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


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.