In 1908, a group of strong women responded to a growing need for public health care in the area and started the VNA. Today, over 100 years later, Valley VNA is still a vibrant part of the community. Our team is comprised of people who are dedicated to Valley VNA’s mission and are committed to meeting the needs of the seniors we serve. In fact, our Executive Team has an average of 10 years of service to Valley VNA. We are proud of this longevity and believe that it stems from our team really believing in our mission to serve the community.

Take a minute to get know our team members and the role they play in our organization.

 

In Home Care

Colleen Harvot

Director

920-727-5555 - ext 2217 E-mail colleenh@valleyvna.org

Colleen lives in Oshkosh and has worked in home care since 1985.

As Director, Colleen oversees all aspects of Valley VNA’s In-Home Care business and community resource programs, the Neenah-Menasha Meals on Wheels program, and foot care clinics.

Colleen finds it rewarding knowing the care provided to clients will allow them to stay in their homes as long as possible.


 

Julie Fries, RN

Client Care Coordinator

920-727-5555 - ext 2247

Julie Fries started her career with Valley VNA in 2002. She started as an RN with In-Home Care and in 2010 transitioned to the assisted living team. In January, 2014 she happily returned to In-Home Care after a nurse retired.

Julie helps clients find the services they need; trains and supervises the caregivers; communicates with clients and families on an ongoing basis; and conducts Options & Solutions visits, foot care clinics, blood pressure clinics, and community health chats.


 

Corrie Jape

In-Home Care Manager

920-727-5555 - ext 2218

Corrie lives in Neenah and began working for Valley VNA in 1999. She started in the assisted living as an RA before becoming the scheduler for In-Home Care in 2007.

Corrie works closely with clients, families and caregivers to coordinate the scheduled visits to clients throughout the Fox Cities, Oshkosh, Greenville, Hortonville, and New London.


 

Cortnie Borkowski

Meals on Wheels Coordinator / Administrative Assistant

920-727-5555 - ext 2213

Cortnie joined the In-Home Care team at Valley VNA in 2012.  She later became a Global Caregiver working in both In-Home Care and Assisted Living. Valley VNA has given her another opportunity to grow and in 2020 Cortnie became the Administrative Assistant and Meals on Wheels Coordinator.

 


 

Assisted Living

Pat Hoogervorst, RN

Clinical Services Director

920-727-5544 - ext 1032 Email: path@valleyvna.org

Pat began her career with Valley VNA in 1994, first with In-Home Care and then moving to Assisted Living. She has been Clinical Services Director since 2002.

Pat oversees the clinical quality and operations of the Assisted Living. Her history with Valley VNA, along with her clinical expertise, is a wonderful resource for residents and families. Pat works closely with the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association, and their program the Diamond Accreditation process and the Three Pillars of Care. The program criteria are designed to be a standard for excellence in assisted living orgranizations seeking the highlest levels of customer-driven quality performance.

 


 

Angela Franz

Administrator - Independent & Assisted Living

920-727-5544 - ext 2245 E-mail: angelaf@valleyvna.org

Angela has worked at Valley VNA since 2001. She started her career as a Resident Assistant in Assisted Living before moving to her current position in August of 2014. Angela is responsible for staff and daily operations of the CBRF and Alexandrite Manor.

 


 

Jordan Monroe, RN

Clinical Consultant

920-727-5544 - ext 1031

Jordan started her career at Valley VNA in 2012 working as a resident assistant while a senior in high school.  During college she worked on all courts as a resident assistant until graduating nursing school in 2018.  Jordan left Valley VNA for about a year and a half, gaining experience and working in physical therapy rehab and hospice.  Now, she is back and it “feels like home.”


 

Krystal Safranski, RN

Clinical Consultant

920-727-5544 - ext 1033 Email: krystals@valleyvna.org

I joined the Valley VNA care team in January of 2021. I have worked in several areas in my 30+ years of nursing and love the opportunity to care for the residents here at Valley VNA. I have lived in Neenah for the past 25 years and have four adult children and two grandchildren.

 


 

Jessica Blake

LIFE ENRICHMENT COORDINATOR

920-727-5544 - ext 1060 E-mail: jessicab@valleyvna.org

Jessica started her career with Valley VNA in May 2017 as a caregiver in Assisted Living.  She has always had a passion for caring for people and helped her mom for several years after her grandfather was diagnosed with dementia.  Wanting to make a meaningful impact for those with dementia led her to a career in healthcare.

Jessica was born and raised in Appleton, WI and spends her time caring for her three beautiful daughters and family.

 


 

Christy Feuersthaler

Music Coordinator

920-727-5544

Christy provides beautiful music and singing for our community through our Lyrics & Laughter™ Community Program and for special events.  Christy brings her knowledge of working with dementia and relating music they know, love and grew up with.

 


 

Jessica Sakis

Staff Development Liaison

920.858.2662 email: jessicas@valleyvna.org

Jessica joined Valley VNA as a Resident Assistant in 2014. She took on the role of team leader, then night shift manager, before accepting her current position in the beginning of 2020 as Staff Development Liaison .

In her role, Jessica continues the training process after orientation with new hires, implements quality improvement projects, assists the management team, and enjoys being able to work closely with residents. Jessica was born and raised in Neenah and enjoys spending time with her son and family.

Julia Ryan

Food Service Coordinator

920-727-5544 - ext 1050

Julia lives in Oshkosh and has worked in Food Service for over 30 years and joined Valley VNA in 2005.

Julia plans an eight week menu cycle for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Requests from residents fill the menus, along with likes, dislikes and special diet orders.

