Our Staff at BrightStar Care® Fairfax

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.
  • 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
  • Karen Richards

    Customer Care Coordinator
    Karen joined BrightStar 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
  • 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.

  • Karen Thompson, LPN

    Nurse Community Liaison
    Karen Thompson was born and raised in Leesburg and chose to raise her family here as well. Her background in Nursing and Emergency Communications helped her cultivate a passion for helping others and equipped her with the tools and information to help our clients find ways to remain safe and live independently in their homes.   I enjoy networking and expanding my knowledge of available resources. I love meeting new people, listening to their stories, and being able to provide them with the knowledge, care, and tools they need for themselves or their loved ones. 
    “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” - William Shakespeare 
    Karen Thompson
  • 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 of Fairfax 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 Service Coordinator
    I have been with BrightStar Care of Fairfax 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
  • Carolyn Watson

    Front Office Coordinator
    I have been in the medical field for almost 30 years. I had a passion for helping people since the 5th grade when I gave my lunch to a homeless person on a school field trip. I knew right then and there I wanted to help other people. The compassion came from my mom when she started getting sick and I had to take care of her til her final days. That was what prompted me to become a Caregiver and it brought me so much joy knowing that I was helping people. My main focus is providing great customer service by making sure that employees/clients get the best care/service possible by helping resolve any issues/concerns. I live life as stress free as possible and focus on being the best I can be. In my spare time I read, watch tv series on Netflix and I love walking trails with Cody. 
  • Donna Braun

    Marketing and Media Director
    I have been with BrightStar Care of Fairfax 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 of Fairfax since 2019 and I truly love what I do. 
    Nora Maddox
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