Our Staff at BrightStar Care® Carmel Valley/ Rancho Santa Fe

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

  • Sanaz Vaziri

    Owner, Director of Operations
    Email: s.vaziri@brightstarcare.com
    Office: (858) 247-111

    I would like to welcome you and personally thank you for trusting our company to take care of you or your loved one. It is an honor and privilege for us to work closely with our clients and their loved ones. The number one reason for my love for healthcare is because of my father. As a child, seeing him with many medical conditions leading to last stage Alzheimer’s, I know what it is like to watch your loved one struggle in performing day to day activities. We are here to provide you with the best in quality and truly, a higher standard of care filled with compassion.

    At Vaziri Care, Inc. dba. BrightStar Care of Carmel Valley & Rancho Santa Fe we want to support you with life’s challenges by offering you more dependability, more peace of mind, and more joy. With RN oversight on every case, BrightStar Care delivers better outcomes and superior patient advocacy. Our focus is to make your life easier and allow you or your loved one to live life to the very fullest in the comfort of your home!

    We are here to support you when family and friends are unable to provide necessary care, and when engaging in daily activities becomes increasingly difficult to perform. From companion Care to Personal Care, we are here for you to make more possible.

    This is why, I am so passionate about our company. I remain focused on creating a culture within the company that every client will be treated with the same care and compassion that we would want for our own family members and loved ones. Thank you for taking this journey with us. I know things may not always be perfect and that there will be bumps in the road however, we strive to be perfect and are committed to making you, our priority.

    BrightStar Care is available to you 24 hours a day 7 days a week by telephone (858)247-111 to answer any questions you have regarding our service, a change in schedule, or concerns. We are proud to service you and welcome you to our BrightStar Care family!

    My best, Sanaz Vaziri
    Sanaz Vaziri
  • Alexis Sustaita

    Client Care Manager

    Hi, my name is Alexis, I am your Client Care Manager. My job duty here with BrightStar Care of Carmel Valley and Ranch Santa Fe is to be your main point of contact. I serve as the coordinator between the Agency, Clients and Care Team. My primary function is to schedule and manage the flow of client and patient scheduling needs, ensuring that quality care is provided, and patient satisfaction is always met. - Alexis S.

    Alexis Sustaita
  • Valeria Galca

    Hi, I’m Valeria HR/Recruiter at BrightStar Care of Carmel Valley & Rancho Santa Fe. My job duty is to find and attract qualified applicants for open positions we have. I review resumes, focusing on skills matching up best to the requirements at hand as well as interviewing candidates to make sure they are BrightStar material and will be a good fit for our clients. I also make sure all paperwork involved with hiring someone is filled out and making sure that everything from the first day to each subsequent day is navigated successfully. - Valeria G.
    Valeria Galca
  • Kelly Nicholson, RN, BSN

    Director of Patient Care Services

    How long have you been a nurse?

    I have been a Registered Nurse for over 15 years with experience in a wide variety of disciplines. I am passionate about my career and patients.

    What expertise and experience do you bring to BrightStar Care?

    I have been in a nurse in a wide variety of disciplines ranging from the intensive care unit to managing a home health care agency. I have expert clinical and assessment skills due to my strong critical care background. I have successfully leveraged my clinical experiences to lead clinical teams. I am enthusiastic and confident in managing our great caregivers and nurses to successfully care for each client as an individual and with care and respect.

    What part of your job are you most passionate about?

    I am most passionate about quality of care. I don't believe in just any one person can do a job. I am a strong believer in providing quality caregivers and service. It is our duty to provide a caregiver that not only is compatible with client personal needs but is also respectful of the vulnerable position our clients are in when having someone come into their home.

    What are three unique strengths you bring to BrightStar Care?

    1. Clinical Skills: I have many high level clinical skills which is an asset in developing and providing training for our staff.
    2. Customer Service: I tailor care and services to meet each individual client needs. I know that not every client is the same and I strive to find the perfect fit with caregivers and clients as well as develop a plan of care that is personalized to each client.
    3. Training: I take pride in knowing that we provide quality well-trained caregivers and that when there are issues it is addressed immediately with additional training if needed.
    Kelly Nicholson, RN, BSN

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