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Home Care Benefit 

Personalized in-home care can help people age in place safely with dignity and independence. We provide our person-centered “home care” no matter where “home” is. From the family home to senior communities to rehab facilities and beyond, we are able to bring the care aging loved ones need to wherever they call home.
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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

Reed and Kate Kovalan,  Franchise Owners

Reed and Kate Kovalan, Franchise Owners

​Reed and Kate started their Home Instead Senior Care franchise in 2004. In 2012 they expanded and bought a second Home Instead Senior Care franchise. They were drawn to the field based on their respect for our senior population and desire to help. Prior to the Home Instead, Reed was in corporate finance and Kate worked as a CPA. Kate and Reed have been married for 25 years and have four high school and college age kids. In their free time, they are both active with tennis and cooking. Their favorite thing is spending time with the family at the beach.

Cheryl Nemanic,  Director of Operations

Cheryl Nemanic, Director of Operations

Cheryl has focused her career with seniors and home care services for over 20 years, managing both medical and non-medical home care agencies. In addition, she owned a home care consulting business and created a website to provide information and resources for caregivers in Southwestern Pennsylvania. In 2008 Cheryl volunteered to start up the Western Pennsylvania Chapter for the Twilight Wish Foundation, a non-profit organization that grants wishes for older adults, and she expanded it to cover several counties. This organization is still going strong and making wishes come true for senior citizens. Cheryl has been in her current position as Director of Operations since 2015, and is very proud of the outstanding work her team at Home Instead Senior Care does, providing care to seniors at home, and bringing peace of mind to families. In her spare time, you will find Cheryl with her husband, friends and family, and enjoying her grandchildren!

Jessica Gettig,  Client Care Coordinator

Jessica Gettig, Client Care Coordinator

Jessica was born in Michigan; her father's side of the family is from the area. She loved spending her summers in Pittsburgh so much that she moved here in 2010. Jessica spent almost 8 yrs. working with seniors as a Regional Manager for Senior Center Services through a local nonprofit and was certified in Information and Referral. She was honored to be nominated and named the Professional of the Year 2015, for Pennsylvania Association of Senior Centers. Jessica has been working as a Client Care Coordinator with Home Instead Senior Care since 2018. She enjoys working with clients and their families. Jessica has 3 children, including her stepson. She is a concert enthusiast and self-proclaimed Star Wars "Nerd"! Jessica enjoys spending time with her children and making regular trips back home to Michigan.

Katie Selph,  Client Care Coordinator

Katie Selph, Client Care Coordinator

Katie Selph has been with Home Instead in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, since May of 2019. She has worked in the Home Health Care Industry for over 10 years, helping seniors to remain independent in their homes, and supporting families as they navigate their way through the process of taking care of an aging loved one. She returned home to Pittsburgh, after 15 years in Atlanta, Georgia (with five of those years with Home Instead Senior Care of Gainesville). She loves to spend time with family, especially her two grandchildren, and take walks with her dog, Bentley.

Stacey Werley,  Client Care Coordinator

Stacey Werley, Client Care Coordinator

Stacey started with Home Instead Senior Care in February of 2020. Stacey spent 14 years working as a florist, and during that time completed her nursing degree. She worked as a nurse for 7 years prior to becoming a Client Care Coordinator for a Home Health Agency in 2015. Stacey is a proud mother of 2 and proud grandmother of 6. She is looking forward to a long career with her Home Instead Senior Care family.

Michele Myers,  Lead Scheduling Coordinator

Michele Myers, Lead Scheduling Coordinator

Michele Myers came to Home Instead in 2014 after closing the business she owned and operated for 22 years. She was hired as the administrative assistant and remained in this position for three years. During that time, a staffing coordinator position opened up and she transferred to the staffing department. Having had the experience of managing her own business, she was asked to manage the department six months later. Michele and her team are responsible for creating and managing the schedules of both clients and caregivers. Our staffing department works seven days a week and is always striving to make the perfect match between the two. Michele is very passionate about her position at Home Instead, but first and foremost is her family. She is married and has three daughters; her twin girls who are both in college and another daughter will be graduating this year. Family is her number one priority and she loves being the mother of three daughters.

Sandy Bennett,  Scheduling Coordinator

Sandy Bennett, Scheduling Coordinator

Sandy Bennett currently works in the scheduling department as a scheduling coordinator. She has an Associate's Degree in Applied Sciences for Mechanical Drafting and 11 years in that field. She also has Caregiver experience as a CNA with ManorCare in Whitehall and Jefferson Hospital. She worked for the hospital for 12 years, with 10 of those years in the laboratory, where she became Team Lead for the Accessioning Department and also certified as a Phlebotomist. Sandy has 2 children who are both married, and one very rambunctious little grandson at 2 1/2 years old. She very much enjoys spending as much time with her family as possible. Some of her favorite things to do are spending time in the garden, crafts, bicycle riding with her husband on the trails, listening to music, and baking. (Sandy is pictured with her grandson).

