Valdosta, Thomasville & Tifton (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 Valdosta, GA.

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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 Home Care Team
Chuck Coker 2024

Chuck Coker LCSW, MBA, Owner

Chuck is a Valdosta native who earned a degree in Business Management from the University of Georgia, an MBA from Florida State University and a master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. He has 28 years of business ownership experience and over 8 years' experience as a licensed therapist working in the fields of addiction and family therapy. Through his experience as a therapist, he acquired a passion to assist seniors and their families as they enter a new phase of their lives in which they needed some assistance in daily living. Accomplishing this with compassion while helping our clients maintain independence and dignity is the focus of the work Chuck and his team of over 80 Caregivers and support staff do.

Chuck is also a Certified Equine Therapist who enjoys utilizing horses as they assist humans in "self-discovery".

Kelly Gibbs 2023

Kelly Gibbs, General Manager

Kelly was born and raised in Valdosta, GA and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Communications from Valdosta State in 2014. She began working with Home Instead in February of 2020. She came to Home Instead because she has always had a passion for the senior community and a heart for the elderly. She is happiest when she is spending time with her husband and children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and going to the beach which is definitely her happy place. She always strives to live life to the fullest and is so grateful to be part of such an amazing team!

Jessica Brantley 2023

Jessica Brantley, Service Coordinator

Jessica joined the Home Instead team in October of 2020. She really enjoys meeting and conversating with clients and Caregivers about their care and needs. She has always had a big heart for the elderly. Jessica makes it her priority to build a relationship with the seniors and the Caregivers to let them know she is always available to assist. Whether it be the need for someone to talk to, just seeing a friendly face, or just being someone that doesn't mind lending a helping hand. She has been blessed with 2 beautiful kids who bring her so much joy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, bowling, and traveling. She lives by these inspirational words 'You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support". She is thankful to be a part of an outstanding team!!

Susan Atwell 2024

Susan Atwell, HR Director

Susan became a part of the Home Instead team in April 2021.  Originally from Maryland, she followed the sun and warm weather to Georgia in 2015.  She has a Bachelor degree in business and a career background in non-profit organizations including a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) where she loved working with seniors and their caregivers.  In her free time she spends time with her husband and dogs, reading, gardening, and doing crossword puzzles and art projects.  She approaches every challenge with the motto she learned back in high school as her guide, "Find a way or make one".  She always finds a way to take care of others and to be appreciative of all that life gives her.

Leslie Belanger 2023

Leslie Belanger, RN Supervisor

Leslie joined the Home Instead team in April 2018. She received her nursing degree from Darton College in Albany, Ga. She has been a practicing nurse for 22 years. Leslie began her career in women’s health and was recently an OR nurse manager. She values the clients and their family members, and enjoys getting to know them personally. She feels honored that she and the Home Instead team can assist the clients and their loved ones, by helping navigate a new phase of their lives. She knows how important a compassionate, understanding ear can be to a client. Leslie enjoys spending time with her husband and her two boys.

Carol Alligood 2023

Carol Alligood, Client Care Coordinator

Carol has been a member of the Home Instead team since 2017. Starting out as a Caregiver, Carol experienced firsthand the impact we have in our clients lives. That experience has continued to prove valuable in Carol’s role as Client Care Coordinator, with her ability to connect with our clients and caregivers that she works with daily. Throughout her career, Carol has allowed her experiences and passion to guide her. Prior to joining Home Instead, she worked with special needs individuals. Having a sister with special needs, Carol always felt the desire to enrich the lives of those individuals. Her passion for helping the elderly came from caring for both of her parents as they got older. After their passing, Carol wanted to continue caring for other’s loved ones and decided to join the Home Instead team to do that. In her free time, Carol enjoys traveling and spending time with her three sons and eight grandchildren.
Taylor Cannon 2023

Taylor Cannon, Service Coordinator Assistant

Taylor was born and raised in southern Arkansas, where she gained a deep appreciation of family and connection. She joined the Home Instead family in January of 2022, and she looks forward to growing with the community of like-minded people that she’s found. She knows that every person that she meets has a different personality, and she relishes the opportunity to gain insight into their individual life experiences. Taylor believes that you can learn something from every conversation. Taylor uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. She is inspired daily by her husband and their pets: a black lab named Blue, and a house cat named Bennie. In her free time, Taylor likes to hike, solve puzzles, and create art. 

Justin Anderson 2023

Justin Shaw Anderson, LCSW, Home Care Consultant

Justin was born and raised in Valdosta, GA. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in human services from Valdosta State University in 1998 and a Master of Social Work degree in 2003. He is currently a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia. He has over twenty-three years of combined experience working in medical, mental health, corrections and hospice settings. He has always had a particular attachment to the geriatric population. He enjoys connecting with seniors, hearing their life stories and helping them adjust to the challenges that come with aging. He will tell you that he is no “rocket scientist” but that he is genuine and has a desire to help others along their way. Justin began working with Home Instead April of 2023. He understands the challenges that caregivers face as he has acted in a caregiving role for family members and close friends. When away from work he enjoys spending time at the beach, gardening, cooking and spending time with friends, family, pets and especially his two children (John and Emily). He is excited to join the Home Instead family and to be a part of providing quality homecare, sharing his heart and helping individuals in our community.

Lindsey Childress 2023

Lindsey B. Childress, Registered Nurse

Lindsey joined the Home Instead team in May of 2023. Lindsey was born and raised in Valdosta, Ga. Lindsey and her husband moved to Hahira, where they have lived for the last 20 years with their two sons. Lindsey started her career in healthcare as a Radiologic Technologist, which she enjoyed for 12 years before going to nursing school. She received her nursing degree at Southern Regional Technical College in Thomasville. She has been working as an RN for 7 years. In her free time, you will find her spending all her time with her family and friends. Lindsey has always loved caring for the elderly and is so happy and grateful to be joining such an amazing team!

Daphney Foster 2023

Daphney Foster, Office Coordinator

Daphney Foster was born and raised in Valdosta, GA and joined the Home Instead family in August 2023. She graduated in 2005 from Valdosta High School. “Let’s go Wildcats!” Daphney is fun, loving, and adventurous. Her passion is caring for people, and she has a patience of understanding that as humans we are all different. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and close friends. She enjoys traveling, meeting new people, and trying new things. She is a huge sports fan, and her nephew is her favorite athlete.  She also loves being at the beach. Daphney is excited about growing with the Home Instead family and bringing more hope and care to the clients and care professionals. Her motto that will always be a part of her is, “Everybody needs Somebody!”

Talysa Chase 2023

Talysa Chase, Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator

Talysa joined the Home Instead team in November 2023. Originally from Nashville, TN. she migrated south to Valdosta in 2022. She spent much of her childhood on the farms of her grandparents where she developed a profound love and respect for the unique wisdom and perspectives of the elderly in her life. As a teen and young adult, she witnessed firsthand how Alzheimer's, and other aging factors, can impact an entire family. She also experienced the immense value a loving care professional outside of the home could bring to those caring for their loved ones inside the home. She has known she was born to nurture and care for others from a very young age. She feels blessed to have stayed home for 23 years raising and loving on her three amazing (now grown) children. Because she still has so much love and care left to give to others, she feels incredibly proud to now work for a company that provides the very care that once added so much value to the lives of her grandparents. She loves encouraging others in life and feels honored to support the wonderful Care Pros here at Home Instead. In her free time, she loves to go on coffee dates with her husband, spend time with her kids and grand- pups, listen to Taylor Swift, and snuggle with her Shih-Tzu, “Chewie” while watching true crime documentaries.

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Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Valdosta, GA 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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