Staff

Our staff professionals include licensed practical nurses and registered nurses; certified nursing assistants; physical, recreational and occupational therapists; and a medical doctor.

Many of our certified nursing assistants received their degrees through a program developed by the University of Alaska Southeast and began their careers at Wildflower Court as well-supervised student interns.

Itinerant professionals also schedule regular visits.

Staff Directory

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Ruth Johnson, Administrator

Supervises management staff and oversees all facility functions.

907-463-8712

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Anne Thibodeau, Chief Financial Officer

Supervises accounting staff and oversees all accounting functions.

907-463-8732

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Zak Fisher, Facility Director

Supervises custodial, maintenance, kitchen, inventory, and dietary departments.

907-463-8763

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Kirk Elmore, Human Resources Director

Responsible for new hire process and orientations, HR files and reports, and tracks new hire training. Supervises Activity Aides, attends resident council meetings, and creates monthly outline of activities for residents.

907-463-8718

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Emily Merli, Director of Nursing

Supervises all nursing and rehabilitation staff. Monitors and provides staff education/training.

907-463-8794

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Sharon Woodward, Director of Social Services

Coordinates admissions/discharges, handles resident and family issues/grievances, and advocates for residents.

907-463-8740

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Heidi Frank, Activities Director

Supervises Activity Aides, attends resident council meetings, and creates monthly outline of activities for residents.

907-463-8725

Office Manager and Resident Trust
David K. Anderson, 907-463-8710
Provides administrative support to all staff, manages resident trust accounts, greets visitors, directs mail, maintains website.

Charge RN
Jamel Shaffner, 907-723-9982
Coordinates with doctors for medications, evaluations, and doctor’s orders.

Charge RN
Adrienne Pierce, 907-723-9982
Coordinates with doctors for medications, evaluations, and doctor’s orders.

Custodial Services Manager
Tony Nelson, 907-463-8719
Oversees housekeeping, laundry, and custodial services and staff.

Dietitian
Teresa Reynolds, 907-463-8754
Develops weekly menu and tracks dietary health of residents.

Health Information Manager
Hazel Early, 907-463-8799
Maintains all resident medical records.

Health Unit Coordinator
Loretta Burruss, 907-463-8722
Schedules and coordinates resident appointments, pick-ups, and drop offs.

Infection Prevention/QAPI Nurse
Carrie Lee Miller, 907-463-8715
Oversees infection prevention, nursing staff development/education, and quality improvement.

Kitchen Supervisor
907-463-8729
Oversees kitchen staff and daily operations.

Maintenance Manager
Dave Anderson, 907-463-8739
Oversees all repairs and maintenance of building and equipment for the facility.

Occupational Therapist
Linda Newman, 907-463-8724
Plans and supervises resident rehabilitation in activities of daily living.

Payroll Accountant
Sharon Mitchell, 907-463-8749
Responsible for payroll and related accounting.

Rehab Aide
Brenda Johnson, 907-463-8721
Provides rehab to residents.

Resident/AP Accountant
Peggy MacInnis, 907-463-8731
Responsible for facility billing, resident trust accounts, and tracks daily census.

Resident Care Coordinator/MDS RN
Brandie Johnson, 907-463-8714
Manages resident care plans and tracks overall health of residents.

Social Work Associate
Melissa Elmore, 907-463-8776
Assists Director of Social Services and coordinates admissions/discharges of residents.

Speech Therapist (Under contract)
Jeff Von Rekowski, 907-463-8705
Resident Speech therapist.

Supply Clerk
Miles Finley, 907-463-8728
Inventory control for nursing and administrative supplies.