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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 Monroe, NC.

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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

Trenna & Jim Lonon - Owners

Trenna & Jim Lonon, Owners

In February 2005, Jim & Trenna turned a dream into reality when they opened Home Instead Senior Care of Union and Stanly Counties. Jim a retired business professional with Eastman Kodak and Trenna, an RN, with 25 years experience in senior care saw the need in this area and wanted to provide a solution. Since 2005 they have served approximately 2000 clients and have given employment opportunities to around 2500 caregivers and office staff. The Lonon's are active members of Weddington United Methodist Church and they enjoy time with family; especially their 3 granddaughters!

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Chris Lonon, Owner

Chris currently lives with his wife Megan in Charlotte. He has been with Home Instead since we opened the doors on Valentine's Day 2005. Chris has a Law Degree from NCCU and prior to 2005 has over 10 years experience managing the business offices of multiple medical practices in the area.

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Kesha Hickson, Director of CAREGiver Services

Kesha manages our CAREGiver Services team and is a scheduling wizard! She works closely with her team to make the perfect service matches! Kesha has worked in local assisted living facilities prior to joining our team in 2016, and is a huge HEAVY METAL music fan. She currently lives in Wingate with her husband, 3 children, and 2 Huskies!



Shana Smith, Director of Client Services

Shana is our Director of Client Services. She does Quality Assurance visits with our Long-Term Care and Private Pay Clients. She has been an LPN for five years and has been working with the geriatric community for over eleven years here in Monroe, NC. Shana has lived in Monroe her entire life and currently resides with her husband, 2 children and a HOST of pets: dog, cat, 2 chinchillas, hedgehog, gecko, and a land tortoise! Whew...

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Sherry Territo, Director of Administrative Services

Sherry supervises all of our payroll, VA, Medicaid, CAPS billing, and invoicing. If you need a spreadsheet, Sherry is the one to call! She is originally from Monroe, but came back home in 2016 after 30 years in Texas! She didn't come home alone either: Sherry lives with her husband and 2 dachsunds.

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Emily Tyson, Client Services Coordinator/Staff LPN

Emily is an LPN (22 years now!) and does Quality Assurance visits for all of our Veteran clients. She has worked in geriatrics for the past 10 years in both Monroe and the Charlotte area. Emily grew up here in Monroe and now resides in Indian Trail with her fiancé and 4 dogs. She also has 1 son who is married, (no grandkids yet!).

Tracy Rodgers, Staff RN

Tracy is our Part-Time Staff RN and handles all of the Intake and Quality Assurance visits for the Medicaid & CAPS Programs. 
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Kristin Keziah, Admin Asst./Front Desk

Kristin started with us in 2019. She has done admin. asst. work for the past 8 years. She loves growing and learning new skills every day as we pile more and more stuff on her!!!! Kristin lives with her fiancé and 3 beautiful children. She loves the beach AND the mountains so a vacation either way is fine with her! Kristin is an animal lover too: 7 chickens, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a guinea pig. When she gets free time Kristin loves reading and taking long walks.


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