Our Leadership Team
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.