Our Leadership and Mission

About BrightStar Franchising

At BrightStar Franchising, our mission is to provide a full continuum of care though in-home care services and senior assisted living and memory care residential communities.​

BrightStar Care was founded in 2002 and expanded through franchising in 2005. Today, the brand has grown to over 340 locations represented by 200 small businesses. BrightStar Care serves over 20,000 families through the care provided by over 15,000 certified nursing assistants and over 2,500 nurses. BrightStar Care is consistently named in Forbes’ Top Ten Franchises under $150,000 initial investment.

The first BrightStar Senior Living® community broke ground in Madison, WI in May of 2013 and opened the doors of its premium, small footprint community in March of 2014.

BrightStar Care timeline

Leadership Team
Shelly Sun BrightStar

Shelly Sun

FOUNDER & CEO

 

Jim Kearns BrightStar

Jim Kearns

CHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

 

Dean Ulizio BrightStar

Dean Ulizio

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

 

David Pallaschke BrightStar

David Pallaschke

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 

Cheryl Stanton BrightStar

Cheryl Stanton

CHIEF LEGAL & GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS OFFICER

 

Pete First BrightStar

Pete First

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT

 

Dean Ulizio BrightStar

Teresa Celmer

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

 

A Higher Standard of Home Care

The care we provide empowers our clients to live well at every stage of life and in every setting and gives them and their loved ones the support they need to get the most out of life. Our Professional Care Team, led by a RN Director of Nursing, delivers expert, compassionate, and personal care. At BrightStar Care, our mission is to go above and beyond to truly deliver a higher standard of care and nothing less.

2020 Caregivers of the Year
 
Belinda 2020 SOUTHEAST CAREGIVER OF THE YEAR
 
Tyja 2020 MIDWEST CAREGIVER OF THE YEAR
 
Sarah 2020 NORTHEAST CAREGIVER OF THE YEAR
 
Rafael 2020 WEST CAREGIVER OF THE YEAR
2020 Nurses of the Year
 
Heather 2020 NORTHEAST NURSE OF THE YEAR
 
Karen 2020 WEST NURSE OF THE YEAR
 
Nadia 2020 MIDWEST NURSE OF THE YEAR
 
Adele Gonzalez 2020 SOUTHEAST NURSE OF THE YEAR

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