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Meet Our Team

We believe every family in the area deserves tailor made in-home senior care with a compassionate touch. That's why we established Home Instead® of Mississauga, ON.

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Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

Our Promise

As a locally owned business, our team offers friendly, responsive service right in your neighbourhood. Families love our team because we:
  • Do what we say we’re going to do – each and every time
  • Solve care problems using compassionate, person-centered solutions
  • Engage in thoughtful relationships with the families we serve
  • Give back to our community

About Us

Meet Our Team

Greg Bechard, Franchise Owner

Greg Bechard, Franchise Owner

​Greg, father to Liam and Ava, and husband to Shelley, is well known in the field of home care, but his roots have simple beginnings as his earliest recollections of senior activism refer to a time when his mom was involved with charities like Meals on Wheels and encouraged him and his siblings to do the same. Today, his sits on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Home Care Association, has strong ties to the Alzheimer Society Peel (including partnership in the Caregiver ReCharge Program) and focusses the efforts of the Mississauga office on philanthropy, public education and community outreach. He is an author of the book Trusted Transitions, was presented the Advocacy Award by Home Instead Corporate for his tireless efforts, and since 2009 has driven Home Instead Mississauga to exceed the expectations of over 1000 seniors and their families, by striving for service excellence.
Amanda Cole, General Manager Private Services, Mississauga

Amanda Cole, General Manager Private Services

Amanda joined our team as General Manager for our Private Services group after an extensive career in the event services industry.  In her prior roles Amanda specialized in coordinating complex projects and issues while maintaining a high level of client and team satisfaction.  Often dealing with competing interests, she has been quite effective in finding that “common ground” and an successful solution for all.

Like many other families she has recently experienced the troubles of finding compassionate care for an aging loved one.  Navigating this often-difficult process has inspired Amanda to find her new role here at Home Instead.  In Amanda’s personal life she is mother to two wonderful but crazy children whom she instills her positive ideals.

Always eager to help, Amanda is looking forward to assisting your family in their time of need!

keshani vijh manager government services mississauga

Keshani Vijh, Manager, Government Services

Keshani (Kay) has joined Home Instead as Manager of Government Services after a lengthy career in the Environmental Services industry. In her previous role, Kay has acquired experience and knowledge in leading and motivating large Customer Service teams across Ontario, while ensuring high quality standards are maintained in a fast-paced environment.

As a proud mom of her 8 year old daughter, Kay is passionate about positive family dynamics and is a Blogger who writes on the topic of self-care for moms, and also tips on how to build strong emotionally balanced relationships. She is driven to help families grow together by sharing Home Instead’s core values.

Paul Alavathil, Director of Business Development

Paul Alavathil, Director of Business Development

Paul grew up in the Mississauga and is grateful to now be able support his community. His career with Home Instead has given him the opportunity to connect with the vast amount of resources that exist to family caregivers and their senior loved ones, including those provided by Home Instead. He is a good listener and will do his best to understand your unique needs and present you with only the very best of options. His goal is return family caregivers to the role of spouses, sons and daughters and seniors to higher quality of life, by ensuring that your CAREGiver and solutions are "best-fit".
Connie Sudeyko, Client Care Coordinator

Connie Sudeyko, Client Care Coordinator

Connie first began her career caring for the vulnerable at Children's Aid Society of Peel. Her many experiences there taught her the value of trust and the importance of building relationships. After taking some time off to raise her family, she once again felt the call to care for individuals in the community, but this time with seniors at Home Instead as a CAREGiver. She found her time with seniors extremely rewarding and has now become the Client Care Coordinator. Connie brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, having worked directly with many seniors, and is truly dedicated to enhancing the lives of others. She is excited to collaborate with you to ensure you receive the highest standard of care, quality and excellence.
Shanyce Blagrove, Client Care Coordinator, Government Services, Home Instead Mississauga

Shanyce Blagrove, Client Care Coordinator, Government Services

From a young age, Shanyce had a passion to work with older adults. She has always felt that there aren’t enough people advocating for them, so she made it her duty to find herself a career that benefits older adults and enhances their quality of life. Shanyce has over four years of practicum and volunteer experience in the senior care field. She has experience volunteering in long term care homes, retirement residences, and assisted-living homes. During her time there, she gained many skills as she worked with social workers, activation-coordinators, personal support workers, and memory care workers. She also has a strong customer service background having previously worked in retail in and the hospitality industry. Shanyce holds a Social Service Work-Gerontology diploma from Sheridan College. She is excited at the prospect of assisting older adults live comfortably in their home with the assistance of Home Instead CAREGivers.
Belinda Nazarowycz, Nursing Care Supervisor Mississauga

