Mark E. Woodsum | President & Chief Executive Officer
Mark E. Woodsum was born and raised in southern Maine and has lived in southern California for the past eight years. After graduating from Bowdoin College, class of 1980, he served time in the military as an Army Ranger and worked in different fields within various government agencies--from counter-terrorism to the Secret Service and more--wrapping up as a diplomat in Mumbai, India. Following his time working in the government sector, Mark co-founded the Foreside Company, an international wholesale distributor of home accents and furnishings, with his wife, Claire. Since then, he has received his MBA from Dartmouth College and has been ordained as an Episcopalian Priest and Chaplain. In 2014, Mark became the Owner and President of four BrightStar Care territories, which are all managed out of their main office in Lake Forest, CA.
Claire H. Woodsum | Care Coordinator
Claire H. Woodsum's professional background includes teaching, counseling, marketing, and business. She graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in Psychology and has served as the VP of Marketing & Design for several home décor wholesale companies, including the Foreside Company, which she co-founded with her husband, Mark. Claire chose to come on board with BrightStar because she wanted to do something more meaningful, and appreciates the difference BrightStar can make in people's lives. Today, she onboards our new clients and cultivates community relationships, meeting with all potential new clients to ensure that all parties' expectations are aligned prior to engagement.
Aneliese M. Burrell, BSN, RN, PHN, IgCN | Director of Nursing & Director of Patient Care Services
Aneliese M. Burrell has been with BrightStar Care since 2014. In 2010, she earned her Associate's degree in Nursing and in 2013, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University. Aneliese started her career in the Operating Room and eventually transitioned to the Emergency Room. She has always been a home health nurse and is continuously learning to expand her knowledge in patient care. Along with being our DON here at BrightStar, she keeps her skills sharp by working in the ER, ICU, CCU, and Step-Down & Stroke Units. Born and raised in Long Beach, Aneliese now lives in Bellflower, CA with her husband and three children.
Jessica Filice, LVN | Client Care Manager - Medical Operations
Jessica Filice has been a nurse for 4 years and with BrightStar Care since 2018. She works in our main office and manages our day-to-day nurse staffing for national and local accounts. Dementia and memory care are the areas of healthcare that she is most experienced in. She is passionate about providing our patients with a living environment where they are nurtured and can thrive. She promotes BrightStar's higher standard of care through her attention to detail, compassion, and humor. In her free time she loves spending time with her family and new baby boy, traveling, and exploring CA.
Babli Duttasarma | Operations Manager
Babli Duttasarma started her career in banking, eventually transitioning into a career in home health care in 1995 with All Care Services. She moved on to work for ResCare and earned the position as Branch Manager. Babli has been with BrightStar Care since 2015 as our Operations Manager, in which she manages our client services and is the principal person in charge of scheduling. In her free time, Babli stays active and fit with Zumba and Pilates and volunteers at a local vineyard. She enjoys spending quality time with her two daughters, Mithia and Katja, and three granddaughters, Annika, Sophia, and Maya.
Kelsey R. Repik | Client Concierge Services
Kelsey R. Repik is responsible for recruiting the best talent to work for us. By promoting BrightStar within the community as an employer of choice, we are able to maintain a pool of qualified filed staff for our clients. Kelsey graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Healthcare Administration. She is currently on track to graduate with a Master's degree in Health Administration and Human Resources. She began her career in healthcare as a CNA and eventually moved into administrative roles as her education expanded. Passionate about the healthcare field, Kelsey often picks up caregiving shifts to work with our BrightStar clients. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys going to Disneyland, traveling, and playing with her dog, Taco.
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