Dion Schrack, Executive Administrator
Dion began working at St. Francis Manor in 1982 and has been instrumental in growing St. Francis Manor and the campus to what it is today. Countless projects and services have been created under Dion’s leadership including:
Tiffany Criswell, Administrator/RN
Tiffany graduated from Grinnell High School in 2007 and worked as a CNA at St. Francis Manor until she attended Des Moines Area Community College. She graduated from DMACC in 2010 with her Associate's Degree in Nursing and worked at Grinnell Regional Medical Center for almost 4 years (Med-surg 1 year, ICU 3 years). Tiffany returned to St. Francis Manor in August of 2014 as Quality Coordinator. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Management through Ottawa University in April of 2016 and her Administrator license in March of 2017.
Morgan Beck, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing
Morgan graduated from BGM High School in 2012 and from Iowa Central Community College in May 2015 with her Associate’s Degree in Nursing. She began working at St. Francis Manor in May 2015 as a staff nurse and later became Assistant Director of Nursing. In August 2016, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Morgan was promoted to Director of Nursing in December 2016.
Denise Cheney, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing
Denise began working in long-term care in 2007 as a CNA while attending nursing school at Indian Hills Community College. Denise completed her LPN degree in 2009 and her Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 2012. Denise began working at St. Francis Manor as a staff nurse in January 2012 and as Infection Control Nurse in 2016. Denise was promoted to Assistant Director of Nursing in January 2020.
Sammi Bryan, Manager/RN, Hammond Center for Assisted Living
Sammi obtained her Associates Degree in Nursing from Marshalltown Community College after graduating from SEMCO High School in Gilman. She worked at Grinnell General Hospital for 4.5 years prior to her employment with Surgical Associates for the past 29 years. Sammi joined St. Francis Manor in September 2015 as a staff nurse on an as-needed basis and began serving on St. Francis Manor’s Board of Directors in October 2017. Sammi was named Manager/RN of the Hammond Center for Assisted Living April 1, 2018. Read more about the Hammond Center for Assisted Living Here.
Lori Glosser, RN, MDS Coordinator
Lori grew up in Grinnell and graduated from GHS in 1980. She attended Mid-America Nazarene University from 1980-1984 majoring in Math Education. From 1990-1992, Lori attended Marshalltown Community College graduating with an Associate's Degree in Nursing. Her entire nursing career has been in long-term care and working with short-term skilled residents. Lori has worked at St. Francis Manor since 2008 where she specializes in completing the MDS and Care Plans. Lori feels very blessed to be a part of the St. Francis Manor family.
Vickie Miller, RN, Care Plan Coordinator
Vickie began working at St. Francis Manor as an LPN in 1992 when she graduated from Marshalltown Community College. In 2008 she completed the requirements for her RN through Excelsior College. She now works with Lori Glosser doing the MDS and care planning and conducts the quarterly Care Conferences for our residents.
Kayla Lint, RN, Director of Community Services
Kayla became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) her senior year in high school at BGM. Following graduation in 2004, she worked as a CNA while enrolled in the Marshalltown Community College nursing program. In 2007, she joined the St. Francis Manor team as a Licensed Practical Nurse. In 2009, Kayla returned to school at Indian Hills Community College to complete her Associates degree in nursing. Following completion of her RN degree, she continued to work at St. Francis Manor on an occasional basis while working full-time at GRMC in the obstetrics department. Kayla became the full-time Director of Community Services of St. Francis in January 2017.
Betty Hammond, Seeland Park Sales Counselor
Betty has been helping Executive Administrator Dion Schrack with the marketing and sale of Seeland Park duplexes and apartments since May of 2007. She also chairs the Seeland Park Marketing Committee and assists with many of the activities and events held by St. Francis Manor and Seeland Park. In addition, Betty is a current Board Member of the St. Francis Manor Foundation and previously served on the St. Francis Manor Board of Directors.
