Our Staff at BrightStar Care® Arlington / Alexandria

Our experienced and compassionate staff is dedicated to caring for your loved one as if they were family. Get to know our team.

  • Kerry and Rob Massie

    Owners, Certified Senior Advisors
    Founders of BrightStar Care of Fairfax, Reston, McLean, Arlington, and Alexandria, Virginia.
    Kerry and Rob Massie
  • Alan Dappen, MD

    Medical Director
    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.
    Alan Dappen, MD
  • Ismahan Davis, BSN, RN

    Director of Nursing
    With over a decade of experience in home healthcare, I graduated from a nursing program in France and I’m am currently pursuing my graduate studies at Johns Hopkins. Thriving in high-skilled, challenging environments, I excel in planning and organization.
    In my precious moments of leisure, I indulge in my passions for cooking and travel, always on the lookout for new culinary adventures and cultural experiences. Additionally, I embrace an active lifestyle, eagerly exploring new workout classes to keep both body and mind in peak condition. With a commitment to excellence in both my personal and professional endeavors, I approach each day with enthusiasm and dedication, ready to make a positive impact in the lives of those around me.
  • Sarah Porco, RN

    Nurse Liaison

    Before joining BrightStar Care of Fairfax in January of 2023, I worked as a certified nurse's aide for four years in a variety of nursing homes and hospital settings. I graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. I recently graduated with my Master's Degree in Nursing Education from Purdue University. Other than working, I also enjoy reading and traveling.

  • Erin Massie, LSW

    Skilled Nurse Recruiter
    Erin joined the Brightstar Care team in 2022 as our skilled recruiter.  She is able to utilize her skills as a social worker to ensure that we hire compassionate and talented nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and social workers to care for our clients.
    Erin Hallahan
  • Karen Richards

    Customer Care Coordinator
    Karen joined BrightStar Care 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 Richards
  • Patrick Massie

    Office Coordinator
    I decided the tremendous growth in the home care field was a real opportunity to learn and do well by doing good. I have been with BrightStar Care for three years.  As the Skilled Manager, I get a flexible schedule and a first-hand view of how a home care business meets the needs of the community. In this role I work with insurance companies and help ensure that the over 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 each year get the opportunity to age in place safely, and stay in their home for as long as they would like. 
    Patrick Massie
  • Robert Massie

    Customer Care Coordinator
    I have been with BrightStar Care since it opened in 2012.  As the HR manager, I handle all new caregiver orientations.  I have the privilege of speaking with people daily to evaluate their needs and expectations.  I love my job because I get to interact with clients and their families to ensure the highest standard of care.
    Robert Massie
  • Jill Glasco

    Customer Care Coordinator
    Jill will likely reach out to you to ensure you overall needs and concerns are met. She conducts touchpoint calls to both clients and caregivers each week.
    Jill Glasco
  • Donna Braun

    Marketing and Media Director
    I have been with BrightStar Care since spring of 2020. Working for a home care agency I see firsthand how important the caregiver/client relationship can be. They become companions, friends and members of the family.  I love what I do because I get the pleasure of sharing these stories with our Fairfax community. linkedin.com/in/donna-braun-8a995718
    Donna Braun
  • Nora Maddox

    Billing and Payroll Director
    I believe we all have gifts and talents in specific areas and it’s important to recognize those strengths.  I can tell that the part I play, while not directly working with clients, makes a difference.  The more I understand about our clients and caregivers, the better I am at my job!  I enjoy being able to handle billing issues for our clients and, hopefully, giving them one less thing to worry about.  I understand the frustration of dealing with insurance carriers, long term care policies, and financial issues in general.  If I can help make certain that our billing is done accurately and invoices are being sent to insurance companies correctly, that’s more time they can spend focusing on themselves or their loved ones.  I have been with BrightStar Care since 2019 and I truly love what I do. 
    Nora Maddox

Our Caregivers and Nurses

Our team of care professionals thoroughly screened and trained to provide the highest quality care to your family or your patients. Learn more about our compassionate and trustworthy nurses and caregivers.

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