Annette Goodwin,  Scheduling Coordinator

Annette Goodwin, Scheduling Coordinator

Annette has experience working in administrative and clerical positions, with a focus on customer service. Prior to her position as Staffing Coordinator, she also worked as a Caregiver for Home Instead Senior Care. Annette aims to use her personal and professional experience to be more understanding in her role as a staffing coordinator. She enjoys working with team members and staff to provide consistent professional support in the many areas needed to work in the Home Health Care Industry.

Denise Wright,  Scheduling Coordinator

Denise Wright, Scheduling Coordinator

Denise has worked in the healthcare field for 31 years. She has worked in the hospital for most of her career, but has spent the last 13 in staffing in the homecare area. She enjoys working with seniors in the homecare setting, as it enables her to "assure that our senior population is well cared for and respected." Denise has been married for 26 years and has 2 children, a 24 year old daughter and 21 year old son. (Denise is pictured with her daughter).

Jackie Moore,  On-Call Coordinator

Jackie Moore, On-Call Coordinator

Jackie Grew up in Pittsburgh; she attended Penn State University and graduated with a degree in Behavioral Health. Jackie is married to her husband Cory and is the mother of 2 toddlers, Braden and Mia. She loves spending time with her family. Additionally, she spends her free time being involved in her kids' activities, traveling, baking, and skiing. (Jackie is pictured with her husband and 2 kids).

DJ Hoffman,  Human Resources Manager

DJ Hoffman, Human Resources Manager

DJ Hoffman joined the Home Instead Senior Care team in July 2016 as the HR Coordinator. He was later promoted to the HR Manager position in October 2019. His background is in Meteorology--he could tell you every cloud in the sky if he wanted too! Originally from the Philadelphia area, he moved to Pittsburgh in 2014. Go Eagles! He oversees the Human Resources Department and the CAREGivers working in the field. As DJ says, "Our HR Department is hard at work finding talented new CAREGivers and supporting our current employees!" DJ ensures that our CAREGivers know our policies and procedures, evaluations, time off requests, and benefits. DJ is a positive person with an upbeat personality who loves to help others. DJ enjoys spending time with his family and his two dogs during this free time. He loves walking his dogs around his neighborhood or taking them to a pool to swim! His passion for helping people has lead him to love his job here at Home Instead Senior Care.

Daria Nesby,  HR Coordinator

Daria Nesby, HR Coordinator

Michaela Szymanski,  HR Coordinator

Michaela Szymanski, HR Coordinator

Michaela Szymanski is the HR Assistant at Home Instead Senior Care. She is a recent addition to the Home Instead staff and says, "I love my position here!" In May 2020, Michaela graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management. Michaela has lived in Pittsburgh her entire life and loves living in this city. She aspires to travel to many different places throughout the world.

Victoria Evangelista,  HR Coordinator

Victoria Evangelista, HR Coordinator

Shanna Rastetter,  Billing Specialist

Shanna Rastetter, Billing Specialist

Shanna has been with Home Instead Senior Care for 2 years. She started out as an On-Call Coordinator, and recently transitioned to Billing Specialist. Prior to joining the team, she trained and was certified to work in several healthcare positions, including Phlebotomy, Orthodontic Assistant, and Dental Insurance. Shanna has personal experience with the need for CAREGiving having suffered from a brain injury herself. "I relate to those who depend on someone else's assistance so that they are able to rehabilitate or just live their normal day to day routine. I am grateful for the role in a company that helps provide care to people in need." When she is not working, you can find her with her husband and two kids at one of their many activities and sporting events! (Shanna is pictured with her husband and 2 kids).

Sean Farren,  Administrative Assistant

Sean Farren, Administrative Assistant

Sean was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and is a graduate of Marquette University. Throughout his career, he has worn many hats in various industries such as banking, retail, management, and sales. Prior to joining the Best Team Ever (#BTE) at Home Instead Senior Care as an administrative assistant, Sean was a travel agent for several years. He currently lives with his wife and two precocious dogs, and sometimes still finds time to follow his passion of writing short stories and novels. (Sean is pictured with his wife).

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Pittsburgh, PA 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 CAREGivers.

When you or an elderly loved one is ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.

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