Our People

Our People

Committed to providing excellence to the people we serve.

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Providers Who Care

When it comes to delivering home health care services, our caregivers are a team that offers more than direct care. Our empathy, integrity and values help the people we serve have a better quality of life. Through our many experienced and highly-trained professionals, we provide the services that you or your loved ones need, right in your home.

Working together to bring you passionate and high quality care.

From branch managers and registered nurse case managers, to director level oversight, our team of over 80 administrative and management staff supports our clients and their caregivers to maximize the effectiveness of our care. Our administrative staff consult with our clients’ physicians, social workers, hospitals, other providers and families to develop an individualized plan of in-home care. We also handle the necessary paperwork, working with providers, insurers and government agencies as needed to establish and maintain each client’s services.

Our World-Class Leadership Team

Barb Jezorski

Barb Jezorski, RN

Barb joined HealthStar in 2014 and has been in the health care field for 20+ years. She has held various executive and director level leadership positions in acute care hospitals, home health, hospice, and assisted living facilities. At HealthStar, Barb is responsible for the operational and clinical oversight for all HCBS, Home Health, and Hospice service lines. She helps to achieve strategic goals and quality outcomes.
Katie Wagner

Katie Wagner

Katie joined the HealthStar billing department in 2013. She has previously worked as HealthStar’s Billing Manager and Finance Operations Manager. Katie has extensive experience in supervising, billing, payroll, and training. She has since transitioned to the Director of Operations, overseeing our Medicare certified offices. She provides leadership and coaching to those offices while keeping our mission and vision on the forefront.
Jessica Downs

Jessica Downs, RN

Jessica has been a Registered Nurse for 20+ years with 15 years in nursing leadership. Her passion is in hospice and home care where she has spent the last 10+ years.  Jess believes that people are most comfortable in their own home which provides the best environment for healing. Jess is responsible for clinical oversight of the hospice and home care program, Quality and Compliance, and Clinical policy and procedure.
Jayne Brinkman

Jayne Brinkman

Jayne has been with HealthStar Home Health for over 23 years and has been in the health care field for 37 years. She has experience in the day-to-day operations of a branch, marketing, recruitment, staff training, and client care. Jayne is responsible for the operations of the Home and Community Based Services and holds the company’s mission and vision in the highest regard.
Beth Peterson

Beth Peterson

Beth has been a Director of Human Resources in healthcare for 10 years. She has experience in recruitment, employee relations, staff training, and supervisor coaching. She has a broad range of staff development experience, onboard training, compensation, benefits, and workers compensation. Beth oversees all Human Resource functions and maintains the company’s goals and practices to align with the business mission and vision statement.
Holly Eide

Holly Eide

With 11 years of experience in the healthcare industry and the opportunity to serve on several boards, Holly's passion is to find ways to help others. She currently serves as HealthStar’s Director of Operations, overseeing the Arizona and New Mexico offices. Holly has had the pleasure of serving those with different cultures and backgrounds and continues to assist the organization's mission and expansion efforts into new territories.
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Tom Schmidt

Tom is a seasoned financial executive servicing most of his career in the air transportation industry, including working as an Assistant Controller for Northwest Airlines, CFO for Sun Country Airlines and Mesaba Aviation, and Corporate Controller for Endeavor Air (formally Pinnacle Airlines). Tom joined HealthStar in 2018 and currently works as the Director of Finance, overseeing HealthStar’s financial and accounting policies, systems, and processes.
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Sherry Fridlund

Sherry is a psychologist who serves as HealthStar’s Director of Mental Health Services. Sherry joined the HealthStar team in 2014 and oversees the clinical direction of the companies four Mental Health service lines. She has over 25 years’ experience in the mental health field and enjoys working with underserved populations. Sherry enjoys watching her client’s blossom and grow throughout their time at HealthStar.
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Kristin Hoen

Kristin joined HealthStar in 2021 and serves as the Senior Director of Operations, overseeing the clinical operations of the St. Paul, Minnetonka, and southwestern offices. As a leader with HealthStar Home Health & TRU Health & Wellness, her goal is to view patients and clients as partners across all the business lines. Kristin believes clients should be involved in their care and journey to health and wellness.
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Ensuring competent and compassionate care for all.

HealthStar Home Health founder Tim Lively holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing, with a Minor in Finance, from the University of St. Thomas. Tim served on the Board of Directors of Parenting with Purpose, has worked with microfinance initiatives in India, and studied models of community health in Haiti in order to translate key strategies and tactics to his work in the Midwest and Southwest. Tim lives in White Bear Lake with his wife Michelle and their three children.
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Become a HealthStar Home Health caregiver.

Looking for a meaningful career in health care where you can make a difference? Consider joining our world-class caregiving team.