Our Team

Prairie Home Hospice & Community Care takes great pride in our team. We believe our team of caregivers is exceptional, and that’s not by accident. We strive to employ the best, because that’s what our clients deserve! We are committed to supporting our team in a manner that allows them to be the best they can be, and we provide staffing levels that allow our care staff the time they need to provide the kind of care that every person deserves and has the right to expect.

Through our Quality Initiative, we commit to a standard that requires all of our care staff to be certified and/or licensed – and we provide training throughout the year to ensure they have opportunities for continuous learning.

  • Pat Mellenthin, CEO
  • Nicole Jacobson, RN, Clinical Director
  • Mindy Hofer, RN Case Manager/McLaughlin House Supervisor
  • Lisa Revier, RN Clinical Service Coordinator/Lockwood House Supervisor
  • Augusta Volstad, RN Case Manager/New Employee Training
  • Mandy Sanow, Clinical Supervisor/Scheduler
  • Sara Greenway, LSW
  • Jennifer Lundberg, MSW
  • Tara Plante, Marketing & Development Director
  • Deb Louwagie, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Wendy Vierstraete, LPN Clinical Support Specialist
  • Angela Johnson, Business Manager
  • Terry Fisher, Maintenance
  • Aaron Hofer, Maintenance
  • Jennifer Clarke, Accounting/Human Resource Manager
  • Mariah Zeug, Marketing & Development Associate
  • Jessie Wichmann, RN Case Manager
  • Lauren Mellenthin, Quality Coordinator

RN's & LPN's

  • Kelsey Anderson, LPN
  • Susan Blair, LPN
  • Kayla Buesing, RN
  • Wendy DeMuth Black, LPN
  • Esther Evens, RN
  • Eluid Kipruto, LPN
  • Cris Knott, LPN
  • Katie Nelson, LPN
  • Missy Redding, LPN
  • Nancy Reisdorfer, LPN
  • Victoria Skorczewski, LPN
  • Tyler Thielges, LPN
  • Carolyn Vandendriessche, LPN
  • DeAnn Vogl, LPN
  • Nancy Wiese, LPN
  • Divena Zeug, LPN


  • Dr. Tim Michals; Assistant Medical Director


  • Corlys Knudson
  • Anne Veldhuisen
  • Coleen Tully

Board of Directors (2021 Board)

  • Larry Johnson, President
  • Dr. Bart Johnson, Vice President
  • Kelly Ritter Brunsvold
  • Holly Knudson
  • Trisha Fink
  • Deb Herrmann
  • Dr. Jeff Bell
  • Erin Jensen
  • Dr. Robert Hennen
  • Nicole Spingstead
  • Jason Klein
  • John Devos
  • Troy Schmitt

Advisory Members (Non-Voting)

  • Pat Mellenthin
  • Lynn West, Past President