Tom’s most recent experience was serving as the administrator of Bethany
Riverside skilled care nursing facility in Lacrosse, Wisconsin – where he had been since 1989. Prior to Lacrosse, he had served facilities in Yuma, Arizona, and Preston, Minnesota.
He brings a combined 35 years of experience to his role at Pine Valley.
Having grown up on a small dairy farm and appreciating the rural setting, Tom is looking forward to working in Richland Center and more specifically at Pine Valley. According to Tom, the country setting, the friendly staff, the reputation for high quality care, a strong leadership team, a supportive board of trustees, and an active fundraising Foundation, and a new facility were all factors that attracted him to Pine Valley.
Jennifer has a well-rounded background having worked in different healthcare related occupations, all of which have proved helpful in her transition to a career in a skilled nursing facility. Prior to Pine Valley Jennifer was working as a Social Worker in an Aging & Disability Resource Center, helping to serve a wide array of clients with various physical, developmental and psychological disabilities. Jennifer’s past jobs required her to spend a significant amount of time traveling and commuting and thus she has been thrilled to find a stable home here at Pine Valley.
Jennifer’s responsibilities include admission coordination, day to day interactions with the resident’s, discharge planning and much more. She is confident that she is surrounded by an experienced and compassionate group of coworkers that share a common goal and she is grateful for the opportunities given every day to work closely with the residents of Pine Valley and feels she is making a meaningful impact in their lives.
Her ambition as the RN Supervisor of our new Assisted Living is to provide quality care to enhance every resident’s life, respects their individuality, & encourages their independence in a supportive, & homelike environment.
He states, “first we changed our name to Pine Valley Healthcare; then we changed to our current name, Pine Valley Community Village. Buildings changed, as did operations and our vision for the future. However, one thing hasn’t changed; our hard working, caring staff. I have met and worked with some great co-workers over the years and made some awesome friends”.