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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 Culpeper, 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


Latest review from our community

My wife has come along so well, particularly over the last two weeks, that we are ready to put our notice in for canceling service with your agency. Thanks very much. My wife and I both are very aware that she wouldn't have reached this point so quickly or as confidently if it hadn't been for your staff's expert care.

About Us

Meet Our Team

Karl Karch - Franchise Owner

Karl Karch, Franchise 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 - Franchise Owner

Roberta Karch, Franchise 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.

Cindy Goforth, Human Resources Manager

Cindy Goforth, Human Resources Manager

Cindy joined the Home Instead team in the fall of 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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Karen Salcedo, Billing & Payroll Specialist

Karen is a Fredericksburg native and lives in Spotsylvania with her husband, daughter, and cat. She joined HI in 2007 as the Receptionist. In 2013, Karen graduated from Germanna Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management. 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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Olivia Barden, RN

Olivia joined our team in 2020.  She received her CNA certificate in 2015 and began working at a long term care facility. She attended nursing school at Piedmont Virginia Community College and graduated with her RN license in 2019. Ever since childhood, Olivia has had a passion for the elderly. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her family and fur babies.
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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

Melissa Griffith, Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator

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.
Brenda Kennaugh

Brenda Kennaugh, Staffing Coordinator

Brenda joined us in May 2022.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Culpeper, 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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