About Us

Meet Our Family of Dedicated Staff & Members

At BrightCare Center developing a strong family environment is paramount in the high quality care we provide for your loved ones. We believe that families gain peace of mind knowing their loved one is in a safe and enriching environment.

Meet Our Team

Nyome B. Kamara, MSG, QDDP 
Founder & CEO

Mrs. Kamara has over 13 years of healthcare administration management experience. Previous experience includes Forest Glen Adult Day Care, Dynamic Home Health Care, Program Director of Hearth & Home Adult Day Healthcare Center, and Director of Alzheimer’s Care at Golden Living-Sleepy Hollow Manor. She holds a Master’s in Applied Gerontology from Towson University and specializes in the administration of Aging Services with an emphasis on community based supports. As a qualified developmental disability professional, Mrs. Kamara strives to promote independence and enhancing quality of life of persons with disabilities. Mrs. Kamara advocates for inclusive opportunities where all abilities can thrive. Mrs. Kamara currently lives in Manassas, Virginia with her husband and two children and is an active member of the Christian Life Church Dance Ministry.

Sidikie N. Kamara Sr.

President

Mr. Kamara has over 15 years of senior management experience. He has a proven track record in helping companies streamline processes to increase productivity and achieve sustainable growth. Mr. Kamara’s experience includes Transportation Manager for National Conference Center and Director of Operations Manager for Waste Management Recycling America. Mr. Kamara’s expertise in logistics and strong financial sense culminates in his efficient management of budgets upwards of $30 million, consistent record of reducing costs by 30% and increasing revenue by 20%. Mr. Kamara brings a wealth of business acumen with understanding project management efficacy and developing and implementing sustainable best practices for sustainable business growth and longevity.

Yukiko Dove
Youth Services Coordinator

Ms. Dove is an advocate for special education and is well-versed in the needs of special-needs children. Ms. Dove has served on the board of directors for Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia (POAC-NOVA) since 2016. She has raised money for a number of causes, as well as organizing autism-friendly meet-ups around the county at various venues. For her work, Ms. Dove was recognized by Prince William Living Magazine as a 2017 Prince William County Influential Woman. Ms. Dove has also distinguished herself as an at-large member of the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) of the Prince William County School Board. There, she has been deeply engaged in identifying the needs of children with disabilities and developing priorities and strategies for meeting their needs. In the short time she has been in this position, Ms. Dove has earned the respect and admiration of all in Prince William county. She is currently furthering her education at George Mason University Special Education MED program.

Don Shaw

Don Shaw and his family live in Dale City, VA. They first moved to Prince William County in 1997. Mr. Shaw is a Vice President at a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in Alexandria, VA. He is very involved in his community; serving on the Governing Board of Directors of The ARC of Greater Prince William/INSIGHT and founded One Prince William with his wife, Joyce Connery. Mr. Shaw also serves as BrightCare’s Gala Chair. His daughter, Ashley, attends BrightCare Center.

Robert Wheeler

Youngest of 7 children, growing up was all about family. We didn’t have many fancy things but we had each other. This was the building blocks for my future.

 

After my daughter Samantha was born, my life evolved in caring for her when she could not care for herself. This took what I learned as a child and young adult to a whole new level. I have been fortunate enough to extend that care to help others by coaching Virginia Special Olympics Bowling and Track & Field. I also volunteer my time encouraging youths at local schools to challenge themselves and grow in the STEM and STEAM programs.

 

Samantha taught me how to give, help and stand up for others who could not do this for themselves. These qualities are what Nyome and her staff provide for all the clients who attend Brightcare. Samantha has grown immensely since she started attending Brightcare.

Rev. Dr. Georgiana Sheppard, Ph.D.

Reverend Dr. Georgiana Sheppard was born in Cleveland, Ohio the second of four children. Dr. Sheppard has earned a Doctorates of Religious Education, Masters of Arts, Biblical Studies and a Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (Colorado Christian University). She served 23 years in the United States Air Force, and is presently employed with the Office of Naval Research, Arlington VA, as the Chief of Staff, War fighter Performance Department. Dr. Sheppard is happily married to Reverend Roderick C. Sheppard, Sr. they have raised three children, Georgiana’s youngest brother (Larry) and have six grandchildren.

Ramona Wilmore

Fatuma Walker

Fatuma Ellis Walker was born in Liberia and is the youngest of five. Mrs. Ellis Walker considers herself a native of Maryland and after getting married in 2006 moved to Virginia where she lived for 12 years. Fatuma maintains her ties to the area through her family and extended network of friends and business contacts.

Fatuma holds a Master of Arts from Marymount University and a Bachelor of Arts from New York Institute of Technology. Before becoming a Stay at Home Mom, Fatuma was a MSP Specialist for a Dutch multinational human resource consulting firm and a Sr. Recruiting Coordinator for a national online educator. She prided herself in providing the best services to both internal and external clients.

Mrs. Ellis Walker and her family currently reside in San Diego, CA where they attend Victory Christian Fellowship. She is a Stay at Home Mom and an Assistant to a local DC Artist.