The Greater Tucson Area (Change Location)

Meet Our Team

We believe every family in the area deserves tailor made in-home senior care with a compassionate touch. That's why we established Home Instead® of Tucson, AZ.

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Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

Our Promise

As a locally owned business, our team offers friendly, responsive service right in your neighborhood. Families love our team because we:
  • Do what we say we’re going to do – each and every time
  • Solve care problems using compassionate, person-centered solutions
  • Engage in thoughtful relationships with the families we serve
  • Give back to our community
About Us
Meet Our Team
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​Scott Ehrsam, Home Instead, Tucson owner

Scott Ehrsam opened the doors of his Home Instead franchise in January 1996. At the time he was one of the first five or six owners to open an office. With the exception of the Founders of Home Instead, Paul and Lori Hogan, Scott remains as the longest tenured franchise owner in the network. “I was looking for a business opportunity where I could do “good” along with doing “well”.

Our primary purpose is ‘To bring honor to God by improving the lives of our clients, their families and our employees, period’. I have always fundamentally believed that if we treated people with exceptional service and a caring heart, we would be successful”. More than two decades later and thousands of clients served, Home Instead in Tucson has established itself as the premier provider of ​​​ in-home care in the greater Tucson area and surrounding communities.

Care Team Tucson, AZ​​

The Home Instead - Tucson Team is a special blend of caring, intelligent and insightful people who are focused on providing the best quality care possible for your family needed. Take a look at the highly qualified, compassionate people involved in our Tucson team so that you can make a better decision about your loved one's future.

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Judi Thompson, Executive Assistant

​Judi came to us in the summer of 2009 from a Home Instead in Hemet, California. Her experience in Hemet, along with her innate administrative talent, makes her a key figure in ensuring that the office is operating efficiently and effectively. Her soothing tone and calm demeanor also makes her a fantastic Executive Assistant.

Nancy Barnwell - Ambassador of Appreciation

Nancy Barnwell, Ambassador of Appreciation

Nancy was a real coup for Home Instead when she joined in July 2003. “I had known Nancy almost as long as I have been in business and was thrilled to add her to our team” said Scott. "After eight years in homecare and hospice and the last five serving the Alzheimer's Association, Nancy is uniquely well suited for ensuring client satisfaction, "I've known Scott and Home Instead for years, in fact I even used Home Instead a few years ago to help with my aunt. It's very satisfying to work with an organization so dedicated to quality service", added Nancy.​

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Tami Raab, Client Care Manager

Tami comes to our team with over ten years of Home Care experience. Her problem-solving abilities make her a great addition to our team. She loves her role as a Client Care Manager and is committed to providing a positive contribution and meeting our clients' needs. When she can find some spare time, she loves to swim and read.

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Dannie Moran, Client Care Manager

Dannie brings valued experience from St. Joseph's and UMC for the last 9 years. When asked about her passion, Dannie states, “l absolutely love helping others.” She has always worked in the healthcare field, mainly in a hospital setting. Aside from working for Home Instead, Dannie devotes her time to her beautiful family. Dannie is also a fitness instructor and teaches Zumba on Saturdays for a local gym. “I want to help people feel beautiful and strong, so we can all live healthier and longer lives.”

DeAnna Mancini - CAREGiver Experience Manager

DeAnna Mancini, Caregiver Experience Manager

​DeAnna joined us in September 2013 as a Care Professional. She came to us from a unique circumstance, in that she had been using Home Instead in Joplin, MO to care for her mother after her father had been tragically lost in the F5 tornado that devastated the town on 2011. She threw her heart into caregiving and it quickly became clear that her passion for helping others was second to none. She was elevated to CARECounselor in early 2014 and we quickly added the responsibilities of recruiting and retaining excellent Care Professionals like herself. “Her enthusiasm for being a Care Professional and for Home Instead is infectious”, stated owner Scott Ehrsam. “She treats the other Care Professionals like family and truly cares for their needs.” DeAnna is now overseeing the entire Care Professional experience, ensuring every Care Professional feels valued, appreciated and rewarded for their compassionate work.

