Meet Violet

Meet Violet –   Violet was born and raised in Libertyville, Illinois but later moved Zion. She has a very large family. Violet had seven brothers and four sisters who predominantly live between Milwaukee and Chicago. She considers this whole area home. They are a very close family and have always kept in touch. Nowadays they use Facebook to stay … Read More

A Word From Our CEO

I would like to commend the Legislature and the Governor for passing and signing into law the new LTC Reform Package.  As I’ve been out in the public, I’ve had many people ask me how the reform package has affected our organization.  I have prepared a number of bullet points to address that very question: As the legislature was in … Read More

Meet Michelle

Meet Michelle –   Michelle Vasek has worked for Good Shepherd for over five years and is the Director of Home Care Services.   Michelle is very passionate about nursing and has infused her 30+ year career with recruiting, teaching, training and mentoring new nurses. Over the years, she has held many types of nursing positions including aide, floor nurse, … Read More

Meet Edna

Meet Edna   Edna grew up on a farm in Sartell with her two brothers and two sisters. Her dad was a farmer who raised cattle for Coborn’s, while her mom took care of the house. Along with cooking for the family her mom also cooked for the hired hands on the farm. Her chicken noodle soup was a favorite … Read More

Meet Leo

Meet Leo Leo grew up on a dairy farm in Sartell with his five brothers and three sisters. Going to country school until 8th grade, he jokes that one day he walked in the front door and out the back. He loved everything about farm life; even picking rocks. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing softball with the neighbors. He … Read More

Meet Chyrel

Meet Chyrel Chyrel was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. She grew up near Como Lake and Zoo where her dad owned a trucking company and her mom stayed at home to tend to the children and the house. The youngest of four, Chyrel liked to play outside with her sisters and brother and the neighbor kids. After graduating from high … Read More

Meet Marlys

Meet Marlys – Marlys grew up on a farm in Menomonie, Wisconsin with one brother and one sister. She helped with the crops, driving horses and with housework…really, a little bit of everything. She attended a one room school house up to the 8th grade. She then went to Menomonie High School. While in school she worked at the bakery … Read More

Meet Muriel

Meet Muriel. Muriel is a delightful lady with a constant smile on her face. She can be heard singing a joyful tune while walking through the halls. Born in the small town of Ormsby, Minnesota, Muriel was the youngest of four children. Being the only girl, her dad liked to take her along to grain conventions in the Twin Cities … Read More

A Word From Our CEO

Over the past 7 years I’ve continually informed you of the Legislature’s failure to provide adequate reimbursement for Older Adult Services in Minnesota.  In the last Legislative Session that all changed. As part of bold reform package, the Legislature passed a new cost-based reimbursement system finally removing the antiquated COLA approach to paying for services in the Nursing Home.  The … Read More

Meet Kathleen

Meet Kathleen – Kathleen was born in Alexandria and grew up in the Belgrade area. There were three boys and two girls in her family. After graduating from high school, she attended college in Marshall. In 1974 she got married. They settled in Villard, where she started her career in retail sales. Kathleen worked for Ben Franklin and also did … Read More