Hattiesburg, MS (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 Hattiesburg, MS.


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
Bob and Anna Edenfield - Franchise Owners Since 2009

Bob and Anna Edenfield, Franchise Owners Since 2009

Being part of Home Instead is a very personal experience to both Anna and Bob. With their experience helping Anna’s family care for her parents and now caring for Bob’s 90 year old mother, they understood when the opportunity arose to make this personal experience a new life’s mission. They both feel one of the most gratifying parts of Home Instead is the daily fulfillment; knowing that the Caregivers and dedicated staff strive to make such a positive impact on senior’s lives every day. They believe the Home Instead daily mission is to keep seniors in their homes safely and comfortably; adding to their quality of life, while preserving their dignity and independence.

Bob and Anna have been married for 20 years. They moved to the Hattiesburg community about four years ago and genuinely enjoy living here and growing into part of the community. Bob was once overheard to say, “the two nicest groups of people I have ever met are the native Hawaiians and the folks in the Hattiesburg area”

Both Anna and Bob are involved in the business, where Bob oversees daily operations while Anna is actively involved with community projects like our Be A Santa to A Senior, a community wide effort on behalf of less fortunate Seniors during the Christmas season.

Bob’s background before Home Instead has been in engineering applications and technical sales. He graduated from Kennesaw State University with continuing education at University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. Anna graduated with a degree in Psychology from Southern Louisiana University. She has worked as a case manager in social work for four years before coming to Home Instead. Both feel their work careers and life experience, their love of seniors combine helped them understand they are in the right place and the right time to help make a difference in senior’s lives and our community.

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Rachel Simmons, Operations Manager Since 2020

Rachel serves as the Operations Manager for Home Instead.  After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Rachel worked in retail management for many years. While she loved to train and work with people, she felt something was missing. She wanted a career she felt passionate about and gave her the opportunity to serve others as God called her to do... she found Home Instead and the rest, as the saying goes, is history!

Rachel loves using her skills to lead the best team of Care Professionals for aging adults and aims to support each of them in reaching their fullest potential. Rachel loves the culture of Home Instead and our mission to expand the world's capacity to care.

Rachel resides in Hattiesburg with her partner, two dogs, and cat. In her spare time, she enjoys DIY projects, reading, spending time with family, and spoiling her 6 nieces and nephews. 

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Leighton Mikell, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator since 2022

Leighton is a native of Collins, Mississippi. She received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi, while caring for her grandfather during her off time.

Once completing her degree, Leighton moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado where her husband was stationed in the U.S. Army. There, she worked in the banking industry where she supervised and trained new employees. Once moving back to Mississippi, Leighton knew she wanted to work with a company that prioritized the needs of others.

Leighton serves as the Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator. She is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training the Home Instead Care Professional workforce. Leighton has personal experience being a caregiver, so she knows the qualities and demands required by in-home caregivers, as well as the life-long effects caregivers have on seniors.
Leighton lives with her husband, Calder, and their one-year-old son, Shepherd. They also have two German Shepherds, Dusty and Diesel. As a family, they enjoy most of their time being outdoors and making memories!

Maya Jackson-Warren, Service Coordinator since 2024

Meet Maya, our Midwest girl with a heart of gold. Born at just 2lbs 11oz, Maya came into the world needing a little bit of extra attention. Very early on, her mother knew she would need to get more experience to meet Maya’s needs. In doing so, Maya’s mother made a career out of working with special needs children and individuals living with disabilities for over 30 years. Maya has always wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps.  She has moved around quite a bit, but has always ended up in a position where she was helping others. Now she’s ready to stay in her “forever state” of Mississippi with her husband and daughter. She’s so grateful that God brought her to Home Instead where she is happy to be helping seniors and families in our community. Maya’s motto is “Do what you can when you can, because you never know when your help can change someone’s life!”


Rob Mordica- Home Care Consultant since 2023

Rob is the only son of Robert & Von Kyle Mordica.  He and his three sisters were born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He graduated from Hattiesburg High.  After high school, he attended Jones Junior College.  In the eighties he moved to Los Angeles, CA to attend Carla Layton School of Acting and was active in Layton Theater Group.  At the same time, he learned the restaurant and marketing business. 

