Our team is like a family, bound together by the same core values and passion for helping others. Click on the links below for an introduction to some of our family members
Meet Your Fairfax BrightStar Care Team:
The BrightStar team members manage our 24 x 7 service coverage. You can contact them through our 24-hr. Customer Service line: (703) 267-2380 or email them directly at their email address listed below.
Kwabena (Kay) Adjei, RN, BSN
Director of Nursing
Kay has 14 years of nursing experience. The job of Director of Nursing allows Kay the opportunity to learn the management aspect of home health care while being able to do clinical work. Kay is certified for Dementia care, and has experience with Cather care, IV/IG, and Ostomy care.
Why did you pursue nursing?
"I went for my LPN right out of high school because of a recommendation from my sister who is a Nurse Practitioner. I found that I enjoyed helping people recover and being someone, they can talk to and interact with."
Kay can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Customer Care Coordinator
Karen joined BrightStar in 2017 and is responsible for ensuring you receive the scheduled care you request from a caregiver who has the right skills and is a match for your family. She is often your first point of contact for scheduling- she will send you your weekly schedules and work with you to make any adjustments that are needed. Karen supervises all the BrightStar caregivers directly. Karen can be contacted at email@example.com
Karen Thompson, LPN
Karen Thompson was born and raised in Leesburg and chose to raise her family here as well. Her background in Nursing and Emergency Communications helped her cultivate a passion for helping others and equipped her with the tools and information to help our clients find ways to remain safe and live independently in their homes. Contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Smith, LPN
Skilled Care Manager
Nickie joined BrightStar in 2013 and has been responsible for
managing the clinical care we provide. She conducts our supervisory visit and client touchpoints program, where she visits our clients and caregivers during and after shifts to ensure caregiver/client satisfaction. Nickie can be reached at her email email@example.com.
Alan Dappen, MD
Medical Director and member of the Advisory Board
Alan graduated from the University of Washington Medical School in 1979 and completed his Family Medicine residency in 1983 at the University of California Davis program in Modesto, California. A year later, he completed a Song-Brown Fellowship, and then finished coursework in Family Therapy in 1989. Alan has practiced medicine in California, Kenya, Mexico and, since 1992, in Vienna, Virginia. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Department of Family Practice, and recently became a graduate of Leadership Fairfax. Alan is also the founder of DocTalker Family Medicine and Doctor Inc.
Questions about our care team?
Please contact us online or call our Fairfax County offices at (703) 267-2380 and we'll be happy to answer them.