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

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Kelly Haney
Admissions Coordinator and Assistant to Administrator

Kelly Haney has been with Elite Professionals for 10+ years. She has a passion for home care and is a true patient advocate.  Kelly's role at Elite is PR/Intake coordinator.  Kelly is very dedicated to assisting families and individuals find 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 or practitioners through the home care process and give clients and families peace of mind. Kelly is married and blessed with a beautiful daughter. She loves spending time with her family.  


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.

Kelly Haney Assumes New Role.


Keri Pittenger
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 quickly moved into a management role. Recently, her role has changed to Employee Liaison.  Her responsibilities include: Orientation of all Elite field staff, including tablet training and troubleshooting.  As a people person, Keri takes pride in making sure each employee has the tools to get started on the right track to success. In addition, she provides support to those individuals throughout their employment.

 Keri continues to manage the Care Companion Program.  This program provides both companionship and cleaning services to many individuals in the Omaha and surrounding areas.  

Keri has two children and has been married for 23 years.  Keri grew up in Fremont, NE and enjoys concerts, relaxing by the lake, volunteering and spending time with good friends and family.

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.

Kari Pittenger Transitions Into New Role at Elite Professionals.


Lisa Cole-Mailander, RN

RN Case Manager Supervisor

 

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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 College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska, where she obtained her CNA license in 2002 as an Alzheimer Care Specialist, up to her Degree in Science.  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 (obtained COS-Certification), RN Case Manager Supervisor, and now Clinical 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, candy crush, nature walks and spending time with good friends and famil.


Tate R. Wolf, PTA

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I obtained my Associates of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant from Clarkson College in 2006.  Through my career I have worked on multiple different settings including skilled nursing facilities, outpatient PT clinics, and home health.  I also assisted, with lab instruction, in the PTA program at Iowa Western Community College. I chose to go into physical therapy after playing sports growing up and wanted to work with sports injuries.  Over my career I have enjoyed branching out and treating a variety of patient populations and injuries.

I was born and raised in Stanton, NE.  I am married to my wonderful Wife Becky, for 9 years, and have 1 daughter Mathilda.  We also have 2 dogs.  I enjoy gardening, barbqueing, spending time with my family and watching sporting events(especially the Cornhuskers).   


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Sondra Kahler,
Speech/Language Pathologist, CCC/SLP
• ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)
• Nebraska State License to practice Speech-Language Pathology
Masters of Science (MS) in Speech/Language Pathology-
University of Nebraska- Lincoln, 1985
Bachelors of Arts in Education (BA in Ed) in Speech Pathology and Audiology-
University of Nebraska- Lincoln, 1984
Sondra was born and raised in Lincoln, graduated from UNL, and provided
speech/language services in the Nebraska public school setting for 32 years. After
receiving two total knee replacements, her appreciation of therapy sparked her career
transition into the medical home health setting. Sondra and her husband have two
grown daughters. One is a diagnostic sonogram tech in Tucson, and the other is a
theatrical management graduate pursuing her career in Chicago. Sondra jokes that
almost everything in her back yard is edible (blueberries, raspberries, grapes) and she
enjoys working in her beautiful raised vegetable garden. At a young age, Sondra
became interested in Autism, which likely set her career in motion. Sondra has great
compassion for people with disabilities and medical challenges, and is honored to assist
them in communicating to the best of their ability.


Leila Sigua, PT

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I have been working as a physical therapist for 22 YRS.  I have a bachelor degree from the Philippines.  My husband and I have 2 great kids, AJ is 8 YRS old, Kassie  is 7 YRS old. We love to travel, visit the zoo and eating out as a family.
I enjoy interacting and getting to know patients. It's my desire to help people improve their quality of life.


Jacob McMahon, OTD, OTR/L, Director of Therapy Services

Certified in the provision of Physical Agent Modalities
Licensed in the state of Nebraska and Iowa

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Jake was born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2013. He then continued his education at Creighton University where he received his Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy in 2016. Jake and his wife, Amber have a newborn son named Asher and Australian Shepherd puppy named Willow. Jake enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing recreational sports, and listening to all types of music. Jake chose a career in Occupational Therapy because it is a dynamic profession that allows him to better every aspect of his patients’ lives.


-Matthew C. Lee, OTD, OTR/L

Graduated from Creighton University in 2016 with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Received a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science in 2013.

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My beautiful wife, Jackie and I are also known as D.I.N.K.s (Dual Income No Kids). We have a very playful Bichon Frise named Ellie. Some may say that Ellie is treated as if she is our child. I am a member of the South Dakota Air National Guard. I enjoy the great outdoors, spending time at the farm in South Dakota, and wood working.

I chose to be a home health occupational therapist because I have the ability to help those through rehab to live and stay in their home. I believe that the true purpose of an occupational therapist is to seek to help those with their desired occupations, activities, and skills and to do it in their desired living environment and to everyone that place is called home.


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Jeff Creal PT

Jeff was born and raised in Lincoln, NE and has resided in Nebraska's Capital city his entire life.  Married to Susan for 30 years, Jeff has 4 grown children and loves family get-togethers, Husker football,  Church fellowship, and reading.

Jeff is a 1984 graduate of UNL (Biology), a 1988 graduate of UNMC (Physical Therapy), and a 2011 graduate of the University of South Dakota  (Doctor of Physical Therapy)

Jeff enjoys meeting clients and helping them achieve goals to improve their day to day enjoyment of life.  A life-long learner, Jeff feels blessed by the opportunity to hear people's stories and learn from their experiences.


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Jennifer Werner, PT DPT CLT

-Graduated from UNL in 2004 with BA in Psychology

 Graduated UNMC 2007 Doctorate in Physical Therapy

-Certified lymphadema therapist

-Mother of 4, moved around the country as a contract therapist working in all settings before returning home to Nebraska.  Enjoy my family, being active and outdoors, and spending time with good friends.

-I chose therapy because I enjoy working with people and being able to impact their lives on a personal level, and being a therapist allows me to spend a greater amount of time with an individual making a significant difference.