Daytona Beach, Deland and all of Volusia 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 Daytona Beach, FL.

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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 Home Care Team
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Shiv Puri, President & Owner

A longtime advocate of health and wellness, Shiv became interested in Home Instead after facing how to care for his mother-in-law, who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

“We wanted to honor my mother-in-law’s wishes to spend more time at home, and less time in the hospital, but it was very challenging for our family members to provide the care she needed. However, when we found a team of caregivers to provide professional and reliable services to her, it was a game changer; it allowed my mother-in-law to maintain her dignity, and rest of the family to cope.”

Shiv graduated from the Stern School of Business at New York University and brings over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience. Previously, Shiv owned restaurants in Manhattan, worked on Wall Street in investment banking and was even professional drummer for a rock band signed to Sony Music.

Shiv is happily married and when he is not playing with his two children, you can find him in the kitchen cooking up a storm or in the garage making music.

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Theresa Smith, Office Manager & Administrator

Theresa is a natural fit for Home Instead Senior Care. Experience in the nursing home industry has given her a tremendous background in caring for seniors but even more than that, Theresa truly cares about seniors and their families and uses her experience to put everyone at ease

Theresa has many, many stories to tell about how her work has made a difference in the lives of others. Some of her favorite stories revolve around how she and the staff of Home Instead have been able to create peace of mind for families that live far from their senior.

In particular, a daughter called Home Instead from California about arranging care for her father in Florida. Her dad was beginning to show t he signs of Alzheimer's disease and having balance and continence issues which created unease and worry about his safety. Theresa was able to find a Caregiver that was a perfect match (they were both musicians, and he had not lost his musical abilities). With a compatible companion to see to her dad's everyday needs and regular communication from Theresa, the daughter was able to rest easy that her dad was in capable, caring hands.

"This is the wonderful part about my job", Theresa says, "special Caregivers can create peace and hope for seniors and their families and make the winding down of a life a memorable and positive experience".

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Kellee Geiger, RN & Community Educator

Kellee joined the Home Instead team as a Registered Nurse and Community Educator in 2021, where she oversees Caregiver Training and reviews client’s CarePlans. Her background includes EMT, MA, HHA, CNA, LPN, and RN as a Cardiac, ICU, Medical/Surgical, and Home Health Care Nurse. She holds a Bachelor’s of Nursing degree from the University of Central Florida.

Kellee has lived in Volusia County nearly all her life. She has 2 daughters. One lives in North Carolina and the other in California. Both are going to college to pursue degrees in Environmental Science and Architecture. Her youngest daughter has just married a Marine and plans to travel the world. Kellee has 3 grand dogs that she doesn’t get to see much anymore and misses terribly. She enjoys being outdoors, the river, seafood, audiobooks and hanging with friends and family.

Kellee has known since she was a child that her calling was to be in the medical field. From the time she knew what a doctor was she always wanted to be one, but believes God put her on the nursing path for a reason. Kellee is very excited to have the opportunity to teach people skills that can give them confidence in helping to care for others and provide them with the opportunity to pursue a career that is truly rewarding.

Audrey Bellini - Home Care Consultant

Audrey Bellini, Home Care Consultant

After an extensive career in hospice, home health and palliative care industries, Audrey decided to change her career path and join the homecare team at Home Instead. Her diverse experience in helping seniors makes her a natural fit to connect with and educate our community on aging in the home. She studied and graduated from Daytona State College and has a Business Administration Degree. She is excited to bring her healthcare experience to be a valuable resource to clients, their families and the communities we serve. .

Audrey is originally from Long Island, NY but she considers herself a local after living in and working in Volusia County for decades. She is married, has a son born in Volusia County that graduated from University of Central Florida, two bonus children both graduates from University of Central Florida and two of the cutest grandchildren.

When Audrey is not working, she enjoys quality time spent with her husband Tom, friends and family, as well as decorating and cooking.

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Kim Runk, Client Care Manager

“I’m not sure if this job was created for me, or if I was created for this job.” Obviously, Kim loves her role as Client Care Manager at Home Instead Senior Care! She truly enjoys seeing her clients bloom under the care of their Caregivers and her own watchful eye. Kim has seen many isolated seniors gain a whole new world of opportunity and activity with the support and relationships that are created when that perfect match of Caregiver and senior happens!

As a part of the sandwich generation – raising children and helping an aging parent – Kim sees firsthand what families encounter in trying to manage their days. She relocated to Florida to be close and available to her mom after her father passed away from frontal lobe dementia. Her son is attending college here in Daytona and her daughter is out-of-state. She came to us from a sister Home Instead Senior Care office in Pennsylvania, where she also served as Client Care Coordinator. Kim also has a background in counseling and assisting people going through major life transitions.

Kim finds the reward of her hard work in seeing her father’s generation aging, with dignity, in their own homes with the comfort and hope found in a supportive relationship with their families and Caregiver.

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Milissa Davis, Client Care Coordinator

Hi, I’m Milissa Davis. My husband and I moved to the Volusia County area in 1997 and began our family. I stayed at home with my children for 10 years. During this time, I spent time assisting the elderly in my church. When it was time for me to restart my career, I knew I wanted to work with the elderly.

After spending the last decade working with seniors and veterans in Volusia County I understand the importance of providing reliable, professional, compassionate care to keep our seniors in their home.

