Bri Hicks, Branch Manager | Cedar Rapids & Iowa City
Bri has 10 years of experience in management and healthcare, 8 years being in home care. Bri started with BrightStar Care as a caregiver part time. During this time, she found that she loved what she did for her clients and their families. It was not long that her work, her passionate care and drive in the field led her to be promoted to our management team. Bri has helped in various aspects of the company and is currently our Branch Manager. In her free time, Bri enjoys binge watching Netflix, being a girl mom of five, shopping and spending time with her husband, Mike.
Holly Blood, Director of Community Outreach | Cedar Rapids & Iowa City
As an active member of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City senior living industry for more than 9 years, Holly brings a wealth of knowledge of different care options and resources within the area. Prior to joining BrightStar, Holly was a Regional Marketing Director for a local senior living. As Director of Community Outreach, Holly enjoys meeting families and conversing with members of the community. Holly is actively involved in several committees and groups, such as Caregiver Wellness Day, Linn and Johnson County Elderly Consortium, and the Senior Expo Committee. Holly graduated from University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree, majoring in Psychology, minoring in Gerontology and obtaining her Industrial and Organizational Psychology Certificate. Holly lives in Lisbon with her husband and her 2 children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially if it involves cooking and baking.
Carly Boge, Recruiting & Retention Specialist | Cedar Rapids & Iowa City
Carly has over 8 years of experience in the healthcare field. She started off as a caregiver, and quickly realized she wanted to pursue the field more, which motivated her to pursue nursing school. After realizing nursing wasn’t quite the role for her, Carly started in care management and was able to gain experience as a recruiter. After moving into the recruiting, she recognized that while she enjoyed being a caregiver, her real desire was to help others realize their passion to be a healthcare worker by starting and/or growing their career. Carly has since been a recruiter for several years, where she specializes in the healthcare and human services fields. In her free time, Carly enjoys spending time with her husband, three-year-old daughter, and her two large German Shepherd fur-babies; Opie & Bear.
Sarah Hamed, Customer Care Manager | Cedar Rapids & Iowa City
Sarah has been part of the BrightStar team for over 2 years. She started as a caregiver where she had the opportunity to interact with our clients directly. It wasn’t long that her strengths and abilities were recognized, and she has since been promoted to joining the office team. Sarah began as the receptionist but has since excelled and has been promoted to Customer Care Manager. Sarah thoroughly enjoys interacting with our caregivers and clients. When Sarah is not at work she enjoys spending time with her two kids, baking and reading.
Dana King, Receptionist | Cedar Rapids & Iowa City
Dana has over 10 years of experience in customer service and has a passion for helping others and making things right. Dana enjoys being able to help people and is thankful to be in a role that allows her to work with individuals that need that assistance every day. In her spare time, Dana enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to go shopping and travel with her four children, fiancé, and 2 kittens.