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 branch 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 our Care 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
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.
Tanisha Culberson, Lead CNA/ Field Specialist
Tanisha has been a Certified Nursing Aide for 9 years. She chose this line of work as she has always seen herself as a people person. She grew up without Grandparents and now she has hundreds of them!
Her excellent clinical skills, huge personality and compassionate professionalism make her very good at her job. She can go out and start a case off for us, troubleshoot when problems arise and teach a CNA how to best handle a worrisome situation.
When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and she admits willingly to being a coupon junkie!
Ingrid Weir, Marketing Communications and Business Development Manager
Jill Johns Hughes, Outside Sales
Questions about our care team?
Please contact BrightStar Care Cherokee online, or call (678) 290-7807 and we'll be happy to answer them.