Meet the Team

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Pamela Puorro


Pamela opened Always Best Care of Columbiana and Mahoning Counties in 2013. Pamela graduated from Kent State University. As a Registered Nurse she worked as Director of Nursing on Psychiatric units and Skilled Nursing facilities. Working Skilled Nursing Pamela became aware of the need for caring, compassionate home health, leading her to Always Best Care. Pamela resides in East Liverpool with her husband Anthony and their fur baby Rosie.

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Jennifer Brown

Director of Operations

Jennifer has been with Always Best Care for 4 years. She has over 10 years experience in home health. Jennifer started with Always Best Care as a scheduler and now serves as Director of Operations. Jennifer faces every challenge as a conquest and always comes up with a solution. Jennifer enjoys gardening, swimming and spending time with her husband and 2 sons.

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Kristin Smith

Office Manager

Kristin has been with Always Best Care for 4 years. Kristin attended West Liberty University and Kent State University. Her background is working in Banking and Finance. Kristin manages billing / receivables and payroll departments. She has 3 sons and enjoys singing at church and traveling.

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Judy Eddinger


Judy has been at Always Best Care for 4 years. Judy did not have a background in home health but quickly learned and now keeps the office running smoothly. Many of our clients call the office and will only speak to Judy and some call her just to chat. Judy has 2 children, 2 grandsons and her fur baby, Dakota.

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Tatum Schneidmiller


Tatum has been a part of the Always best Care family for just over 1 year. Tatum has a background in healthcare scheduling and sales. Tatum does scheduling for Mahoning County. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Tatum has 2 young daughters that keep her busy.


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Joyce Hoffee


Joyce has been a part of the Always Best Care family for 2 years. She began as a caregiver and now serves as the scheduler for Columbiana County. Joyce enjoys camping, traveling and spending time with her family.

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Shnnon Hall

Registered Nurse

Shannon has been with Always Best Care for 2 years and covers Columbiana County. Shannon graduated from Kent State University with a nursing degree. She also has a degree in philosophy from Youngstown State University. Shannon and her husband have a daughter Madison who is her pride and joy. In her free time Shannon enjoys spending time with her family, dining out and going to movies.

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Samantha Kendall

Licensed Practical Nurse

Samantha has been with Always Best Care since July 2020. She has been a Licensed Practical Nurse for 2 years. Samantha covers Mahoning County clients. She is currently attending school to become a Registered Nurse. Samantha would like to continue school with the goal of becoming a Womens Health Nurse Practitioner.

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