Barbara Schultz has been a business woman for 35 years. She started her career in Sales/Marketing and enjoyed much success working as a Job Recruiter for a Fortune 500 Company. Promoted to manager of a large Baltimore office, her team broke all records and Barbara proved that she had an innate ability to match people with jobs.
Helping folks navigate their career was her true passion.
After many years Barbara turned that passion in a new direction. As she aged and saw her colleagues approach retirement, she realized the importance and need to assist elderly folks stay independent and age with dignity.
Proudly, in 2004 MB Homecare opened. Barbara, a true entrepreneur devised a plan and followed her new passion. She decided against a franchise operation that was popular because she wanted to have the freedom to cater the individual needs of the folks she would serve. Getting old is hard enough, but having to give up independence is something none of us want to think about. Our belief has always been that with a little help from competent professionals, living life as you would like can happen. MB HomeCare has proved it for many years.
Barbara also understands, firsthand how hard that process can be. She has recently had to watch her own mother’s health decline and now depend on our caregivers to assist with mom’s everyday living. Sometimes family is just not enough. Although there are wonderful support systems in place, family cannot possibly be there at all times to meet all of moms needs. She is happy and active.
Barbara’s vision for the future is simple. We look forward to helping folks of age and disabilities look at life with a positive outlook. She believes that life does get harder for us, but with the help of our team of caregivers, it can be done with dignity and grace and hopefully a little humor. It is her promise to you.
It is through Barb’s heart and passion for delivering extraordinary care, she has inspired her caregivers and administrators to go above and beyond. It is personal.
Board of Directors of GAIN( Geriatric Assistance Information Network)
Member of the Senior Service Committee of Baltimore
Member of National Association of Professional Women
Member of Baltimore County Providers Council
Facilitator of Alzheimers Support Group
Director of Operations
Janet joined the MB home care team in 2011. She comes from a background in the medical industry with 24 years experience in pharmaceutical and surgical sales and marketing. After a successful career in this arena Janet was ready for a change in her career path, a job that would be fulfilling and have meaning and purpose. After meeting Barbara Schultz who had the same philosophy of treating people with dignity, respect and compassion the perfect match was found and a new career path created.
Having lost both parents to Alzheimer’s, Janet knows all too well the highs and lows of being a caregiver for those with the disease and the toll it takes on family and loved ones.
Her passion for helping seniors to live their lives to the fullest is invaluable when working to develop a care plan suited to their needs and matching caregivers to their personalities.
Her goal is for clients and their families to have peace of mind and the best quality of care
while having an enjoyable and enriching experience with MB Homecare.
Janet is a member of the Baltimore County Provider Council and the National Association of Retirement Councilors (N. A. R.C). She also volunteers as a support group leader for the local Alzheimer’s Association
Bev Francis RN, BSN, MA, CHNP, CDP
Director of Clinical Services
Bev’s 30 plus years in nursing and business management and development includes clinical experiences in adult trauma at the R.A. Cowley Shock Trauma Center at University of Maryland, and in the last 10 years hospice and home care. She has expertise in healthcare startups and building successful businesses in the nurse staffing and home care industry.
Bev has extensive knowledge and experience in senior care and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Also, Bev is nationally recognized as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse and is a member of the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association. She has a master’s degree in business and organizational management.
Special interest areas include neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, ALS, MSA, dementia, chronic disease management and nutrition.
Caring for both parents in her home over an 8 year span set the stage for embracing their special needs and attention to detail when hiring caregivers. So, it is personal when caring for your family too. She will ensure your loved one receives only the best care by the best caregivers.
In her spare time, as the founder of Rebel’s Dog Park in Harford County, she is involved in the rebuilding of that Park. The Park was temporarily closed during the construction of the new state of the art animal shelter.
Marcelle worked for many years for a large international retail company in the Customer Service Dept. In 2010 she joined the MB Homecare team as a caregiver. Marcelle knew Barbara for many years through another business and shared the same vision of helping people age gracefully as Barbara did.
