Our Staff at BrightStar Care® Naples / Ft.Myers

Our experienced and compassionate staff is dedicated to caring for your loved one as if they were family. Get to know our team.

  • John Botsko

    John is a native of Indiana. He was a hospital CEO for many years and a Regional Executive for a hospital management company, overseeing multiple client hospitals in the southeastern US. John holds a Master’s degree in Hospital Administration from Indiana University School of Medicine. Board certified in healthcare management and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), John is very involved in the Naples and Ft. Myers communities and is an active member of a faith-based CEO organization called the C-12 Group, which provides a business and spiritual framework to operating successful businesses. John has served as Chapter President (2010) for the (ACHE) Western Florida Chapter Board; Board Secretary, Medical Managers Association of Collier County; Board Vice President, Naples Interagency Council; Board Member, CAMEO Group of Naples; Board Member of the Indiana University Alumni Chapter of Southwest Florida; and a Board Member of the Executive Committee, American Heart Association. He also is an active member of the Rotary Club of Naples. John is honored for the unique chance to make a big difference in his community and to each of the residents and businesses he and his staff serve in Collier and Lee counties. They invite you to experience the passion and professionalism they invest in all of the services they provide.
    John Botsko President
  • Susan Nimnuan

    Vice President
    Contact Susan by phone or text: 239-300-1884
    Email: Susan.Nimnuan@BrightStarCare.com 

    A native of Florida, Susan has enjoyed living in Maryland and Michigan before returning to her home state.  She graduated from Western Michigan University with dual bachelor degrees in Business Management and Criminal Justice. Susan thought she would follow in her father's footsteps and join the FBI or the Secret Service. Instead, Susan took her grandfather’s path toward medicine and worked in radiology before discovering BrightStar Care and the In Home Care industry.
    Susan is an active member of C-12 Group, a faith-based organization which provides a spiritual framework for operating successful businesses. She is an active member of the Parkinson’s Association and sits on various BrightStar management committees. Her passion, drive and knowledge of the industry affords Susan the opportunity to offer a higher standard of care to her clients and community. Susan strives to be a voice for seniors in an effort to promote change in local and national health care policies. Her tireless efforts to educate and petition government officials achieved approval for BrightStar to offer Covid vaccines to the home bound and veterans.  During her down time, Susan enjoys spending time with her husband and her two canine sons Riley and Ralphie.
    “I have found my professional destiny at BrightStar and look forward each day to the opportunity to help seniors live their best life”.  Susan Nimnuan, Vice President
    Susan Nimnuan
  • Ellen Huyser, RN

    Director of Nursing for Personal Care
    Contact Ellen by phone or text: 239-595-4461
    Email: Ellen.Huyser@BrightStarCare.com

    Ellen is a BrightStar transplant. She joins us from BrightStar Care of Brighton, Michigan and brings 36 years of nursing experience.
    Ellen received her nursing degree from the University of Michigan School of Nursing.  She began her career at a regional hospital in Grand Rapids Michigan. She then spent five months with a Christian missionary in Galmi, West Africa where she cared for medical, surgical and orthopedic clients.  Upon returning to Michigan, Ellen accepted a leadership role in the care of postpartum mothers and newborns.
    Building relationships with clients and caregivers is what Ellen most enjoys. Her daily goal is to effectively and compassionately guide clients so that they may enjoy their best health as they comfortably age in place.
    Ellen is an active member of C-12 Group, a faith-based organization which provides a spiritual framework for operating successful businesses. Her attention to detail and organization is most evident in her daily interactions with our clients, but also her personal spice cupboard which is alphabetized!
    In her spare time, Ellen enjoys the sights and sounds of nature relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Florida and the rewards of volunteering, most recently in a leadership role for a Community Bible Study group.
    “I’ve developed a big heart for our most revered citizens who need specialized care and assistance that preserves their dignity and pride. I strive to fill that role every day”.  Ellen Huyser, RN,  Director of Nursing for Personal Care
    Ellen Huyser
  • Jonny Walker

    Community Liaison, Lee County
    Contact Johnny by phone or text: 239-944-0445
    Email: Jonny.Walker@BrightStarCare.com

