Genevive

Our mission is to provide expert, compassionate care to everyone we touch.

Today’s health system wasn’t designed to serve the needs of aging patients. In caring for the elderly, providers too often rely on research based on very different populations and training protocols designed for less complex patients. While well intentioned, these practices are as likely to harm as to help — with serious consequences for patients’ wellbeing and quality of life.

Genevive is changing the outlook. By applying the best medical knowledge with compassion and respect, our model has been shown to improve lives and health outcomes. From recruiting to training to service delivery, we are raising the standard of accountability for geriatric providers in Minnesota and beyond.

To us, this work is a privilege. We wouldn’t think of doing anything else.

Our mission is to provide expert, compassionate care to everyone we touch.

Today’s health system wasn’t designed to serve the needs of aging patients. In caring for the elderly, providers too often rely on research based on very different populations and training protocols designed for less complex patients. While well intentioned, these practices are as likely to harm as to help — with serious consequences for patients’ wellbeing and quality of life.

Genevive is changing the outlook. By applying the best medical knowledge with compassion and respect, our model has been shown to improve lives and health outcomes. From recruiting to training to service delivery, we are raising the standard of accountability for geriatric providers in Minnesota and beyond.

To us, this work is a privilege. We wouldn’t think of doing anything else.

Our History


Genevive was founded as Geriatric Services of Minnesota in 2003 as a division of North Clinic. Dr. Nick Schneeman, Renee Doering GNP, Alaina Lerfald RN, and Kathie Surma LPN were the original employees. Today we are pursuing the same mission with a team of over 115 people including Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and Social Workers deployed throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.

Our Leadership


Amanda Tufano
MHA, CMPE, CPPM, Chief Executive Officer

John Mielke
Medical Director, MD

Andrea Voss
Director of Nursing

Tara Schlattman
Clinical Director

Melissa Markfort
Director of Operations

Mike Schlichting
Director of Finance

Gillian Korpi
Human Resources Manager

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Amanda Tufano

MHA, CMPE, CPPM, Chief Executive Officer


I started as the Director of Business Operations with Genevive in 2012. This position allowed me to improve the operations within Genevive to better support the fantastic mission focused work our providers and clinical staff do each day. After helping to transition the company into standalone business operations, I became the Chief Operating Officer in January 2015. I have thoroughly enjoyed growing our internal business structure and building a network among other small businesses that support health care. In May 2017, I became credentialed with the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) as a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE).

Professional Interests

  • Medical group management
  • Small business management
  • Value-driven care models
  • Working with the geriatric population

Education

  • Master of Healthcare Administration, University of Minnesota 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts, Government, University of Texas
  • Bachelor of Science, Radio-Television-Film, University of Texas
  • Interdisciplinary Certificate, Cultural Studies, University of Texas
  • Certified Professional Project Manager, University of St. Thomas, 2012
  • Six Sigma, Green Belt Certified, University of St. Thomas, 2011
  • Lean Flow Certified, St. Paul College 2010

Publications

  • Abraham, J., B. Sick, J. Anderson, A. Berg, C. Dehmer, and A. Tufano. “Selecting a Provider: What Factors Influence Patients’ Decision-Making?” March/April 2011, Journal of Healthcare Management, 56(2): 99-114.
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John Mielke

Medical Director, MD


I enjoy practicing in the full spectrum of geriatric practice, caring for patients in independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing facilities and transitional care units. A particular interest is in developing teams that use strong communication skills to more effectively care for our elderly residents. I am medical director of several skilled nursing facilities and support the Optage Hospice as an associate medical director.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Added Qualification in Geriatrics
  • Certified Medical Director

Professional Interests

  • I serve on the Clinical Practice Committee of the MAGIC organization and am the past president of that organization
  • I am a member of PALTC/AMDA, AGS and ACP

Education

  • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Abbott Northwestern Internal Medicine Residency program
  • I also completed the Physician Leadership College at St. Thomas University
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Andrea Voss

Director of Nursing


Throughout my years at Genevive I have had the pleasure of wearing many hats from Lead MSHO Care Coordinator to Home Visit Program Nurse Manager to Clinical Integration Manager and presently as the Director of Nursing. I currently lead a large team of exceptional and dedicated nurses. Our nursing department goals are to create innovative and efficient supports and services that elevate all providers and nurse’s practice. Current nursing services include RN protocol-based triage, RN anticoagulation services, MSHO and I-SNP Care Coordination, Clinical Coordination and Home Visit Nurse Management. I thrive on an evolving environment and love to critically think about new models of care and care delivery options.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Registered Nurse – State of Minnesota
  • Public Health Nurse Certification – State of Minnesota

Education

  • Augsburg University – Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Public Health Certification with focus on Trans-cultural Nursing, Magna cum Laude
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College – Associate of Science, Nursing
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Tara Schlattman

Clinical Director


Throughout my personal medical practice, I strive to provide competent and compassionate care to every patient and family member of all backgrounds.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • ANCC

Professional Interests

  • Leadership in medicine has always been a career interest of mine; I completed Provider Leadership Academy training in 2019 through Allina Health; And held Clinical Manager role at Allina Senior Health for 5 years and continue leadership here at Genevive.

