Cassandra | Owner, LPN | Administrator
I fell in love working with seniors as a volunteer at a skilled nursing facility in the activities department while I was in middle school. I was the bingo caller, exercise instructor, game facilitator, spa assistant, meal companion, dance partner, and FRIEND to all the residents of the community. Once I graduated from high school, I began a career path that involved working closely with seniors in many different capacities; Caregiver, Certified Nurse Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Health Care Administration. I have been a part of BrightStar since 2009 in many different roles; Field Nurse, Clinical Manager, and Administrator. In 2013 I purchased her this location in the Loveland / Fort Collins area. My passion is to connect care providers who love to serve the elderly, like I had in middle school, to those needing that care. I have two beautiful daughters and a German Shepard named Aria. They all enjoy the outdoors and activities Colorado has to offer.
Theresa | Director of Community Relations, LPN
I started working with Cassandra from the ground up and started off as a field nurse. I then came in to do scheduling part time here at Bright Star Care. Before being here, I was then the owner of a small business and after careful thought and consideration, I shut my own business down and came to work at Brightstar care full time. I have been with the company for 7 years going on 8 next year as the Director of community relations. As a nurse LPN I can see what people need by speaking with them face to face. Since I have been a nurse for 26 years, it comes naturally to see what is going on in the present and what can happen down the road. I have lived in Loveland for 23 years, so I'm part of my community and know it well. It's nice to know at the end of the day I have helped patients and their families navigate the health care system, helped everyone get their wishes met, and wind up where they want to be.
CLINICAL MANAGEMENT TEAM
Wendy | Director of Nurses | Nurse Manager, RN
Hello, I’m Wendy Conn, Registered Nurse with Bright Star Care. I have worked as a home health case manager for the past 5 years. Prior to Bright Star Care I came from a progressive nursing home in Columbia, Missouri called Tiger Place, which allowed their residents freedom of health choices in their care. I also have worked and lived on Long Island, New York. My nursing education was completed in New York where the entry to nursing is highly competitive. My experience includes working as a nurse and tech for a staffing agency, and in the Good Samaritan Hospital in the Emergency, Psychiatric and Neurology departments. I have worked with many quadriplegics, and have the expertise to perform total patient care. I’ve also taken clients on vacations and cruises so they can spend time with their families in recreational settings. I love caring for people, football-the Chiefs, as I grew up on a farm near Clinton, Missouri. I am deeply passionate about the care of our community, while staying positive and using a creative approach to meet the unique needs of our clients.