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.

  • Sarah Kirchner, CEO
  • Nicole Jacobson, RN, Clinical Director
  • Mindy Hofer, RN Case Manager/McLaughlin House Supervisor
  • Shonda Lawrence, LPN, Lockwood House Supervisor
  • Augusta Volstad, RN Case Manager/New Employee Training
  • Mandy Sanow, Clinical Supervisor/Scheduler
  • Kelsey Popowski, RN Case Manager
  • Jennifer Lundberg, LSW
  • Nancy Hanson, LSW
  • 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
  • Cory Brockman, Marketing & Development Coordinator
  • Mariah Zeug, Marketing & Development Associate
  • Jessie Wichmann, RN, Housing 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
  • Esther Evens, RN
  • Cris Knott, LPN
  • Missy Redding LPN
  • Nancy Reisdorfer, LPN
  • Michelle Rooney, LPN
  • DeAnn Vogl, LPN
  • Tamara Wyffels, LPN
  • Divena Zeug, LPN


  • Dr. Tim Michals, MD; Medical Director
  • Dr. Julijana Botic, MD; Assistant Medical Director


  • Corlys Knudson
  • Anne Veldhuisen
  • Coleen Tully

Board of Directors (2022 Board)

  • Larry Johnson, President
  • Trisha Fink, Vice President
  • Kelly Ritter Brunsvold, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Holly Knudson
  • Deb Herrmann
  • Dr. Jeff Bell
  • Erin Jensen
  • Dr. Robert Hennen
  • Nicole Spingstead
  • John Devos
  • Rick Jueneman
  • Tanner Hansen