Compassion, integrity, family, excellence, trustworthiness, accountability, and diversity.
David and Louise Evans
David and Louise Evans became the proud owners of BrightStar Care of Marietta in February 2011. Prior to BrightStar, David worked in the insurance industry, and Louise worked as a teacher. They are passionate about the Home Care business and work conscientiously to ensure that everyone who comes into contact with BrightStar of Marietta experiences a first class level of care. This level of care is carried out whether it is through a staffing contract, a skilled nursing assignment, or through having a BrightStar caregiver in their home to help with a loved one.
David fills an operational role at BrightStar, building relationships in the community and keeping us compliant with all of our licensing requirements. Louise uses her skills to introduce families into the BrightStar fold by marketing new products and orientating new staff members. David and Louise are from the United Kingdom, although they have been enjoying Georgia for more than ten years. When they are not occupied with BrightStar business, they spend their time keeping up with their children, working in the yard, and reading.
Lori has been with us since the owners took over the Marietta territory. As the branch manager, she is primarily responsible for the payroll and billing. These tasks, however, involve her with our master schedule, which in turn links her to our customers and our caregivers. She is quick to answer the phone and always offers excellent customer service with a smile.
She is a native Georgian and is willing to share her local knowledge of resources to those who need help. She lives with her husband and in-laws in Dallas. Her spare time is occupied with her grandchildren.
Tonya McIntyre, RN
Assistant Director of Nursing
Tonya McIntyre joined our team at BrightStar Care in July 2019 as the Assistant Director of Nursing. She works alongside Linda Huckaby and regularly visits clients out in the field.
Tonya has worked in the health care industry for over twenty years and has an incredibly diverse background. She has experience in combat nursing, long-term care, and many other forms of medical care. Tonya has held several different positions, including Health Services Administrator, Unit Manager, and Nurse Navigator/Care Manager.
Tonya is currently working on her MSN with completion planned for late 2020. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, spending time with her family, and traveling. Tonya also frequently volunteers at local food pantries.
Skilled Case Manager
Jennifer has been with BrightStar since September 2011. She originally worked in the field but then joined the office to manage the schedule and head our recruiting drive. She now visits clients to make sure they received the highest standard of care. Jen also manages the "Humana At Home" program. She recruits nurses from all over Georgia to work as our Care Managers on the Humana program. These managers visit clients in their homes to offer advice that helps them to better manage their chronic medical conditions. This, in turn, reduces the amount of hospitalizations and improves their quality of life. Her experiences in the field as a nurse have given her a unique perspective of what skills our field staff need and how best to serve our clients . It must be very reassuring to all our field workers to know that they can reach out to Jen who will be there to offer advice
In her spare time Jen enjoys spending time with her family, sewing, crocheting, and researching her ancestry.
Customer Care Manager/Scheduler
Charmeka Washington is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, and moved to Georgia in 2011. She has an associates degree in health care administration and has a broad background in office management. Charmeka's goal as a scheduler is to provide comfort to clients through attempting to match them with the perfect caregiver. She is passionate about helping the senior community.
Charmeka is married with two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing volleyball and reading.
Customer Care Manager/Scheduler
Chantease Braxton is originally from Chicago, IL, but she moved to Georgia in 2006. She has been in the healthcare field for over 17 years. Chantease began working in the field with BrightStar in 2017 and transitioned to the office as a Customer Care Manager and Scheduler in May 2019.
Chantease has a passion for helping the elderly by going over and beyond to make sure their needs are met. She has an associate's degree in criminal justice and healthcare science.
Chantease has two boys. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, traveling, and shopping.
Human Resources Specialist
Shelly Brown is a natural people's person and thrives off of public service. She has an extensive background in warehousing, which led to her budding staffing career. She has since transitioned into an exciting career with BrightStar Care and has hit the ground running providing Human Resources and Staffing services for all prospects and employees alike.
Shelly has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys blogging, traveling, and creating decadent desserts for her family.
Olivia Louis-Jean started working for BrightStar in August of 2018 and began her role as administrative assistant in June 2019. She is originally from Brooklyn, New York, and her parents are Haitian.
Olivia has an associate's degree in psychology and a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in biology, nursing, and psychology. Along with working in the office, Olivia works as a nurse tech at a local hospital.
In her free time, Olivia enjoys spending time with her sisters and her friends. She also enjoys watching movies.
Questions about our care team?
Please contact BrightStar Care Marietta online, or call (678) 290-7827 and we'll be happy to answer them.