HCAOA Appoints BrightStar Care CEO and Co-Founder Shelly Sun to Board Of Directors

March 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // WASHINGTON DC - Today, The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) announced that BrightStar Care CEO Shelly Sun has been appointed to the organization's Board of Directors.

Peter Ross, President of HCAOA said, "We are extremely excited to have Shelly join us. She brings extensive expertise and leadership experience in home care and strong relationships across the industry with key service providers to our organization. Shelly is a welcome addition to the board, and we look forward to her contribution to the board as we continue to support our providers and expand our engagement."

Sun is CEO and Co-Founder of BrightStar Care, one of the fastest growing medical and non-medical home healthcare and medical staffing franchises. Since BrightStar Care began as a family business in 2002, the company has flourished under her guidance, expanding to over 250 franchise locations nationwide and providing families across the country with high-quality, person-centered care.

"I'm excited to join the board of this organization that is so passionate about advancing the home care industry," said Shelly Sun. "I was interested in joining the organization due to their legislative action efforts to protect the home care industry. I look forward to working with HCAOA and its dedicated members who continue to provide peace of mind for the families across the country while upholding the highest standard of care."


Founded in 2002, the Home Care Association of America is the nation's first association for providers of private duty home care, which includes non-medical home care services. The HCAOA is the recognized resource for information and definition of private duty home care practice, supported by a strong national membership of providers. HCAOA recently moved its headquarters from Indianapolis, IN to Washington, DC. This move represents a renewed commitment to serve as the exclusive leader for the industry that cares for people at home through education and advocacy.

Today, the HCAOA represents more than 2,500 member organizations and over 300,000 employees throughout the United States providing private pay in-home care services for seniors and people with disabilities.

About BrightStar Care

Based in Chicago, BrightStar Care is a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise that provides medical and non-medical services to clients within their homes, as well as supplemental care staff to corporate clients. BrightStar Care Registered Nurse Directors of Nursing create unique, personalized plans of care for each client and oversee professional care teams of well-qualified, experienced caregivers to deliver expert, compassionate, and personal care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. BrightStar Care received The Joint Commission's Enterprise Champion for Quality award and is committed to having each of its agencies comply with Joint Commission standards.

SOURCE BrightStar Care


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