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Leadership

Administrative Staff

Robin Reed, RN, MSN - Executive Director 
Robin grew up in Portland and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Concordia University in 2008. Her career has included: Staff Nurse and Case Manager positions at Randall Children’s Hospital; Clinical Manager for Multnomah County Health Department’s Primary Care Clinic, and Night Nursing Administrator for Providence Milwaukie Hospital. Robin will complete her Master of Science Degree in Nursing Leadership from Loyola University this fall.  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. She joined Nursingale in June 2020.

Nancy Stephens - Human Resource Manager
Nancy came to Nursingale with more than 10 years of experience in multifaceted HR programs, policies and operational development.  She is passionate about servicing with excellence, integrity and heart and thrives on working collaboratively with employees and administrative teams. She has earned a Bachelor's Degree in business.

Sonya Scott, RN, BSN - Clinical Nurse Specialist
Sonya worked as a staff nurse for Nursingale for three years as a staff nurse before becoming one of our Clinical Coordinators now Clinical Nurse Specialist. 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.

Kimbra Sparks RN, BSN - Clinical Nurse Supervisor

Kimbra worked as a staff nurse for Nursingale for four years before joining the administrative team as clinical nurse supervisor. She has passionately cared for medically-fragile clients in home care since 2015. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington. She is devoted to helping all of our wonderful clients and their families as well as collaborating with, supporting, and guiding our amazing team of nurses.

 

Alexandra Rhizor, BSN, RN - Clinical Nurse Supervisor

Alex worked as a staff nurse at Nursingale for over two years before becoming one of our Clinical Nurse Supervisors. She has a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from George Fox University and a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from OHSU.  Alex is dedicated to creating strong relationships with clients, families, and nurses to create a safe, collaborative, and thriving Nursingale homes.

Bethany Brockman - Operations Coordinator

Bethany joined Nursingale in November 2020 as Operations Coordinator. She brings over 20 years’ experience in a wide variety of companies ranging from data center hosting operations, financial services, and the software services industry. She brings an entrepreneurial spirit, a technology background, and infectious engaging enthusiasm to the team.

Krissy Harry RN, BSN – Delegation Nurse Manager
Krissy started doing home care nursing in 2003 and joined Children's Nursing Specialties/Nursingale in 2005 as a staff nurse. She was Nursingale's Nurse Educator for three years (2011-2014) and then transitioned to the Clinical Coordinator role in 2014. In this role, she was responsible for educating staff and coordinating client care.  Krissy assisted in starting the Delegation Program for Nursingale in 2017 working with the LTTCN program in providing delegation for Medically Fragile Children. She now manages the Delegation program for Nursingale. 

Kim Zollinger - Executive Assistant

Kim has worked as an Executive Assistant for most of her professional career. Prior to accepting her position at Nursingale,, she served for six years as the EA to the CEO of Fairway America, a real estate-based finance firm located in Lake Oswego, OR.

Patti Sadowski, RN, MSN, MBA - Grant Writer
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. She is retired but helping Nursingale as our Grant Writer. 

Sharon Wullbrandt - Delegation Billing Specialist
Sharon Wullbrandt was one of our co-founders. As the Delegation Billing Specialist, she bills the payer source for services provided by our delegation nursing staff.  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. 

Jan Knitz - Staffing Specialist
Jan Knitz was one of our co-founders. 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.

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