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.
Jana Brindza Intake Coordinator/ Nursing Coordinator
Hi I'm Jana, I've been here at BrightStar Care for over 10 years. I have held many positions here in the office. I've been the Customer Care Manager, Payroll/ Billing Manager, and now I'm the Intake Coordinator/ Nursing Coordinator. I love the rewarding feeling that comes along with helping client's and their families feel comfortable and confiedent that their loved ones are safe at home.
Kimberly Granados Payroll/ Billing Manager
Hi, I’m Kim Granados and I joined the BrightStar Care Chico team in February 2019. I was born here in Chico, and I am Bilingual in Spanish and English. I graduated Chico State in 2014 with a degree in accounting with a minor in Health Services administration. I went on to get my master’s degree in Public Administration. I have been working in payroll since 2014 and home health care since 2017.
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.