Our Management Team is just the beginning of our caring, compassionate staff. We encourage you to meet them all.
Ron Walvoort, Chief Executive Officer, Administrator
920-467-2401, ext. 250 email@example.com
Ron joined Pine Haven in January of 1999. He had served as an accountant at Alumaroll Specialty Company, Superior Services, and Pemco Inc. all of Sheboygan; as well as Escondido Ready Mix Concrete of Escondido, CA before bringing his talents to Pine Haven. Ron’s innovative mix of diverse accounting experience and reserved, serving personal nature make him a real asset to the Pine Haven team. Ron earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA.
“The fulfillment I receive from answering God’s call to serve seniors is a great joy to me. It is extremely rewarding when the gifts I received from God fit hand in hand with meeting the needs of the community. The residents living at Pine Haven are such a pleasure to be around. They have a perspective on life that focuses on their hope in the Lord, not on the material things of this world.”
Stan Kaymen, Chief Financial Officer
920-467-2401, ext. 257 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stan joined Pine Haven in August 2018. Born in Connecticut, he spent his high school years in the Chicagoland area and went to college and business school in New York State. Stan has an MBA in finance and has achieved the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation. He spent 13 years at Kohler Co. in various senior financial positions. He has also held positions in accounting and finance for Quad/Graphics, American Orthodontics, and most recently, Bay Valley Foods in Green Bay. Stan is no stranger to giving back to his community - he serves as president of WIRCO, Wisconsin Recovery Community Organization, which helps people in recovery from drugs and alcohol.
Shannon Otten, Chief Operating Officer
920-467-2401, ext. 224 email@example.com
Shannon joined Pine Haven in 2019, bringing with her a wide variety of experience. During her career, she has held many positions: in health care, she has experience with in-home care, and as a Certified Nursing Assistant; in other fields, she has worked in food service, cleaning, scheduling, manufacturing, and child care. For the past 5+ years, Shannon has served as Deputy Director of Operations at Sheboygan County Health and Human Services. During the 5 years prior to that, she was with a firm in charge of auditing local governments. Born and raised in the Sheboygan Falls area, Shannon received her degree in Accounting from Lakeland College. But while her degree is in accounting and she loves math, Shannon has a passion for work that makes a difference in people’s lives – and has been thrilled to join the Pine Haven team, where she can act upon that passion every day.
Jennifer Mabry, Administrator
Jennifer joined Pine Haven in late 2017 as administrator of the nursing home. She earned her bachelor's degree in health care management and has a 20-year history in the healthcare field in a wide range of positions. She has served as a certified nursing assistant, dietary aide, and in marketing and admissions prior to becoming licensed as a nursing home administrator in 2010. Most recently, she served as clinic manager for Columbia St. Mary's, gaining a deeper understanding of leading a team in building a positive work environment focused on patient care and continuous quality improvement.
Katie Boge, Director of Human Resources
Katie returned to Pine Haven as the director of human resources in December of 2017, having previously served as scheduling coordinator. Katie earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from Lakeland College, and has over 14 years of management experience with a focus on human resources, training, development, marketing, and customer service. She has held such titles as training and development manager, HR specialist, director of creative development, scheduling coordinator, and HR manager. Over the years, human resources has become her passion and in 2016, she worked to obtain her SHRM-CP, a professional certification in HR. Katie also currently serves on the Sheboygan Area Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) board as treasurer, and enjoys volunteering her time to help our local HR community grow, learn, and develop.
Karin Oliver-Kreft, Director of Marketing & Community Outreach
Karin Oliver-Kreft joined the staff in April 2014. Karin has an extensive background working with full-service marketing and advertising agencies providing marketing campaign planning, strategic brand development, website development, social media marketing and project management. Karin has worked on marketing campaigns, including commercial and material development for clients that include Cousins Subs, Milwaukee Area Technical College, United Performing Arts Fund, Six Flags, Helzberg Diamonds and PetSmart. Karin has a bachelor’s degree in communications, theatre arts and vocal music from Eastern Michigan University.
Mike Dedlow, Maintenance Manager
920-467-2401 ext. 6145 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike serves as maintenance manager overseeing all three campuses. He has extensive knowledge of nursing home regulations regarding life safety (building and maintenance) codes. Prior to working at Pine Haven, he served as director of plant operations at Sunny Ridge Health and Rehab for 3 years and as the maintenance supervisor for Morningside Health Center for more than 12 years. Mike has always wanted to work at Pine Haven, where our mission and love make every day not only a job, but an act of service to our Lord.
Steven Hendrikse, Assisted Living Manager & Social Worker, Giddings Avenue & Pine Drive Campuses
Displaying compassion, caring, as well as respect and understanding for residents, their family, staff, and volunteers, Steve serves as the manager of our Giddings Avenue campus, ensuring that all teams are working well together to best serve our residents.
