Home care in Bloomington, MN

  • 8900 Penn Avenue S
  • Suite 301
  • Bloomington, MN 55431

Our South Minneapolis Metro / Burnsville Care Team

Snr. Director of Clincal Operations

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Travis Moore DNP, RN PHN
Senior Director of Clincal Operation
Direct Line: 651-300-6443
travis.moore@brightstarcare.com

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A NURSE?
My healthcare career began as an EMT when I was 16 and later as a paramedic after graduating from high school. I became a Registered Nurse in 2010 and since then, have worked in the Emergency Department, ICU and Primary Care, while maintaining a variety of leadership roles throughout my journey.

WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU BRING TO BRIGHTSTAR CARE?
I hold a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota, where I specialized in Health Innovation and Leadership. I also have a certificate in Public Health Nursing. While my formal education has helped me to build a solid foundation of clinical practice, my graduate studies have been focused on stretching that working practical knowledge further through the design of new systems and ways of thinking. These systems account for the social and system disparities that limit the our ability to live healthy lives. I believe this presents myself and the BrightStar Care team a huge opportunity to reinvent healthcare norms for all walks of life.

WHAT ASPECT OF YOUR JOB ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?
One of my favorite sayings is “People may forget what you said, and they may forget what you did, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.” I love being able to help people feel comfortable and empower them to live the healthiest and happiest life possible.

I PROVIDE A HIGHER STANDARD OF CARE FOR OUR CLIENTS BY...
I help create an organization and system that is flexible enough to not only accommodate each client’s unique needs, but also enhance their confidence and independence. Simply put, my job is to remove barriers, and work to create a health care experience with you, not for you.
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General Manager

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Jessica Joyce
General Manager - BrightStar Care of Burnsville, St Paul & Bloomington
Direct: +1(651) 300-9977
O: +1(651) 770-8427 | F: +1(651) 770-4845
Jessica.joyce@brightstarcare.com

Jessica is the General Manager and Co-Owner of BrightStar Care of St. Paul under the Karing Hent Inc. MN based company, which manages the top performing BrightStar Care operations of Minnesota. Jessica comes from humble begenings with a passion for care and helping people. Jessica did not start here but her path has been an inspiration to many. Jessica started her career with Brightstar Care in 2012 working for the St. Paul office as a par time scheduler. Through her years with BrightStar she transitioned into the Customer Care Manager role. This experience helped her build great relationships with our clients and caregivers. With the need for quality home care growing, Jessica was promoted to Branch Manager for our new office in Bloomington, servicing the South Metro and northern Dakota county areas and then to General Manager over both of our award-winning branches. Jessica is passionate about helping people and is very engaged in the community. 
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Director Operations and HR

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Ashley Eiserman -
 Director - Operations and HR
Direct: (651) 383-6562 (Call or TXT)
Maplewood: O: +1(651) 770-8427 | F: +1(651) 770 4845
ashley.eiserman@brightstarcare.com

Ashley started her journey with BrightStar Care - St. Paul in Human Resources. Taking a passion in hiring the right people allowed her to learn more about the needs in the Home Care industry. Becoming HR Manager was the next step in helping more people in the Twin Cities' Communities. Her favorite part of her job is getting to help find the best caregivers to provide compassion and care to our clients.
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Branch Manager / MN-South Metro and Burnsville

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Danelle Neudecker
Branch Manager

BrightStar Care® of Burnsville/So. St. Paul
8900 Penn Ave South, Suite 301 Bloomington, MN 55431

Direct:  (612) 444-9198
danelle.neudecker@brightstarcare.com
Bloomington:O: (952) 300-3698 |F: (952) 681-7339

I have been in the medical field for over 15 years and hold a Healthcare Business Management degree, which I have put to good use. I have held a variety of leadership roles including Director of Operations/HR/Development and have worked in all aspects of healthcare. By far my favorite has been home care which I have worked in for about 12 years. I love the continuity, and the time each caregiver gets to spend with their client. My passion is for the operations side of the business, which I have been overseeing for many years. I take pride in what I do and enjoy being involved, and to make sure I am a great leader for my team, while making sure all clients are getting the best care. Aside from my busy work life, I am married with 3 kids 17, 15 and 4, and a busy hockey mom. I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, the outdoors, cooking, and working out.

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Recuiter

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Rachel Nsude - Recruiter for Maplewoor, South Metro and Burnsville. 
Direct: C: +1(651) 383-6562
Maplewood: O: +1(651) 770-8427 | F: +1(651) 770 4845
Rachel.Nsude@brightstarcare.com

Working in the Health Care industry has been my passion! I have over 10 years of experience ranging from Caregiving to Trainer to Human Resources.  I also have an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix where I loved learning about Organizational Leadership.
 
I joined BrightStar Care early 2019 as a Part time CNA while working as a Part time Human Resources Director with United Staffing Agency LLC. Prior to that, I served as Human Resources Director for Monarch Healthcare Management – Estates at Bloomington and, Human Resources/Campus Manager for Lifesprk, serving all their locations in the Metro – Summit Place (Eden Praire), Parkshore (St. Louis Park), Brightondale (New Brighton), Village Shores (Richfield) and Oak Meadows (Oakdale).
 
It is a great privilege to bring extreme satisfaction and, smiles to the faces of the people in my care - I take customer service very seriously. That is why I take great care in making a selection of caregivers that will continue that legacy of providing excellent care. BrightStar model of going above and beyond to provide professional and compassionate care, is aligned with my work mantra. It is my goal to help the company continue on that route!
 