Education

  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner University of Minnesota
  • BSN at Mankato State University

Articles

  • Research article regarding SNF readmission and developed a clinical stability tool that is used at United Hospital since 2019
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Melissa Markfort

Director of Operations


I joined the Genevive Leadership Team in 2018. I was drawn to the forward thinking and employee centered culture at Genevive, which reflects the mission of “Treat them like Family.” I have focused my efforts into streamlining operations and structures around Provider support, which ultimately aligns with our goal of delivering excellent patient care across all levels of living. I have a passion for cultivating relationships with employees and external stakeholders, that lead to strong partnerships in collaborative healthcare outcomes. I am extremely proud to be part of this company and devoted to our continued growth and success.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Certified Professional Project Manager (CPPM) - University of St. Thomas, 2019

Professional Interests

  • Business Development
  • Medical Practice Management
  • Leading High Performing Teams
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Education

  • Bachelor of Science – Community Health and Ethnic Studies
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Mike Schlichting

Director of Finance


I have extensive work experience within the healthcare field including finance related roles for a provider group, health insurance carrier, and a large health care system. Responsibilities include financial analysis and budgeting, network management, network development, portfolio management and value-based contracting. I currently lead an experienced accounting and revenue cycle/data management team. I truly appreciate working for a company that makes a healthy difference to people’s lives.

Professional Interests

  • Financial Management
  • Valued based contracting
  • Network Management and Development
  • Portfolio Management

Education

  • Master of Business Administration - Finance, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
  • Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
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Gillian Korpi

Human Resources Manager


I started as the Human Resource Manager in January of 2019. Prior to Genevive, I worked in various HR roles in both the for profit and non profit sector. I was drawn to Genevive as the mission of Treat Them like Family is present in all aspects of the work from patient care to supporting front line employees. I’m proud to be a part of a culture that drives innovative change in healthcare and has all employees work at the top of their licensure. The inclusive and progressive values allow our employees to be their true selves. I am passionate about engaging our people, working with our diverse and talented group of employees to support them in all their human resource needs.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Member of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Twin Cities SHRM

Professional Interests

  • Employee Relations
  • Professional Development and coaching of employees
  • Emotional Intelligence.

Education

  • BA in Psychology from the College of Saint Benedict

Our Providers


Rita Anderson
APRN, CNP

Melanie Ashfeld
APRN, CNP

Christina Bricout
APRN, CNP

Mary Carlson
APRN, CNP

Gary Carlson
MD

Momodou Ceesay
APRN, CNP

Michaela Cielinski
APRN, CNP

Jennifer Dart
APRN, CNP

Brian Dixon
MD

Renee Doering
APRN, CNP

Scott Fairbairn
MD

Angela Farrington
APRN, CNP

Amy Foster
APRN, CNP

Christa Hoiland
MD

Kari Garin
APRN, CNP

Samantha Giffrow
APRN, CNP

Bill Hamilton
MD

Robert Helgren
MD

Patricia Henjum
APRN, CNP

Marcia Hoffman
APRN, CNP

Sherol Holck
APRN, CNP

Lindsay Howell
APRN, DNP

Jamie Inhoff
APRN, CNP

Jody Juntunen
APRN, CNP

Amy Kammerer
APRN. CNP

Maria Keita
APRN, CNP

Paul Kerestes
MD

Joy Laansma
DNP, APRN, CNP

Shelly Laciskey
APRN, CNP

Bradley Langley
MD

Barry Larson
MD

Steven Lawler
MD

Marianne Loftus
APRN, CNP

Joan Luknic
APRN, CNP

John Mielke
Medical Director, MD

Frederick Mosch
MD

Krista Naber
APRN, CNP

Kelsi Nelson
MD

Ngum Ngwa
APRN, CNP

John Nyaenya
APRN, CNP

Patricia Opal
APRN, CNP

Judy Palmer
APRN, CNP

Ruby Schoen
APRN, CNP

Brandi Reilly
APRN, CNP

George Schoephoerster
MD

Nancy Schultz
APRP, CNP

Lois Sipprell
APRN, CNP

Melissa Sorenson
APRN, CNP

Debra Stassen
APRN, CNP

Stacie Straus
APRN, CNP

Liz Toth
APRN, CNP

Sandra Turbes
MD

Jennifer Voss
APRN, CNP

Doug Watkins
MD

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Rita Anderson

APRN, CNP


As a geriatric nurse practitioner, I enjoy working with older adults to help them manage and live with chronic medical conditions. My goal is to promote and enhance quality of life while maintaining the older adult’s dignity and comfort. I enjoy the history and wisdom each older adult possesses and am committed to meeting their ever-changing health care needs.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioner's
  • American Medical Directors Association

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing, Metropolitan State University
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Melanie Ashfeld

APRN, CNP


Passionate about providing medical care for adults and elders in the long term care setting to maintain the highest quality of life based on my patients personal goals of care.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • Dementia
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Wound Care
  • Chronic Disease Management

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing, St. Catherine University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, St. Cloud State University
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Christina Bricout

APRN, CNP


Providing care to the older adult has been my passion throughout my nursing career. I enjoy developing a relationship with each patient, and their families, and hope to help them live their best lives. By honoring my patient’s choices and providing evidence-based management of their health conditions, my goal is the best health care possible, delivered with a warm, personal touch

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, 2020
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Certified Gerontological Nurse, 2013

