Our Staff at BrightStar Care® Hilton Head

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

  • Susan Whittelsey

    President/Owner/Community Liaison
    With 35 successful years working for Fortune 50 companies focusing on business needs and a strong healthcare and community service record, Susan founded BrightStar with the support of her family in 2006 and is committed to compassionate care and quality service.
  • Jill Larson

    Marketing Director
    A Tulane University graduate with a BS focused on Pre-Med and Business, Jill has experience in teaching and caring for Special Needs children with Teach for America. She is a BrightStar co-founder, a Certified Senior Advisor and holds a certification in Dementia.
  • Deborah Douglass

    Director of Nursing
    With a RN from the University of Florida, Deborah has 30 years of nursing experience in home health, critical care, mental health, hospice and regulatory compliance and performance improvement.  Deborah's excellent clinical skills and compassionate professionalism are evidenced in her daily relationships with Clients and Caregivers.
  • Bernadette Lang

    Community Liaison
    Bernadette builds relationships to increase awareness of BrightStar’s services that benefit family members and businesses. Bernadette holds a B.S. and a B.A. from Xavier University.
  • Catherine Mitchell

    Customer Care Manager
    A native of South Carolina, with a professional and southern touch, Catherine insures all clients and families receive the highest quality of service as she coordinates and schedules our Caregiver services. Catherine graduated from Hilton Head High School and has been in the healthcare field for 8 years.  She is also an amazing caregiver.
  • Stephanie Mooney

    Customer Care Manager
    With 12 years of healthcare experience in scheduling, customer care, medical coding and insurance, Stephanie insures all clients and families receive the highest quality of service as she coordinates and schedules our Caregiver services.
  • Arshon Williams

    Growing up with her parents in the healthcare field, it came natural to Arshon to work in the healthcare community.  She has always worked with the geriatric community, as a case manager, outreach specialist and home care coordinator.  Arshon graduated from Berkley College with a BA in Business Administration.
  • Ron Manzo

    National Account Manager
    Ron has 40 years of experience in business ownership, operations and management. He provides office management, administrative support and national and local sales. Ron is committed to responsiveness, flexibility and quality standards.
  • Shonta Clark

    Payroll and Billing
    Shonta's prior experience in doctors’ offices and tax preparation compliment her strong medical technology and record keeping skills. Additionally, she is has worked as a pharmacy tech and at a children's shelter for abused and neglected kids.
  • Ken Degenhardt

    Finance/Accounting Manager
    With 30 years of experience functioning as a Controller, Partner and General Manager of major corporations, Ken’s outstanding financial and accounting skills are a significant asset to the BrightStar Team.

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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Please contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation or call BrightStar Care Hilton Head at 843.837.3773.

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