|About our leadership--
Martha Snyder—Administrator-Operations Director
Martha is also a certified Gerontologic Nurse with a 38 year history working
in small community hospitals, university settings, metropolitan hospitals
and long term care facilities in California, Florida and Nebraska. She
has dedicated the past 16 years at Alegent Health to excellence in care
delivery and resident & family directed care, Her deep beliefs in the
value of each person are reflected in her ability to focus on individual
needs. Staff, residents and families feel Martha treats everyone as if
they were members of her own family; they seek her out as a “first choice”
resource because of her caring attitude, knowledge, and innovative ideas.
Martha’s favorite part of each day is seeing “love in action” in the care
and compassion given to our residents, families and staff. She says “I
believe in miracles, because I have seen them in our midst.”
Cindi Leo-Gofta—Chief Nurse Executive
Cindi has 24 years nursing experience-including home care, critical access
hospital and rural clinics, and geriatrics, She has been the champion
at Immanuel Fontenelle for the past three years in leading our nursing
staff to live our mission. Cindi says she truly loves working where relationships
and experiences are most important; she finds her job most rewarding as
she gives hugs to residents, and “treats” to the animals in our Eden environment.
She motivates staff to do their best and pursue educational goals, seeing
every challenge as an opportunity. Her interests are pursuing a masters
degree; and being innovative in developing alternative therapies, and
wellness approaches for residents living at Immanuel Fontenelle.
Rose Anderson—Environmental services coordinator
Rose has 30 years experience in providing environmental services-19 years
for senior services. Her goal is to provide world class customer service
for the elderly. She has a passion for continuing to develop the “team”
approach as workers in environmental services join nursing, dietary and
recreation staff to form a seamless team focused on our residents.
Mindy Bonnett—Dietitian and Medical Nutrition Therapist
Mindy has 11+ years experience as a clinical and geriatric Dietitian.
She is dedicated to growing dining experiences and choices for our residents,
while offering a variety of healthy food options. Mindy loves to incorporate
resident recipes and menu ideas into the planning for buffets at Immanuel
Fontenelle. Her interests include pursuing a certification in gerontological
Denise Carey—Certified Dietary Manager/Food Protection Professional
Denise has worked at Immanuel Fontenelle for 20 years. She is dedicated
to making a difference in the dining experience for residents. She has
been a leader in conversion to buffet dining and developing staff pride
for delivering extraordinary customer service during meals. Her staff
can also be observed visiting and playing games after meals with our residents—all
an outcome of the motivational training and Denise’s love for our residents.
Allen Cress—Resident Care Coordinator
Allen coordinates restorative care, equipment, supplies management and
repair. Allen is an LPN with 14 years experience at Immanuel Fontenelle.
His goal is to be the resource for safe equipment and practices for our
residents and staff.
Lori Linnenbrink--(Recreation Therapy Coordinator)
Lori is a certified recreation therapist-4 year degree program. She has
20 years experience in the field of geriatrics-10 years at Immanuel Fontenelle.
Lori has a passion for making each day a special experience for our residents.
She is currently expanding groups in art, thai chi, music, and a new group
using the Wii.
Ginny Rymer--Neighborhood leader for Ivy Lane (memory support).
Ginny is certified in Geriatric nursing, and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
She has 23 years nursing experience, including acute rehab, acute child/adolescent
mental health & addictions recovery, and acute geriatric psychiatric care
. She has been the coordinator for the memory support community at Immanuel
Fontenelle for the past 9 years.
Brenda Fischer—Neighborhood leader for Seasons’s Cove (skilled nursing
and short term rehab-approximately 35 residents)
Brenda has been at Immanuel Fontenelle for one year. She brings her nursing
and educational skills to our residents, families, and staff from 20+
years experience in geriatrics and acute care-including organ transplant
care. She has interest in continued development of staff adeptly care
for residents post hospitalization, during rehab, and to prepare them
for self sufficiency and safety at the time of discharge.
Chris White—Neighborhood leader for Vineyard/Paradise Island (long
term care approximately 40 residents). Chris is a LPN with 16 years
experience at Immanuel Fontenelle. Chris brings her nursing skills and
experience to the residents, families and staff, as well as her love for
hobbies. These include painting, gardening, and crafts—many small groups
involved in creative arts are always apparent when you visit this neighborhood.
