Compassion, integrity, family, excellence, trustworthiness, accountability, and diversity
MARY LYNN, LPN - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER
“My goal is to support the office staff in finding the most qualified and dependable client care staff; I also have valuable experience in regulatory preparation for our application for Joint Commission Accreditation which is one of the multiple factors in separating BrightStar Care of Chattanooga from other similar staffing agencies. I hope to provide the best quality staff to bring compassionate care and stability to our clients and to keep BrightStar Care of Chattanooga a cut above other staffing agencies.”
ANGELA COFFEY - COMMUNITY LIAISON
Born in Macon, GA and raised in Chickamauga, Angela brings the real deal southern charm to the BrightStar Care® team. As our Community Liaison, and readied as a Medical Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Associate’s Degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling, her twenty-plus years of working in different areas of the healthcare industry make her second to no one with her knowledge and experience. Angela’s passion for caring for others and her warm personality give her the perfect matchmaking tools to pair our caregivers with our clients, and knowing that she matched a caregiver that made a client smile and feel special is what she sets out to accomplish every day. Angela is always on the go maintaining a life filled with love from two kids, four grandchildren, and six dogs.
RICK COLLETT, OWNER/PRESIDENT - FACHE, MHS
A life-long resident of the Chattanooga area and graduate of The McCallie School and Furman University, Rick has been groomed for a career in healthcare. After suffering a traumatic auto accident in 1991that caused him to undergo 15 surgeries, he knows firsthand the importance and benefits of quality in-home care. As Owner and President of BrightStar Care® of Chattanooga, Rick is simply an expert in hospital and healthcare operations and even has the title to prove it. As a Caldwell Butler and Associates Lean Six Sigma Expert with over twenty years of experience in hospital and healthcare operations and even consulting some of the most prestigious hospitals in the nation, his passion and knowledge of operating a business in healthcare are more than apparent. His expertise from his schooling and past experience, continue to position BrightStar Care® of Chattanooga as the area’s premier provider of home care and medical staffing. Rick can always be found near a golf course, spending time with his kids and trusted companion, Charlie – our company mascot.
DEBORAH LOFTON - BRANCH MANAGER
After a ten year career as a computer programmer analyst in Mississippi, Deborah made the move with her family to Chattanooga, Tennessee where she pursued a new career path in sales as a medical sales representative. She transitioned into a marketing position with a senior healthcare provider where she worked for more than eight years. With an attention to detail and a love for the numbers, Deborah is the perfect fit as our BrightStar Care® Branch Manager. She leads, manages, and holds all of our staff accountable to ensure that we deliver consistent, safe, compassionate, and high-quality care to every client. With her recently earned Master’s Degree in Health Administration, she is excited to continue to implement her knowledge on the operational side of the healthcare industry. An avid college football fan, Deborah can be found spending time with her family and friends, and proudly ringing her cowbell at every Mississippi State football home game.
Questions about our care team?
Please contact us online or call our Hamilton County offices at (423) 296-6640 and we'll be happy to answer them.