Professional Interests

  • Advance Care Planning
  • Dementia
  • Developmental Disabilities

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Cincinnati, 2019
  • STEEEP Academy Certified, Baylor Scott & White Health, 2016
  • First Steps Advance Care Planning Certified Facilitator, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, TX
  • Bachelor of Journalism in Public Relations, University of Texas
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Mary Carlson

APRN, CNP


After living and working in the same small town for over 20 years, each person I care for is someone’s neighbor, family member, or friend. They each deserve the same kind of care I would give to my own father or mother.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Certified Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • Palliative care
  • Mental health issues
  • Older adults

Education

  • Master of Arts in Nursing, College of St. Catherine, 1992
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification, College of St. Catherine, 1985
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, St. Olaf College, 1982
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion, St Olaf College, 1981
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Gary Carlson

MD


I am interested in whole person care with extra training in integrative medicine and psychological aspects of health. I have a special passion for hospice/end of life care.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education

  • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • University of Minnesota Methodist Unit Residency
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Momodou Ceesay

APRN, CNP


I immigrated to the United States in 1992 from a small country in West Africa called Gambia. I went straight into nursing caring for the elderly as a nursing assistant in long term care settings across the country. I never looked back. Went back to school for my advance degree in geriatrics in order to continue to deliver the best evidence based practice for my elderly clients.

I’m a lifelong learner when it comes to improving the care for the elderly population. Working in health care this long also provided me great experience on how unique we are as individuals. I’m very passionate in improving the quality of life for all those who entrust me with their care.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Excelsior College, Albany, New York
  • Associate of Science in Nursing, North Hennepin Community College, Minnesota
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Michaela Cielinski

APRN, CNP


I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to work within Geriatrics. It is an honor and privilege to be able to focus on enhancing and promoting the quality of life of the elderly, while preserving comfort and dignity.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center/ Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • Wound Care
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Polypharmacy

Education

  • Masters of Science in Nursing, College of St. Scholastica
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, College of St. Scholastica
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Jennifer Dart

APRN, CNP


I provide care for older adults in the comfort of their homes, through examinations and assessments, treatment plans, and education about wellness, disease prevention and chronic disease management. I have extensive experience in primary care management for older adults with complex and chronic medical conditions and additional expertise in geriatric health care and total care management in a variety of settings that have further prepared me for this role.

Professional Interests

  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Dementia

Education

  • Master of Science-Nursing degree from St. Louis University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Wisconsin
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Brian Dixon

MD


If primary care doctors are the “people doctors,” then seniors are by far my favorite people. Getting to know my patients and their families is something I value highly. Guiding them through the decisions and complexities that arise in their health care is also highly rewarding. It is at GENEVIVE, helping the frailest of these patients manage chronic disease, acute illness and end-of-life transitions, where I believe a physician can have the greatest impact in primary care.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Interests

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Advanced care planning
  • End of life care

Education

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School (Twin Cities)

Articles

  • Arch Intern Med. 2005 Sep 12;165(16):1877-81. Principal atrial fibrillation discharges by the new ACC/AHA/ESC classification. Dixon BJ, Bracha Y, Loecke SW, Guerrero MA, Taylor RD, Asinger RW.
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Renee Doering

APRN, CNP


I really enjoy my work and working with older adults. I love hearing all the life stories, and working in a team environment like the nursing home. It is a privilege getting to know residents and their families, and I’ve taken care of a lot of people from the same families over the years. Sometimes I get to work with residents and their families for decades, other times just weeks. Either way I try to help them along their journey, and get to know what is important to them.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Nursing Certification Center Board Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, 1997

Professional Interests

  • Diabetes
  • Congestive Heart Failure

Education

  • Masters of Science in Nursing, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, Luther College, 1992
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Scott Fairbairn

MD


As a provider I feel I can bring empathy, understanding and caring as well as the expertise of over 20 years in Geriatric Medicine. I want to become a present and constant person in the life of my patients and their families.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
  • Member of the American Medical Association
  • Member American Academy of Family Practice
  • Member Hennepin County Medical Society

Professional Interests

  • Geriatrics and Palliative Care
  • Working with Families
  • Patient Interaction

Education

  • Family Practice Residency, Mercy Medical Center, Denver, CO, 1990
  • Doctor of Medicine, Creighton University Medical School, Omaha, NE, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 1983
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Angela Farrington

APRN, CNP


I have held several roles as an NP including a practice in long term care, short term rehab, on line telemedicine, and I have also had a leadership/management role supervising and leading 20 NPs. I prefer the bedside care of patients in long-term care and specifically enjoy managing chronic health conditions and helping patients and families with end of life decisions and comfort.

