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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 the Mid-Eastern Shore.

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
Meet Our Home Care Team
Jennifer and Ben Marchi,  Owners

Jennifer and Ben Marchi, Owners

Meet Benjamin and Jennifer Marchi, franchise owners of the Mid-Eastern Shore office, purchasing the family owned business in 2012. Jennifer received an Undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in Public Administration and Policy from Virginia Tech. Benjamin previously worked in politics and government affairs. Their goal is to provide their clients with the highest level of care possible and to also provide their Care Professionals with the support and training tools necessary to be the leader in this industry. When they are not in the office, they are chasing after their two small boys!

Barbie Andaluz,  Home Care Consultant

Barbie, Business Manager

Barbie joined Home Instead in 2019 and brings extensive management experience in office technology, marketing, communications, strategic planning, training, customer service, and franchise development. She is responsible for the daily business operations and prides herself on creating a positive experience for our clients while supporting our exceptional team of Care Professionals. She has a deep appreciation for the life changing impact quality in-home care can have on older adults. When she's not managing the business, you can find Barbie spending time with her 3 children, cooking and traveling.


Jane, Client Care Manager

Jane has been enjoying her position as Client Care Manager since 2012. In her position, she meets with families, gathering information about our new clients to ensure our Care Professionals are successful in the home. Jane also provides assistance to families, making referrals for resources like home health or hospice. With a Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration, Jane has obtained the skills needed in today's ever-changing healthcare setting. Information about Alzheimer's and other dementias is a strong asset of hers, providing education to the community and our Care Professionals. Jane enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter as well as a variety of hobbies in her free time.


April, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

April has a very important role as our Recruitment and Retention Coordinator.  Her fundamental knowledge of the industry allows her to support Care Professionals as they complete their orientation and become valuable members of the Home Instead Team.  April believes in promoting the independence of aging adults as well as growing strong, lasting relationships to ensure the highest level quality care for clients. In her free time, April enjoys spending time with her family, especially her 3 sons and grandson!

Terri Dye,  Staffing Coordinator

Terri, Scheduling Coordinator

Terri has been a part of the Home Instead family as a Staffing Coordinator since 2013! Terri herself has been a caregiver for over 30 years, so her experience is vast! She is able to apply her experiences of caregiving to finding the right match for our clients. In her spare time, Terri loves spending time with her two children and three grandchildren. She also loves to cook and bake and keeps the office well fed!

Joanna Cornish,  Administrative Assistant

Joanna, Scheduling Coordinator

Joanna has been part of the Home Instead family since 2015 and we're happy to announce that she has taken the role as a Scheduling Coordinator in our office! Her role is to assist with managing Care Professional schedules and time-off requests. She enjoys this because it varies from day to day. Joanna started caregiving with family and friends and grew the passion to continue working with others. She has three beautiful daughters that keep her very busy.


Carol - Delegating R.N.

Carol Meredith is a registered nurse with over 30 years of skilled care experience, both in the clinical and home health care settings. She is dedicated to providing the highest level of professional care and compassion for our clients. Carol completes initial assessments and 90-day reviews with our clients as well as orientation for new caregivers. Carol’s passion is to help make a difference in our seniors’ lives, a heartwarming and rewarding journey. In her free time, Carol enjoys gardening, Rock Steady Boxing with seniors with Parkinson’s and spending time with her family.

Linda Houchens

Linda, Delegating R.N.

Linda is an experienced Registered Nurse with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. She is the Delegating Nurse for Queen Anne’s and Kent counties and supervises the Care Professionals who provide personal care in those counties. Linda does the initial assessment for the new clients and the 90-day reviews. Linda also teaches the CNA/GNA students at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD and we’re so happy to have her on our team!


Andrea, Delegating R.N.

Andrea joined the Home Instead Team in 2022. She has been nursing for over 40 years in Talbot County and is certified in Case Management.  Andrea is responsible for conducting the initial assessment for new clients and 90-day follow-up assessments. She enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in local and national organizations.

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Marion, Delegating R.N.

Marion joined the Home Instead Team in 2023. Marion is responsible for conducting the initial assessment for new clients and 90-day follow-up assessments. 

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Our Care Professionals

Our compassionate Care Professionals are residents of the Eastern Shore and are carefully screened, fully bonded and insured. Each takes part in our exclusive multi-phase training program. We place a high priority on matching our Care Professionals with our clients to help develop a bond that will foster independence, promote well-being and support the senior's needs with respect and dignity.