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Jana Roy RNVice President, ClinicalJana worked as an RN for years with big-name hospitals in and around the Pittsburgh area where she gained firsthand experience in patient care. While working with the elderly and the ill, Jana also felt the need for a compassionate and caring homecare agency in our area. Jana knows what trauma families face when a patient goes home after a hospital stay but cannot arrange a dependable caregiver. This understanding prompted Jana to join the BrightStar family – an organization that known nationwide for its quality and unprecedented commitment to senior and child care!
Jennifer BisbeeVice President of OperationsI have been with BrightStar Care for 11 years in March. I have been in the home health care field for a total of 15 years. I started as a Pharmacy Technician and then shifted my focus to Medical Secretary. After school, I worked in case management handling billing aspects for providers to consumers 60 and older. I enjoyed the interaction with the providers on a day to day basis assisting with claim issues. I eventually sought a position with BrightStar Care, where I have now been since March 2009. I enjoy the ability to help individuals remain safe and independent in their own home. In my free time, I spend it with my daughter (Rylee) and family & friends.
Brandy HouseholderSales and Marketing ManagerBrandy has a strong desire and passion to help others. As an active volunteer to Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization, she mentors under-privileged children. With her degree in Multiple Disciplinary Studies and Marketing Management from WVU and her experience in office administration, Brandy brings great energy to the BrightStar team. She’s completely loyal and dedicated to the BrightStar mission, “nobody goes without care,” and believes it to the furthest extent. She has been with BrightStar since January of 2012 and feels overwhelmed with the joy and gratification that working with BrightStar has given her. “I never imagined being in the health care field, but now that I have been with BrightStar, I can’t imagine my life any other way. Just knowing that I am contributing to help enrich someone’s quality of life is the most rewarding feeling and I am addicted to it.” In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, travelling, cooking and finding the next worthy Netflix binge.
Melissa LawverAssistant Director of NursingMissy has been an LPN for over 18 years. She has worked in long-term geriatric care, skilled pediatric homecare, as a case manager for a home health company, and joined the BrightStar team in May of 2020 as an ADON. In addition to her nursing degree, Melissa holds bachelor's degrees in sociology and psychology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and will receive a Master's Degree in Public Health from SNHU in December of 2020. Melissa joined our team because she is passionate about helping people to remain in their own homes while receiving one-on-one person-centered care. Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband of 13 years, her four grown children, three grandchildren and her two dogs and three cats.
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