Belinda Robyn, Nurse Manager

As a Registered Nurse, Belinda has a strong focus in gerontology and is committed to allowing our aging community to be treated with dignity and empathy while preserving a person’s independence and self-respect. In her role Belinda's if focused on delivery of service and ensuring top quality care for our clients. Her nursing background is a highly valuable asset when assisting clients and their families to develop the right Care Plan for their specific needs. Belinda evaluates the Care Plan with the Care Team, the client and the family to ensure delivery of high quality care and client satisfaction.

Prabhdeep Tiwana, Service Coordinator, Home Instead Mississauga

Prabhdeep Tiwana, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

My passion for helping people with dignity and empathy can be traced back to my pre professional days when I was living with my grandparents and was involved in doing small charities. Having graduated in Human Resources I began my career in working as the management for the food service industry. I joined Home Instead as the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator because I am passionate about building strong relationships with our CAREGiver’s and clients and bringing smiles to everyone’s face. I believe elderly have a wealth of knowledge to share and helping them become more independent makes me feel very happy.

With the experience of working as a healthcare professional back home I realised that human relation is the strongest and most genuine relation we could have. I have faith that I can bring a more creative and innovative perspective to my work. Learning for me is never ending. I am seeking to learn something new every single day. I like spending time reading and writing. I am thrilled to be part of the team and very much excited to work on meaningful projects.

Navdeep Kaur, Service Coordinator, Home Instead Mississauga

Navdeep Kaur, Service Coordinator

Navdeep graduated from the Health, Wellness and Fitness programme from Mohawk College. During her college days, her placement was with seniors and vulnerable students. This taught her patience and that the small things are important in life. When you care, you go that extra mile without feeling you've done it. Navdeep’s has extensive customer service experience and had a previous career in the financial industry and the hospitality and food services, these experiences gave her the mind set on taking care of all her customers as best she can. Her motivation is to bring a smile on faces and build trust with her clients.

Navdeep believes helping others in need is a rewarding profession and she is fortunate to work as Service Coordinator for Home Instead.

Eunique Allen, Service Coordinator, Private Services, Home Instead Mississauga

Eunique Allen, Service Coordinator

Eunique has always been passionate about helping her community and building a strong connection with clients. She has a strong background in customer service, having worked in the field for over 6 years. Eunique is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree at York University in Communications. Her passion for helping build community and her educational background help to elevate the client experience at Home Instead. Eunique is excited to be a part of the Home Instead team as a Service Coordinator and hopes to facilitate meaningful relationships with current and future clients and CAREGivers.

Justine Sayers, Service Coordinator, Government Services, Home Instead Mississauga

Justine Sayers, Service Coordinator, Government Services

Justine is a dedicated member of the Home Instead government services team, who has experience volunteering and working with at-risk populations such as the homeless and the elderly. She found these past experiences to be very rewarding and is passionate about helping those in need. Justine is a recent graduate, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and is excited to further nurture relationships with both CARGivers and clients. She is very detail oriented and has great problem solving skills which are applied every day in the office. Justine began working as a summer student for Home Instead and has shown her positive attitude and level of responsibility to be invaluable. She is eager to assist in creating the perfect match for CAREGivers and clients to ensure that each individuals unique needs are met. In her spare time, she loves caring for her 2 golden retrievers and listening to music. She is also very family oriented and enjoys spending time with her parents and younger brother.
Navneet Bajwa, Service Coordinator, Government Services, Home Instead Mississauga

Navneet Bajwa, Service Coordinator, Government Services

I truly believe that helping people in the community is one of the greatest blessings in life. Growing up, my grandfather required a caregiver, and it was one of our biggest blessings to have someone around to help take care of him. Which is why I want to work closely through Home Instead and make a difference in other clients' lives the way it did for my family. I graduated from Sheridan College with a diploma in Human Resources, but along with my educational background I bring amazing customer service skills from my previous jobs to help me connect with our caregivers and clients. During my free time I love to spend quality time and/or go out with my family and friends. I’m excited to start my journey at Home Instead and be able to make a difference in the community.