My primary focus is in honoring patient’s dignity and getting to know and understand their life history, work, passions and desires and what has brought them to the long term care setting. One of the most rewarding aspects of my career is the relationships that develop in caring for someone at the end of their journey in life.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, 1999

Professional Interests

  • End of Life Care
  • Precepting

Education

  • Masters of Science in Nursing, St. Catherine University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Minnesota
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Amy Foster

APRN, CNP


I have always loved working with the geriatric population. Working at Genevive allows me to provide personalized care to the elderly and their families. As part of the primary care team, I am able to provide care at the nursing facility allowing the eldery to receive care at their home where they are comfortable.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • Dementia
  • Advanced Care Planning

Education

  • Masters of Science in Nursing, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI
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Christa Hoiland

MD


As a Family Physician, I can provide cradle to grave care, but have been drawn to the care of the elderly. I truly enjoy their stories, listening to their life philosophies, and guiding them through a very complex and unpredictable phase of life transitions. My goal is to guide, help heal, and always comfort. Genevive embraces providing compassionate and comprehensive care to the frailest of patients.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine, added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Diplomate, America Board of Family Medicine

Professional Interests

  • Wellness/Fitness in the Elderly
  • End of Life Care
  • Dementia
  • Geriatric Depression
  • Pain Management
  • Skin Disorders

Education

  • Doctor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
  • Family Practice Residency, University of Minnesota
  • Geriatric Fellowship, University of Minnesota
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Kari Garin

APRN, CNP


The service I am privileged to provide as a primary care nurse practitioner brings joy and purpose to my life. It is an honor to partner with older adults and their families to enhance physical, emotional and spiritual wellness while managing complicated chronic conditions. I believe in a collaborative approach to communication and disease management with the goal of enhancing quality of life, however that may look to the patient.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Board Certified Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • Dementia
  • Neurology
  • Advanced Care Planning and Palliative Care
  • Community Health & Wellness
  • Minnesota Nurse Practitioners association member

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing, Saint Catherine University, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, 2008
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Samantha Giffrow

APRN, CNP


I am passionate about providing individualized patient care while maintaining dignity, comfort, and quality of life all based off the patient’s goals of care. I enjoy working as part of a collaborative team to ensure the best outcomes for the patients and families we serve.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Professional Interests

  • End of life care
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Advanced care planning

Education

  • Master of Science in nursing, Purdue University Global
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bemidji State University
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Bill Hamilton

MD


After 31 years in a robust full-service family practice in Saint Paul, I am proud to have transitioned into my current role as a Geriatric Physician. I find that I learn continually from my patients and their families and hopefully educate them in return. I try to incorporate compassion, competence, and communication in my daily work. I find it a true privilege to attend to this special group of patients.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Board Certified Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine

Education

  • Fairview St. Mary’s Family Practice Residency, Minneapolis, MN 1987
  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 1984
  • Medical Doctorate University of St. John’s, Collegeville, MN 1979
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Robert Helgren

MD


I am an Internal Medicine physician who values providing compassionate quality care to my patients. The last 25 years as an Internist has prepared me for my true niche – which is to partner with my senior patients and their families, to care for them with dignity and respect.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Interests

  • Care planning for patients with complex diagnoses
  • Patient home visits
  • Listening to patients

Education

  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota, 1989
  • Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Patricia Henjum

APRN, CNP


I have been a Nurse Practitioner for over 20 years. I’ve enjoyed many aspects of assessing and treating older adults with complex medical conditions. One of the many rewards of this work is to see the patient as a person apart from just their illnesses or diagnoses, I learn their life story, what they value, and more of who they are as people. For me it’s about seeing the bigger picture of the individual, supporting them at this stage of their life and developing a relationship of trust. I’m also there for families, who at times feel overwhelmed, and help them through the journey of changing health conditions and educating them in the medical decisions that inevitably arise. Every day I have the opportunity to touch people’s lives, and the privilege to have my life touched by theirs.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Gerontological Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Professional Interests

  • Managing chronic complex health conditions
  • Supporting and informal education of staff at facilities
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Palliative Care and End of life care

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of MN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph’s MN
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Marcia Hoffman

APRN, CNP


I have a passion for caring for the elderly. I have been a nurse for 30 years with the majority of my experience in the ICU before advancing my education to become a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner in 2000. My goal in working with the elderly is to maximize their health by using appropriate medications and other interventions.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • Masters of Arts in Nursing, College of St. Catherine
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Minnesota
  • Associate of Science in Nursing, Anoka Ramsey Community College
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Sherol Holck

APRN, CNP


I have been a Nurse Practitioner for more than 20 years. I provide care for older adults in the comfort of their own environment through examinations and assessments, treatment plans, medication management, and education about wellness, disease prevention and chronic disease management. I have experience in geriatric health care in assisted living, long-term care and acute care. I have experience in caring for adults with complex medical situations including diabetes, hypertension, obstructive airway disease and heart disease.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Gerontological Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Education

  • Master of Science degree in Nursing from St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, MN
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Nursing at Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN
  • Registered Nurse Diploma at Abbott Northwestern School of Nursing in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Lindsay Howell

APRN, DNP


I define my practice philosophy as individualized and holistic patient care. I feel that working in the healthcare profession as a provider and assisting patients and their families through the challenges of chronic and acute illness to be an honor. I believe that truly listening to the patient and their family’s needs is essential for excellent care. I am dedicated to improving the quality of care for all patients and to being an advocate for them and their families.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Adult Gerontology

Professional Interests

  • Geriatric medicine, complex medical conditions, cardiology, diabetes, and hospice/palliative care
  • Quality improvement, care coordination, and improved care transitions

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Georgetown University
  • Master of Science in Nursing, St. Catherine University
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Jamie Inhoff

APRN, CNP


I am passionate about geriatric care; it is where I have spent my entire nursing career. I started as a floor nurse in a nursing home, then a nurse manager, and finally a certified nurse practitioner. I believe my purpose is to help guide older adults through their healthcare journey to reach their fullest potential. I feel privileged to be a part of their journey.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • Geriatrics
  • Palliative Care
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Dementia

