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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Kolleen Kuebler Director of Client Care Services

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.

 

 
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Christie Popejoy
Director of Client Care Services

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.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.

 

 
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Brittany Hatto Client Care Manager

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. 

 

 
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Stephanie Sharp
Client Care Manager

I transitioned into home health care four years ago after working in a nursing home as a certified nursing assistant for 15 years. I am compassionate and reliable. I have worked with elders who have dementia and Alzheimer’s. I appreciate the opportunity as an in-home caregiver to fully attend to the needs of clients and their families.

 

 
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Petra Canafax
Client Care Manager

I joined Our Family Friend in 2018, and I am very excited to be working and growing with this team.

I began caring for family and friends at a very young age. I am passionate about helping people get the care they need and deserve so that they can stay in their homes.

I am a wife, a mother of four children, and a grandmother of six. I love traveling, gardening and crafting.

 

 
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Joyce Olsowy
Billing Manager

My name is Joyce Olsowy, and I am the Billing Manager for Our Family Friend. I have 20+ years of medical billing and private-duty billing experience. I am very excited that I was asked to join this wonderful organization!

My favorite thing in the world is to spend time with my five adult children and my six grandchildren. I also love quilting and oil painting.

 

 
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Sue White
Administrative Assistant

I began my career with Our Family Friend in 2014 as a caregiver. It was such a rewarding experience being both a caregiver and companion as well as a friend to my clients. However, due to some physical restrictions I had to give up my caregiving position.

Because of Our Family Friend’s mission, quality of care, and exceptional dedication, I wanted to remain a part of the company in any way possible. I am pleased to serve as administrative assistant where I handle human resources and other office details

I’m married, have four children, eight grandchildren and enjoy long walks, music, and family.