Greater Seacoast of New Hampshire (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 Portsmouth, NH.

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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
Lisa & Ed Ganem, Co-Owners

Lisa & Ed Ganem, Co-Owners


Lisa and Ed Ganem opened their Home Instead Senior Care offices of Seacoast and Southern New Hampshire in 2002 after experiences in their personal life lead them to understand the many challenges that families face. Lisa's aging grandparents and the loss of family members, including the death of her father at an early age, prompted her to leave her career in finance. During this same time, they took in Ed's mother during her last years of life, as she alternated visits with Ed's siblings, to ensure she could remain at home and enjoy her children and grandchildren. Soon after these experiences, they realized their goal was to offer other families support by giving them the choice to allow their loved ones to age at home, wherever they may reside, with dignity and independence.

As a powerful, cohesive team, Lisa and Ed oversee day-to day operations, company standards and the overall management of their Home Instead Senior Care franchises. Their business acumen paired with their desire to promote a better quality of life for seniors allows them to successfully demonstrate their passion for serving the community. Ed works to ensure a personal level of service as he gets to know each new client and most often goes above and beyond the call of duty as he looks after the well-being of every client. While, Lisa works to get involved in the community as she serves on the Board of Service Link since 2005 and the Board of FOSI (Friends of Service Link), as Treasurer. Lisa graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Bachelor's of Science in Finance. Ed graduated from University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice.

Prior to Home Instead Senior Care, Lisa worked for many years as CFO for Harvard Translation, Boston Mass. This was followed by managing a 22 person financial consulting team for Managed Ops, Bedford, NH. She ended her corporate career as General Manager of North America for Exact Software based in Holland. During this same time, Ed worked in many capacities--spending most of his time forming a medical device manufacturing company with his brother but made a career change to join Lisa in her commitment to Home Instead Senior Care.

Shelby Ganem, Director of Operations

Sarah Scire, Director of Recruitment and Marketing

Jen Martin, Service Coordinator


Becky Parsons, HR Coordinator

Becky joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in June of 2011 and has helped in multiple roles throughout her tenure. In her current role as Office Manager, Becky assists each department in a variety of ways, ensuring the office runs smoothly so we can best serve the seniors in our community. She is often the first voice to greet you when you call our office.

Prior to working for Home Instead Senior Care, Becky worked for 8 years in finance as an Accounts Receivable Representative and Distribution Manager for a funding company, specializing in the temporary staffing industry. This previous experience comes in handy, as she assists our finance department as Office Manager as well.

Becky received her Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Maine, Orono, Maine, and her hobbies outside of the office include hiking, traveling, and spending time with her Jack Russell Terrier, Harvey.

Christine Thomson, Home Care Advisor

Jenna Holbrook, RN

Kristen Bradford, QA and Training Coordinator

Charlene Karedes, RN

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Portsmouth, NH 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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