Kathy Cianci, Director
Angie Alexander, RN - Director of Nursing
Angie has been employed at Pine Valley since 1981. She was hired upon completion of a C.N.A. course held at Pine Valley. (Interestingly, Ruth Williams, a long-time nurse educator and now member of the Richland County Board was her instructor.) While working as a nursing assistant, Angie received two scholarships from the Pine Valley Manor Foundation to further her education. In 1984 she completed her education and transitioned to the role of Registered Nurse. Since then, she has worked at Pine Valley as a nurse supervisor, resident care coordinator, and eventually assumed the Director of Nursing responsibilities in 1994. Angie is Wound Care certified and has completed additional training as an Associate Infection Preventionist. She also currently serves at the President of the Wisconsin Region 1 Directors of Nursing.
Rachelle Johnson, Hickory Heights/Silver Maple Boulevard Nurse Manager
Rachelle is another one of our long term employees and a familiar face to Pine Valley and its residents and family. She has been an employee at Pine Valley since 1993. She started out as a certified nursing assistant and graduated from Viterbo College with a bachelors’ in Nursing. Since 1999 Rachelle has worked in a management position. Like all other managers she also continues with hands on care with the residents and is currently the RN manager for 3rd floor residents.
Echo Bristol, Oak Hills/Maple Terrace Nurse Manager
Echo was hired at Pine Valley as a CNA in Sept. 1991; in 1993 she went back to school and in 1994 became a LPN. Then again in 1995 Echo went back to school and graduated in 1996 as a RN. She continued to work at Pine Valley while she was going back to school. She also filled a position as an Interim Social Worker in 1999 and in 2000 became the 2nd floor RN Manager.
Ryan Elliott, Director of Social Services
Ryan graduated from UW Eau Claire with a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling with concentration on mental health, undergrad in psychology and certification in Geriatrics. He has been employed with Pine Valley since November of 1999. As Director of Social Services his jobs include, admissions and discharges, family meetings, working with residents to help adjust to our facility and explore financing options and resources. Ryan has also been a part of the Geriatric Assessment Center since 2001. There he helps families to explore loved ones conditions, memory deficits, and resources available to them.
Rosie Coy, CNA/ Restorative Nursing
Rosie has been an employee of Pine Valley since May of 1993. She started as an activity aide and later had the opportunity to work with a Physical Therapist as a Therapy Aide. In 2004 she obtained her CNA certification and works in the restorative nursing program. Rosie states: “The goal of restorative nursing is to keep our residents strong and able to live as independently as they can.”
Jesi Towne, CBRF Nurse Manager
Jesi Towne has worked at Pine Valley since 2013 and is the RN Manager for the Assisted Living facility. She brings to us years of long-term care experience starting as a CNA 1996. Jesi states that “I’m grateful to work in such a beautiful building with wonderful staff and to have the convenience of being connected to the Skilled Facility and Therapy.”
Stephanie Marshall, PTA (Physical Therapy Assistant)
Stephanie worked for Pine Valley as a CNA from 2007 until 2011 where she gained invaluable patient care experience. She attended Western Technical College in Lacrosse for Physical Therapy and worked for 2 years as a Physical Therapy Assistant at Gundersen to gain experience. Stephanie and her family decided to replant their roots in their home town of Richland Center in 2013 and she now works for Aegis providing therapy to Pine Valley Residents.
Matt Preston, Director of Rehabilitation
Matt graduated from Western Technical College in Lacrosse in 2007 where he obtained his Associates Degree in Physical Therapy, since graduating he has worked for Aegis at Pine Valley as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Matt accepted the position of Director of Rehabilitation for Pine Valleys Therapy Department in September of 2014. Matt’s responsibilities include overseeing the therapy department, therapy staff development and ensuring that the therapy department continues to provide excellent therapy services to our residents.
Dr. Smith graduated from Northwestern University in 1976. He holds certifications in Family Practice, Certified Medical Director, Certified Bone Densitometer and Certificate in Geriatrics. He has been the Medial Director of Pine Valley Healthcare since 1990. Along with being the Medical Director for our facility he is also the President of Richland Medical Center, and President elect of Wisconsin Association of Medical Directors. In 2009 he won the Physician’s award from the Alzheimer’s Association, Wisconsin Chapter. Dr. Smith is a very integral part of making Pine Valley a success that reaches beyond his extensive education and knowledge and is a direct result of his compassion, willingness to listen and desire to help.
Ila Hagenston, Dietary Supervisor
Steve Alexander, Maintenance Supervisor