Among the more distinguished places he worked were “The Daisey”, a restaurant and private club in Beverly Hills, and “LaScala”, a famous restaurant in Malibu, which was a popular celebrity haunt, at which he began to plan events for celebrities and various business groups. 

In the early nineties he moved back to Hattiesburg, with his family, including son Danny, where he re-established himself in both the business and entertainment industry.  He has been in management, marketing, and entertainment ever since.  Rob is very excited to serve as a community liaison with Home Instead where he hopes to make a positive impact in the community that he loves.

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Kara Armour, Care Professional Administrative Assistant since 2024

Kara is originally from Waynesboro, Mississippi. After living in Alabama since the age of 15, she returned to her home state a few years ago. Having been a licensed massage therapist since 2013, Kara discovered Home Instead and was immediately interested. While a massage therapist, Kara was passionate about tailoring individualized treatment plans for each of her clients based on their needs and her great desire to meet them.

Kara’s mother became a Certified Nursing Assistant at 60 years of age and continues in that role. This career change by her mother motivated Kara to try something different and applied to Home Instead as a caregiver. She researched Home Instead’s values and knew she had to apply after learning about this wonderful company. She became a caregiver and absolutely loved it!

Kara summarized her caregiving experience in this way: "Being able to step in and care for our aging community is one of my greatest achievements. For me to bring joy to the person I was assigned to, brought joy to myself. Being a blessing to others is a blessing to me!"

Kara decided to take a leap of faith when she interviewed and accepted a position in the office as the Care Professional Administrative Assistant. She is excited about moving into this area of senior care and is looking forward to what the future holds.

Keisha Kennedy - General Manager Since 2012

Keisha Kennedy, Web and Social Media Marketing Since 2011

Keisha worked as a CAREGiver for 4 years before working for Home Instead and has been with the company since January 2011. She is very excited to work with Home Instead clients, their families, and Care Pros to ensure the highest quality of service is provided.

Previously, Keisha has worked with Home Instead as the Client Care Coordinator, Service Coordinator, and as General Manager. Currently, Keisha serves as the Web and Social Media Marketing Specialist and helps clients to navigate their Long Term Care insurance claims. Some of her duties include strategizing web and social media marketing campaigns, highlighting the high quality service our care professionals provide to seniors.

When Keisha thinks of Home Instead, she thinks caring, compassionate, loyal, and trustworthy. Keisha has a strong desire to give back to seniors as they have given to others all their lives. She loves that she is helping people to stay in their homes as long as possible.

Keisha is originally from Carthage, TN. She is married to her husband Andrew and they have two daughters, Thea Grace and Haddie Joy, and one really spoiled dog Sadie. She enjoys spending time with her family and serving her community through her local church.


LaKeisha Jordan, On-Call Supervisor since 2018

LaKeisha has been with Home Instead since August 2018. She began her Home Instead career as a Care Professional, working directly with seniors in their homes. She worked with various clients requiring all levels of care. LaKeisha loves taking care of others and views caregiving as more than just a job. She sees the task of caring for seniors as a mission from God and something she feels she was specifically called to do. 

As her schedule and availability changed, LaKeisha was offered the opportunity to work as an on-call supervisor, a position she has now served in for years, working faithfully every other weekend as a support to fellow Care Professionals, clients, and their families. Having worked as a Care Professional, LaKeisha feels her past experiences have helped her better support caregivers that may call with questions or concerns about their client's care. She also assists in helping family members with any questions or concerns they may have about their loved one's care.

LaKeisha lives in the Hattiesburg area. While working with Home Instead, LaKeisha also works full-time as the Library Media Specialist at Rawls Springs Attendance Center, where she serves grades Pre-k through 6th. She is married and has a grown daughter, Ariel, who lives in Tennessee. LaKeisha enjoys spending time with family, visiting her daughter, serving in the local church, and attending worship. 

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Hattiesburg, MS 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.

Home Instead Caregiver wearing mask reading newspaper with senior man at home


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