Home care in Maplewood, MN

  • 2785 White Bear Ave N
  • Suite #415
  • Maplewood, MN 55109

Meet Our St. Paul, MN Home Care Team

Compassion, integrity, family, excellence, trustworthiness, accountability, and diversity at BrightStar Care St. Paul, Maplewood


Debra Hawkins, RN
Senior Director of Nursing
Direct Line: (651) 900-0764

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.

Jessica Joyce

Jessica Joyce
General Manager
Direct: (651) 300-9977

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 beginnings 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 part 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 all of our award-winning branches. Jessica is passionate about helping people and is very engaged in the community.

Debra Hawkins

Ashley Eiserman
Director Operations
Direct: (608) 436-9335

Ashley started her journey with Karing Hent Inc. [dba: BrightStar Care - St. Paul] in Human Resources in 2016. Her passion for hiring the right people allowed her to learn more about the Home Care industry's needs and become a leader in the company. 

Becoming part-owner and Branch Manager was the next step in helping more people in the Twin Cities' Communities. Ashley is passionate about people and loves hearing the stories of our valued customers. In Ashley's words, "it is so empowering and gratifying to see and hear how we are making their lives more comfortable and easier." She now acts as Director of Operations and works on growing home care services overall so BrightStar can reach even more community members. 

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor's in Spanish. Her professional career began in Human Resources for a 1200-employee Hospital and Clinic in Monroe, WI. Remaining there for three years, she then went back to help expand the family business as General Manager and Human Resources Representative for two hometown grocery stores in Southern Wisconsin before joining Brightstar Care once moving to the Twin Cities Area.

Holly Winter
Director of Human Resources
Direct: (651) 472-7677

Bio Coming Soon!

Taylor Hauge

Taylor Hauge
Assistant Branch Manager

I began my healthcare career working in hospice and scheduling for a large healthcare system while finishing my degree in Medical Office Technology. Over the years I have developed a passion for providing excellent care and advocacy for those who need it most. Client satisfaction and consistent communication is a priority for me!
On my spare time I take online classes toward a Business Administration degree through Metropolitan State University. I also enjoy baking, hiking, camping and spending time with my husband and our cat, Jerry.

Clinical Team

Renee Howell

Renee Howell, RN
Assistant Director of Nursing
Direct: (651) 300-9434

Bio Coming Soon!

Marie Zimmerman

Marie Zimmerman, RN
RN Case Supervisor
Direct: (651) 300-2898

Bio Coming Soon!

Laura Saba, RN
RN Health Educator
Direct: (651) 300-6443

Laura Saba comes to Brightstar Care as an RN Health Educator.  She spent 15 years in Health and Wellness Education and Communications.  She received her BA in Mass Communications from the University of MN, Twin Cities, and her RN from St. Catherine University.  She is particularly interested in integrative medicine and holds various certifications in the field.  
She lives in Deephaven with her husband, Jake and two children Jackson, Grace, and new puppy Cookie.  Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially if it’s outside!

Jeremy Zigler

Jeremy Zigler, DPT
Physical Therapist
Direct: (651) 472-7681

Jeremy has practiced in various settings throughout his career, including outpatient orthopedics, transition care, and home health. He brings extensive knowledge relating to the geriatric population, including fall prevention and home evaluation/safety. He has worked with patients who have had various disease processes and conditions, including dementia, s/p lung and heart disorders, head trauma, and post-ops with musculoskeletal impairments, among other pathologies.

He is an excellent addition to the BrightStar team because of his passion for his work. In his words, "I enjoy having the opportunity of working with my patient/clients to increase their abilities to be as functional and independent as possible in efforts to improve their quality of living."

He was born and raised in Southern California but has now been living in Minnesota for ten years! He spends his free time outdoors, enjoying every season of the year. His driving force to pursue Physical Therapy was an opportunity to volunteer at Courage Kenny in Golden Valley in their ABLE program (Activity Based Locomotor Exercise).  This encounter led him to where he is today.

Office Team

Rebecca Fonville

Rebecca Fonville
St. Paul Recruiter
Direct: (651) 600-8519

Rebecca received her Communications Degree from Inver Hills Community College and became an LPN through St. Paul College prior to finding her passion for Human Resources. She joins our team as a recruiter and is excited to work for BrightStar Care as she continues her education in HR Management.

Miquella Davis

Miquella Davis
Billing Specialist
Direct: (651) 300-5001

Bio Coming Soon!

 Krissy Keckhafer

Kristi Cariveau 
Facility Staffing Coordinator
Direct: (651) 472-7973

Bio Coming Soon!

Krissy Keckhafer

Krissy Keckhafer
St. Paul Staffing Coordinator

Bio Coming Soon!


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 | Burnsville: O: +1(612) 435-7390 and we'll be happy to answer them.