Dee Petry, Owner of our family friend

Dee Petry
 Owner

In 2013 I left my human resource position in a healthcare firm to pursue my mission of forming a home care company with a team of exceptional caregivers. Having experience in the home care field and seeing the type of care that some companies were offering, my direction was clear--I wanted to provide a different option for families. And that is how Our Family Friend began.

I have been able to be selective with the type of caregivers that we add to our growing team. These individuals are the best in their field and are the hands and feet of this organization. I am proud of my team and the great work that we do!!!

I am the mother of two teenage boys and a wife to a corporate pilot. My children and husband also help with families and often volunteer their time to get to know our families better. This is absolutely a family business!

 
 

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Lori Peterson
VP of Operations

I joined Our Family Friend in 2018. I’m grateful to be a part of an organization which shares my values and desire to honor and care for the most vulnerable. I am dedicated to maintaining and improving the infrastructure required to provide the exceptional care our clients deserve.

My husband and I moved to Michigan from the Seattle area in 1990 and chose to raise our family in the Ann Arbor area. We have two children, a college-aged daughter and a son in high school.

When I’m not reading or playing Scrabble, I enjoy spending time with my two Labrador retrievers. We are a lacrosse-loving family and can be found, rain or shine, at various arenas and fields in the Midwest watching the fastest growing sport in the US!

 

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Kristie McArthur
Director of Human Resources

I joined Our Family Friend in the spring of 2016.  I enjoy working for a company that makes a difference in the lives of others. I believe in the mission of helping to safely keep loved ones in their homes.  I have a teaching background in the area of math, having taught at all educational levels. My communication, interpersonal, and mentoring skills have aided me in my transition to my position as Director of Human Resources.

I am blessed to be a wife and a mother to five young children. Our family enjoys frequent trips to our special place in Michigan's upper peninsula. In my spare time, I love to read anything and everything!

 
 

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Barb Johnson
TBI Care Coordinator

I have over 10 years of experience working with Alzheimer's, Dementia, the elderly and TBI populations. I also have a degree in education and was a teacher for a short period of time. I love people and feel that people have the right to exceptional care no matter their struggle or position in life.

As a care manager, I want  my team to implement the same care strategies I would want for my own loved ones. My care interests include: empowering the individual no matter what they may be experiencing, incorporating activities that engage clients and make them feel happy, and changing caregiver language to be more compassionate and understanding.

 
 

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Christie Popejoy
Client Care Manager

I realized about 15 years ago that I love helping other people on their worst days. I love to bring a smile to someone's face when things aren't going well.

I was an EMT for ten years and then began taking care of Alzheimer's and dementia patients in an assisted living home. I enjoyed taking care of the elderly and making them feel like they were at home. I am excited to work with Our Family Friend and to help individuals remain in their homes.

 
 
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I have been with Our Family Friend since the beginning of 2018. I have ten years in the home-care field, nine of them as a caregiver. I enjoy providing care for people and enabling them to stay within their home for as long as possible. I am a wife and a mother to 3 teenage daughters who are involved in sports, music and farm animals. I love to quilt, read and spend time with family.

Kolleen Kuebler Director of Client Care Services

 
 
 
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I have always had a passion for helping people ever since I was a little girl. When I started working as a caregiver I knew it was my calling. I have gone through and completed CNA training, and I am currently in the process of becoming Teepa snow certified. I dedicate myself 100% to making sure all of our clients are happy and receiving the care they deserve. Now as a manager and director of training and talent retention, I strive to teach our team everything they need to know to be safe and give our clients the very best care they deserve. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family and friends and attend sporting events. 

 

Brittany Hatto Client Care Manager