Compassion, integrity, family, excellence, trustworthiness, accountability, and diversity
Kedrick & Lori Smith
Dr. Lori Smith has a passion for practicing medicine and delivering high quality care, which often requires the coordination of allied healthcare professionals and families. The Cabarrus/Stanly county area has a need for high quality medical and non-medical home care. After thoroughly researching various businesses, the BrightStar Care franchise by far stood out in their mission and execution of home health care delivery to their clients. She practices general internal medicine in Concord, NC area. She received her medical degree at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1994. She completed residency training in 1994 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Lori Smith enthusiastically supports and partners with her husband, Kedrick Smith, to bring BrightStar Care to the Northern Charlotte/Huntersville community.
Kedrick Smith | Director of Operations Kedrick's passion for this BrightStar Care franchise stemmed from his teenage years assisting with the care and needs of his aging grandmother. The opportunity to see the appreciation and value of providing such assistance to his grandmother has continued to fuel his understanding and desire to give back to the community and help provide quality care to our neighborhoods. With 20+ years of HR, management and customer service experience working with companies such as First Data Corp, IBM, OnStar and Norrell Staffing (Spherion), Kedrick is well suited for his role as Director of Operations for BrightStar of Northern Charlotte/Huntersville. Prior to starting his BrightStar franchise, Kedrick was the General Manager of the Human Resources Service Center for Wells Fargo Bank.
Michelle McDonald | Marketing Director Michelle comes from being a candy striper when she was just 14 to being a CNA when she was in high school and working in the local hospital’s operating room. After many years in marketing she found her place in the senior retirement industry where she worked for Holiday Retirement helping seniors find a carefree lifestyle. And that’s where she was introduced to BrightStar Care. BrightStar Care was there to go above and beyond to help many seniors that I knew stay independent and have that relaxing, more things possible lifestyle. Michelle finds being at BrightStar Care allows her to bring more support, more security and more hope to the lives she touches. “Be the change in a person’s life, make a difference, show you care. Be the change that a person needs.”
Kimberly Griggs, RN | Director of Nursing
Vernita Edwards | Branch Manager Vernita Edwards is the Branch Manager for BrightStar of Northern Charlotte/Huntersville. A native of Ohio, she is a mother of 4 and a new grandmother with an extreme passion for helping others. Vernita brings to BrightStar ten years of healthcare management experience in home healthcare, medical equipment and specialty pharmacy. Growing up with a disabled father and assisting a sister with multiple sclerosis (MS) sparked her interest in health care. Her dedication to BrightStar and our clients provides another avenue for Vernita to fulfill her lifetime passion to make a difference in the lives of others.
Inika Chambers | Staffing Coordinator Inika is the wife and mother of three. She is the backbone of her family. She is the staffing coordinator at BrightStar Care serving the Charlotte/Huntersville area.
She has always had a passion for helping people. Inika has been in the healthcare field for over ten years. She went from a dietary aide, learning the importance of the resident's meals and special diets. She then became an Administrative Assistant learning the ins and outs of how important it is to have the right amount of staff. She later became a CNA to learn the hands-on work of caring for the clients. She now has a better understanding to complete her role as the staffing coordinator here at BrightStar Care.
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.