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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 Vancouver , BC.

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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

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Kim Lepp, Owner

Kim has owned her own business for over 30 years. She has always had a strong passion for seniors which has led her to working towards her Masters in Gerontology.

Home Instead has allowed her to carry that passion for seniors by demanding that every senior who is touch by Home Instead feels valued and connected to others.

Kim loves to spend time with her family and to travel with her husband of 40+ years.


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Vlad Navarro, Care Manager

Vlad advocates for clients from every angle, from navigating their home environment, coordinate care, works with other health care professionals to determine clients’ goals and create both short- and long-term plans to achieve those goals.

He became a Medical Doctor in 2008 and worked in many rural underprivileged communities in Mexico providing medical care. In 2011, Vlad started to teach science and became very passionate about helping people to improve their lifestyles. Outside of work, he enjoys swimming, working out, and spending time with friends and family.


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Thomas Shajan, Community Engagement

Thomas is a Social Work graduate with expertise in Community Development, having worked on community-based engagements and research projects since 2013, specializing in Dementia and Cancer.

A strong proponent of palliative care and advance care planning, he began his career as a project coordinator in a socio-innovations program, gaining practical knowledge in community engagements. He has since worked in educational projects, ACP initiatives of Health Canada, and community research-based projects. Thomas enjoys spending time with family, singing, dancing, cooking, exercising, and road trips outside of work.

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Leti Abreu Maillo, Lead Care Pro

Leti has always enjoyed human connection and has been a caregiver by nature. She worked in Graphic Design and Marketing and decided to change her path in 2019, moved by a strong desire to give back and to work with a vulnerable group. 

She studied Psychology and Coaching in Spain and started her career in Health Care after moving to Canada in 2020. Leti started as a Care Pro where she found a true purpose in working with seniors. She now works alongside her mentors as part of the office staff, where she meets and assists seniors in need. Leti enjoys spending time in nature, music, and interacting with animals - especially cats.


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Katryna Cole, Engagement and Training

Katryna has always had a passion for helping others and has worked in the healthcare field for more than 11 years. She started as a personal support worker while she went through nursing school and then worked as a RPN in Ontario for 6 years specializing in geriatric care, dementia care, and palliative care.

She moved to Vancouver in 2021 and decided to take a slightly different route in healthcare.

She now works with Home Instead and is the Engagement and Training Coordinator for the Vancouver office. In her free time, she loves to hike, kayak, and enjoy nature. 

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Harpreet Kaur, Service Coordinator

Harpreet is a dedicated and compassionate healthcare professional with a strong passion for assisting the elderly. She completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery and subsequently pursued a diploma as a Health Care Administration (HCA) to further develop her skills and provide best care services.

With years of experience as a service coordinator, Harpreet has become an expert in the healthcare industry and takes great pride in her work. She believes in the importance of enabling older adults to live comfortably in their own homes and is committed to ensuring that their needs are met with the highest level of care and compassion.

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Vancouver , BC 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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