Perring Parkway Center
1801 Wentworth Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21234

410 661-5717

Our Leadership Team

Heather Uttenreither
Center Senior Executive Director

Heather has been with Genesis since 2011.  She earned her B.A. degree from Roanoke College in 1995 and has been working in Healthcare ever since with a background in Social Services.   Heather’s passion is ensuring that residents receive quality health care and excellent customer service.

Joanne Opitz, RN
Director of Nursing

Jo has been a registered nurse for 36 years.  She began her education at Saint Joseph Hospital School of Nursing.  Jo holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Baltimore.  Her clinical foundation is in medical surgical, orthopedic and peri-operative nursing.  Jo brings progressive experience in nursing administration, utilization review and case management.  She has a passion for geriatric care bringing expertise in diabetes management, palliative care and sub acute rehabilitation. 

Shermique Jones
Admissions Director

Shay began her career with Genesis as a GNA in 2005. Starting out with the company in the nursing department where she showed great care and compassion for families and their loved ones. Shay is now the Admissions Director at Perring Parkway Center.  She is customer service oriented, and dedicated to both the residents and their family members. Shay has a passion for focusing on customer service to ensure patient satisfaction, to improve the quality of genesis customer relations.

Richard Call
Director of Rehabilitation

Rich has been the DOR at Perring Parkway Center for the past 2 years.  He has been with GRS for past 8 years since graduation from the University of Sciences in Philadelphia with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  He has a drive for assisting with the geriatric population with expertise in working with patients with neuromuscular and cardiopulmonary conditions.  Rich gets to utilize his leadership skills as he manages an effective, efficient therapy team, which have received numerous accolades and praise for the significant improvements in level of function and quality of life achieved for both the short-term rehabilitation and long-term care residents.