Our Staff at BrightStar Care® St. Paul

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

  • Jessica Joyce

    General Manager
    Jessica is the General Manager and Co-Owner of BrightStar Care of St. Paul under Karing Hent Inc., which manages the top performing BrightStar Care operations of Minnesota. Jessica comes from humble beginnings with a passion for care and helping people. She did not start here but her path has been an inspiration to many. She started her career with BrightStar Care in 2012 working for the St. Paul office as a part time scheduler. Through her years with BrightStar she transitioned into the Customer Care Manager role. This experience helped her build great relationships with our clients and caregivers. With the need for quality home care growing, she was promoted to Branch Manager for our office in Bloomington, servicing the South Metro and northern Dakota county areas and then to General Manager over all of our award-winning branches. She is passionate about helping people and is very engaged in the community!
    Jessica Joyce
  • Ashley Eiserman

    Director of Human Resources
    Ashley started her journey with BrightStar Care in Human Resources in 2016. Her passion for hiring the right people allowed her to learn more about the Home Care industry's needs and become a leader in the company. Becoming Co-Owner and Branch Manager was the next step in helping more people in the Twin Cities' Communities. Ashley is passionate about people and loves hearing the stories of our valued customers. In Ashley's words, "It is so empowering and gratifying to see and hear how we are making their lives more comfortable and easier." After then serving for a couple years as Director of Operations, she returns to her roots and is our Director of Human Resources, leading the way in talent acquisition.

    She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor's in Spanish. Her professional career began in Human Resources for a 1200-employee Hospital and Clinic in Monroe, WI. Remaining there for three years, she then went back to help expand the family business as General Manager and Human Resources Representative for two hometown grocery stores in Southern Wisconsin before moving to the Twin Cities and joining Brightstar Care.
    Ashley Eiserman
  • Taylor Hauge

    Director of Operations
    Taylor started her journey with BrightStar Care as a Customer Care Manager, gaining experience in homecare and medical staffing while working her way into the Branch Manager role. Now, Taylor leads operations for all of our branches. She brings over 10 years of management experience and is passionate about sustaining a supportive and positive team environment at the St. Paul Office. Over her years in the healthcare industry, Taylor has maintained excellent care and advocacy for those who need it most. Client satisfaction and communication are her priority! She attended Century College for medical coding and office technology degrees and Metropolitan State University for a Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration.

    Outside of work, Taylor enjoys exploring the great outdoors, traveling, baking, reading, and spending time with her husband and her cat named Jerry.
    Taylor Hauge
  • Debra Hawkins, RN

    Senior Director of Nursing
    Debra started at BrightStar in 2019 as our Senior Director of Nursing. She has worked in healthcare for over 20 years, from humble beginnings as a nursing assistant in long term and memory care units, to Director of Nursing for a large Health and Human Services provider in the Twin Cities metropolitan region. Having cared for her own parents after graduating from nursing school, home health care is extremely close to her heart. She is most passionate about helping individuals maintain their health in the comfort of their home, which aligns perfectly with the values of BrightStar Care. She truly leads by example for the entire Clinical Team.
    Debra Hawkins, RN
  • Renee Howell, RN

    Assistant Director of Nursing
    Renee joined the BrightStar team in 2019 with prior experience in Long term care, transitional care and mental health.  She has always had a passion for helping others and working for BrightStar has allowed her a pathway to continue that passion.  She takes pride in being able to provide personalized one on one care in a home setting and continues to grow and develop as an RN. Renee is originally from Nebraska and moved here in 2008.  “I grew up with Nebraska football - Go Big Red!”  When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband and three amazing children.
    Renee Howell, RN
  • Laura Saba

    RN, Health Educator
    Laura Saba comes to Brightstar Care as an RN Health Educator.  She spent 15 years in Health and Wellness Education and Communications.  She received her BA in Mass Communications from the University of MN, Twin Cities, and her RN from St. Catherine University.  She is particularly interested in integrative medicine and holds various certifications in the field.

    Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially if it’s outside!
    Laura Saba
  • Rebecca Fonville

    CPR Instructor
    Rebecca received her Communications Degree from Inver Hills Community College and became an LPN through St. Paul College prior to finding her passion for Human Resources. She joined our team as a recruiter and is excited to work for BrightStar Care as she continues her education in HR Management.
    Rebecca Fonville
  • Jeremy Zigler

    DPT, Physical Therapist
    Jeremy has practiced in various settings throughout his career, including outpatient orthopedics, transition care, and home health. He brings extensive knowledge relating to the geriatric population, including fall prevention and home evaluation/safety. He has worked with patients who have had various disease processes and conditions, including dementia, s/p lung and heart disorders, head trauma, and post-ops with musculoskeletal impairments, among other pathologies.

    He is an excellent addition to the BrightStar team because of his passion for his work. In his words, "I enjoy having the opportunity of working with my patient/clients to increase their abilities to be as functional and independent as possible in efforts to improve their quality of living."

    He was born and raised in Southern California but has now been living in Minnesota for ten years! He spends his free time outdoors, enjoying every season of the year. His driving force to pursue Physical Therapy was an opportunity to volunteer at Courage Kenny in Golden Valley in their ABLE program (Activity Based Locomotor Exercise).  This encounter led him to where he is today. 
    Jeremy Zigler
  • Cathy Walker, RN

    Case Manager
    Cathy has been a Registered Nurse for 18 years. She joined the BrightStar team as a Case Manager in October 2021. She loves the flexibility of nursing and having the opportunity to help people across the lifespan. She also loves being able to help optimize people’s health, create relationships with them and help them stay as independent as possible in their own homes. Outside of work, Cathy enjoys spending time with her daughter, or spending time outdoors with her two horses on her hobby farm. She has also in recent years, cultivated a love for weight training and running, and is working on completing a 5K run. In her words, “I feel so blessed to have found the BrightStar team!”
    Cathy Walker, RN
  • Marie Zimmerman, RN

    Case Manager
    Marie has been a Registered Nurse for 26 years.  She took a break from working to raise her two sets of twins, then came back to nursing.  She joined BrightStar Care in March of 2021. Marie enjoys home care as she gets to meet many different people in a variety of settings!  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.  “I am very thankful to be a part of the BrightStar team!”
    Marie Zimmerman, RN

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