I am aligned with the mission of Home Instead Senior Care and am excited to work with such an amazing team!!

When not at work I can be found enjoying time with my wonderful husband and children.

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Penny Dorton, Client Care Coordinator

Penny has deep industry knowledge and a commitment to serving the senior population in Volusia County, with her experience as a manager in Assisted Living Facilities as well as Caregiving (she most recently received the West Volusia Caregiver Award for 2023 before being promoted to Client Care Coordinator). In her spare time Penny loves to cook and bake while spending time with her grandchildren, and has resided in Florida for 35 years.

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Sarah Holliday, Caregiver Manager

I am a native New Yorker. I moved here to Florida 18 years ago. I met my husband here and we have a beautiful daughter. One of my first jobs in New York was a CNA for a ALF. I loved working with the residents at the facility. I worked the Dementia ward so I am really familiar with what caregivers do for our client's. I moved here when my father became sick and needed help with housework and personal care. While taking care of my father I had decided to go back to school and get my Law degree but I found myself really missing working on personal level with our seniors. I was very happy when offered a chance to come work for HISC and have the chance to help our seniors again.

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Christine Zahornacky, Training & Retention

"I have so many wonderful memories of my Great Grandmother and my Grandma and Grandpap! Spending time at their home for Sunday dinners and having sleep-overs with Grandma and getting up and helping with breakfast. Working here at Home Instead Senior Care, hopefully, will give that one person, just one more memory, of spending time with the elderly memebers of their family."

"There is so much that we can learn, just by talking to and listening to the senior members of our family. Working at Home Instead has given me the opportunity to help families keep their parents and grandparents with them at home, instead of a facility, for a little while longer!"

Christine has worked in the customer service profession for her entire career. At the age of 17 years, Christine's first job was as a server for Pizza Hut. In this position, she was in contact with people of all ages. Years later, Christine worked for an Olan Mills Photography Studio as a photographer. Again, all ages would come through the door, but the emphasis was on the children and documenting their "growing-up". Christine continued with her photography career when she became a wedding photographer. For 15 years she captured the smiles and tears that happen during this happy occasion. Again, Christine worked with all ages trying to capture the perfect family portraits. It's a natural progression to be working with the senior population now. To have the opportunity to give familied a few more years with mom and dad in the home....making one more memory, taking one more pictures and giving one more hug.

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Tanisha Williams, Recruitment Coordinator

Hello, I am the Recruitment Coordinator. My job is to recruit for experienced Caregivers by scheduling and conducting interviews and evaluating qualified candidates to assist with the aid of our clients at Home Instead Volusia County. I also assist with general duties in the HR department to help it to run smoothly.

Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas I've been in the healthcare field my entire career. My family's background is in nursing/healthcare. What inspired me to pursue the homecare aspect of it was my Grandmother! After her getting sick after having multiple strokes and diabetes and unable to recover totally, my mom and I had to become her full-time caregivers. I then went on to becoming a CNA and also working as an experienced HHA. I then moved to Columbus, Ohio and attempted a Career as a Medical Assistant/MA but just couldn't stray away from homecare so I always had it as a second job.. After moving to Charleston, SC I attended Medical University of South Carolina obtaining a degree in Medical Administration/Business. I then moved to Florida, the state I longed to be at and continued to work in administration and at some homecare businesses. I decided to pursue Home Instead in order to make a difference in the company with my knowledge and skills.

I have 6 wonderful children that help in keeping me happy and going! 3 boys and 3 girls ranging from the ages of 11-21 I reside in DeLand area and When I am not at work, I love spending time with my family and traveling. My favorite foods are Seafood and Mexican.

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Tiffany Howell, Scheduling Coordinator

Hi my name is Tiffany and I'm a proud member of the Home Instead team as the Scheduling Coordinator. I assist the clients and Caregivers in the Daytona, Ormond and Holly Hill area.

When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my family being out in nature hiking, swimming and bicycling.

Megan Ribiero, Scheduling Coordinator

Hi, my name is Megan. I am a Schedule Coordinator here at Home Instead. My career background is in Human Services. I have worked and managed homes with the developmentally disabled. I have worked and managed homes for adolescent boys. Until recently, I have been a substance abuse counselor. My career path took a turn towards our elders after my husband and I moved in my 99 year old Grandma and took care of her for 3 years. After she passed, we moved to sunny Florida from Massachusetts and I decided that Home Instead is the perfect place for me to continue on this new path of helping our elders.

Chris Runk, Scheduling Coordinator

Chris has a background in customer service. Having previously worked for Home Instead in Pennsylvania as a receptionist, she is excited to be back to working for Home Instead after picking up additional experience working in quality assurance and management. Having relocated to Florida in 2017 to be able to help her grandmother, she knows how important it is to have help with the little things to be able to focus on enjoying the company of family. In her free time she enjoys baking, reading, knitting and hiking.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Daytona Beach, FL possesses a heartfelt desire to work with older adults in the community. It is our ultimate goal to forge extraordinary relationships between our clients and their Care Professionals

We are always looking for the right people that are dependable and compassionate to become Care Pros. We have available home care careers in these cities:

Deland, DeBary, Deltona, Edgewater, Ormond Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, and Orange City

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