Andri Purkanto and Ryan Guzzino are Co-Owners of BrightStar Care of Baltimore County.
Andri and Ryan’s lifelong pursuit was to find an opportunity to indulge their intellectual passion of life, enjoy doing it, and at the same time contribute something beyond themselves to an organization in ways that help employees, customers, societies, and mankind. Purchasing BrightStar Care of Baltimore allowed them to achieve this dream. They aquired BrightStar Care of Baltimore County and Baltimore City from Lynn Berberich in June 2019. Lynn had provided exceptional service and care for the Baltimore Community for more than 10+ years. Lynn joined her husband in his retirement and continues to do volunteer work with the Alzheimer’s Foundation and the Maryland Association for Parkinson’s Support.
Andri and Ryan are committed to strengthening the reputation for customer service and quality of care that BrightStar represents.
Ryan Guzzino, Owner
Prior to acquiring BrightStar Care, Ryan had 14 years of corporate financial experience in 3 different international manufacturing companies. He was instrumental in searching out business opportunities that carry the purpose and passion characteristics that Andri and Ryan were looking for. Ryan quickly settled on BrightStar Care for its ability to transform lives and provide a service that is integral to their community. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance and MBA from Pennsylvania State University.
Andri Purkanto, Owner
Prior to BrightStar Care, Andri worked for multinational companies in global leadership role. He developed a depth of knowledge and experience in management, operations, technology, and execution. Andri’s lifelong pursuit is to find an opportunity to indulge his intellectual passion of life, enjoy doing it, and contribute something beyond himself to an organization. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Colorado State University and his MBA from Pennsylvania State University.
Heidi Stevenson, Branch Manager
Heidi has been in the health care field since 2002 where she has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience into BrightStar. Heidi was resident assistant, Med-Tech/supervisor, and an Assisted Living Coordinator and Business Office Manager at a large assisted living community. Heidi joined BrightStar in 2012 as Branch Manager. She takes great pride knowing she enables our team to provide the very best care to our clients and their families. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Gerontology from Towson University.
Brianna Nelson, Customer Care Manager
Brianna graduated from University of Maryland with her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Service Management and was awarded Summa Cum Laude. Throughout her schooling, she focused on studying healthcare information systems, policies, marketing, research, strategic planning, and leadership. Brianna’s main focus is providing and maintaining optimal client care and employee relations.
Jennifer Navarro, LPN, Director of Community Outreach
Jen brings 27 years of senior care experience as a nurse and program manager. In her nursing career she has been delivering superior clinical satisfaction and outcomes in SNF, TLC, specialty hospital, home health, hospital, and senior living communities. Jen has been a driving force to strengthening relationships with strategic partners. Her skillset enables her to be a leadership catalyst that connects strategic partners home care needs to BrightStar. Jen’s combination of passion, compassion, and clinical competence will make a substantial positive impact in the Baltimore County senior care landscape.
Julie McWright, BSN RN, Director of Nursing for Personal Care and Customer Care
Julie bring 25 years of nursing experience to BrightStar Care. She has experience as an educator, director of nursing, and critical care nursing. Julie is noted for her compassion with patients and their families. She goes above and beyond her duties to ensure safe and quality care. Julie gains satisfaction by helping clients age in a place where their stories and memories are created. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Tim Kuhn, Vice President of Skilled Care
Tim brings over 20 years of experience in home health and medical staffing, including BrightStar Corporate. He oversees the daily operations and business development for skilled care, while implementing necessary structures to enhance strategic growth. Tim earned his Health Policy and Administration degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. His experience in business development and partnership has equipped him with an adept understanding of how to uphold and improve core business models and services to attract new prospects and achieve sustainable growth.
Folake Owoade, HR & Recruiting Manager
Folake graduated from University of Maryland College Park, School of Public Health with a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Public Health Practice and Policy. Folake utilizes her leadership and problem-solving skills to take initiative and seek new challenges, while improving work productivity. With her extensive medical and public health background, patient safety and quality of care is paramount to her.
Questions about our care team?
Please contact us online or call our Baltimore County offices at (443) 275-2796 and we'll be happy to answer them. Proudly Serving: Baltimore County: Towson, Lutherville, Timonium, Parkville, Pikesville, Owings Mills, Riderwood, Stevenson, Catonsville, Rosedale, Nottingham, Cockeysville, White Marsh, Randallstown, Perry Hall, Middle River, Reisterstown, Glyndon, Windsor Mill, Essex, Dundalk, Halethorpe, Baldwin, Sparrows Point, Glen Arm, Phoenix, and Brooklandville Baltimore City including: Harbor East, Inner Harbor, Canton, Downtown, Roland Park, Mount Washington, Homeland, Remington, Hampden, Govans, Highlandtown, Waverly, Druid Hill, Bolton Hill, Pimlico, Lauraville, Hamilton, Johns Hopkins, Loch Raven, Overlea, Fells Point, Paterson Park, Gwynn Oak.
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