After many years of patient care, Marcelle pursued and achieved her Nursing Assistant Certification. This allowed Marcelle to expand her practice a bit and provide more hands on care with clients.
Marcelle is still in the field as a caregiver, but now also serves as a supervisor and involved in MB HomeCare’s Quality Assurance program.
Marcelle enriches her clients’ lives and encourages all of our caregivers to provide superior care and support to the families we serve.
Kathy Basilone, CMT
Prior to joining MB Homecare in 2010, Kathy spent many years with a large insurance company processing health claims. She witnessed the misfortune of many people having repeated hospital admissions. Many of the admissions were due to falls and self neglect. She knew then that one on one care could surely help minimize the ER trips and hospital admissions.
When she reached out to MB HomeCare she realized that Barbara Schultz’s vision of home care was exactly in line with what she was seeking. Thus, MB HomeCare was a perfect match for her next career move.
Her vast experience in the business world, with a concentration in recruiting has made her a key player when interviewing and hiring caregivers. Looking for compassion, competence, attention to detail and caring for clients as if they were their own family are a few of the qualities Kathy looks for when hiring.
Kathy wears many hats in the company. Because she is so dedicated, she still provides support to some of the families that have requested her. However, she also does the recruiting and interviewing of all new hires. She assists with scheduling as well.
She believes that providing excellent support to families and loved ones are ingredients for success.
Kathy has also been certified as a Med Technician and works under the direction of our Clinical Director to administer medicine to our patients.
Katie Schultz, BS
Katie Schultz has always been passionate about helping others. Throughout high school and college, she worked at an assisted living facility in every capacity that was offered. It was during this time that she developed relationships with the residents and realized how much joy she found in helping them and seeing them happy.
After attaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University), she went on to work at Johns Hopkins University in the medical research department. While she enjoyed her work and knew she was a part of tremendous medical advances, she started to realize that her true passion was helping people on a more personal level.
After starting a family, Katie decided a change was imminent. She joined MB HomeCare as a part time caregiver and part time office assistant in 2010. After years of caregiving in the field, Katie’s role began to evolve. She is currently MB HomeCare’s Accounting Manager. Katie is responsible for overseeing all financial operations within MB HomeCare. This includes accounting, billing and payroll functions. As an integral member of the MB HomeCare management team, Katie plays a major role in ensuring accurate, timely invoicing for the best, worry free care for your loved one.
Emma joined MB Home Care in 2016 when she was on a mission to find quality care for her own grandmother. Emma graduated from Roanoke College in Virginia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and went on to work for the Roanoke County Sheriff’s office. After wanting to be closer to her family, she moved back to the Harford County area. As her grandmother began to struggle with dementia, Emma began her journey in caring for a loved one who needed a lot of extra assistance.
Emma now uses her experience in law and compliance management to ensure that caregivers at MB Home Care are up to date and exceeding all local and state standards, making sure that MB provides the best care possible.
Steve lives in Harford County, MD with his wife and four children. He recently joined MB management when the long time care coordinator retired.
Steve brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. Steve started ProtectPRO LLC in early 2016 which is based in Jarrettsville Maryland. ProtectPRO offers biometric services to companies and civilians in Harford, Baltimore and Cecil Counties.
Before that Steve spent 13 years in law enforcement for the State of Maryland. During his career, Steve was presented with numerous medals and service awards for protecting and serving the citizens in this state. Steve spent most of his law enforcement career in some form of management ranging from shift supervisor to operations officer and even as commander of a specialized unit. Steve has an AA degree in Criminal Justice and is a Notary for the State of Maryland.
Angela joined MB HomeCare in 2016 as a caregiver and very quickly moved into the role of Scheduler. She is an integral member of the MB administrative team and is very adept at matching caregivers to our client’s needs.
