Our Staff at BrightStar Care® Madison

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

  • Sean Morrison

    Regional Director of Operations, Wisconsin
    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
  • 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
  • Laken Wehrmann

    Regional Manager of Clinical Operations - WI
    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
  • Lori Tebrinke RN, BSN

    Regional Director of Clinical Operations - WI
    I reinvented my professional career in 2009 by obtaining my CNA license and working at UW Hospital and Clinics while attending University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 2013; additionally I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Iowa State University in Communication Disorders with a minor in Psychology. 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. I am passionate about leadership. Education and coaching are vital to achieving excellence in home care. Recognizing excellence in our caregivers is one of the best parts of my job. 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
  • Wanita Day

    HR Coordinator
    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
  • Jinal Patel

    Talent Acquisition Specialist
    I come from a recruiting background with over 4 years of experience sourcing for top talent and leading in fully-cycle recruiting. I have my bachelor's in healthcare administration and am very excited to recruit in the Healthcare Industry. My first job started as a CNA and that is where my passion grew for the healthcare industry. I want to make an impact in Recruiting and help make a difference for our clients and candidates. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and travel as time allows.
  • Terrance Williams

    Business Development Manager
    I come to Brightstar with a background in sales and recruiting. After starting on the talent acquisition team, I transitioned to be the Business Development manager. I love helping not only our senior community with help at home, but also give caregivers, CNAs and nurses opportunities to learn grow and be better versions of themselves.
  • Camila Villagomez

    Customer Care Manager
    I am a former case manager in the Dane county area, working for a small residential agency supporting adults with developmental disabilities; specifically working with clients with challenging behavioral issues, non-verbal autistic clients and clients with psychotic disorders. In my previous role, I gained experience working directly with the clients in the direct care aspect and their corresponding teams coordinating everyday needs for care plans. One of my big roles was also working on implementing new processes and procedures for everyday operations within our agency. My favorite part of my role is being the liaison between the clients and caregivers to create that relationship and help it grow. I am excited to join the BrightStar team!

    Highlights: Hola! My native language is Spanish. I was born in Uruguay, a country that is smaller than Wisconsin. In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading and spending time with my family going out on adventures.
  • Missey Russell

    Customer Care Manager
    I recently joined the BrightStar team April 2023, coming from a position as Director of Housing for a Nonprofit organization. When considering a career change yet knowing that I still wanted to help make a change in the lives of others, I engaged in conversation with a previous employee of BrightStar who spoke of the higher standards of care provided not only to the clients but the direct care staff also. I bring with me experience as a CNA, Mental Health & Substance Abuse counselor, & Health Care Administration. In my spare time I’m an entrepreneur & Owner of “Blended Sisters” Soul Food Catering. I find Cooking to be very therapeutic for me. Additionally, I also provide Community Supportive services, volunteer for events for homeless Vets, and enjoy spending time with family as they are everything to me & are my reason to Thrive!
  • Toya Balentine

    Customer Care Manager
    I’m a Wisconsin native who enjoys spending time with friends and family. I’ve worked in healthcare a little over two years now and I enjoy nothing more than making sure others can receive the best care possible. I love giving back to my community, I’m excited to start my journey at Brightstar and cannot wait for all the great things that this new opportunity will bring me.
  • 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
  • April Kaiser

    Talent Acquisition Specialist
    I choose Brightstar as I have previously worked as a CNA and really enjoyed working with patients. I got my bachelors degree from UW-Platteville.  Before Brightstar I was a HR intern at Deal health plan. After receiving my degree in business with an emphasis in HR Management I wanted to find a job where I could incorporate my education with my background in healthcare. I enjoy getting to interact with all the different caregivers daily. I enjoy hearing how passionate the caregivers are and hearing about how they find so much fulfillment working with our clients.
    April Kaiser
  • Hattie Truss

    Business Office 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
  • Beth Hennes

    RN Case Manager
    Although I've only been working at BrightStar Care in the Case Manager role since 2018 I had been taking individual, skilled cases from BrightStar for several years prior as they would fit around other nursing positions I've held.  I love being a case manager at BrightStar because of the variety of people I get to meet and help.  In my spare time, I'm very passionate about fitness and wellness, coaching youth teams and teaching classes as my schedule allows. 
    Beth Hennes
  • Margo Collins

    RN Case Manager
    I have been involved in the healthcare field for 30 years. I was a CNA for six years prior to becoming an RN. This experience was my inspiration to become a registered nurse. My nursing background also includes orthopedic, cardiac and nursing home experience. Most recently, I spent ten years at an ambulatory surgery center. My passion is creating personal plans of care and helping our direct care staff connect with clients.
    Margo Collins
  • Denise Wheeler

    Operations Manager
    I joined the BrightStar Care team in 2015 after almost 20 years of child care center management experience, and before that, experience as a CNA. I've been a Customer Care Manager, Customer Experience Manager and now Operations Manager in my time with BrightStar. I love helping our certified nursing assistants be successful and helping clients receive the best care possible.
    Denise Wheeler

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