical challenges of working in an office environment. He graduated from Wilkes Community College with a degree in Accounting. Prior to coming to Home Instead he worked for several years as a book-keeper for the local Meals on Wheels program. Jamie and his wife, Amanda reside in North Wilkesboro.
Sandra started working for Home Instead Senior Care in August of 2018. Sandra Graduated from WCC and got her BSN from WSSU. She got her Master's Degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Phoenix. She has 40 years of nursing experience ranging from Labor and Delivery, being a Nursing Instructor, a Public School Nurse and a CNA/CPR instructor. She also has gotten her Teaching Certificate and is L/D Certified. She is a huge asset to our team and enjoys the interaction with our clients. Sandra also trains our CareGivers in how to take care of Dementia and Alzheimer's clients. Sandra has 2 sons and 5 fur babies and lives in North Wilkesboro.
Melody graduated from Palm Beach State College with a degree in nursing. She has experience in Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, Hospice, and Home Health. She lives in Wilkesboro with her fur babies Mia and Abbey. Melody enjoys assisting people to be able to stay in their homes with the help of excellent caregivers and family support.
Sherry-Lynn Graduated from Diamond High School in Anchorage, AK. She married and raised a family and then went back to school and received her RN from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA. She has worked in varied settings from Burn/Trauma Stepdown at a Level 1 Trauma Hospital to Hospice, Home Health and Radiation Oncology. Sherry-Lynn has been Certified in Medical Oncology and has earned the Radiation Oncology Certificate. This is her 20th year as a Registered Nurse. Sherry-Lynn's favorite part of her position is interacting with her Clients! She loves to bring a smile to someone's face.
Diane has been a nurse for over 30 years with experience in all avenues of the medical field including hospital, hospice and home health. She has brought her experience and knowledge to her present position as Clinical Manager of Ashe and Avery Counties with Home Instead Senior Care. She has been with HISC for almost a year and a half and looks forward to serving those in her community and assisting with client's needs in any way that she can.
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