Compassion, integrity, family, excellence, trustworthiness, accountability, and diversity
David and Louise Evans, Owners David and Louise Evans became the proud owners of BrightStar Care of Marietta and Cherokee County in February 2011. Prior to BrightStar, David worked in the insurance industry, and Louise worked as a teacher. They are passionate about the Home Care business and work conscientiously to ensure that everyone, who comes into contact with BrightStar of Cherokee County, experiences a first class level of care. This level of care is carried out whether it is through a staffing contract, a skilled nursing assignment, or through having a BrightStar caregiver in their home to help with a loved one.
David fills an operational role at BrightStar, building relationship in the community and keeping us compliant with all of our licensing requirements. Louise uses her skills to introduce families into the BrightStar fold by marketing new products and orientating new staff members. David and Louise are from the United Kingdom; although they have been enjoying Georgia for more than ten years. When they are not occupied with BrightStar business, they spend their time keeping up with their children, working in the yard, and reading.
Lori Burton, Office Manager Lori has been with us since the owners took over the Marietta and Cherokee County territories. As the office manager, she is primarily responsible for the payroll and billing. These tasks, however, involve her with our master schedule, which in turn links her to our customers and our caregivers. She is quick to answer the phone and always offers excellent customer service with a smile. She is a local southern belle and is willing to share her local knowledge of resources to those who need help. She lives with her husband and in-laws and daughter and granddaughter in Dallas. Her spare time is occupied with all of this family.
Jennifer Chabek, LPN Case Manager Jennifer has been with BrightStar since September 2011. She originally worked in the field but then joined the office to manage the schedule and head our recruiting drive. She now visits clients to make sure they received the highest standard of care. Jen also manages the "Humana At Home" program. She recruits nurses from all over Georgia to work as are managers on the Humana program. These managers visit clients in their homes to offer advice that helps them to better manage their chronic medical conditions. This, in turn, reduces the amount of hospitalizations and improves their quality of life. Her experiences in the field as a nurse have given her a unique perspective of what skills our field staff need and how best to serve our clients . It must be very reassuring to all our field workers to know that they can reach out to Jen who will be there to offer advice and support. In her spare time Jen enjoys spending time with her family, sewing, crocheting, and researching her ancestry.
Christina Gilliam, Customer Care Manager Christina accepted the role of Customer Care Manager. She assists in keeping the schedule populated with clients and compatible caregivers and backs up this duty by constantly staying in touch with our caregivers and our customers. With this constant contact, she acts quickly to solve problems and keeps everybody happy. Christina is a native of Chicago now residing in Atlanta where she enjoys the outdoors.
Andre Howell, Recruiting and Staffing Specialist Andre is one of the newest members of the BrightStar Care family. With over 10 years' experience as a health care professional his talent is in recruitment and staffing. Some of his duties include screening and interviewing caregivers, conducting new-hire orientations and providing staffing to various medical facilities in the Cobb, Cherokee, Bartow, and Paulding Counties. Andre is a native of Columbus Georgi and graduate from Albany State University. He resides in Atlanta with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, Andre likes to watch CNN.... a lot.
Casie Wright, Administrative Assistant Casie first started with BrightStar in 2013 as a caregiver. She, then transferred into the office in 2016 as our administrative assistant. She currently helps with directing calls, filing papers, and helping colleagues with other tasks. Her outgoing personality makes this position a perfect fit! She has a daughter, who is enjoying her first year in school. She has two siblings and a very large family that keep her busy when she is not at work. Casie enjoys lake and beach life with her daughter and fiancé. We are excited to have Casie start a new chapter of her life with the BrightStar office staff.
Questions about our care team?
Please contact BrightStar Care Cherokee online, or call (678) 290-7807 and we'll be happy to answer them.