Our Staff at BrightStar Care® LaCrosse

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

  • Abby Rimmert

    Branch Manager
    Home Care is my passion. The biggest factor in my decision to come to BrightStar was the Joint Commission Accreditation. Additionally, true RN oversight was also exciting. The La Crosse area is my hometown.  I feel that my community deserves the highest quality options of care.  Being able to stand behind all that we do just feels absolutely amazing. There is nothing more rewarding than to make it possible for someone to remain in the comfort of their own home. 
    Abby Rimmert
  • Lori Anderson

    Business Development Manager
    I joined the BrightStar team in May of 2023. I am a native of Wisconsin but had been living in FL 7-years prior to accepting this position. I have seven years of experience managing & directing a Community Care Retirement Community & thirty years of sales, marketing & customer service. I am typically the first face that our new customers see. I am responsible for the intake process along with sales and marketing. I love working with people & helping them maintain their ability to continue to be as independent in the least restrictive setting as possible.
  • Kari Montgomery

    Customer Care Manager
    I am a dedicated healthcare professional with over 25 years of experience. I have a strong passion for helping others and making a positive impact in their lives. Throughout my career, I have worked in various healthcare settings, providing compassionate care and support to customers. I am responsible for managing our direct care staff, customer scheduling, & customer service.
  • Erin Colsch

    Customer Care Manager
    I have over 20 years of management experience in Adult Family Homes, Community Supportive Living Programs, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, and Adult Day Centers. I know the importance of having happy customers and employees. I am responsible for managing our direct care staff, customer scheduling, & customer service.
  • Tracey Coleman

    RN Case Manager
    When I was looking for a position in home health, BrightStar staff reached out to me almost immediately. The more questions they asked and answered for me, the more intrigued I got about this job. I have always loved jobs that allow autonomy. I like being in charge of how my day MIGHT look (of course, it changes at the drop of a hat!). I also like the variety of things that we do in this position. One day may be an all-day IV, the next I am educating staff, another, . . . who knows!! I also like that it draws on all the skills that I have learned throughout my nursing career.
    Tracey Coleman
  • Kathie Hanna

    RN Case Manager
    I feel truly blessed to work for BrightStar Care. I have always had a passion for Home Care as I feel strongly this is the direction health care is headed. Home Care is much more cost effective, reduces hospital readmissions, and the bottom line is most people wish to remain in their own homes over moving to a facility. I am so happy I joined this team. The La Crosse team is very strong and do whatever they can to make things happen. I love the variety of challenges I am faced with every day. The bottom line is I enjoy waking up every day knowing I am going to a job that I truly love!!!
  • Sean Morrison

    Regional Director of Operations
    I came to BrightStar Care with over 20 years of expertise in healthcare leadership and business development. My experience working in payor, technology, and provider segments provides a unique understanding of the healthcare system.  I am passionate about providing exceptional care and delivering the best possible outcomes to clients, families, and community partners. My goal is to ensure BrightStar operations are client-centered, compassionate, and focused on delivering a higher standard of care.
    Sean Morrison
  • Lori Tebrinke

    Regional Manager of Clinical Operations
    Before coming to Bright Star, I was a night RN at UW Hospital and Clinics on a general internal medicine unit that specialized in Geriatrics and Special Pathogens. I am excited to bring my evidence-based, best practice nursing skills, experiences and training into the private setting. My Bachelor’s degree in Nursing is from UW Madison; additionally I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Iowa State University in Communication Disorders with a minor in Psychology. Working here at Bright Star as an RN Case Manager, I feel I have truly come full circle by being able to provide this level of care to my clients in their own home!
    Lori Tebrinke
  • Laken Wehrmann

    Regional Manager of Clinical Operations
    I was working at a facility in the Janesville area when I first heard of BrightStar. There was a nurse on my floor that was from BrightStar Staffing and this individual left such a positve impression I was inspired to do more research on the organization! I have worked in many different healthcare settings, mostly assisted livings, and memory care units. Throughout my time at BrightStar, I've found that the part I enjoy the most as an RN Case Manager is coordinating the 1-to-1 individualized care we provide.  I’m excited to contribute to greater levels of clinical excellence through my role as Assistant Director of Nursing.
    Laken Wehrmann
  • Dylan Hefty

    Talent Acquisition Specialist
    I hold a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Although I am new to healthcare, I am passionate about finding quality candidates to support our enterprise. I hope to make a difference in the communities I recruit for by having happy employees and clients. Outside of work, I like to fish, hike and travel to new places.
    Dylan Hefty
  • Wanita Day

    Talent Acquisition Specialist
    I have been in health care for 22 years now. I worked as a CNA for 19 years in a skilled facility, hospital, and hospice. I joined Brightstar in July 2020 as an Employee Engagement Manager and an Account Manager for Medical Staffing and recently joined our Brightstar Care Talent Acquisition Team. I am excited to use my experience in healthcare to educate new employees and grow our team so we can continue to fulfil our mission of providing rewarding work and a Higher Standard of Care. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my daughter Jordan and my chocolate lab Wes, I also enjoy photography and traveling!
    Wanita Day
  • Erin Peters

    Director, HR Business Partner
    I recently returned to BrightStar Care after working here as a Recruiter from 2007-2015. I truly found my passion for serving others after realizing the impact we made by providing quality job opportunities for our CNA, nurses, and medical support staff. I earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Business Administration and have spent the last 16 years working in Human Resources, with a focus in talent management and employee relations. My goal is to ensure that our hiring and onboarding provides the ultimate experience for our caregiving and nursing staff and that we make lasting impressions on those who work for BrightStar Care for years to come. 
    Erin Peters
  • Hattie Truss

    Regional Revenue Cycle Manager
    I joined the team at BrightStar Care in 2016 after working in pharmacy and hospital settings. Though my current role with BrightStar Care is more on the administrative side of our business, I enjoyed working with direct care staff and our clients for nearly four years as a Customer Care Manager. I was drawn to BrightStar Care because of the care and compassion shown to both our employees and clients, and I continue to be inspired to live those values in my daily work. Outside of work, I love to travel and spend time in nature. 
    Hattie Truss

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