    Jonny is a native of Illinois. He served in the United States Air Force stationed at Offutt AFB, RAF (Royal Air Force) Mildenhall, UK, then back to Offutt AFB Jonny held a top secret SCI security clearance during his tenure with the military. His goal was to become a physician assistant in the Air Force. After leaving the military, Jonny entered the health care field working as department head of patient transportation at an area hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Throughout the years since then, he has worked with persons with developmental disabilities, served as a member of a human legal rights committee and obtained an assisted living administrator’s license for an executive director role. Most recently, Jonny has been working in home health care industry. During his time in Omaha, he served on many networking groups to help improve the quality of life for those needing assistance. Jonny has a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix. "We have two precious assets in life, time and health, and we must recognize both to maximize our quality of life." Jonny Walker, Community Liaison, Lee County
  • Paul Larkin

    Community Liaison, Collier County
    Contact Paul by phone or text: 239-919-2775 
    Email: Paul.Larkin@BrightStarCare.com

    Paul is thrilled to be a part of BrightStar Care in Naples, Florida. Prior to joining BrighStar Care, Paul was the General Manager for Alpha Innovation Inc., a medical manufacturing company located in Massachusetts. In 2004 Paul and his wife Heather relocated to beautiful Naples, FL and have been busy raising their two children and two dogs. Prior to joining BrightStar Care, Paul with Vitas Healthcare, in Naples, educating and advocating for seniors and their families in need of hospice care. Paul points to research that shows that elderly adults recover faster and with fewer complications at home than in a hospital. He is looking forward to meeting Naples families and seniors in need of extra support in the home. "For those of us wishing to stay home and receive care and companionship in a familiar setting, I will support and advocate for you.” Paul Larkin, Community Liaison, Collier County
  • Senta Padilla

    Recruitment and Retention Manager
    Contact Senta by phone: 239-992-4779
    Email: Senta.Padilla@BrightStarCare.com
  • Candis Sunderlin

    Scheduling Department Manager
    Contact Candis by phone: 239-992-4779
    Email: Candis.Sunderlin@BrightStarCare.com 
  • Timara Garvin

    Patient Ambassador
    Contact Timara by phone: 239-992-4779
    Email: Timara.Garvin@BrightStarCare.com
  • Megan Newman, R.N.

    Registered Nurse - Collier County
    Contact Megan by phone or text: 239-571-0535
    Email: Megan.Newman@BrightStarCare.com
  • Riley Nimnuan

    Director of Food Inspection
    Riley Bear Joseph Nimnuan, a 10 year old Morkie, is a former resident of Michigan, where he was rescued at the age of 3 ½ months from an unfathomable situation. Riley is the company’s Director of Food Inspection, and feels food is only enjoyed with accompanying condiments, he possesses a discriminating palate.  When he is not scouting out lunches in the office, he enjoys swimming but only if the water is prepped at 80+ degrees, loves playing fetch, and is devoted to his girlfriend Teddy, his daddy and mom – in that order. Riley is full of love, smiles and an occasional growl if condiments can not be found.
    Riley currently prefers working ½ days as he is in semi-retirement. He strongly believes in more of a life of leisure
    Riley Nimnuan
  • Ralphie Nimnuan

    Director of Desk Inspection
    Born Ralphie Bear John Nimnuan, named after a Christmas Story – you’ll shoot your eye out!-  is a purebred Morkie, was raised in Ft. Myers and was the largest in his litter. This big boy is our Director of Desk Inspection, although is creeping into his brother’s role of Food Inspection as he loves food, especially his grandpa’s spice Thai dishes. Ralphie hates care rides unless he’s coming to work or going to grandma’s house.  He thoroughly enjoys inspecting all staff member’s desks, numerous times a day, and will help himself to a nap on one if the feeling strikes him. Ralphie likes to be at eye level will all the he comes in contact with, thus making him extremely efficient at work and home. When he is not at work, Ralphie likes to relax in his personal boat in his pool, and needs to work for income to sustain his life of luxury. Although Ralphie is his mother’s best friend and confidant, he would prefer to go to work with his Daddy.
    Ralphie Nimnuan

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