BrightSpring Health Services Hires New VP of Talent Acquisition

Media Hub / October 25, 2018

Louise Bijesse has joined BrightSpring Health Services as new vice president of talent acquisition.

Bijesse will lead the company’s Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence. She will be tasked with delivering business solutions and outcomes to create a more adaptable operating model for recruiting function efficiencies, with transparency and a strategic focus on filling the highest-value roles. She will direct recruiting operations and overall implementation of recruiting tactics, introducing creative and leading-edge techniques to enhance recruitment effectiveness. Bijesse will also lead the recruiting team to bring in the best and brightest in the industry to ensure that they recruit and retain top talent.

“As a people company with 45,000 employees providing services to more than 2 million people annually, it’s imperative that we work and hire smart,” said Chief Human Resources Officer Sonny Terrill. “As one of the key contributors to our people-focused strategy, Louise will bring her expertise to help further our organization’s goal to be the employer of choice in our industry.”

Bijesse comes to BrightSpring with more than 20 years of experience in talent acquisition and staffing. Her most recent experience includes working as senior director at Compass Group North America, where she led talent acquisition in 16 business sectors, providing strategic support for 12 chief executive officers and their executive teams.

Bijesse has a record of transformational business strategy and execution, process excellence and improvement with a focus on high-volume recruiting, developing and coaching. She holds a master’s degree in information technology management from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a bachelor’s degree in business, management and economics from State University of New York.


About BrightSpring Health Services

BrightSpring Health Services is the new name for Kentucky-based ResCare, the parent company of a family of brands and services that provides both clinical and nonclinical habilitative care services for people of all ages and health and skill levels, across home and community settings. BrightSpring is one of the largest providers of diversified home and community-based health services to complex, high-cost populations. Its primary businesses include: behavioral health (including autism services), home health care (including personal care, home health, and hospice), neuro therapy, and job placement and vocational training, supported by pharmacy and telecare ancillary technologies and services. These businesses employ more than 45,000 dedicated team members in more than 40 states and provide services to more than 2 million people annually.

BrightSpring Health Services is focused on providing quality and lower-cost outcomes to challenging, high-cost and must service populations, through best-in-class services and technology innovation. Our Connected Home care model is an industry-leading approach to the future of health care services to achieve strong quality and compliance while also driving efficiency and cutting waste. Our care professionals work in thousands of communities across the United States. Founded and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, we have been making a difference in people’s lives and communities since 1974 – providing home and community-based health services to complex populations and helping people live their best life. For more information, visit

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