Our "Family"

Barbara Trimble


Barbara is passionate about helping older adults maintain their dignity and live their best lives and she holds us accountable to do the same. Barbara founded Extended Family to make sure the kind of support she didn’t see existing would be available through a full-service home care provider. She coined the term “Ageless Lifestyle,” and truly believes that with a little work, people can experience a high quality of life as they age. As a thought leader, Barbara consults on a variety of topics surrounding Extended Family’s mission of an Ageless Lifestyle.

Barbara's Favorite Things

Exercise (yes, it's true!), cooking, writing


RN, M.Ed  in Organizational Development from Boston University, Senior Fitness Specialist Certification (AFPA)

Jeannie Rudman

Director of Office Operations

Jeannie brings a wealth of knowledge, compassion and humor to her role. She competently leads our office team in maintaining regulatory compliance, quality improvement and member satisfaction. Jeannie is responsible for hiring new staff and providing them with opportunities for professional development through individual mentoring and staff education.
Jeannie's Favorite Things
Family; her Boston Terrier, Jasper; cooking; gardening
Associate of Science degree in Medical Office Administration

Jillian Lamper-Schoenheit

Scheduling Coordinator

Jill is great at puzzles, and that's a good thing, because that's what she does all day long. Jill fits the right caregiver with the right member on the right days at the right times. She's our scheduler. She makes sure all the caregivers know where they are going, she makes sure all the members are happy with their schedules and their assigned caregivers, and she makes sure the system has all the data it needs. This job takes attention to detail and patience, and Jill has an abundance of both. It also helps that she has experience as both an LNA and a PCA, so you can feel confident she understands home care from all sides.
Jill's Favorite Things
Spending time with her family and her dog, Charley; four-wheeling; camping; Lake Winnipesaukee in the summer; music

Kathy Sessler

Community Relations Director

Kathy brings over 20 years of home care nursing experience to Extended Family.


She makes sure our members are doing all they can to maintain their independence and live a high quality of life. She provides support to our care staff helping them enjoy their jobs and deliver the best care possible.


Kathy is well known in our local industry and always delivers what she promises to our referral sources.


Kathy likes to play golf, garden, hike, and spend time at her camp at the lake with her family.

Our Support Staff


At Extended Family our team of personal care assistants and companions are the heart and ultimate source of our success. We are an organization driven by a passion to do what is best for our members and their families.

Extended Family

1 Greenleaf Woods Drive, Suite 301

Portsmouth, NH 03801

(603) 430-6863  

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