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, he had 14 years of corporate financial experience in 3 different international manufacturing companies, most recently overseeing financial operations for the United States and Asia. Ryan was instrumental in searching out business opportunities that carried the purpose and passion characteristics that Andri and Ryan were looking for. He quickly settled on BrightStar Care for its ability to transform the lives of people around them while providing 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 roles. 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 at the same time contribute something beyond himself to an organization in ways that help employees, customers, societies, and mankind. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Colorado State University and his MBA from Pennsylvania State University.
Tynisha Mosley-Bates BSN, RN, IgCN, Director of Nursing
Tynisha brings 10+ years of nursing experience from high acuity and orthopedic surgery units to BrightStar Care. She earned BrightStar 2018 National Nurse of the Year and 2016 Clinical Excellence Awards. Tynisha is noted for her compassion with patients and their families. She goes above and beyond her duties to ensure comfort and quality care. Tynisha gains satisfaction helping clients age in place where their stories and memories are created. She earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Maryland and was the valedictorian of her high school class. She is Immunoglobulin Nurse certified and member of Infusion Nurse Society.
Bruce Goodman, VP of Bus. Dev & Customer Service
Bruce brings many years of healthcare experience to BrightStar. He began his healthcare career in Maryland over 30 years ago and earned his Maryland Nursing Home Administrator license in July of 1989. In the past, Bruce assisted with the development and operation of Community Care Nursing and Geriatric Center which was located in Baltimore City. Bruce went on to develop in partnership with family, a large skilled nursing facility in Baltimore City known as Irvington Knolls Care Center. He went on to lead the Business Development for Genesis SelectCare, which was the Private Duty Service under the Genesis Healthcare Corporation.-
Lavone Koyier, Director of HR & Customer Care
Lavone has worked at Brightstar since 2004. She brings 10+ years of experiences in Management and Human Resources from the paper Industry. She finds the act of caregiving and relationships built with clients and families as the most rewarding. Lavone loves the Brightstar family because together we provide quality care for someone's loved one and that we can help improve quality of life. Lavone earned her bachelor degree in Healthcare Administration from UMBC.
Heidi Stevenson, Branch Manager
Heidi has been in the health care field since 2002 where she has brought a wealth of knowledge and experiences into BrightStar. Heidi was resident assistant, Med-Tech/ supervisor and eventually the 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 bachelor degree in Psychology with a focus on Gerontology from Towson University.
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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