Before coming to Pine Haven, he was the director of services for TLC Homes, Inc. in Sheboygan, where he was responsible for the delivery of services to 125 residents and supervised all management staff. Previously, he worked for Sheboygan County as a long-term care supervisor, social worker, and adult protective services specialist. Steve has a bachelor's degree in community recreation and business from Southern Illinois University and is a certified social worker with the State of Wisconsin.
"Working at Pine Haven is both fulfilling and rewarding. Seeing our Vision statement lived out each day is both humbling and exciting. I thank God for the opportunities he has given in me in my professional career that have equipped me and prepared me to serve the wonderful folks who call Pine Haven home."
Brad Huenink, IT Coordinator
Brad joined Pine Haven Christian Communities as our first Information Technology Coordinator in March of 2013. Brad majored in Management Information Systems and eared his bachelor's degree in business administration from UW-Milwaukee in 2005. Before joining PIne Haven, Brad worked in software quality assurance at West Bend Mutual Insurance, BuySeasons, and iPipelinie Inc. It is Brad's responsibility to support all of our employees and manage every aspect of IT across all our campuses. Brad is also a valuable resource for our residents and their families whenever technical questions or concerns arise.
"I love working at Pine Haven because every day brings new challenges & Opportunities. My role at Pine Haven is to help those who help others through the use of technology, by providing innovative solutions to the everyday problems our staff and residents face."
Michelle LeMahieu, Assisted Living Social Worker - Haven Drive Campus
920-467-2401, ext. 202 email@example.com
Michelle strives to ensure that the needs of our residents are met at our Haven Drive campus, by assisting with psycho-social needs of our residents, and connecting them with various programs or benefits available to them. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in social work from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Michelle’s experience in social work includes working as a mentor with Sheboygan County Health and Human Services and a case manager and program coordinator with Salvation Army. She also has experience working as a client advocate in a shelter for battered women and children, a resident aide in a hospice facility.
“I love working at Pine Haven because it gives me an opportunity to use my God-given gifts in social work, and also allows me to freely discuss faith with residents and co-workers.”
Cheryl Marti, Housekeeping & Laundry Manager
Cheryl originally joined the Pine Haven team in May of 2009 as an LPN in our nursing home. She earned her degree from Lakeshore Technical College. When the Pine Drive campus opened in Oostburg offering assisted living, Cheryl began serving there. She served as an LPN at Pine Drive campus for 6 years and then took on the responsibility of becoming the Housekeeping & Laundry Manager. Before coming to PIne Haven, she owned and operated a janitorial/laundry business in the Sheboygan area. Her first-hand knowledge of resident cares along with her experience in housekeeping and laundry prior to working at Pine Haven, provide her with insights that ensure resident care stays as the chief priority throughout her department. Cheryl has maintained her nursing license and occasionally fills in for the nursing staff, to help out the team.
Sue Niesen, Volunteer Coordinator
Sue is not only our Volunteer Coordinator, she also serves our residents as a CNA. She joined the Pine Haven team in May 2015 through our RA-to-CNA Program, earned her certification and also became a CNA mentor. Prior to Pine Haven, Sue worked in a variety of administrative and customer service positions, including as an income development specialist for the American Cancer Society. As part of this role, Sue was responsible for leading teams of volunteers, including the planning committees of six different Relay for Life events. This experience will be valuable as Sue continues to build on the strengths of our volunteer program.
Tammy Reinholz, Assisted Living Manager - Haven Drive Campus
Tammy manages our Prairie Crossing household to ensure that the needs of our residents are met. She has several years experience managing group home and assisted living environments. Tammy previously worked as a service and support director with TLC Homes in Sheboygan, which provided her with valuable experience supporting residents and families, and leading employees. She also has experience as a CNA - having worked at Pine Haven in that capacity years ago.
Tammy has a strong sense of purpose and has expressed gratitude to be working at a place where she can live her faith every day.
Stacey Richter, Dining Services Manager
920-467-2401, ext. 278 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacey Richter is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and has over two years working with the Sheboygan Area School District prior to joining Pine Haven. While going to school, all of Stacey's work experience related to food service. Stacey has worked in a variety of roles from barista to cook for local organizations including Sheboygan Senior Community, Watson's Vending/Elite Catering, and Exchange Bank Coffeehouse. While in college, she also did nutrition research & development for Watson's Vending/Elite Catering. Stacey has an associate degree in culinary arts from Moraine Park Technical College and a bachelor of science degree in dietetics from Mount Mary University.
