Home Helpers of Central PA has been providing outstanding services to clients in Central Pennsylvania for over 10 years. Our commitment to our clients combined with our dedicated employee’s has allowed us the privilege to provide a positive impact within our local communities! Meet our office staff!
Lynn Gardini- CEO/CSA began with Home Helpers team almost 6 years ago as the Human Resources Director and then almost 5 years ago she assumed the position of President/Operations Manager. Recognizing a great need in the community, Lynn wanted to make an impact. Home Helpers was the perfect outlet for her to do so. She accepted the position of President of the Home Helpers franchise after personal experiences with providing care to family members and listening to stories of friends and relatives who were overwhelmed with tending to the needs of their aging parents and loved ones. Lynn has worked in the local business arena for the past 16 years, much of it focused in healthcare. Since taking over Home Helpers the business has expanded into several counties now providing services in Blair and 7 surrounding counties. She is a firm believer in the concept of providing in-home services for her clients to allow them the ability to remain comfortably within their homes which ties in with the Home Helpers mission statement to “Make Life Easier”. Lynn is a Certified Senior Adviser, she implemented a Workplace Safety Committee in 2014 to improve and maintain not only safe conditions for the clients, office staff, and caregivers; but also to offer ongoing training and safety information. A hand’s on education department was established in 2015 for new care givers, allowing them to be educated with the knowledge needed to take care of our valued clients. Lynn continues to implement ongoing training and educational workshops for the office personnel and caregivers. Lynn coordinates and promotes fundraisers throughout the year promoting a caring, involved community atmosphere. She is a believer in always inspiring others to be and do their best, and helping to make the experience here at Home Helpers challenging, enjoyable, and rewarding. She is a member of SHRM, CSA, PHA, County Safety Committee, and National Home Health Communications, and Council President. Under Lynn’s expertise Home Helpers in Hollidaysburg has become a training center for the Home Helpers Franchise.Lynn received The Bold Diamond Award and President Award for 2015 from Home Helpers, for her hard work and dedication to the members of the Community and Company.
Tali Greene- Office Manager CSA/CAE,d. Tali worked as an LPN for over 10 years in long term care. Tali is one of Home Helpers original caregivers and has been with the company for over 12 years. She is a Certified Senior Adviser, CPR instructor and recently became a Certified Alzheimer Educator. She works closely with the clients and case managers to achieve the best results for every situation. She is very knowledgeable regarding financial and service options available for seniors. As Home Helpers has grown, so have her responsibilities. Tali develops ideas and strategies to implement future care. She has worked in most positions within the company clearly displaying the heart and soul of Home Helpers with every decision she makes. The Home Helpers clients, caregivers, families, and support agencies all know Tali will continue to be committed to providing the highest quality of service as Home Helpers progressively moves forward.
Tina Wilt- HR Supervisor, CSA/CI, Tina has been with Home Helpers for over 6 years. Tina is the HR Supervisor and a Certified Senior Adviser/ Certified Investigator and is Certified in Human Resources. Tina brings 25+ years of customer service and management skills to the team. Tina ensures required paperwork for our Clients and Caregivers is maintained per regulations. As the HR supervisor she handles issues along with the director and maintains the utmost discretion when dealing with sensitive issues. She over sees and processes the employee payroll and assists with billing. Tina works closely with the education department and scheduling to maintain and enforce the company’s policy and procedures. Her door is always open and her goal is to make Home Helpers the number one place to work and receive service.
Penny Smith-Scheduling Supervisor. Penny joined Home Helpers as a Scheduling Coordinator quickly moving into the Scheduling Supervisor position. Penny brings twenty years of scheduling and office experience with her. Penny’s focus is maintaining the setup of the Home Helpers scheduling software and assisting in developing future schedules. She is also very knowledgeable in staff development, compliance and State and Federal Policy mandates. Penny meets with all new caregivers helping them with their understanding of the schedules. She is dedicated and conscientious in working to provide excellent client care and committed to a philosophy of caring, quality, and reliability.