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing, Saint Catherine University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, South Dakota State University
  • Bachelor of Science, University of St. Thomas
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Jody Juntunen

APRN, CNP


I feel it is a privilege to partner with those who entrust their care, or the care of their loved ones to me. I value and practice in an empathetic, honest, and patient-centered approach.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • Management of chronic health conditions of heart failure, frailty, and dementia

Education

  • Diploma in Nursing, St. Lukes Teaching Hospital, Fargo, ND
  • Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences, St. Francis University, Joliet, IL
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
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Amy Kammerer

APRN. CNP


My passion for working with the elderly population dates back to childhood, when I’d volunteer with my grandmother at the local long-term care center to help residents play BINGO. I loved listening to residents’ stories and earning a smile or laugh from of them. As a certified nurse practitioner, I aim to blend nursing and medical services to provide care for individuals and families. My objective is to make connections with my patients and families; to learn their goals and values so that, together, we can create a comprehensive, patient-centered care plan that focuses on quality of life and meets patients where they are at in their life journey.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Dementia
  • Reducing Polypharmacy

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Cincinnati
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Maria Keita

APRN, CNP


I believe there are better patient outcomes when patients are empowered to make their own health decisions. This means putting patients and their families at the center of our care model and helping than through their health Journey even if we do not always agree with the choices they make. In my years of experience, my patients and families have consistently commented that I am a good listener and I am thorough. My elderly patients feel value because they are the focus of my visit. Simple gesture of placing my chair at a position of direct eye contact with the patient is always much appreciated.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Health Certified Clinical Nurse specialist

Professional Interests

  • Geriatric patient centered care
  • Polypharmacy
  • Diabetes Management

Education

  • University of Minnesota
  • Member of the Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Advisory Council, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
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Paul Kerestes

MD


Coming soon.

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Joy Laansma

DNP, APRN, CNP


It is a privilege to practice in an area of my passion. My interest for geriatric medicine stemmed from earlier years working as a nursing assistant who saw a profound need for compassion and holistic medicine in a geriatric setting. This desire continued throughout my nursing career at nursing homes and hospitals from hospice to critical care areas.

Recognizing a patient’s uniqueness and individuality, my desire is to seek a balanced care plan that parallels a geriatric patient in their current circumstances through assessing areas that necessitate care service, planning for the implementation, and evaluating the effectiveness. Therefore, my Mission Statement is to provide ethical and compassionate care while promoting a healthy lifestyle with utilization of collaborative resources. I promise to faithfully and full heartedly provide remarkable care that advocates, protects, promotes, and optimizes health and comfort for the long-term care population.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, 2012
  • Sigma Theta Tau Member, 2009
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support - 2013
  • Basic Life Support – 2013
  • Certified Nursing Assistant - 1980

Education

  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI, 2016
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, 2009
  • Associate of Science in Nursing, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN, 1996
  • Legal and General Education, North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, MN
  • General Education, Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN
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Shelly Laciskey

APRN, CNP


Caring for the elderly has been my lifelong passion, dating back to high school when I cared for elders as a certified nursing assistant in my hometown nursing facility. I have hospital experience in critical oncology care, as well as managing complex medical care of the geriatric population in Assisted Living, Transitional Care, and Long Term Care settings. I believe this specialized care we deliver as geriatric providers is a gift, and definitely my calling in life. I aim to care for each unique individual and their family with compassion and dignity to promote the best quality of life possible by utilizing the latest geriatric medicine principles and standards of care.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • End of life care
  • Managing multiple complex medical conditions

Education

  • Master's of Arts in Nursing, College of St. Catherine, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, College of St. Catherine, 1994
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Bradley Langley

MD


After 36 years of practicing full spectrum family medicine, I am excited to focus now on geriatric medicine here at Genevive. As I watched my own parents on their journey to end of life, then saw my in-laws struggle with age, the complexities of aging took on a more personal meaning. As a part of Genevive, I am pleased to work with a remarkable collaboration of providers. May the truly good work done here be experienced as love made visible.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Interests

  • End of life issues
  • Patient/family interactions and relationships

Education

  • Concordia College, Moorhead, MN—Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN—Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Minnesota/Fairview-St. Mary’s, Minneapolis, MN—Family Medicine Residency
  • Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN—to heed a call.
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Barry Larson

MD


I have been with Genevive since June of 2010. I have 25 years of experience in family medicine and have chosen to spend the latter portion of my career working with this very special population and their families.

It’s a privilege for me to work with seniors who have lived full lives and have experienced so much, and who have done so much for our country. I learn so much from them every day and often feel at the end of the day that I have received much more than I have been able to give. I am blessed to be able to work with a great team of caregivers that enables us to give the best care possible.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Diplomate, Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine, American Board of Family Practice, since 1994
  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice, since 1988

Professional Interests

  • Primary Caregiving in Long Term Care and in Medical Direction
  • Serve as a Medical Director at one of my facilities
  • Team practice of Medicine
  • Integration of teaching with caregiving

Education

  • Family Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 1985-1988
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, 1985
  • Bachelor of Science, Gustavus Adolphus, St. Peter, Minnesota 1981
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Steven Lawler

MD


I love being a Family Practitioner because I believe that the best care comes from being able to put a person’s medical issues in the context of the rest of her life. I spent the first dozen years of my practice providing full-spectrum primary care in a clinic setting, and time and again, my experiences there reinforced the importance of looking at the big picture.

