Compassion, integrity, family, excellence, trustworthiness, accountability, and diversity
Donna Zimmerman, RN, BSN Director of Nursing / Owner
I’ve lived here in the North State for most of my life, went to local schools and graduated from Chico State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. I have over 20 years of diverse experience in the healthcare field. I love nursing just as much as I love helping individuals make informed decisions about their health and well-being — which is what I think nursing is all about. I opened Chico BrightStar to help make a difference in people’s lives and to contribute to the well-being of our community. I look forward to providing exceptional healthcare service to the residents of Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties — any time, any place.
Emily Mumford Customer Care Manager
Hi, I’m Emily Mumford and I have been a member of the BrightStar Care Chico team since October of 2019. I was born in Newport Beach, and graduated Shasta High School in 2015. I really enjoy working here and learning about in-home care and the people we have the privilege to help.
Katriena VanDeVelde, RN Staff Nurse
Hi, my name is Katriena, and I am a Butte College graduate (from both the LVN and the LVN to RN program).
I am currently finishing the RN to BSN program at California State University, Chico. I first started nursing school over 10 years ago and have been working as a RN for the past 6 years. I chose nursing as a career path because of my experiences with nurses and (especially) nurses aides caring for me when I was hospitalized for a ruptured appendix as a child. They made me feel safe and cared for, and I wanted to be able to provide that sense of security and well-being for others. I am very happy to be joining the team here at BrighStar Care of Chico, and look forward to meeting everyone!
Questions about our care team?
Please contact us online or call our Butte County offices at (530) 332-9699 and we'll be happy to answer them.