Our experienced and compassionate staff is dedicated to caring for your loved one as if they were family. Get to know our team.
Nicholas GremmingerOwner-Head of Business DevelopmentNicholas Gremminger has been serving health care providers in Montgomery and Bucks County for almost 10 years. Originally working in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, Nick has an extensive knowledge in treating many of the key diseases, that require home care and skilled nursing. While Nick has worked with local physicians and facilities on things such as central nervous system disorders, brain tumors, to chronic pain his passion for patients comes from his personal experience. Nick's grandfather suffered from severe Alzheimer's causing his family to learn the struggles that can come from finding good care that involves assisted living, home care, and eventually hospice. At the time the experience inspired Nick's mother to join the hospice industry and now Nick has found his opportunity to contribute as well! When Nick is not working, he is working out or caring for his recently born baby boy.
Alex KatzOwner- Head of Business OperationsBorn right here in Bucks County and seeing first-hand the positive impact BrightStar Care services had provided for his own family, Alex is now fortunate to serve this same community as co-owner of BrightStar Care of South Bucks & Southeast Montgomery Counties. Alex has a background in financial services, management, HR/Recruiting and sales, Alex is tasked with leading the day-to-day operations of our agency. Prior to BrightStar Care, Alex spent 6 years at one of the nation's leading insurance carriers, helping educate Financial Planners and their clients on the importance of proper planning and utilization of Long-Term Care insurance and Life insurance. Alex will be quick to share how grateful he is to be led by both the agency's office staff and all of our amazing caregivers and nurses in the field as they were just humbly recognized by the top home healthcare rating agency (HomeCare Pulse) as one of the Top 100 Home Care agencies in all of North America (#57th to be exact)! When not working, you can find Alex trying new restaurants with his wife, Katy (who is a RN/BSN at Lankanau Hospital and equally a big foodie), spending quality time with friends and family locally and down the Jersey Shore, or staying active through sports!
Toni PuzoBranch Manager/LPNHello, my name is Toni Puzo. I've been with BrightStar Care since 2012. I began with BrightStar as a Licensed Practical Nurse covering skilled and non-skilled cases with clients in their homes. Over the years, I have been employed in many different roles within BrightStar Care including Field Nurse, Nurse Case Manager, Nurse Supervisor, and currently Branch Manager. I obtained my Practical Nurse License initially to be able to care for people in a wide capacity, and I am happy to be doing exactly that!
BrightStar seeks out, best in class caregivers and employees who are compassionate, caring, and committed to the care they provide. I am proud to be a part of this team and to have the opportunity to make a positive difference in people's lives.
Ellen ZaneDirector of NursingMy name is Ellen Zane, I am the director of Nursing. I have a BSN from West Chester University and have over 30 years of nursing experience. I have worked in large metropolitan teaching hospital as a staff nurse and a clinical manager. I have vast experience with medical surgical nursing and have specialized in Oncology and solid organ transplant. I also have worked in outpatient infusion settings. My background and experience translate well to our home care clients. I have been with BrightStar Care for 2 years and enjoy meeting and working with our clients and helping them to transition to in-home care. I am responsible for developing and overseeing all plans of care for our clients and ensuring we attain the highest standard of care. I am also responsible for initial and ongoing training of our caregivers.
Ashley WeaverHR AdministratorBorn in North Carolina but raised in West Philadelphia, Ashley has always had a heart for people since a very young age. Ashley has had the pleasure of serving families and clients/patients for over 17 years as a CNA, Chaplain and CNA Supervisor. Over the years Ashley has served in other countries to promote healthier living and to spread love and compassion to people in need. Being able to provide care is an honor and a privilege, that Ashley would not trade for the world. Ashley made the decision to come out of the field to provide that same level of care to our employees and office staff. When Ashley has free time, you can find her singing, reading, study, or teaching! But the best part of Ashley's life is spending time with her four children (Brandi, Nia, Jaida, Trey).
Lakisha McMillanPayroll and Office GeneralistHi, my name is Lakisha and I am involved in a number of roles here at BrightStar Care of South Bucks and Southeast Montgomery Counties. These include Payroll Processing and Billing, scheduling assistance, and other general office tasks supporting our clients and our care team. Lakisha joined BrightStar Care in May 2022, after working for another home care agency. Whether it be a person calling in to ask questions about our services, sales inquiries, or caregivers looking for new cases, Lakisha will always make sure to get you the right information with a smile!
Niseema LeeCustomer Care ManagerHi, my name is Niseema Lee I am the Care Plan Manager/ Scheduling Coordinator here at BrightStar Care of South Bucks and Southeast Montgomery Counties. Niseema joined the administrative team in January 2023 after taking some time away from the workforce to expand her family. Niseema has been a part of the health care industry for about 6-7 years working in various roles; from one on one care with clients to working as a medical receptionist/Intake representative. Niseema is well experienced in her role at Brightstar Care & genuinely enjoys the work she does. Brightstar Care goes above and beyond for their clients and employees to ensure everyone is provided top quality care and a memorable experience.
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.
Please contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation or call BrightStar Care Lower Bucks / SE Montgomery Co. at 215.750.8802.