Compassion, integrity, family, excellence, trustworthiness, accountability, and diversity
The BrightStar Lawrenceville/Athens Team thrives because of its members- the office staff and caregivers! Twenty-four hours of the day, seven days a week, the members of the team work hard to provide the best possible care available to those that we serve. Whether it’s childcare, adult homecare, or skilled elder care, the people of the BrightStar Lawrenceville/Athens team are the ones that make it possible for our clients to live life to the fullest! But don’t just take our word for it; meet the people of the BrightStar team for yourself! Tim Golden | President and Co-Owner“My background is in medical device manufacturing and banking. I completed a Masters Degree in Finance going part time at night while working full time during the day. I have always been focused on community involvement. My 7 children give me lots of opportunity to stay busy with their activities, especially Scouts. I began training for my position as the president of BrightStar Healthcare in Lawrenceville and Athens long before I ever dreamed of starting the business. I first began to see the need for quality in-home care while serving as a “Meals on Wheels” volunteer in my community by delivering meals to homebound seniors. In rural areas I might be the only person in the entire day to interact with the person to whom I was delivering meals. I began to wonder how people survived without help. I asked myself why people had such a strong desire to remain at home in the midst of such trying circumstances. I began to understand how important it was to people, especially seniors, to remain in a familiar environment surrounded by cherished memories. I guess the thing that I enjoy most about being part of BrightStar is giving people an option about how and where they want to live out their lives.” Carolyn Golden | Vice-President and Co-OwnerThere aren’t many native Atlantans around, but I am one of them. I graduated from Lithonia High School.After graduating from Mercer University with a BS , I taught math and science in middle school and then 3rd grade at Mount Carmel Christian School. I spent 20 years at home raising 7 children. While at home I home schooled, taught youth at church, chaired the hospitality committee for PTA and had a small design and custom curtains/covers business. “While I was growing up, I developed a truly special relationship with my Grandmother Florence who lived with my family. I cared for Grandmother often while my mother was away at work. The time that I spent caring for my grandmother is when I believe that I began my training to care for others. My favorite thing about working with BrightStar is visiting in senior’s homes and listening to their life stories. Everyone has a story and they are incredible. Hollywood love stories have nothing on our clients who cherish a spouse after 50 or 60 years. John Nolen | Patient Care CoordinatorI am blessed to be a member of the BrightStar Team. I graduated from the University of Georgia in May of 2010 with a B.S. in Microbiology. I have participated in extensive research at the UGA Department of Infectious Diseases with a lab focus of M. tuberculosis.I have also been fortunate enough to shadow many doctors, allowing me to become very familiar with in-home care and other medical settings. I started off at BrightStar as a part time employee but soon became very interested in the company and what it has to offer. I love working at BrightStar because I love meeting new people. I have always been enthralled with the medical field. It is wonderful to share my passion of helping others alongside those who share my same interest.
Questions about our care team?
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