Home care in Lake Forest, CA

  • 23591 El Toro Rd.
  • Suite 155
  • Lake Forest, CA 92630

Our Director of Nursing

& Professional Care Team


Aneliese M. Burrell, BSN, RN, PHN, IgCN  |  Director of Nursing

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.

brightstar2019-25.jpgDerek J. Middagh, BSN, RN  |  Assistant Director of Nursing

Derek J. Middagh has been a nurse for 7 years.  He specialized in working with pediatric patients in the ER at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, and later with adult patients in the ER at San Clemente Hospital.  As a supervisor in Recovery and Pre-Op at Mission Ambulatory Surgery Center, he worked with patients recovering from anesthesia post-surgery and their families.  With this much patient care experience, IV starts are a breeze for him.  In his free time, Derek loves spending quality time with his 3 kids, watching them play baseball or softball, woodworking in the garage, and hanging out with friends.


Jessica Filice, LVN  |  Client Care Manager

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.