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At Home Nursing Services, our staff cares about each and every client. Each nursing staff member endeavors to meet the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of every client. “Customized care with Hoosier hospitality at its heart” describes our nursing staff.

Rick Maples | Dorian Maples | Gina Yonkman | Evan Hyndman | Lori Peconge | Chrystal Dawson | Deanna Winston | Geraldine Westmorland | Margeaux Corrao | Tina Bopp | Linda Zemanek | Mary Jo Pant | Chris Kinter | Denise Holland | Cheryl Newbury | Vera Buckland

Dorian Maples, Professional Geriatric Care ManagerDorian Maples, Clinical Director
Dorian’s career has been devoted to caring for older adults and persons with disabilities since 1979 when she became a Registered Nurse. Her nursing career took her on a management tract, which led her to obtaining a BA in Management and Communication. In 1996 she became the first Registered Nurse in Indiana to be recognized as a full member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

In 1996 she created Home Nursing Services, a licensed certified in-home care agency, and in 1997, established First Call Medical Staffing, a provider of supplemental staffing for medical facilities. She identified a need for non-medical in-home care and started Angel Corps in 2001. In 2003, she created Dorian Maples & Associates, Professional Geriatric Care Management, due to the increasing need for older adults and their families to have an advocate in finding their way through our fragmented health care community.

Dorian is passionate about her work and finds great enjoyment in not only being a Registered Nurse, but also in assisting clients to their optimum healthy being by being their liaison, advocate and support system.

You can contact Dorian with questions and/or concerns by clicking here.

Rick MaplesRick Maples
Richard Maples is co-owner of Home Nursing Services.  Rick has many years of experience in home care management starting in1995. He is a U.S. Navy veteran, a University of Notre Dame graduate, and an active member of the Indiana Association for Home and Hospice Care. He was a CPA and partner in a local accounting firm. Rick left his accounting partnership when he purchased a small home health care business in 1996. He volunteers for the National Alzheimer’s Association and especially enjoys the annual Memory Walk.

 

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Gina Yonkman, AdministratorGina Yonkman, Human Resources Director
Gina Yonkman was promoted to Administrator upon her graduation with a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision (with a concentration in Human Resources) from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.  

Gina’s professional career includes serving children and adults with developmental disabilities, working in a variety of residential settings including group homes, supported living, and family homes.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Francis College.  Later, she directed the case management division of a local agency, helping to ensure the delivery of high quality Medicaid Waiver services to consumers and their families.  She also enjoys volunteering with Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana.  Gina and her family of four participate in the Memory Walk and Employee Picnic.

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Evan Hyndman, ControllerEvan Hyndman, Administrator/Controller
Evan earned a BS in Business with a concentration in Accounting from Indiana University of Fort Wayne in 2004. He joined us in 2003 as Controller for Home Nursing Services and Angel Corps. In 2017, he added the position of Administrator for Home Nursing Services. His tasks include oversight of daily operations ensuring that high quality home health care services are provided according to compliance with state and federal regulations as well as managing all financial aspects of the organizations.

Evan is very passionate about providing the best possible quality services to each and every client and strives to do so each day. He enjoys running, bicycling, and spending time with his family when he is not at work. Evan resides in Allen County.

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Chrystal Dawson, Billing CoordinatorChrystal Dawson, Billing Coordinator
Chrystal is the Billing Coordinator for Home Nursing Services. She earned her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting with hopes to further her education sometime in the near future. She has worked in the accounting field for the last 4 years, finally making her mark at Home Nursing Services. Chrystal is also the Billing Coordinator for its sister company Angel Corps.

Chrystal recently married in July of 2007. She believes that her career is like a marriage, it takes the same amount of heart and desire to be successful. Her husband has helped to discover a deeper passion for nurturing all plants and animals. She enjoys gardening, four wheeling, and arts and crafts. She also volunteers her time with the Allen County 4-H program during the summer.

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Deanna Winston, Medical Records Coordinator
Deanna Winston, Medical Records Coordinator
Deanna has been in the medical field for over a decade. She has an A.S. in Medical Assisting from Brown Mackie College and is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Health Care Management at Harrison College. She loves learning all the different aspects of her position and is passionate about providing timely and efficient help to her supervisors.