Angela brings a wealth of over 6 years experience as a private caregiver and during that time achieved her certification as a Medical Assistant. She has also served as a Residential Counselor with Catholic Charities caring for individuals with disabilities. Her administrative skills were honed while working with another private care agency as their office manager for over 3 years.
Her deep compassion for elders and adults with disabilities shines through in her work as a scheduler and she continues to serve as a caregiver for many of our clients. Angela lives in Bel Air with her 3 children, ages 8, 11, and 15.
Rebecca Murphy, RN BSN
Rebecca joins MB HomeCare with 42 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse. She attended Notre Dame of Maryland University to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
Rebecca has nursing experience with Pediatrics, School Nursing, Medical-Surgical and Maternal Child Health. She also she took care of her mother in her home, with Dementia and failing health for at least 3 years. Rebecca feels that caring for the elderly is of paramount importance and assisting family members in the care of their family is a necessity to help family members fulfill their loved ones needs.
Rebecca visits new clients to assess their care needs and establish care plans in collaboration with the client and family. With her expertise, she takes a proactive approach to ensure a safe environment, comprehensive plan of care and to maximize independence. She maintains an ongoing relationship to determine if there are changes in the clients’ health that warrant further evaluation or a change in the care plan. This enables her to play an important role in helping clients to avoid and/or reduce trips to the ER, hospital admissions or readmissions.
In her spare time, she is renovating her older home and spending time with her grandchildren, sons and family.
Rebecca enjoys outdoor adventures and has traveled extensively.
Rebecca is a member of AARP, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and plans to volunteer with helping maintain trails in the Baltimore County area.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Heather brings 15+ years of experience in the senior living & hospitality industry focusing in marketing, sales & business development. She brings a proven ability to develop and implement strategic business plans and marketing initiatives that consistently produce year over year revenue growth.
Heather joined this amazing team of professionals in January 2018. She is looking forward to helping form and grow new and existing relationships with customers and key decision makers to increase referrals in the defined markets of Harford, Baltimore and Cecil Counties and Baltimore City.
Heather lives in Belair, MD with her husband and daughter and makes time to be involved with several professional associations and community organizations. Heather received her B.S. degree from the University of Baltimore in Communications and loves to give back by volunteering locally with Habitat for Humanity (Women’s Build), and Homeless Project Connect (United Way).
Heather has a wide network of contacts in Harford and Baltimore county and has been a resource to others in the healthcare industry and beyond. She is a 2014 Alumni of Harford Leadership Academy and is an active member of G.A.I.N (Geriatric Assistance & Information Networking), The Chesapeake Professional Women’s Networking, Harford, Havre de Grace & Baltimore County Chambers and the Baltimore County Provider Council
Heather is thrilled to join the MB team as her passions, goals and philosophy about service to the senior population are aligned with those of the company.
Edward likes service. He is all about providing high-quality, personalized, thorough, fast, safe and secure service. Edward won the Freeman Award for Excellence in Service while serving as the Facilities Manager at The St. Paul’s Schools for eight (8) years. He has a lawyer’s eye for detail and a carpenter’s eye for design.
Having been the primary caregiver for a very close family member for several years, Edward has firsthand knowledge of what it is like for MB clients to have caregivers come into their home. He knows how hard it is to give up some independence to live safely with the assistance of a caregiver.
Edward personally fingerprints and thoroughly conducts all of the FBI and State background checks for each and every MB Caregiver, and makes sure each and every MB Caregivers’ credentials are current and in compliance with current State laws and regulations, as well MB HomeCare’s own stringent caregiving policies, which go above and beyond what is required, just as MB Caregivers do, day in, day out, to make sure every MB client is provided with a certified, trustworthy, high-quality caregiver, so that all of MB’s clients can have peace of mind and feel safe and secure with their MB Caregiver.
Edward also enjoys cooking, or “Food Experimenting” as he calls it, as his experiments don’t always turn out as expected, but are usually edible, most of the time. He also enjoys organic gardening and picking his own vegetables for his food experiments in Jarrettsville, Maryland.