Faiso (Faiza) Ali, Service Coordinator, Government Services, Home Instead Mississauga

Faiso Ali, Service Coordinator, Government Services

Faiso has joined the home instead team as a service coordinator after years of experience in working in the health service community. Faiso is a recent graduate with a background in international development and with her educational background, she has the tools and knowledge to address issues in global development. Faiso began her career with an interest to help seniors and other vulnerable members of the community. She is excited to support our CAREGivers, Seniors and their family members.

Janet Hamilton, On Call Coordinator, Home Instead Mississauga

Janet Hamilton, On Call Coordinator

Since the young age of 18 Janet has worked in some capacity providing quality customer service. Her experiences stems from interacting with individuals from the food to the tourism industry. In every role she has demonstrated that she has great work ethics and goes the extra mile to ensure that the needs of customers are met and that each person I interact with takes with them the fact that I cares. She is an energetic well organized individual who is a firm believer in producing the best quality of work there is, and with over 20 years of experience in customer service she ready to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients.

Alenne Namba, Key Player Assistant, Home Instead Mississauga

Alenne Namba, Key Player Assistant

Alenne has joined the Home Instead team as Key Player Assistant after completing a Post-Graduation in Global Business Management at Centennial College. During the period of college, she was inspired by one of the professors to pursue a career in a meaningful position. And after becoming a volunteer at Heart House Hospice in Mississauga, she decided to work for an organization where she could offer a positive presence in senior’s lives.

Alenne has acquired vast experience in establishing reliable connections throughout listening skills, since she worked as Psychoanalyst and Work/Family Systemic Constellation facilitator for almost a decade, back in her home country. Along with that, her previous roles as Administrative Assistant for the Brazilian Federal Nursing College and as a supervisor in the retail industry have equipped her with a strong customer service background.​

Jerry Rego, VP of Operations, Home Instead

Jerry Rego, Vice President, Operations

Jerry is an enthusiastic brand champion and after researching Home Instead felt an instant connection to their guiding principles of building trust, taking the lead, and sharing your heart. Jerry is an experienced operations leader with a demonstrated history of success building great teams and growing businesses. Jerry has spent the last 20+ years in operations growing his passion for service excellence and uses his positively outrageous service to delight and astound clients. Jerry specializes in building strong supportive teams while coaching a people first culture across the organization to ensure we are making a difference in people’s lives daily. Jerry is always looking for ways to grow his skillsets and can often be found engaging in conversations with co workers and industry professionals while stepping outside his comfort zone to try something new. Jerry married his high school sweetheart, and they are now parents to 3 amazing children. Jerry spends as much time outdoors with his family as he can swimming, hiking, playing sports and enjoying nature.

Geeve Sandhu, Vice President of Growth

Geeve Sandhu, Vice President, Growth

Geeve has had a lengthy career in the hospitality industry working with several national brands, occupying various roles including General Manager, Regional Manager and Executive Director of Operations. As an entrepreneur, he has owned and operated several independent pubs and restaurants throughout Southwestern Ontario. Geeve has a passion for growing businesses and understands that for successful business growth managers must grow their people first. Accordingly, Geeve has spent his career building teams and relationships, by engaging with all levels of an organization to achieve success together and works hard to be a servant leader. Geeve is excited to work at Home Instead, to give back to the community and supporting you and your aging loved ones. He is married to a Registered Nurse and he and his wife have two beautiful children along with a rambunctious chocolate lab named Portia. He has a passion for cooking, as the kitchen in his home is where you will find him most of the time making an Asian inspired meal, or just baking some delicious butter tarts! Geeve is an avid runner and has competed in several marathons along with many other races across Ontario.
Dan Gallagher, Director of Community Relations

Dan Gallagher, Director of Community Relations

Dan connects community partners with home care resources, so that they can assist families find solutions to their unique challenges. He is focused on helping seniors live active lives as independently as possible. Dan is routinely “out and about” in the community, conducting in-service presentations and sharing Home Instead's public education programs (i.e. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and palliative care). Additionally, Dan plays an active role in supporting non for profits, including Be a Santa to a Senior, Give Tuesday and Give 65. In his spare time, Dan enjoys a good game of golf.
John Medeiros Home Care Consultant Home Instead Mississauga

John Medeiros, Home Care Consultant

John has had a successful career in the franchise industry. Johns’ various roles with different brands include General manager, Franchise Business Consultant and even owning his own franchise. After effectively owning his own franchise John was looking for a new opportunity to put his skills to use and help grow another brand. Johns’ passion for community involvement and helping others had led him to Home Instead. John is excited to begin his journey with Home Instead and to start making a difference in the community.

