Our Staff at BrightStar Care® Walnut Creek / Oakland / Lafayette

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

  • Matt Shriner, CSA

    Matt has worked professionally in healthcare for 17 years starting with patient care positions in hospitals, moving on to marketing and sales positions in disease management and pharmaceutical companies. Matt established the BrightStar franchise in 2007 in the Lafayette area. Since that time BrightStar has developed a strong reputation in the community for high quality customer service and patient care. Matt volunteers with the Lafayette Senior Services Commission and several other community-based organizations.
    Matt Shriner
  • Sharon "Shari" Maxwell, CSA

    Director of Client Care
    Shari joined BrightStar Care in January of 2011, after a 25-year career at a large membership & insurance company, with a background in sales and marketing. Shari truly has a passion for helping people, especially seniors. Shari grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from Sacramento State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies. She is well connected in the community and is a great resource for families.
    Sharon Maxwell
  • Christy Wolf, RN

    Director of Nursing
    Christy has worked with BrightStar since 2009. She has been a Registered Nurse for over 16 years and worked in the healthcare field for the past 25 years. Christy’s prior experience includes working in orthopedics at John Muir Medical Center, a Certified Nurse Assistant at John Muir and a Physical Therapy Assistant. She enjoys the home health setting the most because she can focus on one patient at a time, as well as develop a close relationship with them and their family members. She feels that it is caregiving at its best!
    Christy Wolf
  • Lesley Mitchell, LVN

    Director of Client Compliance
    Since starting at BrightStar with nursing visits in 2009, her role has evolved into more of an office based job, connecting operations to our client care. She is passionate about our quality, cares deeply about each client, and is tirelessly improving our operations to deliver the best client experience in the industry.
    Lesley Mitchell
  • Helen Forrester

    Client Care Manager
    Helen joined BrightStar Care in June 2016 as a caregiver. Helen graduated from UC Berkeley and enjoyed many years as an attorney advocating for her clients. Caring and providing support to relatives and friends renewed her interest in health care dating back to her pre-med days in college. Now, Helen enjoys putting her advocacy skills to use on behalf of her clients and our caregivers. 
    Helen Forrester
  • Stacey Mack

    Scheduling Coordinator
    Stacey has over a decade of experience in the healthcare industry assisting clients with insurance benefits and radiology scheduling. She joined BrightStar Care to spread her knowledge and continue her mission to provide exceptional service to our clients and families. Stacey studied Business Administraiton and Criminal Justice at CSU Stanislaus and volunteered at the local Juvenile Hall working one on one to mentor troubled female teens. When out of the office, Stacey enjoys creating lifelong memoires with her 3 beautiful daughters. Their favorite activities include shopping, hiking, and camping together. 
    Stacey Mack
  • Ellen Oum

    Compliance Manager and Lead Recruiter
    Ellen joined BrightStar Care in 2017. As a part of the BrightStar recruiting team, she is committed to hiring the best talent in the industry to join our growing company. She is proud to be part of a team that values and recognizes the need for quality, personalized care for our senior community. Ellen is passionate about supporting and making connections with our care provider team and seeing how they directly enrich the lives of their clients.
    Ellen Oum
  • Susan Ja

    Recruiting Manager and HR Coordinator
    Susan has been with BrightStar Care since July 2020. Prior to dedicating her efforts to growing our medical staffing team, Susan graduated from SJSU with her BS in Health Science Administration and Management. Susan has gained experience and knowledge in various industries; including Health Care and Education. Using her expertise, Susan is determined to making sure that all of our employees are equipped to carry out the BSC mission and to ensuring the best experience possible for our clients. In her spare time, Susan enjoys spending quality time with her family, staying active outdoors, and exploring great places to eat.
    Susan Ja
  • Justynne Nguyen

    Justynne graduated from Cal State East Bay with a BS in Health Science Administration and Management. She has always wanted a career that allows her to help individuals in different communities. She joined the BrightStar team in 2019 and has found joy in helping families take care of their loved ones. In her spare time, Justynne likes to spend time with her family and friends, travel and garden.
    Justynne Nguyen
  • Nancy Erle

    Payroll and Billing Coordinator
    Nancy Erle joined BrightStar Care in July 2019. After moving to the bay area from Boston in 2002 she spent 16 years in the hospitality industry. Nancy works in the office as our payroll and billing coordinator. What gives her the most comfort is knowing that if needed her elder parents and in laws could get the level of care and compassion provided by Brightstar. In her spare time Nancy and her husband enjoy watching the Patriots.
    Nancy Erle
  • Tater

    Office Brand Ambassador
    Hi! I'm Tater Roo Cocoa Puff Shriner and I’m proud to be Brightstar Care's new brand ambassador. I also go by “Handsome”. I'm almost 11 months old and love doing all things puppy like finding socks to chew on, eating treats, running in the backyard, going on walks and jumping on every piece of furniture (and Jess!) that I can find. I go to the office once a week & do important things for Brightstar like snooze, supervise everyone when I zip around the office & make people smile. I’m excited to be part of the Brightstar team!
  • Tasha Dellinger

    Clinical Care Manager
    Tasha, the newest addition to the BrightStar team, brings her expertise as a Clinical Care Manager, holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Cal State San Marcos. With a lifelong aspiration to help and serve others, she has seamlessly integrated her educational background with her career, finding fulfillment in making a positive impact. Outside of work, Tasha enjoys spending cherished moments with her family and friends, hiking, and a good cup of coffee!

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