Deanna’s duties consist of maintaining the medical records for Home Nursing Services as well as faxing orders to physicians, typing POC for the RN case managers, keeping a weekly census total, and preparing field staff weekly payroll, preparing reports for quarterly Quality Management Committee Meetings.  Her favorite part of the job is learning all the different aspects of Medical Records.

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Jeri Westmorland, Human Resources CoordinatorJeri Westmorland, Human Resources Coordinator
Jeri has worked in the home health care field for over a decade. Her duties include handling the personnel files, answering the phones, and assisting others. She also handles after hours scheduling and hiring new employees.

Jeri is most passionate about working with the Home Nursing Services staff and participating in the care of the clients. She is both a certified home health aide and a certified nursing assistant. Jeri also organized the company’s team for the annual Memory Walk.

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Margeaux Corrao, Marketing DirectorMargeaux Corrao, Recruiting Director
Margeaux Corrao is the Marketing Director for Home Nursing Services and sister companies: Angel Corps, First Call, and Dorian Maples & Associates. After graduating from high school in 1998, Margeaux attended IPFW and studied courses in business and Hospitality/Restaurant Management for one year. At that time she worked part time for Home Nursing Services as administrative assistant and homemaker in the field. Her passion to help others led her in a different direction to the field of cosmetology in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2000, she graduated from Brown Aveda Institute and obtained her Ohio State Board of Cosmetology license. Throughout her career she obtained manager and instructor licenses. She worked her way up many levels to Signature stylist. She enjoyed helping others also, at her Alma mater, through the years teaching and in the admissions department, eventually becoming Admissions Team Leader.

Later in 2011, her passion to help others changed and led her back to Ft. Wayne at Home Nursing Services once again. Margeaux is passionate in her purpose to contribute in the mission to help others have a good quality of life while remaining at home.

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Tina Bopp, First Impressions CoordinatorTina Bopp, First Impressions Coordinator
Tina started with Home Nursing Services as a Home Health Aide in July 2017 and was promoted in December 2017 to First Impressions Coordinator. She has degrees in the fields of Human Services, Supervision and Communications, and Construction Technology. Her favorite part about working in the office is being able to assist on so many levels and seeing her co-workers throughout the day. Her duties include greeting guests, coordinating phone calls, quality assurance reviews, and coordinating daily office tasks.

When she is not at work she is busy with her family and pets which include a dog, a hermit crab, and two guinea pigs. She is passionate about being a great mother and resides in Allen County.

 

Lori Peconge, RN Case ManagerLori Peconge, RN Case Manager
Lori was a CNA working in a facility for 20 years prior to becoming a nurse.  Lori graduated from Lutheran College in 1996 with an Associate’s Degree in nursing, and specializes in skilled nursing and geriatric care.  Most of her clinical experience has been in nursing homes where she worked for 31 years, prior to moving into her current career in home care.  In fact, that is how she found out about the career opportunity here; two of our Registered Nurse Case Managers are former coworkers who recommended her for the position.  She states that working at Home Nursing Services has been a very pleasant change. She loves meeting with her clients and really enjoys the stories they share with her. 

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Linda Zemanek, RN Case ManagerLinda Zemanek, RN Case Manager
Linda has been a Registered Nurse since 1971. She spent over twenty years in hospital nursing followed by in-home care. She has worked for Home Nursing Services since 1998.

Linda is passionate about providing care which allows clients to remain in their own homes. She says the best part of her day is seeing her clients. Her duties range from skilled nursing assessments and medication preparations to dressings and injections. Linda also supervises the Home Health Aides that provide care for her clients.

In addition to Home Nursing Services, Linda is a certified Professional Geriatric Care Manager for our sister company, Dorian Maples & Associates.

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Chris Kinter, RN Case ManagerChris Kinter, RN Case Manager
Chris has been a Registered Nurse since 1986 with an Associate Degree in Nursing Science from IPFW. She is currently working on her certification for case management and has experience as a psychiatric attendant, CNA, QMA, Unit Manager, MDS Nurse, and as a Clinical Director.   

