Gahanna, OH (Franklin County) (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 Gahanna, OH.

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Hear from our Clients!

Latest review from our community

I found myself in a very unexpected and difficult situation with a family member's health that was going to require a rapid response for in home assistance. Home Instead were beyond fantastic in a very difficult time and not only made themselves available very quickly but came with a plan that they implemented faster than I could have imagined. In a very short time, I was able to have assistance in the home and confidence that I had the additional help I needed. Everyone I interacted with was extremely helpful, courteous, caring and provided in-home support that was necessary without being obtrusive. I would highly recommend this team and while it is difficult to take the step of asking for help, particularly in the privacy of home, their communication, grace and professionalism made what was already a very difficult situation better. Give them a call.

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 Home Care Team
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Ben Karakunnel, Franchise Owner

With over 8 years of hands-on experience as a Home Instead owner, Ben Karakunnel brings an abundance of expertise to his role in leading and managing the flagship office of the Home Instead network. Before delving into the realm of home care, he occupied executive positions in the entertainment industry, honing his skills in research, data analytics, marketing, and P&L management. Ben's unwavering commitment to fostering leadership within his team and cultivating a supportive work culture mirrors his unwavering pursuit of excellence. Outside of his professional endeavors, he finds fulfillment in the joys and challenges of parenthood alongside his wife, Treasa, and their twin 6-year-old daughters, Alexis and Francesca.

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Nick Singh, Franchise Owner

Nick's story is one of resilience and dedication. From his humble beginnings on a farm in Fiji to his journey as a corporate leader in Orange County, California, Nick's unwavering commitment to family values has been the guiding force in his life. His decision to transition into entrepreneurship, marked by the acquisition of our Home Instead Franchise in Costa Mesa, California, is a testament to his deep-seated desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Beyond his professional endeavors, Nick finds joy in spending time with his family, often seen exploring the wonders of Disneyland or cheering on his beloved Las Vegas Raiders.

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Annette Bowman, President

Annette's responsibilities include managing Service Coordinators, On-Call supervisors, client and Care Professional schedules and any client concerns. After a 20-year career in retail management, she started researching companies that she felt had a personal value to their service and a connection to the community. She has found that with Home Instead. Annette and her husband, along with their two children reside in Hebron, Ohio.


Buffy Fisher, General Manager

Buffy Fisher first worked for Home Instead as a Care Professional in 2016 and was touched by how much being with her client was like being with her favorite person, her grandmother. She re-joined Home Instead in 2021.

Before joining Home Instead, Buffy worked for several retailers in leadership roles with a strong emphasis on training and leadership development. Buffy’s background and desire to help others become successful translates well to the Home Instead clients and Care Professionals.

“Seniors are a treasure! They deserve to have the 1:1 attention, love and care that Home Instead provides. I am so honored to be able to help impact their lives in such a special way,” explains Buffy.

When not working, Buffy enjoys spending time with her other favorite people – her grandchildren. She and her husband also enjoy being outside, gardening and reading a good book at the beach.

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Lea Ann Parsley, Home Care Consultant

As a registered nurse and retired firefighter, Lea Ann has spent her career in the service of others. At Home Instead, she continues that commitment as she assists prospective clients and their families in understanding the services Home Instead has to offer. She and her husband split their time between her hometown of Granville and his hometown of Calgary, Canada.

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Ronna Paree, Director of First Impressions

Ronna has been with the company for over 20 years and as an experienced Home Instead Care Professional herself, knows the Home Instead mission well. When you call the office you will usually hear Ronna's cheerful voice greeting you. Ronna also completes Care Professional introductions and provides them with expert in home training as needed.

Ronna loves her job at Home Instead because it has made a difference in her life and hopes to continue making a difference in the lives of our Care Professionals and clients.

Jessica Sass

Jessica Sass, Client Care Coordinator

As a Client Care Coordinator, Jessica meets with potential clients and family members, does client and Care Professional introductions as well as frequent quality assurance visits with existing clients. Jessica’s goals are to ensure high quality care and client satisfaction at all times.

Jessica is from the Cleveland area and moved to Columbus after finishing grad school. She always knew she wanted to work with older adults and says Home Instead was the perfect find. She loves being able to work for a company that is so passionate and understanding of the needs of older adults and strives to keep them safe, and comfortable wherever they call home.

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Denise Fleming, Service Coordinator

Born and Raised in Ohio, Denise has always had a calling for the Healthcare field. In almost two decades of experience, her love for helping and supporting people has never changed. Denise has worked in many positions within a multitude of different settings and environments, but her passion to help and serve her community has continued to test the stand of time. This next and new part of her journey has taken her to Home Instead where she gets to work behind the scenes to ensure that clients always have the help and support they need. She enjoys working for a company that believes in supporting and uplifting the clients they serve.

Denise is a mother of one and is a proud University of Akron parent. In her spare time, she loves watching hallmark movies, spending time with family, and exploring new food and local cuisine.

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Marilyn Madison, Recruitment & Care Professional Supervisor

Marilyn is from Johnstown Ohio and graduated from the Ohio University in 2020. Marilyn started her career in behavioral health working with kids and adults with autism. Later she found herself in recruiting and came to Home Instead to get the best of both worlds. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, painting, and most importantly spending time with her cats.  

After Marilyn’s grandpa’s dementia diagnosis, she really wanted to get into a field that could best support him and her family during unsure times. She has always had a passion for helping underserved communities and wants to best support not only Home Instead’s clients but their care pros as well. She is very excited to join the Home Instead team! 

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Gahanna, OH 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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