Jennifer Gibbons, RN
Director of Nursing and Owner
Elite Professionals Home Care Company
Jennifer Gibbons was born and raised in the Omaha, NE/Council Bluffs, IA area and attended Lewis Central High School in Council Bluffs. Jennifer moved to Lincoln, NE to attend The University of Nebraska to complete her pre-requisites for RN/BSN school. She continued with her education by commuting from Lincoln to Omaha where she attended nursing school at Clarkson College. Jennifer graduated with her RN/BSN in December of 1999.
Since graduating, Jennifer made Lincoln her home and worked as a charge nurse in the Progressive Care Units at both St. Elizabeth Hospital and BryanLGH West Hospital and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at BryanLGH West Hospital. In 2001, Jennifer began a medical staffing company called Elite Professionals Healthcare Staffing. Elite staffing sent RNs on 13-week assignments to both St. Elizabeth Hospital and BryanLGH West and East Hospitals to cover units that were in need of staff members.
In October 2003 Jennifer began work on the opening of Elite Professionals Home Care Company. Jennifer had worked home health in 2000-2001 and developed a passion for assisting persons in remaining in their home environments, despite the health issues they were facing. In May of 2004 Elite Professionals Home Care Company passed licensure through the State of Nebraska DHHS as a licensed home care agency. Elite Professionals blossomed as a Medicare/Medicaid certified, State of Nebraska licensed home care agency. Elite Professionals began providing homemaker, bath aide, medication aide, licensed practical nursing, registered nursing services, as well as physical, occupational, and speech therapy to the Lincoln, NE population and in many surrounding communities.
Between 2011-2012 Elite Professionals Home Care Company began receiving multiple patient referrals in the Omaha, NE metro area. Jennifer then made the decision to purchase an Omaha-based non-medical home care agency in order to strengthen Elite Professionals Home Care Company’s presence in Omaha. Elite Professionals began its venture in the Omaha area in January of 2013.
Jennifer is passionate about keeping persons in their home environment where they desire to stay. She has began multiple programs within the Elite Professionals Home Care Company in order to make staying at home, even with handicaps and illnesses, the most affordable and the highest quality healthcare choice available.
Jennifer is married and has three beautiful daughters that bless her and her husband’s life every single day. She enjoys spending time in the great outdoors camping with her family and friends. Jennifer also spends her time dedicated to supporting the cure for cancer through donations attending multiple events in support of current and future cancer research and cancer victims.
Jennifer supports the Nebraska chapter of NAHCHA (Nebraska Association of Home and Community Health Agencies) and is active in advocating politically for community members to continue to be able to receive the highest quality of medical care
Denise Hohensee, RN
Recruiter/Educator and Manager
Elite Professionals Home Care Company - Lincoln/Omaha
In the fall of 2014, Denise added a new roll to her extensive background in home health care. She is now functioning as the Recruiter/Educator for Elite Professionals Home Care Company. With this shift of responsibilities it has given the agency an edge in their recruitment efforts for Home Health Aide staff. The beauty of this arrangement is that Denise is recruiting the candidates, educating, training and orienting them in order for them to have successful futures in working for Elite Professionals!
Along with the Nurse Aide Class, Denise also coordinates and teaches all additional training and in-services for the agency for all levels of staff from Care Companions, Nurse Aides and Nurses. This includes High-Tech Ventilator, Tracheostomy training and End of Life and Palliative Care and Hospice training. This gives the referral source confidence that our staff are trained to meet their needs. It allows families the ability to relax and be a family member, versus needing to be a caregiver for their loved one during their journey.
Denise Hohensee has been a Registered Nurse for 32 years. She graduated from Bryan School of Nursing and has worked in Home Health Care, in Lincoln, NE her entire career. Denise has been married for 32 years and have raised three sons. Denise loves to spend time with their family and travel.
Field Staff Manager
Elite Professionals Home Care Company - Omaha
James made his way to Elite Professionals from Wisconsin. In Wisconsin James studied Business Management, where he held several management positions before moving to Nebraska to be with his girlfriend Trina Besch. In his role with Elite Professionals James will oversee the hiring, training and orientation for all of our Health Aides for the Omaha office. James will also be making sure we pair the right employees with each patient. We take into consideration each patient’s preferences and match them with employees that make a good fit. James has quickly developed a passion for in-home health care and assisting individual clients in their homes, which allows families the ability to relax and be a family member versus needing to be a caregiver for their loved one during their journey.
When James isn't at work he enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his girlfriend and their three dogs. James also enjoys the Green Bay Packers, and anything Wisconsin Badgers.