Ann Knab- Education Coordinator CAE,d. Ann worked as an LPN for over 15 in the long term care setting and has a total of over 30 years of nursing and managerial experience. Ann is a Certified Alzheimer’s Educator and works diligently with the caregivers creating an atmosphere of learning and understanding of the Home Helpers philosophy putting the needs and concerns of ours clients first and foremost. Ann leads our Quality Assurance program by calling the new Home Health consumers on a regular basis making sure their needs are being met. She is chairman of the Safety Committee working to ensure a safe work environment for caregivers and consumer safety. Ann plays a major role in coordinating the fundraiser activities that are held throughout the year, allowing for thousands of dollars to be donated back to our local community.
Kyla Allison- Scheduling Coordinator. Kyla has over 7 years of combined scheduling and supervisory experience. She schedules caregivers and clients, interacts with Service Coordinators, and family members to create a positive environment that promotes inclusivity and cohesion! Kyla’s compassion for the care of Home Helpers clients continues to drive her success!
Benjamin Hamilton- Scheduling Coordinator. Ben has over 7 years of Healthcare experience. Having worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for 6 years Ben developed the skills and compassion to communicate and assist clients and family in a courteous manner. He enjoys the fast-paced environment of the scheduling department and continues to thrive and grow.
Lindsay Little- Scheduling Coordinator. Lindsay has over 12 years of Healthcare experience. She is the newest addition to the Home Helpers Scheduling Team. Lindsay worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for most of her career, cultivating the compassion and excellence that she now provides Home Helpers clients and staff! Lindsay graduated from Allegheny College of Maryland in 2016. Her enthusiasm and eagerness to help makes Lindsay a great addition to the Home Helpers family!
Christine Lower, Education Assistant. Christine came to Home Helpers bringing 15 years of experience with a background in healthcare. She assists with various office tasks, interviews, staff orientation, training and helping in the front office with phone calls. She also assists with event set up and coordination including job & career fairs. Christine deeply cares about people and does her best to do whatever needs done!
Tefoni Mahon- ODP Facilitator. Tefoni has just joined the Home Helpers team in July of 2017. At Home Helpers, she handles all the services we provide for people with intellectual disabilities. Tefoni brings 20 years of experience with working with people who have intellectual disabilities as a ROPES/Activities Counselor and Group Home Children/Adolescent Supervisor. She also worked with children who have Autism in the school districts as a Therapeutic Support Staff. She is dedicated to the belief in providing services to individuals to promote independence, self-esteem, safety, self-worth and function. She believes the world should stop putting limitations on their abilities and help them achieve all they want in life.
Cindy Hicks- LPN. Cindy is our Clinical Coordinator. Cindy has over 7 years experience in the nursing profession and brings a wealth of knowledge to her position having worked in drug and alcohol rehabilitation and lont-term care. Cindy meets with all new clients in their homes and also performs client evaluations every 90 days which is mandated by Home Helpers best practice standards. Cindy is a member of our Safety Committee and directs the Home Safety Evaluations. Cindy coordinates information between the clients and staff and provides emotional support to our clients and their families. She is committed to excellence in client care and making sure that our clients get the best possible services to make their life easier.
Dana Latteiri- Administrative Assistant
Jessica Brubaker- Assistant Clinical Coordinator. Jessica schedules 90-day assessments and intake assessments for our LPN Nurse. Jessica makes calls to new and existing clients to set up Assessments and copies Care Plans and intake folders for each client. She also assists in completing Pay Roll and Mileage Time Logs. Home Helpers has offered her the perfect platform to exercise her skills in serving people who need assistance on a daily basis. She enjoys her contact with client and caregivers and offers her best to serve them through her work. She thrives in the positive work environment at Home Helpers office and strives to work efficiently with the office staff. She brings a sense of comradery and respect with a comic attitude and hard work for those she comes in contact with every day.
Izora Leonard- Administrative Assistant
Marty Wertman- File Clerk