Member Spotlight

IHCA members go the extra mile to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others every single day. Learn more about the amazing ways our members are helping others in the Member Spotlights below.

If you are an IHCA member, recognize your best employees with a Member Spotlight! Select an employee to complete this form and return it to info@iowahealthcare.org to be included in a future Member Spotlight. Photos of the selected employee are also encouraged, but not required. The photo release form can be found here.

We feature Member Spotlights in the Weekly Bulletinthe IHCA Facebook page and here on the IHCA website.

Member Spotlight: Angela Weber of Bickford Assisted Living – Muscatine

October 16, 2020

In Angela Weber’s 40+ years of experience in long-term care, she has learned the importance of patience, understanding and tolerance. As an RN coordinator at Bickford Assisted Living in Muscatine, Angela enjoys hearing words of wisdom from the residents. How did you get started in the long-term care profession? I began my career in long-term

Member Spotlight: Anna Wallace of Prairie View Campus

October 8, 2020

Anna Wallace, the activity director at Prairie View Campus, has worked in long-term care since she was 24. She believes there are three valuable lessons learned while working in long-term care – patience, flexibility and teamwork. How did you get started in the long-term care profession? I became a CNA at the age of 24

Member Spotlight: Steve Fister and Brianne Fister

October 1, 2020

In honor of this week’s launch of IHCA’s 2020 Digital Convention, this week’s Member Spotlight features a father-daughter team that plays an essential role in IHCA’s annual convention. Steve Fister, administrator of Exira Care Center, and Brianne Fister, the director of the Gardens Assisted Living in Jefferson, serve as co-chairs for IHCA’s Convention and Education

Member Spotlight: Kristina McGraine of Windsor Manor – Algona

September 24, 2020

Kristina McGraine holds a degree in psychology, and as a resident assistant (RA) at Windsor Manor – Algona, she enjoys working with individuals with dementia and creating the best day possible for them. “Kristina is so amazing with our memory care residents,” said Terri Tweedy, executive director of Windsor Manor – Algona. “If you read

Member Spotlight: Rhonda Connop of Sunrise Terrace Nursing and Rehab Center

August 27, 2020

In Rhonda Connop’s 43 years of experience in long-term care, she is constantly learning something new and every day is different. As a certified activity director at Sunrise Terrace Nursing and Rehab Center, she feels blessed to be able to make a difference in the lives of residents. How did you get started in the

Member Spotlight: Tricia Steward of St. Luke Lutheran Home

August 20, 2020

Tricia Steward began her career in long-term care at age 16 as a CNA. As the RN RAC-CT unit manager at St. Luke Lutheran Home, she views her organization as a family and values the opportunity to advocate for residents, families and her fellow staff members. How did you get started in the long-term care

Member Spotlight: April Murphy of PARC Hall at Palo Alto County Health System

August 13, 2020

April Murphy has been interested in long-term care ever since she was a child when she used to visit with the residents at the facility where her mother worked. As an activity coordinator at PARC Hall at Palo Alto County Health System, she enjoys getting to make an impact in the lives of others. How

Member Spotlight: Hillary Smith of Clearview Homes

August 6, 2020

When Hillary Smith was in high school, her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Hillary became one of her mother’s main caregivers and then became a CNA at Clearview Homes so she could help residents and families going through similar experiences. Working in long-term care has equipped her with skills and knowledge that she applies when

Member Spotlight: Kyla Williams of Family Care Solutions

July 30, 2020

Kyla Williams was introduced to long-term care at a young age when she visited the long-term care facility where her mother worked. As a home health aide at Family Care Solutions, Kyla has developed skills that help her in all areas of her life. She also enjoys the opportunity to meet new people through her

Member Spotlight: Meagan Moffatt of Akron Care Center

July 24, 2020

As a registered nurse and infection control coordinator at Akron Care Center, Meagan Moffatt enjoys having the opportunity to personally impact the lives of residents and says that the residents have made a difference in her life as well. How did you get started in the long-term care profession? I began my career in long-term

Member Spotlight: Teresa Dominguez of Family Care Solutions

July 2, 2020

After her niece’s accident over 10 years ago, Teresa Dominguez found a passion in caregiving and made it her career. As a home health aide at Family Care Solutions, she enjoys building relationships with those she serves. How did you get started in the long-term care profession? In 2009, my niece had an accident that

Member Spotlight: Sarah Halsey of Fountain West Health Center

June 18, 2020

Sarah Halsey’s background in day care and a referral from a friend led her to a career in long-term care. As the activity assistant at Fountain West Health Center, Sarah enjoys learning from the residents and their families. How did you get started in the long-term care profession? My friend Nancy Underbakke was the dietitian

Member Spotlight: Chris Liagre of Family Care Solutions

June 11, 2020

Chris Liagre was introduced to the long-term care profession through a friend. As a home health aide at Family Care Solutions, he likes helping his patients live their lives, and he learns from those he cares for. How did you get started in the long-term care profession? I got started in long-term care when a

Member Spotlight: Mary Soukup of PARC Hall at Palo Alto County Health System

June 4, 2020

Mary Soukup spent a lot of time with her grandparents growing up and has a passion for caring for the elderly. As a rehab aide and CNA at PARC Hall at Palo Alto County Health System, she enjoys learning from those she cares for and appreciates the variety of people she gets to meet through

Member Spotlight: Ange Cohoon of St. Luke Lutheran Home

May 28, 2020

Ange Cohoon went to college for therapeutic recreation and discovered her passion for working with the elderly. As an activity assistant at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, she enjoys making the residents smile. How did you get started in the long-term care profession? I went to college for therapeutic recreation and that is when

Member Spotlight: Michelle Madden of Family Care Solutions

May 21, 2020

Michelle Madden became a home health aide at Family Care Solutions because she was looking for a position she could hold simultaneously while attending college. Her favorite part of her job is getting to see her patients daily and building relationships with them. How did you get started in the long-term care profession? I was