I am happily married to my husband of 17 years and we have 3 adorable daughters. My enthusiasm and zest for life is infectious – I spread it everywhere! Be Happy!​

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Administrative Operations

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Nicole Krause
Administrative Assistant
BrightStar Care® of St. Paul
8900 Penn Ave. S. Suite 301, Bloomington, MN-55431
Nicole.Krause@brightstarcare.com
 
Bloomington:O: (952) 300-3698 |F: (952) 681-7339

Lean more about me soon...  :-) 
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Nursing Team

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Assistant Director of Nursing

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Debra Hawkins, ADN,RN
Assistant Director of Nursing
Maplewood: O: +1(651) 770-8427 | F: +1(651) 770 4845
debra.hawkings@brightstarcare.com 

Get to know Debra!
I started my healthcare career as a nursing assistant working in long term and memory care units, then eventually transferred to a cardiac unit at St. John’s hospital in the late 90s. I worked at St John’s for the next 7 years while I completed my nursing degree. Before coming to BrightStar, I was the Director of Nursing for a large health and human services provider overseeing 53 group homes in the Twin Cities and surrounding area. While I gained a great deal of leadership and nursing experience during my three years tenure there, I realized I was really missing the direct relationships with the individuals I was serving, which is exactly what led me to Brightstar Care.  
I feel my success has been measured by my accomplishments in family, career and continued learning. Once I graduated from nursing school, I took some time off to care for my Mother and Father, which is one of the main reasons why home health care has always been very close to my heart.  I am grateful to have had the opportunity to spend quality time with my parents throughout their lives and I am most passionate about helping individuals maintain their health in the comfort of their home while supporting the quality of life they choose to live.  Family is very important to me and by carefully choosing Brightstar Care, I am excited to advance my knowledge in home health. I can say without reason, I will treat everyone with the same respect and dignity I give my own family. 
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Customer Care Manager - South Metro and Burnsville

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Courtney Meier
BrightStar Care® of South Metro and Maplewood
O: +1(952) 300-3698 | F: +1(952) 681 7339
Courtney.meier@brightstarcare.com

I started out as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Minnesota and Wisconsin working at nursing homes and hospitals settings. My passion for health care has grown dramatically and I am attending school at Metropolitan State for my nursing degree. I love providing quality care and being able to make a client happy motivates me to look forward to my future in healthcare. Brightstar has really gave me the opportunities to succeed and meet some wonderful people and clients. 
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Nursing Team

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David Brehmer  BSN, RN
RN Case Manager
David.Brehmer@brightstarcare.com

Get to know David!

I’ve been an RN for many years, graduating from the University of Minnesota.  I worked in a hospital setting for many years and in chemical dependency and mental illness treatment settings.  I’ve been a home care nurse for over 14 years, spending most of that time working with veterans, which I really enjoy.
 
I am married with 1 daughter and 2 stepchildren, all adults, and 1 cat and 1 dog.  I love travelling, golf, and scuba diving.
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Zach Hockett ADN, RN
RN Case Manager
Zachary.Hockett@brightstarcare.com

Get to know Zach!
I began my career in nursing working as a certified nursing assistant and home health aide in 2015. I worked initially in a nursing home and then was hired by Brightstar Care in 2017. I have a strong background in teaching and leadership through various roles I have taken as a tutor at my community college. I hold an associate’s degree in nursing, and I am currently attending classes to obtain my bachelor’s degree. I am also enrolled in the Nurse Candidacy Program with the United States Navy. I have a real passion for home care. As an aid I saw the difference high-quality home care can make in someone’s life and I look forward to continuing to promote the highest quality possible as a part of the nursing team at Brightstar Care.

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CeCe Meehan LPN
Visit Nurse

I have been in Nursing for forty years. My  educational background is a BA in Social Services / Counseling and Lpn. Having this background I have been able to hold a variety of dual positions. I worked at Hennepin County as a Nurse Therapist for many years. I have worked for Women’s programs, Nursing homes, Assisted Living facilities. The last fifteen years has been in Home care. I love the independence it brings. I am married and have two daughters. My oldest daughter just got married last weekend. We are so happy for them. I enjoy hanging out with friends, walking, working out at club, being with family and gardening and Travel.
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Carrie Jones LPN 

Visit Nursing
I am the mother of four wonderful boys and have 6 amazing grandchildren. I enjoy watching MN sports and spending time with my family. In my free time I'm either in the gym or with my grandchildren. My love of nursing came from my grandmother who was also a nurse. I knew from a young age that I would be a nurse like she was. I have been working in healthcare services for over 25 years. I started as a CNA when I was 19 and worked in various settings, including long term care facilities, hospitals, and home care. After working as a CNA for many years, I chose to further my knowledge and skills by returning to school. I graduated from MSCTC Detroit Lakes, MN with as a LPN. As an LPN, I have worked in long term care and with critical care pediatrics on ventilators, tracheotomies, feeding tubes, and IV medication in the home care setting. I have worked in home care for the past 12 years and have found that is my true passion. I am an honest, dependable, loyal, loving, caring, and hard working professional. I treat all clients with the utmost care and respect. This coming Spring, I plan to further my nursing career by returning to school to achieve my RN while continuing to work full-time with Brightstar.

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Home Infusion Team

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Questions about our care team?

Please contact us online or call our offices at Maplewood: O: +1(651) 770-8427 | Bloomington: O: +1(952) 300-3698  and we'll be happy to answer them.