About HomeWell of Anchorage

Steffen & Colleen Frommer, Owners

Steffen & Colleen Frommer, Owners

Steffen and Colleen Frommer began their HomeWell adventure in January of 2006. The year prior, each partner had lost a brother through death and each had experienced the challenges presented to clients and family members who need care at home. The compassion and understanding that evolved from those experiences drove them to look into starting an in-home care agency here in Anchorage.

Steffen worked as an engineer but has been a supportive and enthusiastic part of HomeWell of Anchorage since the beginning. He continues to be involved with community meetings and events and keeps in contact with the many professionals who have helped make HomeWell of Anchorage what it is today. He is a cheerful influence in the office and offers assistance where he can. He enjoys working on his boat (which needs significant work), watching movies, and spending time with his family and his dog, Cocoa.

Colleen operates the HomeWell office as an RN administrator. Her experience as a nurse and lifelong interest in health and vulnerable populations has been the driving force of the success of HomeWell. She enjoys investing in her personal health through exercise, healthy eating, and dancing. In addition to her love for her business, she also enjoys creative crafts, decorating projects, and belongs to an active book club.

  • Josh Frommer, Administrator and Certified Senior Advisor Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) Logo Josh Frommer, Administrator and Certified Senior Advisor

    Josh Frommer is the Business Manager for HomeWell of Anchorage. He has many roles and knows the business and industry well. He began in a part-time role with HomeWell at its inception in 2006 and took on his current full-time position in June of 2009. After he came aboard full time, the business grew exponentially as a result of his knowledge, influence, and relationships with clients and employees. Working with clients is his favorite role during his workday.

    Josh is a registered nurse. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a minor in Gerontology. He enjoys the outdoors and loves to hunt, fish, and snow machine. Josh has many interests including gardening, playing music, and woodworking. He is the proud husband of 17 years to Leslie and father of the beloved Frommer grandchildren, Gabe and Lauren.

  • Kate Calabro, Staffing AssistantKate Calabro, Staffing Assistant

    ‚ÄčKate is our new Staffing Assistant. Kate came to Alaska in 2016 all the way from North Carolina with a dream and two suitcases. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor’s degree and Minor in Technical Writing. In her free time she enjoys petting every dog she encounters, exploring for the best photographs, reading, and baking desserts.

  • Courtnie Husmann, Client Services Director

    Courtnie Husmann, Client Services DirectorCourtnie started with HomeWell as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in 2008. While caregiving at HomeWell, she pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Alaska Anchorage. When she completed her degree in December 2012, she joined the HomeWell team. Courtnie is a client liaison who is motivated to ensure that clients have the best experience possible. She thoroughly enjoys working with our senior population and the hustle and bustle that each day brings. In her free time, Courtnie enjoys hiking and all that Alaska has to offer.

  • Lisa Phoumin, Administrative Assistant

    Lisa Phoumin, Administrative AssistantLisa is our second Administrative Assistant and began working with HomeWell in August 2018. Lisa was born and raised in North Carolina. Her newest chapter in life just recently began as she just got married and moved to Alaska. This is her first office setting, though she has worked in the health industry for 5 years. She started out as a CNA right out of high school and pursued an AAS in Health information from DCCC, while also being her grandmother’s caregiver. She enjoys helping and caring for those around her, FaceTiming with her family back home, cooking, searching Pinterest for ideas, staying active, spending time with her husband, Justin and their new kitty, Stella. In the meantime, she can’t wait to see what Alaska has in store for them!

  • Adrianna Pickens, Staffing Coordinator

    Adrianna Pickens, Staffing CoordinatorAdrianna began working with HomeWell Senior Care in April of 2015 as a CNA, and then she moved into the office and began working as the Administrative Assistant in July of 2016. She is a life-long Alaskan, and is a US Air Force veteran. Adrianna likes to spend her off time doing fun activities with her son, such as hiking, camping, and fishing. She regularly has orphan animals following and photobombing her.

  • Deanna Thorpe – Care ManagerDeanna Thorpe – Care Manager

    Deanna joined HomeWell in mid-2016 as a caregiver and took on the role of Care Manager September 2017. Deanna enjoys helping others and making everyone around her smile. Deanna is a lifelong Alaskan. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband, James, their 2 dogs, family and friends. She also enjoys hiking, camping, road trips, painting, karaoke, and gardening.

  • Jordan Karnes - Administrative Assistant

    Jordan Karnes - Administrative AssistantJordan joined the HomeWell team in 2017 as our Administrative Assistant. She grew up in a Military family and moved approximately thirteen times in her lifetime. After living in Nome, she moved to Eagle River a year ago. In her spare time, Jordan is a very artistic individual. Whether it be painting, drawing, playing an instrument or settle down with a book, Jordan enjoys keeping her mind stimulated. She is very passionate about helping others and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Jordan is looking to take her drive to the next level and attend college in the Fall semester of 2018.