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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 Fredericksburg, VA.

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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

Karl Karch, Owner

Karl Karch, Owner

Karl holds a bachelor's degree in management engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., an MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., and a MA in Social Gerontology from University of Nebraska Omaha.

Prior to starting his home care business in 2005, Karl held various senior management positions including CEO of a $70 million multi-plant printing company.

His involvement in organizations includes: Virginia Association for Home Care and Hospice, the Regional Alzheimer Association Leadership Council, Board of Directors of Partners In Aging, Board of Directors of Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging, and a member of the Rappahannock Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.

Karl is passionate about senior issues. From 2007 to 2021, he wrote articles for the Senior Care section of the "Front Porch Fredericksburg," a monthly community magazine serving the City of Fredericksburg, and the counties of Spotsylvania, Stafford, and King George.

Roberta Karch, Owner

Roberta Karch, Owner

Roberta brings many years of caring for others, personally and professionally. She is an elder in the Presbyterian Church and has been a deacon and trustee. Some of her other service duties included: Big Sister in the Big Brother/Big Sister program, vocational skills lab teaching assistant in a special education school, privately tutored special needs students, United Way volunteer, and volunteer at homeless shelters. She attended New River Community College.

Annette Wright - Staffing Coordinator

Annette Wright, Staffing Coordinator

Annette joined Home Instead as a CAREGiver in 2016 and became a Staffing Coordinator in 2017.  Prior to Home Instead Senior Care, Annette worked 26 years for a private industry within the information technology (IT) field. Annette has always found time to give her heart and soul to helping others by volunteering at hospitals, nursing homes, and participating in a mentor program for ESL students in Fairfax County Public Schools. Annette loves spending time with her family, shopping, reading and solving Sudoku puzzles.  Although Annette and her husband moved to Florida in 2021, she continues as part of our Team remotely.

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Reeitter Mitchell, Administrative Assistant

Reeitter is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and a college graduate from Kaplan University.  After serving four years in the Marine Corps, Reeitter, her husband and three children settled in Fredericksburg. Reeitter joined Home Instead Senior Care in August 2015 as a CAREGiver.  She moved in to the Administrative Assistant role in June 2018. Reeitter is fun loving, enjoys listening to music and loves making people laugh. The way to Reeitter’s heart is through food and her favorite thing to do is to learn and teach others about the Bible.

Melissa Griffith, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator

Melissa Griffith, Recruitment and Engagement Coord. & Operations Supervisor

Melissa and her family have been fortunate to live around the world. Recently Melissa and her family relocated from Southern California, where she worked for Home Instead as a CAREGiver from August 2016 and moved to the Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator position November 2017. She leads and promotes a healthy lifestyle and enjoys cooking, reading, hiking and quality time with family and friends.

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Karen Salcedo, Billing & Payroll Coordinator

Karen is a Fredericksburg native and lives in Spotsylvania with her husband, young daughter, and cat. She joined HISC in 2007 as the Receptionist. In 2013, Karen received her Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Germanna Community College. Prior to joining HI, she was a Human Resources Assistant at Rappahannock Goodwill Industries, an Assistant Manager at Taco Bell, and a Courtesy Desk Associate at Walmart. She enjoys cooking, reading, watching movies, working out, and spending time with her family.

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Sue Petitt, Engagement Coordinator

Sue joined Home Instead of San Antonio Texas in 2019, as a Lead CAREGiver/Trainer and Mentor. She quickly headed into the office as their Recruitment/Training Coordinator, working to enhance and improve their training program. In late 2021 Sue moved to Virginia, and joined our office the following year.  

Cindy Goforth, Human Resources Manager

Cindy Goforth, Human Resources Manager

Cindy joined the Home Instead team in 2014, bringing a wealth of knowledge in human resources management. Cindy and her family reside in the City of Fredericksburg. Cindy is an avid tennis player and enjoys spending time with her family and dog.​​​

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Donna Shanklin, On-Call Coordinator

Donna came to Home Instead with many years of experience as a CAREGiver (CNA), On-Call Coordinator, and Staffing Coordinator. This is a "come-from-the-heart" job and Donna has that heart and compassion. A native of the Fredericksburg area, Donna and her husband make their home in Spotsylvania County. When not working she enjoys time with family that includes a daughter, son and most especially, her grandkids.

Cynthia Weatherington, Trainer

Cynthia Weatherington, Trainer

Cynthia has been in the nursing field for 31 years. She is the mother of two wonderful children and grandma of four wonderful baby grands! Cynthia was a CAREGiver from 2006 to 2007, then returned in 2016 as the Trainer. She says, "My favorite thing is to praise...praise is what I do!"​

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Stacey Wilson, BSN, RN

Stacey joined our team in February of 2022.  She is a graduate of James Madison University and received her Bachelor of Science in Dance and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has worked as a Registered Nurse at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, Mary Washington Healthcare, and the University of Mary Washington.

She received the Innovators Award for Quality and Patient Safety from Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center and HCA Capital Division in 2016. She was also recognized by Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center with the Excellence in Nursing Professional Mentoring Award in 2018.

She is passionate about being outdoors in nature and enjoys hiking trails, taking nature photography and writing poetry.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Fredericksburg, VA 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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