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Sonia Dabdoub, CARE Counselor Supervisor

Sonia started her Home Instead career in 2018 as a CAREGiver and has moved her way up to her current role CARE Counselor Supervisor. Before Home Instead she worked with Farmers Insurance for 12 years as an Insurance Agent and Notary Public. Her journey to working with seniors started after she decided to take some time off from work, she decided she wanted to do something different, something where she could help others in a more personal way. She enjoys her role as a CARE Counselor being able to provide support to Care Pros for them to learn, grow and thrive. During her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and being in nature.

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Angelica Frklich, CARE Counselor

Angelica started her career with Home Instead in 2015 as a CAREGiver. She graduated from Brookline College with a degree in Health Care Business Administration. She learned while working with our clients to slow down, be patient, and to stay positive. She loves caregiving and has been one since a very early age starting with babysitting, being a parent & foster parent and then caring for loved ones. She is excited for her current role as a CARE Counselor to share what she knows and help the Care Pros to succeed in a common goal, to help our aging community age gracefully with love, respect and a little fun! In her free time she loves to play basketball, being with her family, and being next to any type of body of water. 
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Bridget Dowling, Care Counselor

Bridget joined our team in 2022 as a CAREGiver and is now currently a CARE Counselor. Before working with Home Instead she worked as a case manager for over 10 years at Old Pueblo Community Services. She left her job there to be a caregiver for her mom. It was then she discovered, she felt fulfilled while caregiving and decided to join Home Instead. In her free time she enjoys being with her family and traveling as much as she can. 

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Janet Vasquez, Scheduling Manager

​ Janet began her journey with us in March of 2017 as a Care Professional. Her compassion and ability to anticipate the needs of our clients were apparent as she received compliments and high praise from every client for which she cared. "I enjoy inspiring people to be as independent as possible and making them feel good." Says Janet. It became evident with Janet's background in customer service and capacity to handle stressful situations while remaining calm expressing empathy and respect; she would make a great addition to our admin team. Janet has been ensuring customer and Care Professional satisfaction since January of 2018 as Service Coordinator, and was promoted to Scheduling Manager September 2021. When asked what she loves most about her role, Janet stated, "Connecting with the Care Professionals and learning of their interests and client needs and preferences, to provide the best match and care possible."

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Kristyn Lane, Service Coordinator

Kristyn joined Home Instead January 2017 as a CAREGiver. She is born and raised right her in Tucson, Arizona. She found her passion for caregiving in 2014 when she helped take care of her grandparents. She loves being able to get to know clients and listen to all the amazing things they have to share. Since December 2021 she is now serving as one of the Service Coordinators. She loves her job as it is so rewarding to know she provides care to those who need it, not only our clients but our care professionals as well.
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Eliana Amaya

Eliana has been with us since November 2022. She discovered her interest for caregiving when she started to take care of her autistic sister. She loves the rewarding feeling of making a difference in someone's life even if that only consisted of companionship. Before working with Home Instead, she was working in a dermatology clinic but realized she missed having a one on one connection with people. Eliana felt that caregiving was more my calling which is when she applied for Home Instead and the rest is history. 

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Karen Helley, Training Coordinator

Karen began with Home Instead of Tucson in 2018 as a Care Professional and quickly learned a lot about caregiving! She became adept at connecting with seniors who have dementia and also their family members.

Born and raised in Yuma, Karen moved to Tucson when she was 17 to study at the University of Arizona. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Spanish and Public Health.

Karen enjoys being outdoors and exploring random and unusual places!

In 2022 Karen took on a new role in our office as a Training Coordinator and also helping us with our social media. She enjoys the work and we enjoy having her in the office!

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Libby Hartless, Registered Nurse

Libby brings to Home Instead over 40 years of experience. Her area of expertise was Oncology. She has managed and put together large medical centers from the ground up. She retired from working at the VA's Community Care Development as a Case Manager. Once she retired she realized that she was not done working and heard of the opportunity to work with Home Instead. She has since joined our team and is loved by our Care Pros and Clients alike!      

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Tucson, AZ possesses a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in the community. It is our ultimate goal to forge extraordinary relationships between our clients and their Care Professionals.

When you are ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.

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