Julia’s favorite thing to do is Food Activity with the residents. “It’s really fun.  I’m able to really get to know the residents.”


 

Marian Drexler

Administrative Assistant

920-727-5544

Marian has lived in the area for over 30 years and has worked for Valley VNA since 2006.

Marian is often the first person you see when you come to Valley VNA. As Administrative Assistant for the Assisted Living, she mans the front desk and phone during the work day. In addition, Marian assists with tours and is there to welcome new residents and help with the “move-in” process.


 

Shift Managers

Kellie Smillie

Shift Manager, Days

Kellie has worked at Valley VNA since 2002. She enjoys working with our residents and staff and enjoys the challenges of being a Shift Manager – where each day brings something new.

Kellie lives in Neenah with her husband and two kids.

 


 

Cory Maples

Shift Manager, Nights

Cory has been working at Valley VNA since 2015. He started working as a resident assistant, then moved into a Team Lead position before being promoted to Shift Manager.  Cory enjoys camping during the summer and resides in Oshkosh.  Cory enjoys working as a shift manager on the night shift and the ability to learn something new everyday.

 

 


 

Joelin Mueller

Shift Manager, Days

Joelin started her career at Valley VNA Senior Care in 2007.  Since then she has had many different roles, including: caregiver, team leader, Life Enrichment Coordinator, and in early 2022, she returned to being a Shift Manager.
“I love working with elderly because they are just like your or I.  I love finding ways throughout the day to find that connection between myself and the residents–they have taught me so many things since I began working here. One of my favorite things I’ve learned is to enjoy life, because it is short. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband, three kids, two dogs and six guinea pigs.”

 

Nichole Verstoppen

Shift Manager, Nights

 

 

 


 

Administrative Offices

Theresa Pichelmeyer, EdD, RN

President & CEO

920-727-5555 - ext 2201 email: theresap@valleyvna.org

Theresa grew up in Neenah and has worked in healthcare for over 30 years. Theresa started her career with Valley VNA as Assisted Living Administrator in 2007.

As President & CEO, Theresa oversees the leadership of the organization. She works closely with the Board of Directors and Valley VNA staff to implement the strategic direction as established by the Board of Directors and ensures the delivery of Valley VNA’s mission of Providing Quality Choices for Senior Living.


 

Kristi Branchford

Senior Living Advisor

920-727-5555 - ext 2241 email: kristib@valleyvna.org

Kristi has been an active Neenah resident for over 30 years. She started at Valley VNA Senior Care as a volunteer in 2017 and accepted the Senior Living Advisor position in 2021. Kristi is excited to use her skills in management in addition to her advocacy skills gained while raising her children and aiding her mother. She also enjoys participating in various community outreach programs.

 


 

Julie Roh

Volunteer Coordinator

920-727-5555 - ext 2240 E-mail: julieroh@valleyvna.org

Julie started in 2019 as Volunteer Coordinator.  Julie has lived in Neenah for 20 years with her family.  Volunteering is a big part of Julie’s life as she has volunteered for many different nonprofit organizations.  Recruiting, orientating, and cultivating volunteers comes naturally to Julie with the experience she shares with Valley VNA and the volunteer program.


 

Laura Beam

Human Resources Director

920-727-5555 - ext 2202 email: laurab@valleyvna.org

I was born and raised in Wisconsin, and after living in various states throughout the country, I have now returned “home” to Wisconsin. I enjoy being outdoors especially during the fall months when the leaves are in full color. I have over 20 years of experience in Human Resources in various industries. I am excited to start this new chapter in my life in the healthcare industry.

 


 

Danielle Ficek

Administrative Assistant

920-727-5555 - ext 1030

Danielle has been with Valley VNA since May 2018. Administrative expertise is part of Danielle’s DNA; she has over two decades of experience as an administrative professional.  Danielle provides support for the Executive Team and Level 1 technical support for computer and phone issues for the Valley VNA campus. “I love my career as an administrative professional; no two days are ever the same.  The fact that what I do helps others be more effective and I enjoy making a difference, supporting and adding value to someone else’s work-life.”

In her non-work life Danielle she loves to read, listen to music (jazz and classical are her favorites) go to the movies, visit museums, and try new restaurants.

 

Cheryl Ehlers

Education and Training Coordinator

920-727-5555 - ext 1080

Cheryl has worked at Valley VNA since 2003. She started her career in the Assisted Living as a Resident Assistant, then moving to Shift Manager and then Supervisor. She began her current position in August 2014.

Cheryl is responsible for implementing training programs and orientation for Assisted Living and In Home Care front line employees, as well as coordinate ongoing training needs and continuing education.  She is also responsible for our new Caregiver Training Program that began in 2014.

 


 

Business Office

Vicki McAuliffe

Chief Financial Officer

920-727-5555 - ext 2206 email vickim@valleyvna.org

Vicki has worked at Valley VNA since 2008. She oversees the business office, nutrition services and maintenance teams.  Vicki is responsible for all financial information for the organization.

 


 

Brenda Coats

Accounting Clerk

920-727-5555 - ext 2235

Brenda started at Valley VNA in 1993. She is responsible for VVNA payroll along with invoicing and accounts receivable for Assisted Living, In-Home Care, and Apartments.

 

 

 


 

Maintenance

Jim Miller

Maintenance

920-727-5555 - ext 2236

Jim comes to us with years of maintenance and experience in the long term care environment. Jim also offers pet therapy for Valley VNA residents with his two Golden Doodles, Emma Jean and Leah Sophia.

 


 

Karen Nagel

Maintenance

920-727-5555 - ext 2236