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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Bonnie Sokolski


My name is Bonnie Sokloski, and I joined the ABC Family in November 2018 as the Scheduler. I was born and raised in Connecticut and came to Jacksonville about 5 years ago. I love it! I don’t miss the cold or snow one bit! In September my boyfriend and I welcomed a beautiful baby girl whom we adore and love watching her grow and change everyday! I have worked in the medical field for over 16 years. I enjoy working and getting to know so many great people. It’s great to be part of a team that makes such an important impact on people’s everyday lives.

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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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Amanda Darby

Client Liaison

Hello! I am Amanda Darby and I joined the ABC team in September of 2021. I was born and raised in South Ga and moved to Fleming Island from Atlanta about 3 years ago with my husband and two kids. I have been a Licensed Practical Nurse for 13 years now and have an extensive background in working with the elderly population including Home Health, Managing Assisted Living facilities and Hospice. Growing up my grandmother would take me to the nursing home every day to see my great-grandmother and spending time with the residents was one my favorite things to do which truly left a lasting impression on my heart. I always knew I wanted a career in which I would be able to help others because it wouldn’t be “just a job” it would be a passion. When I met Marlynn and the team at ABC I knew I was in the right place. Everyone here is honestly compassionate about helping our Clients and continuously strives to provide the best care possible. I am in the office to provide assistance and I also make nursing visits in the home so I look forward to meeting you either way!

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Jenny Singleton

Human Resource Manager

Hi! My name is Jenny Singleton and I joined the ABC Jacksonville team in June 2021, as the Human Resource Manager. I have been in Human Resources for 25 years; my passion is helping people. I grew up in Michigan, moved to California when I was 18, then onto to Fleming Island, Florida in 1995 and love it! I have three wonderful children, and 3 grandchildren. At ABC I will work alongside Cris in the hiring, vetting, and ongoing education and compliance of our caregivers and staff. I know I will enjoy being part of this wonderful team that helps to make a difference in the lives of our clients and their families.