Our Staff at BrightStar Care® S. Nashville

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

  • Edward Zapf Jr, EMBA DPT

    Regional Director for Brightstar Care in S. Nashville
    Edward has a passion for healthcare. Ed previously serving as a Director for ATI Physical Therapy in Greenville and had his own physical therapy practice. Edward has an Executive MBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology, a Bachelor's degree in Health Science and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from St. Francis University. When he's not working, Ed loves to spend time in the great outdoors and with his family, wife Megan and their two children, who have called Greenville home for 11 years.
  • Danielle Burris

    Branch Manager
    Danielle is a Tennessee native. Since high school, Danielle has had a passion for taking care of others. Danielle graduated from WKU with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Health and a Minor in Gerontology. She has certificates in Aging Studies and Long-term Care Administration. She started her career in Assisted Living as an Administrator. In March 2023 she joined BrightStar Care. Danielle loves to spend time her free time with her family.
  • Jenny Teixeira

    Director of Nursing
    Jenny has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years. She holds degrees in Clinical Counseling Psychology and Nursing from San Jose State University in San Jose, Ca. She spent the majority of her career working in a hospital setting in a wide variety hospital units including ICU, ER, Labor and Delivery and in the outpatient clinical setting as Charge Nurse of General, Vascular and Plastic Surgery and Wound Care. Jenny and her husband of 25 years have 4 children from the ages of 15 to 22. In her free time she enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools, being an active member of her community women’s club and bible study, running, reading, baking and spending time with her family. She joined Brightstar in January of 2023 and loves visiting and caring for her patients in a home health setting.
  • Lynda Talamonte

    Customer Care Manager
    Lynda started caring for others in 2018. The one thing she loves about in-home care is the stories client's families tell her. She joined BrightStar in 2022 when moved here from Arizona. Very quickly she elevated from caregiver to Customer Care Manager. She's married with 7 kids. The whole family loves to be outside and makes a goal of having a family game day once a week. They have 2 dogs and a cat.
  • Haley Muller

    Haley is from Chicago, IL and has been in Nashville for almost 5 years and enjoy the weather here much more. She joined the BrightStar Care team in 2023. She has a Master's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a passion for connecting people with new career opportunities. Haley has 5 years of recruiting experience with 3 being in healthcare recruiting. Outside of work she loves exploring new hiking trails, cheering on the Titans, cooking, or reading a new book.

Our Caregivers

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 caregivers.

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Please contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation or call BrightStar Care S. Nashville at 615.252.7999.

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