For the last few years, I’ve focused on taking care of seniors in long-term care settings, and I’ve continued to apply that approach. I try to get to know each of my patients – not only his medical history, but also his hobbies, his career, his family life, his goals and hopes.

Each patient is unique, and getting to know the whole person helps me provide the best care possible.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice

Professional Interests

  • Medical Director, Northfield Care Center - Northfield, MN

Education

  • Family Medicine Residency, United Family Medicine, St. Paul, MN
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
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Marianne Loftus

APRN, CNP


I began my nursing career in 2006 as a nursing assistant in long-term care. It was then that I developed my passion for caring for older adults and desire to be a nurse practitioner. I have a personal belief that as a nurse practitioner I don’t only care for the patient, but also care for their family. I want to be able to accompany the patient and their family throughout every step of their health. I view and treat all patients and family as if they were my own. It is such an honor to be able to care for our older adults.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Professional Interests

  • Dementia care
  • Wound care
  • Polypharmacy

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, The College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, MN
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice, The College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, MN
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Joan Luknic

APRN, CNP


I have extensive experience in a variety of healthcare settings working with patients across the lifespan with special interest in the geriatric population. I value a collaborative approach to care that deeply involves patients, families and the inter-disciplinary care team in providing individualized services to adults and the elderly. I also pride myself on ensuring that patients and families are well educated on disease processes and trajectories.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Primary Care Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Memberships in American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Minnesota Nurse Practitioners, American Medical Directors Association, American Geriatrics Society

Professional Interests

  • Managing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart failure, COPD, high blood pressure, dementia and related problems

Education

  • Masters of Science in Nursing, Johns Hopkins University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Augsburg College
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John Mielke

Medical Director, MD


I enjoy practicing in the full spectrum of geriatric practice, caring for patients in independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing facilities and transitional care units. A particular interest is in developing teams that use strong communication skills to more effectively care for our elderly residents. I am medical director of several skilled nursing facilities and support the Optage Hospice as an associate medical director.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Added Qualification in Geriatrics,Certified Medical Director

Professional Interests

  • Serve on the Clinical Practice Committee of the MAGIC organization and am the past president of that organization
  • A member of PALTC/AMDA, AGS and ACP

Education

  • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Abbott Northwestern Internal Medicine Residency program
  • Completed the Physician Leadership College at St. Thomas University
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Frederick Mosch

MD


I believe the physician, regardless of their talent, best serves patients by listening to them and being thorough.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Professional Interests

  • Nephrology
  • Cardiology
  • Dementia

Education

  • Medical School, University of Minnesota
  • Intern Residency Year 1, University of Minnesota
  • Residency, years 2 and 3, University of Iowa
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Krista Naber

APRN, CNP


I have been a nurse practitioner in geriatrics for 15 years. I love the work that I am privileged to do each and every day. Geriatrics was easy for me to choose. I used to walk to the nursing home in my hometown as a kid to visit all of my “adopted grandparents” and enjoyed spending a lot of quality time with my Grandma as she grew older.

The thing I like most about my job is not only getting to know my patients, but getting to know their families as well. I enjoy feeling part of their lives, even if briefly. I enjoy the communication and contact with staff and caregivers alike. I feel we all need the most care when beginning life and again as we prepare for our final journey.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Neuromuscular Disorder

Education

  • Masters of Art in Nursing, College of St. Catherine
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Kelsi Nelson

MD


My first job in high school was as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a long term care center. Now, after more than fifteen years of practicing Family Medicine and Express Care Medicine, I find myself drawn back to that initial setting. I look forward to working with residents both in a transitional care setting and also those in long term care. My goal is to provide quality and compassionate care to each and every resident I encounter!

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
  • Member of American Medical Association
  • Member of American Academy of Family Practice

Professional Interests

  • Quality of Life
  • Polypharmacy
  • Palliative Care
  • Patient Interaction
  • Mission Work both local and international

Education

  • Family Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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Ngum Ngwa

APRN, CNP


My interest in working with the geriatric population grew from my personal, work and educational experiences. I have come to embrace the holistic approach that is needed to care for adult and geriatric patients. This has enabled me to grow in other areas, such as being patient, being a great team player, and taking time to listen.

I enjoy hearing the life stories my patients and families have to share. Though some days are challenging, the reward of making a difference in the life of my patients, small as it may be, far outweighs anything else. The more I am involved in the care of older adults, the more I count myself as privileged to be caring for such a special group of people.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Member of American Medical Directors Association, MN Nurse Practitioners Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, MN Medical Directors Association

Professional Interests

  • Volunteer to provide my medical knowledge through non-government organizations, church groups and such, in service to the poor and under privileged both here and abroad

Education

  • Masters of Science in Nursing, Metropolitan State University
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John Nyaenya