Rosie Jabbal, Recruitment Coordinator

Rosie Jabbal, Enterprise HR Manager

Rosie has an extensive background in customer service. She previously worked as a manager in the hospitality industry an it was there that she first learned how to build valuable lasting relationships. Rosie wanted to apply her skills to a field where she could make a bigger difference and help others in her community. She began her journey with Home Instead, as a Service Coordinator and in this role she built strong ties to clients and CAREGivers. Because of her success in that role and because opportunity met with skill and training, she was promoted to Recruitment Coordinator and years later she was earned her current role as Recruitment & Retention Specialist. Rosie earned her diploma in Human Resources from Sheridan college, so she will bring both experience and education to this role and continue to build on our roster of exceptional CAREGivers. She will focus on CAREGivers that build trust, take the lead and who share their heart.
Mikaela Leonardo, Education Coordinator  Mississauga

Mikaela Leonardo, Education Coordinator

Over the course of several years, Mikaela has established genuine and trustworthy relationships with CAREGivers, so transitioning from Key Player Assistant to Education Coordinator was an easy. She recognizes that providing CAREGivers with education helps them take the lead with their clients, will empower them and allow them to provide specialized support. Her main goal is to ensure that Home Instead CAREGivers feel prepared before their shifts and that they recognize their unlimited potential!
Ramona Sabau, Enterprise Administration Manager

Ramona Sabau, Enterprise Administration Manager

​As the Enterprise Administration Manager, Ramona recognizes the importance and value of providing high-quality services to our CAREGivers, our office employees and our clients. Her extensive experience as office manager and her background in accounting are serving her in managing the payroll, accounting, client invoicing and all other day to day office challenges here at Home Instead. Ramona loves multi-tasking and helping people. She is very excited to be part of the Home Instead team because she gets to do what she loves. In her spare time, Ramona likes to get outside and spend time with her family.
Ray Bagaoisan, Bookkeeper

Ray Bagaoisan, Bookkeeper

"I am a greater believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it" is a quote by Thomas Jefferson that Ray identifies with and which inspires him. Ray finished his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in the Philippines and has since had extensive experience in accounts payable and accounts receivable. He furthered his skills by successfully completing courses in accounting and payroll administration. During those years, he worked for various companies providing accounting services. He also developed strong interpersonal skills and an natural ability to build strong and lasting relationships. Ray knows his talents are the right fit with Home Instead, and in his own unique way, will support the business and provide service excellence.
Erin Christiano,  Manager of Quality & Standards

Erin Christiano, Manager of Quality & Standards

Erin has joined Home Instead as Manager of Quality & Standards after a lengthy career in the Food Service industry. For over 20 years Erin has had many roles such as lead trainer for Canada opening up new franchisee restaurants, to working within the Franchisee head office in various roles, to finally owning 2 franchise’s along with her husband. She also started a separate food and beverage catering company working with private clubs for the past 11 years. During the course of time, Erin was honoured to be involved with numerous charities such as Heart and Stroke Foundation, Relay for Life, MS Society, and the Canadian Breast Cancer Run for the Cure. Erin is very excited to join Home Instead as her passion for Seniors started from a young age, by volunteering at a retirement home doing odd jobs for those who needed help. But quickly discovered the Seniors wanted more of companion. Erin was extremely fortunate to grow up having both sets of grandparents very active in her life with weekly visits, As she grew older, she started to see their health challenges take over which caused her to be even more involved in their lives. Erin is excited to complete the full circle working with such an amazing organization helping Senior’s continue to live their best life.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Mississauga, ON possesses a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in the community. It is our ultimate goal to forge extraordinary relationships between our clients and their Care Professionals.

When you are ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.

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