Jennifer Baukol, STEPS Home Care Co-Owner, Receives BCW Rising Star Award

30 May Jennifer Baukol, STEPS Home Care Co-Owner, Receives BCW Rising Star Award

STEPS Home Care Co-Owner is recognized by the Business Council of Westchester as a 40 Under 40 Honoree

Congratulations to Jennifer Baukol, STEPS Home Care Co-Owner, who was awarded the "40 Under 40" Business Council of Westchester 2019 Rising Star Award. Jen is a native of Westchester and now lives in White Plains where she manages her female owned business while raising a family of three children all under the age of 6 with her husband, Peder. 

About Jennifer

A Westchester County native, Jennifer owns and operates STEPS Home Care along with her sister, Lisa Wade, and Lisa's husband, Shan Wade.  A business professional with a keen entrepreneurial mind, Jen holds an MBA from Sacred Heart University and worked for more than 10 years as a Mortgage and Financial Advisor. When her grandparents were in need of a caregiver in Westchester, she and her sister realized they wanted to find someone who would care for them as attentively as they would themselves. She was looking for a better process to not only help find the right aide that was a good fit for her family, but also a business model that attends to the family’s multi-faceted needs as well.  Learn more about Jennifer's and the STEPS' story:

About 40 Under 40

Held at the Million Air Club at Westchester County Airport in West Harrison, the awards ceremony will honor the county’s next generation of young business leaders from a wide variety of sectors. The 40 awardees are hand-picked for having helped shape Westchester County into the prosperous region that it is. Instead of traditional acceptance speeches, honorees have been interviewed and asked unusual and provocative questions.  The results will be humorous, to say the least, and give unique insight into each individual. We can’t wait to find out which Superpower Jennifer wants to have or what tip she will give for successful networking!

Jennifer will receive her award during a ceremony on Thursday, June 13, from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Million Air at Westchester County Airport. Tickets can be purchased here.

About STEPS Home Care

STEPS Home Care is a local family owned business that has grown by leaps and bounds in the past eight years. Started in 2011 by the Wade and Martire families in White Plains, STEPS now has 100+ employees to support the 600+ clients it has served in Westchester County, Long Island, Fairfield County and NYC, since its inception.  Jennifer, Lisa, and Shan take pride in running a local business with dedicated one-on-one service for their clients and their family members in need of care.

Celebrating the 2019 40 Under 40 Honorees

The 2019 Rising Stars are:

Chhaya Aggarwal Gupta, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Cardiology

Westchester Medical Center


Andreina Almazlinos

Senior Director of Strategic Finance

Heineken USA


Lamont Badru

Executive Director

Community Governance & Executive Council


Amanda Bayley

Co-Founder and Landscape Designer



Stephen Bedosky

Vice President & Partner

York International Agency, LLC


Jennifer Bonhomme

Vice President-Senior Relationship Manager

TD Bank


Kevin Bradley

Section Manager, Bronx/Westchester


Con Edison


Nicholas Campbell

Owner and President

Insurance-on-Hudson Agency/The Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce


Steve Carpenter

Director of Clinical Sciences



Joseph Cooke

Director, Yonkers Extension Center

Westchester Community College


Meg Curtin Owens

Associate Project Manager

Project & Development Services



Andrew Donchez


Mill Creek Residential Trust


Shary Enid Sanchez

Attorney in Charge, Peekskill Office

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley


MacKenzie Forsberg


Genesis Realty Group


Elan Goldwaser

Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine/Physician Sports Medicine Specialist

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons/NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital


Brendan Goodhouse

Senior Associate

Cuddy & Feder LLP


Brendan Hickey

Senior Director

GHP Office Realty


Kevin Kelly

Senior Vice President, Group Manager- Commercial Real Estate

People's United Bank


Samantha Levine

President and Creative Director

Auburn Jewelry


Caroline Martin

Director of Operations

MSM DesignZ, Inc.


Jennifer Martire Baukol


STEPS Home Care


Stephanie Melowsky, Esq.

Vice President



Michael Milano


Brightway Insurance, The Milano Agency


Hillary Millman


In Better Words - Marketing & Communications


Dan Mulroy


373 North


Danny Potocki

Managing Director


Aishling Quinn

Development Officer

Music Conservatory of Westchester


Kemesha Salmon


TP Toys And Accessories


Simon Schaffer-Goldman

Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Development

Case Paper Company


Evan Schein, Esq.


Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP


Jacob Schofield

Director of YPIE Regeneron STEM Institute

Yonkers Partners in Education


Jill Spielberg


Harold Salant Strassfield & Spielberg


Steven Stern

Managing Member

Stern Business Management


Josh Strauss

Vice President and Director of Operations

Strauss Paper

Christopher Strebel

Project Manager

Lechase Construction


Julia Takeda

Founder & CEO

Fly Louie


Erika Trovado, DO, MS

Co-Director, Inpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital


Jaclyn Tyler


American Institute of Architects - Westchester + Hudson Valley Chapter/Tyler Architecture and Planning, PLLC


Carol Ward


One River School


Andrew Weisz

Vice President

RPW Group


We look forward to seeing you on June 13 as we honor Jennifer at the "40 Under 40" - the best and brightest of Westchester's young professionals. 

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