Mesa, Sun Lakes, SaddleBrooke and the Southeast Valley (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 Sun Lakes, 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
Patricia Thiele 2023 final

Patricia Thiele, Office Manager

Why Home Instead: Patricia chose Home Instead because of what it stands for. Her grandmother, who was more like a mother to her, was a nurse and taught Patricia what it meant to care for someone. Not to just put a band-aid on a problem and hope that it goes away, but to really diagnose what is going on and prepare a treatment plan for that person. This, to her, is what Home Instead does. By Building Trust, Taking the Lead, and Sharing their Heart, Home Instead staff can help clients with their 8 care needs. (Safe environment, gait, transfer, medications, personal care, nutrition, cognition, and social.) Utilizing her Bachelor’s in Health Care Administration, Patricia is excited to lead the team helping the aging population in the East Valley.

In My Free Time: Patricia enjoys spending time with her three children, husband, and two dogs. When she has some time to herself, she enjoys cooking/baking, reading, and doing a wide variety of puzzle books.
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Amy Corle, Recruitment & Retention Manager

Why Home Instead: After working 25 years for a major hospital in Pennsylvania Amy and her family relocated to Arizona.  After getting settled in Amy was looking for a career change from the busy hospital atmosphere she was accustom to.  She wanted something more personal and to be part of a team that helps make a difference in the lives of the people they assist.

In My Free Time: Amy likes to spend time with her husband, family, and friends along with her 3 dogs.  She enjoys working on home projects, reading a good book, spending time by the pool, road trips and traveling to see new places and things.
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Cierra Moyano, Recruitment Coordinator

Why Home Instead: Cierra began at Home Instead six years ago as a Care Professional/CNA while also pursuing a degree in Gerontology. She ended up falling in love with the company and felt fulfilled with the work being done to make the process of aging easier on our seniors and their families.

In My Free Time: Cierra enjoys hiking, running, and spending time with her husband and cat.

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Christy Orquiz, Home Care Consultant

Why Home Instead: Christy chose to work at Home Instead because it fills her heart, knowing that every day she comes to work, it is to help a person or a family member.  Christy’s passion is to give back to families and people they care for/love. She knows the importance of trusting someone to care for a loved one. Christy once had to find a suitable caregiver to assist her father and the relief of knowing that someone was taking care of him as would bring her so much peace.

In My Free Time: Christy loves to be outside, go on hikes or bike rides, and spend time with friends/family.

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Linda Wery, Client Care Lead

Why Home Instead: Linda joined Home Instead as a Care Professional and was quickly noticed due to the immense care and compassion she showed to her clients. Although it took some convincing, Linda eventually joined us in an office role to continue improving the lives of our local seniors by overseeing their accounts rather than caring for them directly. She soon realized that she had found her calling in a company that she would trust with her own family.

In My Free Time: Linda enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as crafting, mostly with resin.

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Brittany Hendy, Client Care Lead

Why Home Instead: Caring for people is what Brittany was born to do. With this knowledge at hand, she did her research to see where she could best use her experience and help those who need it most, our seniors. Starting as a Care Professional and working her way up, Brittany now has the ability to work somewhere she knows she is making a difference.

In My Free Time:
Brittany enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the great outdoors.

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Amanda Volpe, Client Care Coordinator

Why Home Instead: When it came time for Amanda to look for her new venture, she knew that caring for people was what she wanted to do. She quickly found and fell in love with Home Instead and the clients that she was working with. Amanda learned everything she could while developing her existing skillset to grow within the company. Knowing that she is making a difference in so many lives keeps her going.

In My Free Time: Amanda enjoys the company of family and friends in her free time. She is also quite crafty and enjoys making things with her hands to share with those she holds dear.

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Cindy Fortenberry, Home Care Consultant

Why Home Instead: Cindy has been a nurse for several years and has found herself gravitating towards geriatrics. Spreading the information on what Home Instead has to offer has been a way to fulfill her days and help those she cares for. 

