Compassion, integrity, family, excellence, trustworthiness, accountability, and diversity
Christina Mason | Director of Nursing Christina Mason, Director of Nursing, started her nursing career in 2012 led by inspiration of medical professionals coming into the home to take care of her beloved grandmother. Christina is a Concord Native. She enjoys her soccer mom lifestyle with her three boys ages 12, 10, and 6. She earned her Associates in nursing from Central Piedmont Community college. She is a recent graduate from Capella University where she has received her BSN. Her expertise includes working with adolescents, adults, and seniors with a specialization in behavioral health. "I became a nurse because of my passion to educate, to help, and to serve others." While Christina feels this is just the beginning of her nursing career, she strives off the motto of continuing to grow daily and to always strive to be better than you were the day before.
Cari Sanders | Director of Operations Cari Sanders, RN and Director of Operations, has been with BrightStar Care of Gastonia since April 2014. She started at the age of 17 as a CNA with Llanfair Retirement Community in Cincinnati, Ohio, where her mother was the Director of Nursing. She went to the University of Cincinnati for Business Marketing/Management and graduated in 1990. During her 15 years for the CCRC, she decided to go to nursing school. She graduated in 1999, and began working at Christ Hospital. Marriage and two kids later, she decided to leave the hospital setting and put her marketing and management skills to the test. So, she went to work 8 years for a private physical therapy company in Cincinnati until she was approached to partner with colleagues on starting a new home care company in the area. Once established, her family was asked to transfer to Charlotte, North Carolina for her husband's position of 38 years with Duke Energy as Manager of Safety and Health. Cari has had an early found love for geriatrics, and has continued with servicing that population through-out her entire professional career.
"When you are a caregiver, you know that every day you will touch a life, or a life will touch yours."
Marian Navarro | Director of Sales & Marketing Marian Navarro joined BrightStar Care of Northern Charlotte, Huntersville in January of 2019 as the Sales and Marketing Director after 2 years of caregiving for her Mom on the Coast of North Carolina. She is originally from Raleigh, North Carolinas, a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, and has lived in the Lake Norman area of Charlotte since 1998. In addition to her role as a Successful, Top Ranking Sales Professional, she has been the “Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Friend” in her family that assists in loving on and caregiving for every one including her husband Anthony, two shelties Jax and Cole and their grey tabby cat, BlueTooth.
She has coordinated marketing events and holiday meals for Hospitality House of Charlotte since 2011 as a community volunteer. Marian also sings in her Church Choir every Sunday and is part of the bell choir during the Holiday season. Her hobbies include walking, golf, and gourmet cooking. Her favorite part of BrightStar is the person centered culture where every one is kinder, gentler as we wrap our hearts and minds around the families and clients we serve. The Caregiver stories and passions of the Seniors and their families touches her heart every day and she loves interacting with the BrightStar families in the Lake Norman area.
Questions about our care team?
Please contact us online or call our Northern Charlotte/Huntersville office at (704) 721-7827 and we'll be happy to answer them.