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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 Indianapolis, IN.

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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
Duane Sinn, Owner

Duane Sinn, Owner

Drawing from his own family experiences, Duane has a passion for working with the elderly and allowing them to remain in their comfort zone. He understands the importance of living in one's home and believes all seniors should be given this opportunity. Since joining the company, Duane has helped raise awareness for seniors and the risks of living alone.

Home Instead's CAREGivers are near and dear to Duane's heart. "The service level our CAREGivers provide allows our clients and their families to feel secure in selecting Home Instead," Duane states. "We truly have an amazing group of dedicated CAREGivers who are changing the lives of our clients every day by providing the assistance they need."

Jane Sewell, Office Manager

Jane Sewell, Office Manager

Past experiences of providing care for her parents and her uncle have illustrated to Jane the importance of having a caring and passionate individual to help take care of loved ones. She has been working with the CAREGiver staff to help them deliver care at a higher level to provide an exceptional client experience.

Jane graduated from Purdue University, and with her experiences along with her passion for providing care to seniors has her well prepared to manage the daily activities of the office.

A guiding principle of Jane's is: "One can't always visualize the reward, but it's pointless to set expectations if you are not going to try to accomplish them."

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Chanel Cunningham, Client Care Manager

Chanel is the first point of contact for families wishing to receive or looking to inquire about services. She works directly with clients and their families to assure the highest level of care is received. She meets clients in their homes to assist them in putting together the best care plan tailored to their needs. Chanel leads with compassion, knowledge, and empathy. She personally understands the importance of remaining in the comfort of one's own home, while continuing to receive excellent care.

Chanel graduated from Purdue University and brings years of experience in sales operations. She also worked for a non-profit where she gained her passion for helping others while building relationships. Chanel is now able to fulfill her desire of assisting clients on a more personal level, coaching them, and standing by their side through their entire journey of remaining in the home.

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Gabe Clippert, Home Care Consultant

As Home Care Consultant, Gabe is focused on client-centered sales and marketing, while building relationships with our community partners. Gabe has siblings with special needs and has been supportive in helping them strive for a higher quality of life. He uses this experience to provide the highest level of service for our clients.

Gabe is a graduate of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He comes to Home Instead with experience in communications, human resources, and distribution management. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and watching sports.

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Michelle Schofield, Client Care Coordinator

Michelle comes to Home Instead with over 6 years of experience in the aging adult care community. Four of those years were spent handling marketing, quality assurance, care plan creation, and caregiver training to support care in homes. Michelle is a licensed CNA and has also worked in assisted living communities as an Activities Director. As Client Care Coordinator, she works with clients and their families to assure the best level of care is received through routine home checkups and telephone inquiries. Michelle enjoys meeting with clients and families and is passionate about helping aging adults get the highest level of care in their homes.

Michelle graduated from Xavier University with a bachelor’s in Elementary Education. She is married to Steve, and together they have 3 children. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, reading, travelling, and watching her daughter ride and show horses.

Jackie White, Client Services Coordinator

Jackie White, Client Services Coordinator

From a young age, Jackie knew she wanted to care for seniors. From visiting individuals in hospitals to singing carols at nursing homes, senior care truly was her passion. Prior to Home Instead, Jackie worked as a certified nursing assistant in various nursing facilities throughout Indianapolis focusing mainly on care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

Jackie states, "I love being active with families and providing them with solutions, I love making a difference in the lives of seniors and I love working with clients to help maintain their lifestyle at home. Home is where your heart is!"

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Lena McKinney, Services Coordinator

Lena works with all clients and Care Pros establishing schedules and care needs. She has been a CNA since 2007, is a certified Medical Assistant, and a certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. Her extensive background provided her opportunities to care for individuals with developmental disabilities and aging adults in skilled nursing, assisted living, and in clients’ homes. Prior to joining Home Instead, Lena worked in SNF, ALF, and home health providing therapeutic interventions to all she served. She also worked as a Project Coordinator for a recruitment firm staffing for assisted living communities. She enjoys assisting clients and families in many ways so that they may age in place safely within their homes.

Lena adds, “I believe the experiences with my own grandmother and mother have allowed me to be more empathetic to all situations and needs. Remember to treat people right when no one is looking because you may need someone one day”.

Kathy Leatherman, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

Kathy Leatherman, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

Kathy manages the recruitment of CAREGivers, coordinates orientation, and handles many of the daily office functions. "The thing I love the most about my job is knowing that I am helping the seniors in my community be able to stay in their homes."

Kathy has worked in healthcare for the past 16 years in management and marketing. She has always enjoyed spending time with seniors and has personal care-giving experience by caring for her grandmother and live-in mother-in-law for years. The Home Instead CAREGiver she had for her family member also gave her the support she needed and a peace of mind that her loved one was in good hands. This is when she decided she wanted to work in home care because it makes such a difference in the lives of seniors and their families.

Kathy enjoys spending time with friends and family, gardening, crafts and reading. Her favorite sayings are "Do what you love" and "Make the most of every day."

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Rose Vallejo, Human Resources Manager

Rose attained her bachelor’s degree in business administration and immediately began working as HR Director within the manufacturing industry. Rose had been caring for her aging grandmother for some time and remembering that sense of gratification one feels from being a CAREGiver, she knew she wanted to do more within her community, she began looking in the health care field. With her experience, knowledge, and having cared for her own aging grandmother, Rose has a deeper understanding of the value in having the best care possible for your loved one. She strives for excellence and that is what she looks for in each CAREGiver that she interviews.

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Bree Katz, Communications Coordinator

Bree joined Home Instead with over 14 years in Senior Care. She began as a CNA, enrolled in Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned her Bachelor’s in Speech Pathology. While working with aging adults in assisted living, Bree decided she wanted to focus more on helping individuals age in the comfort of their own home. At Home Instead, Bree handles internal and external communications with our team, clients, and families through social media, newsletters, and email communications.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Indianapolis, IN 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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