Cindy Strobel, Dietary Supervisor
Cindy graduated from Grinnell High School in 1979 and worked over 24 years in the sportswear industry before joining St. Francis Manor in 2012 in the housekeeping department. Cindy moved to our dietary department in 2013 as a cook and was promoted to Dietary Supervisor in August of 2014. Cindy graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in May 2014 with a CDM, CFPP degree (Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional). Cindy supervises all aspects of the kitchen from employees, food purchasing, to food production and she works closely with the dietitian to ensure our residents receive proper nutrition. Cindy enjoys every aspect of interaction with residents!
Arnie Finch, Culinary Chef
Arnie is a 1990 graduate of Marshalltown High School and a 2011 graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Minneapolis where he graduated with Honors. He was the head chef at Grinnell Regional Medical Center for three years before joining St. Francis Manor in August of 2015. Arnie enjoys teaching Culinary Arts through Iowa Valley Community College in Grinnell.
Julie Underhill, Activities Director
Julie began working at St. Francis Manor after graduating from GMG High School in 1988. After a brief hiatus, Julie has been with St. Francis Manor since April 1997. Through the years, Julie has achieved certifications for Restorative Aide, Medication Aide, Activity Director and as a Matter of Balance Coach.
Tim Stahl, Physical Therapist Assistant
Tim grew up in northwest Missouri. After graduating from Maysville High School in 1998, he attended Nebraska Christian College. In May of 2003, he graduated from Central College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science with endorsements in Teaching and Coaching. He served as the physical educator at Central Iowa Christian School for three years and also taught for one year at Grinnell High School.
Tim has been employed by St. Francis Manor since December of 2000 and has worked in several capacities. With the help of St. Francis Manor, Tim enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Indian Hills Community College. In May of 2007, he graduated with honors receiving an Associate’s degree in Applied Science in Physical Therapy. In addition to serving physical therapy patients, he also works with the restorative nursing staff to design exercise programs for St. Francis Manor residents to improve and maintain their current quality of life. Tim and his wife, Janelle, also coordinate a social event for Seeland Park every month.
Kayla Faas, Fitness Director
Kayla is a Certified Group Fitness Instructor through the American Council of Exercise and has obtained her Associates of Arts Degree through Marshalltown Community College. Kayla joined St. Francis Manor in August of 2016 and has a passion for helping others live a healthy and active lifestyle.
Emily Hurst, Head Restorative Aide
Emily graduated from BGM High School in 2001 and from Marshalltown Community College in 2005 with an Associate in Liberal Arts Degree. Emily joined St. Francis Manor in May 2009 working as a CNA. In August 2015, she transferred to the Restorative Department where the department sees between 50-55 people per week all having individualized programs. Each resident is seen anywhere between three to six times a week to help maximize their abilities while minimizing decline.
Gina Crouse, Laundry Supervisor
Gina graduated from Grinnell High School in 1979 and is the second generation of her family to be employed at St. Francis Manor as her mother worked here almost 20 years. Gina began her employment in March 1987 as a dietary aide and later became dietary supervisor. In 1994, Gina transferred to the laundry department.
Chris Fortner, Housekeeping Supervisor
Chris graduated from West Marshall High School in 1979. She began working at St. Francis Manor as a CNA in August 2009. During her time here, Chris has also provided services for Community Services of St. Francis (CSSF) and for the restorative department. In October 2016, Chris moved to the housekeeping department as Housekeeping Supervisor. She also continues to provide services for CSSF.
Valerie Minor, Marketing
Valerie graduated from Central College in 2005 with a degree in theatre and communications studies. Prior to working at St. Francis, Valerie lived in Chicago and worked in the commercial real estate marketing industry. She was hired in 2009 and began a complete re-branding of the St. Francis Manor marketing promotions. During the renovation project, she managed and coordinated the marketing efforts for the campaign. Her primary responsibilities include design, draft content and distribution of e-marketing campaigns and maintain St. Francis Manor & Seeland Park’s social media and web presence.