Without question, our nursing staff is extremely vital to this organization. Their professionalism, skills and expertise enables Nursingale to provide high quality, compassionate servcies to the children and young adults we are privileged to serve. Meet the key staff that supports their efforts.
Above left to right: Krissy Harry, Patti Sadowski, Sharon Wullbrandt, Rachel Lind, Jan Knitz, Sonya Scott, Dylan Clifford
Dylan Clifford - HR Specialist
Dylan grew up in California before moving to Portland for school. Upon returning to California he began his career in Human Resources working as a recruiter for a non-profit health center. He helped the department receive state recognition from HERSA before deciding to return to Portland in 2015.
Krissy Harry RN, BSN – Clinical Coordinator
Krissy started doing home care nursing in 2003 and joined Nursingale in 2005 as a staff nurse. She was our nurse educator for three years (2011-2014) and then transitioned to the Clinical Coordinator role in 2014. In this role, she is responsible for educating staff and coordinating client care. Her love of teaching also extends outside of work where she was a professional ice skating instructor for nearly 20 years. She also worked for two years with the George Fox University BSN program as an adjunct clinical instructor for senior level students in the Public Health Course and entry level sophomore nursing students.
Jan Knitz – Staffing Specialist
Jan has been with the agency since day one as our Staffing Specialist. She is responsible for client and nurse schedules and keeps track of all the medical records. She has worked in the Health Care industry as both a staffing specialist and Certified Nursing Assistant for three different agencies since 1976.
Rachel Lind, RN, MSN, Clinical Nurse Manager
Rachel is our Clinical Nurse Manager who supervises the nurses, assists with resolving client/parent care concerns, and pursues ways to improve overall nursing practice. She has a MSN degree from Walden University in Baltimore, MD. She enjoys nursing for the ability to provide care and support for others during some of their most vulnerable times. She came to us after spending many years as a Nurse Manager at Providence Newberg Medical Center, including management of the Medical-Surgical Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Room, and Wound Care program.
Patti Sadowski, RN, MSN, MBA - Executive Director
Patti has spent her entire 40-plus year nursing career caring for families and children living with chronic illnesses. She received her Master’s Degree from OHSU with a clinical specialization in pediatric chronic illness in 1981. Since moving to Portland she has worked in education, hospital administration and non-profit development. As Executive Director she is devoted to providing the leadership, guidance and visioning needed to grow our agency into Portland’s best provider of home care services to the medically fragile.
Sonya Scott, RN, BSN-Clinical Coordinator
Sonya worked as a staff nurse in the homes of three Nursingale clients for nearly three years before becoming one of our Clinical Coordinators. She began her nursing school experience at Clackamas Community College and completed her BSN degree at OHSU. She is totally dedicated to the wonderful clients, families and the other nurses that make up Nursingale's team.
Sharon Wullbrandt - Operations Manager
Sharon Wullbrandt was one of our cofounders. As the Operations Manager she oversees the payroll, negotiates contracts with insurance companies and bills the payer source for services provided by our nursing staff. She also coordinates employee benefits and keeps a close eye on the financial stability of the organization. She has worked with the medically fragile community since 1997 when she was hired to work with the Legacy Pediatric Shift Care Program. Previous to that, Sharon was a professional volunteer.