David Price, Director of Operations
Dave brings over 25 years of business leadership experience to healthcare. Prior to BrightStar Care, Dave acquired valuable expertise in Quality Systems, Customer Service and Operations Excellence through his experience managing high tech manufacturing organizations. Dave received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University and a Masters in Manufacturing Engineering and MBA from Boston University. He also completed the Green Belt level Lean and Six Sigma certification programs from Villanova University and applies these quality principles to his BrightStar operations.
A family connection to Alzheimer’s was a motivating factor for Dave to join BrightStar Care. "I've seen the impact their disease had on the rest of the family. There are so many people in similar situations who need help and BrightStar Care is a very rewarding opportunity to provide care and assistance to those who need it most.”
A driving force for Dave and his entire team is their abiding commitment to volunteer service in many of the groups that make a difference in the healthcare community. Some of the organizations in which Dave demonstrates his philosophy include serving as the Co-Chair for the Worcester County Walk to End Alzheimer's, the Co-Chair for the Worcester Area Geriatric Social Workers, the Chairman for the Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees, the Chairman for the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce, and the past President of the 7 Hills Professional Networkers' BNI Chapter. Dave says that, "My greatest satisfaction comes from creating a great place to work for our team and producing great results for our clients." David is also an accomplished musician and skilled sound technician somehow manages to integrate one, the other, or both of those interests even while he is volunteering or working.
Linda Weger, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing
Linda Weger has been a passionate caring nurse for 32 fascinating years. She has vast experience throughout medicine and caregiving that includes hospital floor nursing treating Elder Care, Orthopedics, Maternity and Pediatrics, Neurology, Oncology and Diabetes. She’s gained this experience not only in the U.S. but also in Germany. Linda then added to her list of accomplishments with case management in home care, nursing in the community with the VNA, and finally joining the Premier Home Care Agency in America and beyond – BrightStar Care. Linda says she is happiest in her job when she can help people maximize their enjoyment and quality of life in their home setting whether is a private residence or a community setting. Often the contact patients receive in the hospital or facility setting is limited and rarely includes opportunities for teaching. Linda sees her work at BrightStar as a much more patient centered approach. She says, “In the home we’re able to help people understand their medical conditions and how best to manage them for maximum comfort, safety and healing. It’s exciting to show a client or their family members a new way of understanding and dealing with their situation. Sometimes it may involve new technology or a new piece of equipment that will empower and enable them, whatever they need. In the home setting, we have more time to care for the individual! We hold ourselves to a higher standard at BrightStar Care. I realize my experience and my passion when we improve a client’s quality of life and those of their families as well, who often struggle so with their loved one’s situation.
Linda Prouty, Branch Manager
Linda has professional experience spanning over 25 years in administration and office management with a focus in the healthcare industry. Linda’s expertise involves all aspects of the functionality of the workplace including customer service, human resource management, medical billing, accounts receivable and writing and implementing policies and procedures. Compared to her previous work environments, at BrightStar Linda feels a more direct link to the people she is able to help and contribute to their well being. Travel, painting, reading and quality time with family and friends round out Linda’s very full life.
Sharon Crowley, Recruitment Director
Sharon has deep experience in the medical and homecare fields since 1991. As mother of four kids, include an adoptive daughter from Asia, Sharon has been "road tested." She is a medical assistant and has worked in home care as office support in recent years. Her buoyant personality and grace under pressure bring much needed calm and problem solving to the team.
Jen Gaudette, Customer Care Manager
For nearly a decade Jen has been masterfully scheduling both in private agencies and nursing facilities as well as being a Certified Nurse’s Aide. Jen came to BrightStar after a long ago meeting Cheryl, another employee, and years later joined the team out of that initial meeting. Formerly Jen did both scheduling and administrative work at the Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she learned many other skills that she now brings to bear in this position. Jen says, “I love my job at BrightStar because it’s so challenging, every day presents new obstacles and I love making things work out for the clients and staff.”
Questions about our care team?
Our team is serious about delivering premier home care and staffing services. But we know how to have fun together as well.That sense of humor, playfulness, and love of music are all present in our team's culture.