Meet The Team

Marlynn Bruno

Owner and the Administrator

I’m Marlynn Bruno and co-founded Always Best Care Jacksonville with my husband, Mike, in 2012. I was born in Tampa, Florida, which makes me a true native Floridian.  I graduated from Rollins College with a BA and Auburn University with a MA in English.  War Eagle! After teaching college level English for several years, I decided it was time to devote my energy toward my passion: helping others.  When Mike introduced the idea of purchasing a home health agency, I knew this would be a great way to help others.  I had actually become a family caregiver at age seventeen when I decided to graduate high school as a Junior to go live with my grandmother three states away.  Spending almost a year with my grandmother enabled me to see how much “youth” she still had, and I wanted to make sure she enjoyed every day of her life!  Now, with the help of our wonderful caregivers and dedicated staff, we are able to help each of our clients live each day to the fullest independently and with dignity.  As an Owner and the Administrator for Always Best Care Jacksonville I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to help families and their loved ones through the transitions of life.  I am an active mom of three and love hanging out with them and our two rescued dogs.

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Mike Bruno

Vice President

I’m Mike Bruno and am Co-Owner of Always Best Care Jacksonville with my wife, Marlynn. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I graduated from the University of South Carolina and have been a die-heart Gamecocks and Steelers fan my entire life.  After working in the hotel industry as a National Sales and Marketing Director for over 28 years, I  decided it was time  to own my own business to provide stability for our family.  Although neither Marlynn nor I had a clinical background for home health, I brought strong sales and marketing experience to the launch of our company.   As the Vice President, I focus on streamlining our business operations to provide efficient productivity and performance.  Since we are state licensed and nationally accredited by ACHC, I oversee the Quality Assurance Program for our clients and caregivers to ensure that we are giving our absolute BEST to our clients!  I enjoy that we are making a difference for both our community’s seniors but also our caregivers and their families.  I also head up our one man IT Department and am always exploring business development and growing the brand.  In my down time, I enjoy spending time with our three kids and hitting balls on the golf course or tennis court.

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Ellen Ranola

Marketing Liaison

Hello! I just recently joined ABC as the Marketing Liaison. I have a BS Degree in Business with a major in Finance. My wonderful husband and our two kids migrated to the United States in 2001 from the Philippines and settled here in Jacksonville, Florida. I have worked 14 years in the Dental field as a Business Administrator for a private practice and later on joined a corporate dental group. In 2016, I felt I wanted to more as far as helping others–especially seniors. I joined an assisted living facility as a Portfolio Manager and I also a CORE trained ALF Administrator.

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Lori Meredith

HR Coordinator

I recently joined Always Best Care as HR Coordinator. I am a human resources certified professional with a bachelor’s degree in business, a Certified Financial Planner and a licensed Life insurance agent. I have extensive experience in the financial services industry and was most recently the Director of Operations for a public charter school. I am a Florida native and graduated from Orange Park High School. I raised 3 beautiful daughters in the Clay County community and am the proud “MiMi” to 5 amazing grandchildren, with one more on the way! I am very excited to be a part of a team that provides meaningful care to vulnerable members of our society.

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