Kami Sharifi – VP of Sales and Marketing
Upon completion of her undergraduate and graduate studies, Kami's sense of adventure and curiosity for other cultures and languages took her abroad and across the Atlantic to Europe. For the next three years, Kami lived in Switzerland, England, and Germany and traveled extensively throughout the continent. While abroad, Kami was able to experience one thing that most interested her, the diversity of languages and people, their differences and similarities. After her forays abroad, Kami returned to Atlanta to pursue her passion in healthcare. With over 15 years of healthcare experience, Kami ensures that clients get the most reliable and highest quality of care. As the VP of Sales and Marketing at BrightStar Care, Kami’s focus is to make a positive impact on people’s lives by helping facilitate the best care during time of need. In her free time, Kami enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Erum Ahmadani - Director of Finance & HR
Erum possess over 8 years of business administration, human resources and organizational development experience in both Healthcare and Staffing organizations. Her expertise includes financial management, business planning and budgeting, talent development, leadership coaching and training. She has formal education and training in Accounting and Information Technology. As the Director of Finance and Human Resources at BrightStar Care, Erum continually helps each employee build skills and knowledge required to be effective in providing the highest standard of care to our clients. Erum always believes in serving others and continues to do so as she works closely with our office team to ensure quality of care and maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of our agency. In her free time, Erum enjoys cooking, hiking and spending time with her daughter.
Gail George, RN - Director of Clinical Operations
Gail started her career as a Certified Nurse Assistant. She later earned her LPN, then went on to become a Registered Nurse. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Nursing with a concentration in education. As the Director of Clinical Operations at BrightStar Care, Gail's focus is quality care. She implements processes that impact all areas starting from our employee orientation, competency testing, training to putting together client care plans to uphold BrightStar Care’s high standard of care. Gail was born on the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago. She migrated to the United States 23 years ago and joined the Army. She has three handsome sons that she enjoys spending time with. She is very involved in her church and she especially enjoys feeding the less fortunate every month.
Jill Hanson - Quality Control Manager/ Case Manager
Jill is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Catastrophic Rehabilitation Supplier, and a Certified Senior Advisor. She has been a counselor for over 23 years and has been in the home care field for over 9 years. At BrightStar Care, Jill wears two hats. She is the Quality Control Manager assuring everything meets the expectations of state, federal and Joint Commission. She also is a case manager performing intake duties for clients needing skilled nursing care. In her free time, Jill likes to spend time with her family, read, create scrapbooks play tennis, and is active in her church.
Charmaine Collins - Branch Manager
Charmaine is a Certified Nursing Assistant with 10 plus years of experience in staffing and scheduling. She is most passionate about providing all clients with extraordinary care during their time of need and providing employees with the necessary tools to provide this extraordinary care. As the Office Manager at BrightStar Care, Charmaine exhibits the ability to motivate and lift others to their full potential. Through creating different programs, Charmaine ensures that all employees are aware that BrightStar Care wouldn't be successful without them. In her free time, Charmaine enjoys spending time with family and friends, bowling, skating, traveling and supporting her son in his endeavors.
Lakisha Mason - Client Service Manager
Lakisha has over ten years of staffing and customer service experience in the healthcare industry. She is also currently studying to be a Certified Senior Advisor. As a Client Service Manager at BrightStar Care, Lakisha assures that staffing and scheduling needs are met to the highest standards for every client. In her free time, Lakisha enjoys traveling and attending professional football and basketball games. She is a huge Dallas Cowboy fan!
Kaye Duplessis - Client Service Manager
Kaye holds an Associate’s Degree in HealthCare Administration and is a Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Instructor. She brings 25 plus years of healthcare experience and professional client care. Her background includes being a Certified Nurse Assistant, Medical Assistant, Anesthesiologist Tech, ParaMed, as well as a medical office manager. As a Client Service Manager at BrightStar Care, she is most passionate about treating everyone with the utmost respect to guarantee the highest standard of care. Kaye is also a motivational speaker, mentor and founder of Team Success Mentoring Program whose motto is "serving all vessels equally in our community". In her free time, she enjoys ballgames, tennis, bowling, movies, church and family gatherings.
Sheri Jacoby – Accounts Receivable Manager
Sheri has been in Healthcare as an Operations, Customer Service and Reimbursement Director for almost thirty years. She holds an MBA in Business Management and an Advanced Degree in Accounting. As the Accounts Receivable Manager at BrightStar Care, Sheri works with the majority of the pay sources in the east coast and across the United States. Sheri loves helping people and enjoys being the voice on the phone that brightens the day of the person at the other end. During her free time, Sheri enjoys watching TV, doing crafts and spending time with her family and friends.