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 for 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 acquired 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 finance 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 a 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 for 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, Finance Manager
Heidi has been in the health care field since 2002 where she has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to BrightStar. Heidi was a 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 in 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 the 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 hospitals, home health, hospital, and senior living communities. Jen has been a driving force to strengthen relationships with strategic partners. Her skill set 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 on the Baltimore County senior care landscape.
Sharon Musterman, Director of Community Outreach
Sharon brings more than 25 years of experience in the senior care industry to her role at BrightStar Care. Prior to coming onto the Baltimore City/County team, she worked for the Anne Arundel office. Sharon is excited to utilize her skillset in the community and provide the highest quality of care to our clients and their families!
Amy Mason, Community Outreach Manager
Amy came to BrightStar Care looking for fulfillment and the opportunity to assist families in need. She has had the opportunity to transition through many departments as a Customer Care Manager, Intake Coordinator, Project Manager for Maryland GoVax and now Community Outreach Manager in the South Central PA Branch. Working inside multiple areas of BrightStar Care gives Amy the unique perspective to understand the inner workings and needs of the community and how best to meet the individual requirements of our clients.
Anita Stokes, MHA, MSN, RN, WOCN, Director of Nursing Compliance Officer
Anita is the Regional DON of Skilled & Compliance Officer of BrightStar Care with over 20 years of diverse healthcare experience. Her background and education magnified her knowledge of nursing practices, individualized patient care, family relations, professional networking, staff development, and other relevant clinical and operational skills required of an effective nurse leader. She shares the same BrightStar Care values of serving our clients and families with the passion to ensure they receive the best services.
Zarina Turabayeva, RN for Personal Care
Zarina brings more than 12 years of nursing experience to BrightStar Care after working in a variety of settings in her career—from home health, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers! Her education includes a Bachelor’s in nursing science as well as a Master’s in public relations. Her academic accomplishments along with many years of experience as a registered nurse allow Zarina to connect with each client she interacts with and provide them the highest quality of care based on the unique needs of the individual.
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.
David Gamerman, Skilled Intake Coordinator
David began his professional career with BrightStar Care after starting with the company as an intern more than 5 years ago. After gaining an extensive skill set and knowledge of all facets of the company, he found his specialty in our skilled care department. He has found a passion for assisting folks of all ages find a variety of services ranging from wound care, and infusion care, to catastrophic care cases.
Elaine Carnesi, Sr. Manager of HR, Finance, & Recruiting
Elaine has serviced the health care field since 2010. Prior to BrightStar Care, she was the Business Office Manager for Genesis Healthcare where she managed Payroll/Billing/HR for the Staffing Division with over 1200 employees. Elaine utilizes organization and problem-solving skills to take leadership of new challenges while improving work productivity and atmosphere. Elaine’s first career was in Finance where she worked in commercial banking. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola University with a focus on Finance and Marketing.
Surrella Hammond, Lead HR Coordinator
Surrella brings more than 10 years of experience in human resources to BrightStar Care. She enjoys playing an active role in interacting with all the new hires and current employees ensuring everyone transitions into the company smoothly. Straight out of high school she took on her first role in the home healthcare industry until attending Towson University where she completed a Professional in Human Resources certification program. Coming to BrightStar Surrella was excited to come across an opportunity that brought her back to her roots and passion as the Lead HR Coordinator of the company.
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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