APRN, CNP


I am a certified nurse practitioner with over 10 years’ experience working with elderly patients. I am passionate about improving the quality of life of patients through proactive, patient-centered, and culturally sensitive medical care. My goal is be a positive energy in patient lives that values the patient’s input in their own health care. My personal health goal is to lead by example. Eat, exercise and live as healthy as I advise my own patients. If I wasn't a nurse, I would be a mechanical engineer because I am results oriented and love to see the outcome of my efforts.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Certified Nurse practitioner- American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurse- Minnesota Board of Nursing, Wisconsin board of Nurse

Professional Interests

  • Health and wellness promotion
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Chronic disease management and preventive care.
  • Quality improvement projects aimed at enhancing patient outcomes and improve the quality of health care delivery

Education

  • Doctor of Nursing practice, Winona State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Winona State University
  • Associate Degree in Nursing, Minneapolis Community and Technical College
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Patricia Opal

APRN, CNP


For nearly all my years as a nurse practitioner I have chosen to work with older individuals and to see them where they are living. I believe seeing an individual where they live gives me a more complete understanding of their health and well being. I observe and listen to individuals in order to understand their health challenges, their lives and their goals. I believe it is important that individuals, and those involved in their care, understand their health challenges. Seeing people where they live allows me some flexibility to schedule longer visit times that allow for education and communication. My goal is to work collaboratively with individuals, their families and other health professionals to provide care that enhances quality of life.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Minnesota Board of Nursing: APRN
  • ANCC: Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • Master of Arts in Nursing, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
  • Bachelor of Arts in History. Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
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Judy Palmer

APRN, CNP


As a Nurse Practitioner, I provide care for older adults in the comfort of their homes, through examination and assessments, treatment plans, and education about wellness, disease prevention, and chronic disease management. I have extensive experience in primary care management for older adults with complex and chronic medical conditions, I have additional expertise in geriatric health care in Assisted Living, Long Term Care, and Acute Care to further prepared me for this role.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Education

  • Masters and Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN
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Ruby Schoen

APRN, CNP


I have been working across the care continuum in the geriatric population for over two decades. This includes interests in healthy aging, functional health, management of chronic conditions, palliative care and end of life planning. I discovered providing care to older adults with complex health problems is highly challenging, exciting, and rewarding.

I love working with the geriatric population, this is something I really enjoy. In fact, the more I do it, the more I enjoy it. What I love most about my work are the relationships I establish with patients and their families and the differences I can make in their lives.

I have a professional and personal interest in palliative, dementia care, and leadership. I enjoy palliative and dementia care, because the goal is not to cure, but to provide comfort and maintain the highest possible quality of life for as long as life remains. I enjoy the role of Associate Medical Director because it is an opportunity to inspire, support, and mentor. It’s a privilege to help develop others and enable people to go beyond their individual limitations and achieve great things.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • I have a professional and personal interest in palliative and dementia care. I enjoy palliative and dementia care, because the goal is not to cure, but to provide comfort and maintain the highest possible quality of life for as long as life remains.

Education

  • Masters in Science in Nursing, Metropolitan State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Metropolitan State University
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Brandi Reilly

APRN, CNP


I chose geriatrics because I value quality of life at all stages and ages, and want to provide passionate, patient-centered care with open discussions about what quality of life means to the resident. I value working as a team with residents and their families to provide care that meets their needs and definition of quality of life, and when the time comes, quality end of life.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • AANP Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • Palliative and end of life care
  • Quality of life in the frail elderly

Education

  • St. Catherine University
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George Schoephoerster

MD


After providing full spectrum family medicine for over 25 years, I was given the opportunity to focus my energy on the frail elderly. I now provide care for short stay and long term care nursing home residents in greater central Minnesota, and serve as Medical Director in some of those homes. I function as part of a team providing primary care. We focus on the needs of our patients in a manner that meets of their goals and is consistent with their values, which then allows families to spend quality time with their loved one in the twilight of their life.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine with added qualifications in Geriatrics

Professional Interests

  • For the past 10 years, I have had an interest in health care reform in Minnesota, in particular, in the transformation of primary care. My primary interests are in improving the value of care provided to Minnesota seniors. To advance that work, in addition to my work role in Genevive, I serve in many volunteer roles that provide me the opportunity to improve the quality of care provided to the frail elderly, with a particular focus on those with dementia.

Education

  • Family Medicine Residency, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
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Nancy Schultz

APRP, CNP


I became a nurse practitioner in 2003, after 16 years of hospital nursing, and I really enjoy what I do! My experience includes hospital, long term care, post-acute care, assisted living, and telehealth. My goal is to provide comprehensive primary care, with a focus on helping patients set and achieve realistic goals of care. Relationships are important to me and I value the life experience of every patient I meet. I feel it is important to support patients and their families during their healthcare journey.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Dementia
  • End of life care

Education

  • Master of Arts Degree, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Nursing, Winona State University, Winona, MN
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Lois Sipprell

APRN, CNP


I provide care for older adults in the comfort of their homes, through examinations and assessments, treatment plans, and education about wellness, disease prevention and chronic disease management. I have extensive experience in primary care management for older adults with complex and chronic medical conditions and additional expertise in geriatric health care and total care management in a variety of settings that have further prepared me for this role.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • Geriatrics
  • Palliative Care
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Dementia

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner from St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of North Dakota
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Melissa Sorenson

APRN, CNP


I have worked in long term care settings since 1992. Initially, I started as a floor nurse and then a manager. Understanding the value of on-site medical team visits, I became a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. I enjoy my patients’ individuality and their life wisdom lessons they have to teach us.

