Compassion, integrity, family, excellence, trustworthiness, accountability, and diversity
We know that it is the people within an organization who ARE the organization. We are very proud of the people who are BrightStar of Howard County. Each member of the BrightStar of Howard County (family), from the administrative team to our incredible caregivers, brings valuable experience, dedication and compassion. We are all committed to the BrightStar’s mission of “Making More Possible." We provide the kind of care we would want for our own loved ones; to be compassionate, empathetic, patient and kind, while providing reliable, trustworthy and top notch professional home care.
Thomas A. Graves, MBA, FACHEPresident and CEOAs the owner and CEO of Flat Creek Investments, LLC, doing business as (DBA) BrightStar Care, Thomas comes to this organization as a board-certified health care executive and a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, with 33 years of experience in health care administration. He earned a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University and an MBA in finance from the University of St. Thomas.
Thomas started his career at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He has held numerous leadership positions in cancer program management in nationally recognized health care systems, such as the Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, Memorial Hermann Health System and the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Most recently, he worked for Inova Health System, in Fairfax, Virginia, where he served as the vice president of Cancer Services and opened the new Schar Cancer Institute in May 2019. In that position, Thomas was responsible for the development of comprehensive, patient-centered clinical care for cancer patients, research programs, and clinical trials.
Thomas joined the BrightStar team in June 2020 and is excited to continue the exceptional work of the previous owner, who, with the team, provided care to more than 4000 families during his nearly 12 years of service to the organization. Thomas' goal is to expand upon our already-exceptional team of administrative staff, caregivers, nurses and therapists, and the services offered by BrightStar.
Cedric AmadiDirector of Community OutreachCedric was the Senior Medical Marketer and Event Coordinator at a Holistic Medical Office for four years, where he supervised and coordinated the marketing department. Cedric implemented and regulated departmental policies and procedures within the marketing department. He worked to increase the number of patients, trained new employees, planned and promoted in house and community events.
At Brightstar Care, Cedric is now the Director of Community Outreach of Howard and Anne Arundel County. He works to develop and maintain community relationships and organizational visibility through community education, and events that benefit the aging population and family caregivers. He also works with the Regional Director of Operations and Branch Managers to ensure a smooth transition from an inquiry to an operational status.
Nina CherninBilling/Payroll/AR SpecialistWhat Experience do you Bring to BrightStar Care?
Nina has a wealth of knowledge in the healthcare field where she spent 14 years working for a physical therapy office in Baltimore. This experience, along with a degree in accounting, allows Nina to effectively communicate with our clients, employees, insurance companies and vendors. Nina is instrumental in assisting our office to work with Long Term Care insurance companies on our clients' behalf. Our clients may contact Nina for all questions related to invoices and billing.
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.