Our Staff at BrightStar Care® North Suburban Chicago

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

  • Jeff Emrich

    Owner
    The dedication and sense of family values within BrightStar brought them together and gave them the opportunity to provide the best level of care for their clients.
    Jeff Emrich
  • Molly Schirf

    Director of Nursing
     She’s a talented, highly credentialed and dedicated nurse, as well as a devoted mom who makes time for her family without missing a beat (heart-beats or otherwise).  Molly Schirf serves our organization and clients well as Co-Director of Nursing (DON) for our BrightStar North Suburban office.
     
    Molly states outright that being a nurse is the only job that ever made sense to her, even from an early age. “Caring for people in their time of illness is the very definition of nursing and that’s a calling in my life and passion.”
     
    As a visiting nurse, one of Molly’s key responsibilities is giving infusions, which is also one of her greatest skill strengths. Another main part of her work for BSNS is supervising the on-staff nurses and being on top of each and every patient’s case and progress.
     
    Molly is excited about her BSNS relationship. “I like to think one of the reasons BrightStar Care North Suburban hired me is because I have a higher skill set, like doing infusions and being a nurse with a background in intensive care.”
     
    The “higher skill set” that describes Molly, fits perfectly with the “higher standard of care” that BrightStar In-home Care offers. And Molly is working to take her skills to the next level.
    “I’m working toward my Ph.D. in nursing and my goal is to eventually teach nursing to those who are equally devoted to the nursing profession.”
     
    We appreciate all her talents, including her skills as a mom for two fairly young kids. Clearly, for the team at BrightStar Care North Suburban and our patient/clients, Molly is an infusion of energy, devotion and professionalism.
     
    If you have any questions or concerns, or home care needs you’d like Molly to address, feel free to contact her directly at (847) 510-5750 or e-mail her at Molly.schirf@brightstarcare.com.
  • Josie Tyler

    Staffing Co-Ordinator
    Josie Tyler
  • Alison Marcus

    Delightful Community Liasion
    What qualifications do you want for an individual designated to be your link to the health professionals, residential care leaders and communities you serve? As an in-home care agency with an important reputation to protect and promote, you want every skill set that Alison Marcus offers.
     
    She has served in relationship sales for years, especially for businesses dependent on personal interaction to build confidence, trust and loyalty. Alison has ultra-strong communication skills and is a very active listener. Talking to her one-to-one reveals that she leads with her heart, has a passion for helping others, including seniors and those who are most vulnerable, extending to people with special needs. She believes in, as she puts it, “the honor and integrity of all people.”
     
    These skills are wonderfully compatible with her BrightStar Care position, but there’s even more to acknowledge: Alison had previous experience working in senior care and also has firsthand experience of some of the challenges of seniors who need help at home. Sometimes, serious help. Sadly, one of Alison’s parents had Alzheimer’s.
     
    On a personal, happier note, Alison is the proud parent of two young, adult daughters and is passionate about health and wellness, as well as social innovation. She is a versatile and devoted athlete (tennis, cycling, Pilates, strength training, whew!) and an avid fan of the Arts. We are delighted to have someone who can offer so much to the people, healthcare professionals and communities we serve.
     
    To reach Alison directly, call 847-510-5750 or e-mail Alison.marcus@brightstarcare.com

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