In My Free Time: Cindy enjoys being on the golf course with family and friends.
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Shanna Sellers, Home Care Consultant

Why Home Instead: Shanna is passionate about senior care since having experience with her grandmother that had dementia, and her mother that battled a terminal illness. She takes great pride in being able to help families that need support at home find a safe and reliable solution. Shanna wants to make a difference and Home Instead allows her the opportunity to do just that.

In My Free Time: Shanna and her husband recently moved to Arizona and are enjoying exploring the area on their Harley. She also enjoys plants and spending time with her dogs and family.

Amy Cunningham 2023 final

Amy Cunningham, Accounting Manager

Why Home Instead: With over 14 years at Home Instead, Amy has both experience and a deep understanding of the various roles within the company as well as the needs of the local senior community. Growing up she saw family members caring for senior loved ones and sees how beneficial care from Home Instead services would have been.  She wants to ensure that others have the opportunity to experience the care and support that we offer.

In My Free Time: Amy enjoys cooking and baking for her family, as well as spending time with them and watching them all grow. Between work, children, and grandchildren, Amy’s life is quite full of love, and she lets that through in her work here.
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Joni Leiding, Billing & Payroll Specialist

Why Home Instead: Joni has enjoyed bookkeeping and payroll for many years. Joni wanted to share the support, care, and insightfulness this can be for the family, experiencing it first-hand with her own family.  Home Instead’s mission in caring, sharing, compassion, and support with the opportunity to use her skills in a great atmosphere, every day, is a great way to enjoy life in the great state of Arizona.

In My Free Time: I love to travel, refinish furniture, spend time with family and volunteering at pet shelters and horse rescues.
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Nikki Bensen, Service Manager

Why Home Instead: Nikki joined the Home Instead team as she saw an opportunity to make a personal difference for her local seniors. She decided that retail management was not where her heart lied and knew that her talents could be used elsewhere.

In My Free Time: Nikki enjoys spending time with her son and husband, playing video games, and catching up on all the latest movies. Nothing satisfies her more than a cold Dr. Pepper on a hot Arizona day.
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Michelle Parker, Service Coordinator

Why Home Instead: After recently graduating from college with a bachelor’s in psychology, Michelle knew that she understood individuals in a special way and felt called to utilize her unique understanding of compassion, empathy, and kindness in a meaningful way. She chose Home Instead because there has always been a special place in her heart for helping people, especially those who are faced with some of life’s most difficult challenges. Home Instead felt like the perfect opportunity to feel a sense of fulfillment for herself while helping others during their most vulnerable time.

In My Free Time: In her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, watching her learn, and playing with her cat and dog.

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Megan Robinson, Service Coordinator

Why Home Instead: Megan spent over 20 years in the hospitality industry and wanted to take her love of people and turn it into something fulfilling. After watching what a difference Care Professionals made with her own grandmother, Home Instead was an easy choice. She now spends her days connecting with people and going home at night knowing that what she does makes a difference in people’s lives.

In My Free Time: Megan enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and 2 Goddaughters, as well as visiting new places.

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Alyssa Ornelas, Client Care Coordinator

Why Home Instead: Making the career change from retail management to senior care was an easy decision for Alyssa to make. Growing up close to her grandparents, Alyssa learned the importance of caring for people and putting others needs before your own. When Alyssa moved to Arizona from Colorado, she knew that she wanted to continue a career that made a difference. Home Instead was happy to have Alyssa join the team and help her grow the passion that she already has.

In My Free Time: In my free time: Alyssa enjoys spending time with friends and family. She likes to try new restaurants and hang out around the pool.

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Melissa McGee, Service Coordinator

Why Home Instead: Witnessing first-hand what is like when a loved one does not have the support they need, she vowed to do all she could to ensure that others were not left without care. Leaving a career of customer service and scheduling, Melissa came to Home Instead to find her place with the elderly. She works through the weekends to ensure our clients and Care Professionals' scheduling needs are met as best as possible, giving clients the care, they deserve.

In My Free Time: Melissa enjoys spending time with her children and eating her favorite candy, Smarties.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Sun Lakes, 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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