Admissions Coordinator and Assistant to Administrator
Elite Professionals Home Care Company is please to announce that Kelly Haney has been named Assistant to Administrator and Admissions Coordinator. Kelly has been with Elite Professionals for 9 years. She has a passion for home care and is a true patient advocate. This shift in responsibilities will allow Kelly to focus on each individual's needs prior to admission to Elite Professionals home care services. She is very dedicated to assisting families and individuals in finding safe solutions to stay in their homes. Kelly works closely with clients, families and medical professionals to ensure that all clients needs are met safely. She will walk individuals through the home care process and give clients and families peace of mind.
Our goal at Elite Professionals Home Care Company is to assist each individual client in maintaining their independence and provide them the opportunity to continue to enjoy their desired living situation. We work closely with our client's physicians to provide the highest quality of care possible. Each client will receive individualized and superior levels of care. Elite Professionals offers anything from one hour visits up to 24 hour per day coverage seven days a week. Elite Professionals cares for clients from all age groups to include pediatric to geriatric and each client's case is overseen by a RN. Elite Professionals also offers a variety of services to meet each individuals needs. Kelly Haney is located at the Lincoln branch office of Elite Professionals at 3901 Faulkner Dr. and can be reached at 402-464-2422.
24-Hour Live-In and Care Companion Manager/PR
Elite Professionals Home Care Company - Omaha
Keri started at Elite Professionals in 2013 as an office assistant and has quickly moved into a management role. Her responsibilities include hiring, orientating home health aids and managing all aspects of the 24 Hour Live-In Program as well as Elite’s Care Companion Program. Keri takes pride in pairing the right employees with each patient. In addition, she has a marketing background and continues to network throughout Omaha and surrounding communities.
The 24-Hour Live-In program is designed for those individuals or couples seeking to stay in the comfort of their familiar home environment rather than transitioning to facility living. Elite’s live-in service is provided by CNA/Medication Aids with each client having individualized care plans to fit their specific needs. Keri can be reached at 402-339-7727.
Keri has two children and has been married for 20 years. Keri grew up in Fremont, NE and enjoys camping, concerts, relaxing by the lake, volunteering and spending time with good friends and family.
Emily Gulley, RN
RN Case Manager Supervisor
Emily Gulley has been with Elite Professionals Home Care Company for six years. She first started working night shifts caring for pediatric vent and trach clients. Over the years, Emily became an RN Case Manager and has now moved up to the RN Case Manager Supervisor position for the Lincoln office. Emily has a passion for helping clients in their own homes and loves working with pediatric clients. Emily enjoys working in home care because she gets the time to focus on one client at a time, do a broad range of cares, and provide teaching to the clients while not feeling rushed. Emily was born in Falls City and worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and then Medication Aide at a nursing home while in high school. She moved to Lincoln after graduating from high school to pursue her nursing degree. Emily went to Bryan College of Health Sciences and graduated in 2009 with her BSN.
Emily is married and has three children that keep her busy. In her free time Emily enjoys reading, crocheting, and spending time with her family.
Lisa Cole-Mailander, RN
RN Case Manager Supervisor
Lisa Cole started with Elite Professionals Home Care Company in January of 2013, and was hired on as the first Case Manager in Omaha. Lisa has always had a passion for helping other people, which lead Lisa to pursue a career in nursing. She attended the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska, where she obtained her CNA license in 2002 as an Alzheimer Care Specialist. Lisa provided treatment to patients during her nursing clinicals in Pediatric Care. She then decided to partner with Children’s Hospital in Omaha, as a CNA and Care Partner in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Once she completed her degree and became an RN in 2004, she continued her education and became Chemotherapy Certified. She then continued onto be an overnight Charge Nurse with sub-acute vent-trach pediatric patients at Ambassador Health in Omaha, for five years. Hesitant to leave as she had formed bonds with the patients and co-workers, she felt that home health care was her calling. She partnered with various home health agencies as well as an independent private duty nurse before joining Elite Professional Home Care. Her most rewarding aspect is making long-lasting differences in the lives of patients and their families and truly enjoys her role as a patient and family advocate, educator, mentor and friend.
Lisa has been a Field Nurse, Case Manager and moved up to become an RN Case Manager Supervisor with Elite Professionals.
Lisa is married and is a very busy mother with a large family. Lisa is Omaha, Nebraska born and raised and enjoys bowling, nature walks and spending time with good friends and family.
Elite Professionals Home Care would like to welcome Jarron Devereaux to the team!
Jarron joins the payroll department as the new Payroll Processor. Jarron was born and raised here in Omaha. His father was a master sergeant in the Air Force, which allowed Jarron to travel to many different countries. Jarron graduated from Burke High in 2010, and was a member of Burke's’ Jazz and Marching band. When not at work, Jarron enjoys music and is an avid church goer. Jarron is married and has a 1 year old son.