Compassion, integrity, family, excellence, trustworthiness, accountability, and diversity.
David and Louise Evans, Owners
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 relationship 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 Burton, Branch Manager
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 local southern belle 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.
Ingrid Weir, Business Development and Marketing Manager, Special Projects Manager
Ingrid came to us after working 14 years in Sales, Marketing, and Public Relations in the high-end construction industry. She started out part-time as our Marketing Communications Coordinator but quickly fell in love with BrightStar and the industry as a whole. Ingrid always wanted to make a change in the lives of others; to do something important, and she has found just that here at BrightStar.
Using her expertise in Marketing and Public Relations, Ingrid's primary focus is to expand the Cherokee County territory and develop staffing relationships. Though territory expansion in Cherokee and building Staffing relationships in both territories are her main concentrations, she also manages a number of Special Projects and is our in-house IT Department. A "jack of all trades", she is able to help with just about anything you could possibly need.
In her free time, Ingrid enjoys volunteering and doing things that scare her to get past her fears. She did stand-up comedy for two years because she has a fear of public speaking. She still has a fear of public speaking and enjoys spending her free time with her weiner dog and family.
Jennifer Chabek, LPN Case Manager and Customer Care 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.
Christina Gilliam, Human Resources Specialist
Christina has been with BrightStar Care of Marietta since 2016. In March of 2018, her position changed from Lead Customer Care Manager to Human Resources Specialist. With her knowledge of the business and her expertise as a CNA, Christina is able to recruit and train the best people for the job. She keeps employee files impeccably and plays a key role in the orientation process.
Christina is a native of Chicago now residing in Atlanta where she enjoys the outdoors.
Tanisha Culberson, Lead CNA/ Field Specialist
Tanisha has been a Certified Nursing Aide for 9 years. She chose this line of work as she has always seen herself as a people person. She grew up without Grandparents and now she has hundreds of them!
Her excellent clinical skills, huge personality and compassionate professionalism make her very good at her job. She can go out and start a case off for us, troubleshoot when problems arise and teach a CNA how to best handle a worrisome situation.
When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and she admits willingly to being a coupon junkie!
Erin Smith, Community Relations Director
Erin comes to us with a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University. She brings with her, many years of pharmaceutical and healthcare sales and marketing experience. She is a native of California, and her travels have taken her to New York, but she has chosen to make Smyrna her home.
Erin has a passion for helping those in need, and this combined with her wealth of knowledge and experience has enabled her to bring the quality of BrightStar Care services to all of her doctor offices and facilities. She looks forward to serving the members of the community, who in turn, help others to improve the quality of their life.
Questions about our care team?
Please contact BrightStar Care Marietta online, or call (678) 290-7827 and we'll be happy to answer them.