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.


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Anne Thibodeau, Chief Financial Officer

Supervises accounting staff and oversees all accounting functions.


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Kirk Elmore, Director of Activities

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


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Emily Merli, Director of Nursing

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


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Sharon Woodward, Director of Social Services

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


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Zak Fisher, Facility Director

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


Physical Therapist
Christian Pankhurst, 907-463-8720

Designs and implements rehabilitation for, and prevention of impairments, activity limitations, participation restrictions, and environmental barriers for subacute and long term residents.

Charge RN
Jamel Schaffner, 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.

Theresa 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.

HR Technician
Thea Nelson, 907-463-8718
Responsible for new hire process and orientations, HR files and reports, and tracks new hire training.

Assisting Director of Nursing
Carrie Lee Miller, 907-463-8715
Oversees infection prevention, nursing staff development/education, and quality improvement.

Kitchen Supervisor
John David, 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
Jill Lingle, 907-463-8724
Plans and supervises resident rehabilitation in activities of daily living.

Administrative Assistant/Resident Trust
David K. Anderson, 907-463-8710
Provides administrative support to all staff, manages the reception desk, and oversees the resident trust accounts.

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.