Linda Shaw, RN, Clinical Quality Coordinator
920-467-2401, ext. 602 email@example.com
Linda joined Pine Haven in 2019, bringing a wealth of experience. Her early career was spent working in hospital, clinic, and home health settings. She also worked in nurse case management for long term care working for Manitowoc and Sheboygan County Health and Human Services. Immediately prior to joining Pine Haven’s mission, Linda spent 9 years as the Director of Nursing for Vista Care (formerly TLC Homes, Inc.). She graduated from Lakeshore Technical College in the ADN program, and then received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from UW-Green Bay. A native of Manitowoc, Linda now lives in rural Plymouth with her husband, Mark. They have two married daughters, a married son, and seven grandchildren - all who live fairly nearby, and with whom Linda greatly enjoys spending time.
Kelli Sohn, Education and Infection Control Coordinator
920-467-2401 ext. 240 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelli develops the education program for our employees, ensuring our staff remains up to date on their required training, as well as managing infection control for all three campuses. Before coming to Pine Haven, she has had over 10 years of nursing experience as a director of nursing in skilled nursing, and as a CNA and a nurse in hospital, skilled nursing, and assisted living settings. Kelly has a passion for sharing knowledge with other - which is vital to her position at Pine Haven.
Roxanne Taylor, Director of Nursing, Nursing Home
920-467-2401 ext. 249 email@example.com
Roxanne oversees the clinical programs in our nursing home, supervising all direct care staff and guiding the team. Her clinical experience extends over a wide range of settings throughout her 35 year career in health care. She started out as a home health aide and through the years has worked as a home care/hospice nurse; in hospitals as: a medical/surgical nurse, in Oncology, in Utilization Review/Discharge Planning, and as a supervisor; and in long term care as a supervisor, infection control practitioner and director of nursing, as an RN case manager with family care, and as an assisted living nurses manager and Administrator. Outside of work, Roxanne enjoys spending time with her family, reading, being outdoors – so much so that she is a former associate director for the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.
“I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to join the Pine Haven family where I have the ability to daily live out my faith. We get to act as the hands and feet of Jesus by serving our residents, and each other.”
Rev David Van Dixhorn, Chaplain
920-467-2401, ext. 252 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. David Van Dixhorn brings over 37 years of pastoral experience most recently being the pastor at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Cedar Grove. Other local churches he has served during his career include: Immanuel Bible Church, Evangelical Free and Southside Alliance. He is a graduate of Trinity College and Cornerstone University. Rev. Van Dixhorn has four children, five grandchildren and resides in Sheboygan with his wife Jean. His complete understanding of Pine Haven’s mission to provide quality, Christian care makes him a very exciting and welcomed addition to Pine Haven’s staff and family of residents.
“It gives me the privilege of sharing God’s grace to the residents and staff. Since I know the Lord has assured me of my future home with Him in heaven, my main desire is to encourage as many people as I can at Pine Haven to accept God’s free gift of eternal life by praying the salvational prayer.” (Ephesians 2:8 & 9)
Denise Walter, Life Enrichment Coordinator
920-467-2401, ext. 226 email@example.com
Denise has been an employee with Pine Haven Christian Communities since August of 2012. Prior to accepting a position with Pine Haven, she spent 13 years as a retail manager with two specialty retailers. Her passion truly lies in interacting with and helping people. She is an active member of St. Johns U.C.C. church in Sheboygan. Denise teaches Sunday school and is also a member of the Missions Committee.
“Why I enjoy working at Pine Haven…..it’s rewarding. I never knew a job could be so rewarding. There is so much joy that comes from working with each of the residents. Seeing that joy on the faces of the employees, residents, family members, and volunteers is priceless.”
Will Ward, Nursing Home Social Worker
920-467-2401, ext. 207 firstname.lastname@example.org
Will joined the Pine Haven team in 2019, after more than a decade of experience serving in a variety of human service organizations throughout Milwaukee County. Before coming to Pine Haven, Will supervised a team at a regional social services contact center. This team of more than 30 staff members provided compassionate assessment and referrals to needed services - such as housing, mental health crisis response, and health care - and worked closely with partners like the Department on Aging and Family Care. Previous to this, Will’s career included management of assisted living facilities, care management for the aging population and people with disabilities, and more. Will graduated from UW-Milwaukee, where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Social Work. New to Sheboygan, he is excited to spend time exploring all the community has to offer.
Martina Wessels, Life Enrichment Manager
920-467-2401, ext. 204 email@example.com
Martina Wessels joined Pine Haven in September 2014. Martina Wessels earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois. Since graduating, Martina worked for Alliance Rehab at a retirement community similar to Pine Haven providing fitness services to residents in independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and dementia care environments. Martina has created exercise programs, coordinated activities within a resident fitness center, planned and coordinated games and fitness activities, created displays on health topics and presented seminars on fitness and wellness topics.