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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 Los Angeles, CA.

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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

Ben Karakunnel,  Managing Director

Ben Karakunnel, Managing Director

Ben Karakunnel has over 14 years of experience in research, data analytics and marketing and uses the core values and the solid foundation provided to align himself to build a strong mission for his clients. His hobbies include watching movies, hiking and riding his bike.

Dr. Treasa Davis,  Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Treasa Davis, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Treasa Davis is our Chief Medical Officer for the Home Instead Senior Care Los Angeles Team.

Dr. Davis completed her medical school education at Michigan State University Medical School and finished her residency training in Family Medicine at Chino Valley Medical Center, California in 2014. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine.

Dr. Davis chose to specialize in family medicine to pursue her passion in continuity and community care. She believes in treating her patients as partners, collaborating treatment plans that are tailored to each individual patient. During her residency, Dr. Davis volunteered as a team physician for Relay for Life, high school football teams and at the local youth boxing teams in Chino, California. She has enjoyed living in the San Fernando Valley, and in her free time, Dr. Davis enjoys outdoor activities with her husband.

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Jordan Yeager, Service Manager

Jordan Yeager is currently a senior at the University of Phoenix, she is studying Business Healthcare Administration, and will graduate with a bachelor's degree, and certification is long-term care.
In her role as Service Manager Jordan oversees the day-to-day operations of the business, and she is always available to answer any questions you may have about Home Instead Senior Care.
When not in the office you can usually find Jordan at the beach or relaxing by the pool with family and friends.

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Katie Zeljak, Client Care and Sales Manager

Katie Zeljak earned a Bachelors’ Degree in Social work from the University of Pikeville. She has 6 years’ experience in the social work field and currently holds a license to practice social work in the state of Ohio. Her work experience includes hospice social work, bereavement and supervising clients with developmental disabilities. She has previously been a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association as a facilitator for support groups. Her favorite part of being on the Home Instead Team is being able to meet new seniors and being able to help with the next phase of their lives. As a client care and sales manager,She is responsible for all clients and our work within the community -  my team engages with the community on everything Home Instead has to offer and insures that clients receive the highest quality of care . In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, bowling, and traveling in her RV with her Husband Ian and dog Madi.

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Kay Villar, Scheduling Coordinator

Kay Villar has over 8 years of experience in Caregiving and Customer Service. She started working as a hospital nurse but eventually heard the calling in caring for elderly. To Kay, being an office coordinator allows her not only to help the team in administrative tasks, but also contribute in the actual field - making sure the clients' needs are matched with the right caregiver and family. In her spare time, Kay likes to play with her daughter Ava, walking outdoors with her husband, or spending movie nights with the family.
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Jodi Carr, Home Care Consultant

 I work with all our wonderful referral partners, helping them find solutions for their valued patients and clients so they may stay in their home longer or help them during their recovery journey. I have an extensive background in sales/marketing in both the medical and dental world. I am a transplanted Canadian farm girl who loves helping others find a better way through life's transitions. I have two teenage daughters and when I am not with them you can find me on an outdoor adventure, enjoying the fantastic California weather! I believe we all need to laugh louder and love deeper.
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Stephanie Redondo – Client Care Coordinator

Stephanie has over 8 years of health care service experience from Pediatrics in Behavioral health to Elderly Care in hospice settings and medical settings. She discovered her passion for the health field through volunteering at nonprofit medical organizations like Project CURE and various medical centers. She studied Public Health at the University of Colorado Denver where she served on the Health and Wellness Advisory Committee. Currently, she will be one of the first on the phones to assist in any way she can or out in the field consulting new clients and getting the best care set up for themselves or their loved ones. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys hiking, weight training, and cooking for her family and friends. Her favorite part about working for Home Instead is being able to provide quality health care services to those in need.
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Richard Villar - Recruitment Coordinator

Richard Villar has been working in customer service for 3 years now. He has prior experience in the medical insurance industry, assisting clients and healthcare providers via phone to address their concerns and needs. He also has a background in recruitment, and loves to be involved in the hiring and training process.

Richard works on recruiting the best caregivers for Home Instead. Richard is motivated by the opportunities he can provide to potential candidates, and the responsive and informative service he can provide to potential and existing clients. 

During his free time, he likes to go for walks or ride his bike, watch Netflix with his family, and cook delicious food. 


Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Los Angeles, CA 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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Latest review from our community

Love the services that Home Instead provides for me! My caregiver Rosa is sweet and bends over backwards to help. Would recommend Home Instead to everyone!