Because this job is full of challenges, fascinating people, and interesting complex medical situations, I expect to be a nurse practitioner for the geriatric populations for many years to come.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Minnesota Medical Director Association Member

Professional Interests

  • Palliative Care
  • Individualized Treatment Plans

Education

  • Masters of Science in Nursing, University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts, College of St. Catherine
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Debra Stassen

APRN, CNP


My choice to become a nurse practitioner stems from my desire to make a positive difference in the lives of those who live in the long term care setting by providing on-site medical care, personal attention and prompt conversation with families on a routine basis and as needed.

Genevive patient/family interactions are relaxed, with time taken to prioritize any patient/family concerns, while keeping patient goals of care in mind at all times.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • Polypharmacy
  • End of life care and comfort

Education

  • Masters of Science in Nursing, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
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Stacie Straus

APRN, CNP


I have a lifelong passion to help others and have worked in healthcare since high school. I’ve worked in hospital settings and homecare, and especially enjoy the elderly population. Nursing is very rewarding, but I knew I wanted to further my education and geriatrics is what I wanted to specialize in. I love getting to know my elderly patients as individuals along with their families.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • Palliative Care
  • End of Life
  • Managing Chronic Medical Problems
  • Dementia

Education

  • Masters of Science in Nursing, Kaplan University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Walden University
  • Associate of Science in Nursing, Anoka Ramsey Community College
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Liz Toth

APRN, CNP


I have been involved in the field of nursing for over 25 years. I began my career as a nurse in hospital acute care. After completing my Masters Degree in Nursing at the College of St. Scholastica as an Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, I decided to devote my advanced nursing practice caring for the geriatric and adult population in the long-term care setting.

I believe my mission in this occupation is to be open, honest, accessible and approachable making the relationship with the resident and family/loved one a personable and comfortable experience. I am truly blessed to work in the field of Geriatrics. It is an honor and a privilege for me to focus on quality health care for this patient population.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Certified Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • American Medical Directors Association
  • Minnesota Medical Directors Association
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association

Professional Interests

  • I have a special interest in the frail elderly population and devoting attention to quality of life. I have a passion for palliative/hospice services, wound care, pain management and educating all involved in the care of the resident. I enjoy precepting student advance practice nurses and advocating for the geriatric field.

Education

  • Masters of Arts in Nursing, College of St. Scholastica
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Northern Illinois University
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Sandra Turbes

MD


I feel fortunate to have found the opportunity to provide quality care to elders at Genevive. Those in our care have reached a point of becoming more medically vulnerable, but they have survived a lot. I value taking the time to get to know each patient’s story both medically and personally. My goal is to optimize every patient’s care based on their individual health conditions, values, and needs. I strive to explain things in ways that patients and family members can understand, so that together, we can balance the benefits and risks of various options in treatment plans and overall care. What I love about my work is relationships – my relationships with patients and families, patients’ connections with the important people in their lives, collaborative relationships in both long term care settings and home-based care, and the positive, collegial relationships at Genevive.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Interests

  • Home-Based Care
  • End of Life Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Spanish Speaking and Cross Cultural Care
  • Care of Underserved and Vulnerable Populations

Education

  • Swedish Family Medicine Residency, Washington
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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Jennifer Voss

APRN, CNP


I am very excited to be part of the Genevive team serving our community. My background is in geriatric nursing and skilled nursing facility management. I am fortunate to bring that experience to my patients to help them lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. It is my honor to advocate and collaborate with those I serve and their families to bring high quality healthcare to them wherever they are – be it in a facility or their home.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Professional Interests

  • Patient Advocacy and Education
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Infection Control
  • Nursing Education

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, 2019
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Kaplan University, Des Moines, IA, 2016
  • Associate of Science in Nursing, Central Lakes College, Brainerd, 2014
  • Diploma of Occupational Proficiency, Practical Nursing, Central Lakes College, Brainerd, 2013
  • Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts, San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, CA, 2008
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Doug Watkins

MD


In approximately 2005, after 15 years of clinic-based practice, I found myself becoming more and more deeply dissatisfied with that style of practice. The physician’s role was evolving to meet the challenges to computerize the practice of medicine, and to be more “productive” — to see more patients more rapidly, resulting in the focus shifting to less on the patient and more on the computer.

After assessing the factors of medicine that were most rewarding to me, I came to realize they were all associated with caring for the older segment of the population. I enjoyed the mental challenge of caring for the multiple medical problems that accumulate with age, interacting with people whose perspectives have been fully formed by the experiences of a lifetime, and dealing with people (and their families) who were more appreciative of what I had to offer.

These realizations lead me to the full time practice of geriatric care in the nursing home setting in 2006. Subsequently I completed work to become a Certified Medical Director, and now am the attending physician to the majority of the residents in five nursing homes, serving as Medical Director in four of those homes.

Board Certifications / Re-certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice

Professional Interests

  • Medical Director serving:
  • Lake Ridge Care Center, Buffalo MN
  • Park View Care Center, Buffalo, MN
  • Sterling Park Care Center, Waite Park, MN
  • Talahi Care Center, St Cloud, MN

Education

  • Family Medicine Residency, Duluth Graduate Medical Education Council
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School/ University of Minnesota-Duluth School of Medicine