Charlie Cox—Neighborhood leader for Rose Garden (long term care neighborhood
for approximately 45 residents)
Charlie is a dedicated LPN with 20+ years of experience in geriatric care
at Immanuel Fontenelle. She is an active committee member for ethics and
employee relations for Alegent Health. Families and residents find Charlie
the resource to answer questions and provide information as they adjust
to the changes of aging and need for increased care and assistance. Her
passion is to enhance the quality of each day in the resident’s life.
Lou Wagner—Care Coordinator-evenings
Lou brings 38 years of nursing experience to Immanuel Fontenelle; she
has been an LPN for 22 of these years; and practicing as a registered
nurse for 16 years. Her experience includes geriatric, medical/surgical,
OB/GYN, cardiac, and psychiatric nursing, and well as MDS assessment coordinator.
Lou has a passion for continued building of staff to feel our vision “where
everybody is somebody.” She focuses on hospitality, and service excellence
for our residents. Her interests include geriatric research and current
best practice guidelines.
Tibbi Webb—Care Coordinator-weekends
Tibbi is a registered nurse with 5 years experience in geriatrics and
acute care. She also has an educational background in Healthcare/business
management, & would like to pursue her masters degree. Her interest focus
at Immanuel Fontenelle is to develop patient education for the short term
Kris Mallett—Care Coordinator-weekends/nights
Kris is a registerd nurse with 19 years experience in geriatrics and acute
care. Kris is currently pursuing a specialty in wound care. She is well
known for her dedication in leading staff toward keeping a positive atmosphere
for our residents.
Christine Bates—Care Coordinator (nights)
Christine has shared her gifts of leadership for 5 years at Immanuel Fontenelle.
She has gained extensive experience in a variety of nursing areas by previous
agency work. She is dedicated to building a strong nursing team for care
needs and support of a restful environment. Christine is interested in
wellness promotion for our staff.
Loretta Siegele—Coordinator of spiritual care
Loretta has experience in teaching and pastoral services for 30+ years.
She leads and coordinates services, mass, Bible studies, and hymn groups
on a daily basis, Her interest has been developing memorial services and
teaching and support for end of life care for our families, staff and
residents. She is a comforting resource to everyone as she shares her
background in spirituality of aging, teaching, music, and faith.
Jolene Goodenberger – Coordinator of Admissions, Medicare utilization
Jolene has 36 years nursing experience, including working in acute care,
home health care, and geriatric care areas. She has been coordinator of
admissions, Medicare utilization & assessments for the past 8 years. Her
goals and future interests include improving the comfort, access, education,
and experience for residents and families seeking skilled rehab or long
term services at Immanuel Fontenelle.
Ann Mullins—Is an Occupational Therapist and our Therapy Coordinator
She has 15 years experience in the Skilled Nursing and Long-term care
rehab setting. Ann has been working in rehab management for 6 years and
has been at IFH since October 2006. Clinically, she specializes in adult
stroke rehab, specifically neuron-developmental technique. Ann serves
as a liaison between therapy services, administration, patients and families.
Ann’s favorite thing about Immanuel Fontenelle is “the stability of the
organization, the patient- first philosophy, and the sincere efforts made
by our leadership to do the right thing for the patients for whom we care.”
Dorie Drey—Coordinator of staff education.
Dorie has 40+ years of experience in nursing including geriatrics, acute
care, coordinating family practice clinic, nurse consultant for Medicare,
and educator for nursing assistant classes. She is certified in gerontology,
and is a certified dementia practitioner. Her goals are to continue to
grow the opportunities for education for our staff. She also plans to
develop informational presentations in the areas of health for the elderly
for our staff, residents and families.
Donna Striplin—Coordinator of MDS assessments (long term care)
Donna has 35 years experience as a registered nurse (25 years geriatric
experience at Immanuel Fontenelle, and 10 years in acute care). She expertly
coordinates the assessment and careplanning process for our residents
and families; her goal is to continue to involve the direct care staff
toward personal care delivery.
Mary Kelly-Johnson—Volunteer Coordinator
Mary Kelly-Johnson has worked with geriatric care for the past 19 years,
with experience as a recreation therapist and coordinating volunteer services.
Our 100+ volunteers currently provide approximately 8000 hours/year of
service at Immanuel. This level of participation and interest has grown
due to Mary’s efforts and nurturing. She motivates volunteers ranging
in age from 13-90; community as well as Immanuel Fontenelle residents
experience the “joy of giving” as a volunteer.
Amanda Kreuger—Care Coordinator--nights
Amanda has had 4 years experience in acute and geriatric care. Her goals
include pursuing her Bachelor’s degree, and empower residents and families
to manage their lives and health issues with the philosphies of Planetree.