Our experienced and compassionate staff is dedicated to caring for your loved one as if they were family. Get to know our team.
Dennis LacheneyGeneral ManagerDennis was originally a native of the Richmond, VA area and relocated to lead BrightStar Care of Williamsburg. He has a passion for people and focuses great attention on the excellence and care provided to his BrightStar clients. His desire is to see people cared for like family, and he works to bring a higher standard of quality to the team he leads.
Dennis has two adult children and four grandchildren.
Teresa JonesCustomer Care ManagerTeresa joined the Brightstar Team in May of 2022 and she brings with her a diploma in Medical Administrative Assisting and a degree in Medical Coding and Billing. Teresa always found the most passion with working in the administrative side of the medical profession. She has been in the medical field for over 20 years with experience in working for private practices, community services boards, and most recently, social services. Teresa has also been a great provider of resources for the clients that Brightstar serves. She enjoys working with people of the area she serves and offer them help when they feel they are no longer able to help themselves.
When not on duty for the company, she is enjoying time with her grandchildren, Kaia, Katalina, and Atlas.
Michelle Woodruff-CooperSales & Marketing / Community LiasonMichelle Woodruff Cooper (Misha) has worked in both the Medical Field as a Phlebotomist, Medical Billing Specialist, PCA and Certified Massage Therapist in times past. Her earliest experience in care giving, assisted living began with her helping her Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and babysitting the siblings and cousins. She affectionately refers to her Elderly as Treasure Boxes of Wealth and Knowledge.
Misha has served as a Humanitarian, Activist for the under privileged and abused both here in United States as well as several countries in Africa, El Salvador, Mexico to name a few. She is a graduate of Liberty University/Perdue University with studies in Theology/Church Missions and Criminal Justice Law/ Criminology. Her studies allowed her to serve both in the community as well as the Prisons as a Prison Chaplain. Her service has allowed her to sing, write, speak on platforms Nationally and Internationally. Misha has worked with and served as Sales/Personal Assistant to many who successful in the People Care business.
Misha is an Encourager, she loves to speak positive and productive Love language into and over situations. Misha has been the recipient of much Love, Grace and Understanding and now sees this as an important trait to share with those in whom she serves in work.
Misha is the proud mother of two sons. Both military leaders in government. Misha continues to share her experience and insight when times allows. In her spare time Misha can be found reading, or watching Nascar, Football, or Basketball. She also loves to skate and dance.
Our Caregivers and Nurses
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 nurses and caregivers.
Please contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation or call BrightStar Care Williamsburg at 757.206.1167.