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Member Spotlight – BrightStar Care


BrightStar Care of N. Central San Diego provides exceptionally skilled medical and non-medical services through its professional care teams. With decades of experience delivering a helping hand and compassionate heart for the San Diego community, BrightStar Care clients become family. Independently owned and operated by Genesis Bojorquez, PhD, RN, and Jose Bojorquez, MBA, the home health agency strives to provide the highest quality, patient-focused care possible. BrightStar Care services give clients easier access to the specialized care they deserve in the comfort of their own homes. Whether it’s preparing a meal or providing 24-hour nursing care, BrightStar Care will be there for you.


Genesis R. Bojorquez, PhD, RN, NE-BC, PHN, PCCN

Owner / Director of Nursing

BrightStar Care of N. Central San Diego

Office: 619-535-2400 | Cell: 619-559-8535

LEADers On The Move

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Dixon Smith (12) is now an Advisory Board Member for USO San Diego.

Allison Torres (16) is now the Senior Communications Manager of Operations & Wildfire Marketing and Communications at SDG&E.

Jeff Gattas (Board Member) was recently named Vice Chair of our Board of Directors.

Supervisor Nora Vargas (06) was recently elected as Chair of the Board of Supervisors for the County of San Diego, and will be the first Latina to hold the position.

Chanelle Hawken (09 & Board Member) is now the Vice President of Public & Government Affairs for the West Region at Cox Communications.

Rosa Maria Hernandez (20 & Board Member) recently joined the Board at the Association of Fundraising Professionals San Diego Chapter. Rosa also launched her own consulting firm, The Vida Effect.

Julie Coker (22) is now an Advisory Board Member at the U.S. Travel & Tourism Board.

Sam Attisha (11) is now the Senior Vice President of the Western Region at Cox Communications.

Lidia S. Martinez (11 & Past Board Member) is now a Board Member for the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

Ray Morales (23) is now a Board Member at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego.

Member Spotlight – The Veterans In Business Network

The Veterans In Business (VIB) Network is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that advocates for all Veteran Businesses including SDVOSBs and DVBEs. The VIB Network helps Veteran businesses build connections between Corporations, Government Agencies, and Prime Contractors looking to create partnerships for contracting opportunities. Thanks to their corporate and government partners, they are able to provide a FREE Veteran business directory, business resources, educational seminars, outreach opportunities, a Veteran 2 Veteran Business Cohort Program, Boots to Contracts Program, Business Development Scholarships and more.

The VIB Network recognizes the need for a streamlined approach to connecting veterans to business resources as well as contract opportunities. Veteran businesses have been taken advantage of by being charged an exorbitant fee to be included in some directories or for business development programs that should be free. Veterans have sacrificed for our country, and the VIB Network would like to offer these resources to all Veteran businesses for a nominal fee or free. With shared knowledge and support through their Network, all Veterans in Business can succeed together.

In addition to their educational and program offerings, the VIB Network holds an Annual National Conference that focuses on providing networking opportunities for Veteran Business Owners to connect with Corporations, Government Agencies and other Veteran Businesses. Activities including Tactical Networking, One on One Business Matchmaking, and their receptions allow for small businesses to get the face to face time they need to help grow their contacts, and overall, their business.

The Veterans in Business Network is excited to host their 7th Annual VIB Network National Conference in San Diego, CA on November 13th and 14th, 2023.

For more information on the VIB Network and their National Conference visit

VIB Network

CEO, Rebecca Aguilera-Gardiner



phone: (877) 270-8426