Chris is passionate about freedom; freedom for her clients to live the way they choose and to be treated with the utmost respect. She believes it’s her responsibility to ensure clients are well informed about their health status and the consequences of their decisions. Her duties include supervisory visits for field staff, skilled nursing visits, liaison between doctor and client, maintaining charts and orders for accuracy, and ensuring clients are well cared for and safe in their homes. 


Mary Jo Pant, RN Case Manager Mary Jo Pant, RN Case Manager
Mary Jo has been a nurse since 2012.  Her journey in home care began in 2007 and in 2013 led her to Home Nursing Services to work as a RN Case Manager.  The favorite part of her job is meeting face to face with the client to assess their current needs.  She values patient’s rights, clear communication, and maintaining collaborative plans of care for all involved. 

Mary Jo enjoys her family and her church’s ministry as the children’s ministry director and worship team leader.  Her self, husband, and their children enjoy being involved with Toys for Tots.  In the community, she is also on the Board of Director’s for the Northeastern MLS and Basket Brigade too.  In 2013, she is continuing her education with a goal to obtain a Master’s degree in the future. 

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Denise Holland, RN Case ManagerDenise Holland, RN Case Manager
Denise joined Home Nursing Services in March 2018 as an RN Case Manager. Denise worked for Home Nursing Services several years ago as a field nurse. In her position as Case Manager, she enjoys a different aspect of nursing than what she has done in the past. Case management provides a different dimension of nursing care, compared to her work in Neuro/Ortho/Trauma units, psychiatric settings, nursing homes, and work as a certified nursing assistant. Her current duties include performing supervisory visits for field staff, conducting skilled nursing visits, working as a liaison between doctor and client, maintaining charts and orders for accuracy, and ensuring clients are well cared for and safe in their homes. She is also a Mantoux Instructor.

She has a huge family and really enjoys spending time with them when she is not at work. They always have fun when they are together. She resides in Allen County. 

 

Cheryl Newbury, RN Case ManagerCheryl Newbury, RN Case Manager
Cheryl joined Home Nursing Services in April 2018 as an RN Case Manager. Her duties include performing supervisory visits for field staff, conducting skilled nursing visits, working as a liaison between doctor and client, maintaining charts and orders for accuracy, and ensuring clients are well cared for and safe in their homes. She first became a registered nurse in 2000 when she graduated from University of Saint Francis. Throughout her health care career, she has been a medic, acquired an associate's degree in medical assisting from Michiana College, and spent many years working in emergency medicine. She earned many critical certifications as well.

Her favorite parts about working at HNS has been visiting her clients and advocating for them to keep them safe and healthy in their homes. She owns a dog named Bob and resides in Allen County. 

 

Vera Buckland, RN Case ManagerVera Buckland, RN Case Manager
Vera joined Home Nursing Services in May 2018 as an RN Case Manager. She first became a nurse in 2009 when she graduated with her LPN degree from Brown Mackie in Fort Wayne. In 2013, she earned her RN from ITT-Tech Breckenridge School of Nursing in Fort Wayne. She is also a Certified Dementia Training Practitioner, CPR Instructor, and CNA Instructor. Her favorite parts about working at HNS has been that she can utilize her nursing skills, has freedom to set a schedule with clients, and give one on one personalized nursing care. She has been passionate about being of service to others during her long term nursing career in Acute and Long Term Care, specializing in Infection Control, Staffing, Correctional Nursing, and Vent/Trach care. She is receiving the most rewards currently as a Case Manager. Her duties include performing supervisory visits for field staff, conducting skilled nursing visits, working as a liaison between doctor and client, maintaining charts and orders for accuracy, and ensuring clients are well cared for and safe in their homes.

When she is not working at HNS, she loves to travel, cook her famous Italian food, spend time with her family and dogs, ride her motorcycle and 4 wheeler, and practice karate. She also loves to sing and has a flair for home remodeling and real estate. She resides in DeKalb County.  


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