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Leadership

Pictured Above, Back Row left to right: Jan Knitz, Sharon Wullbrandt, Patti Sadowski, Debbie, Nancy Stephens
Front Row left to right: Nichole Quam, Sonya Scott, Krissy Harry

Robin Reed, RN, MSN - Executive Director 
Robin (picture above) 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 - Case Mangager
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.

Michelle Jans, RN, BSN - Case Manager

Michelle is a wife, mother of 2 adult children and 3 Beagles and moved to the Portland area in March 2020 from Phoenix.  She loves spending time outdoors and on the water.  She also works with Beagle Rescue organizations in her spare time and has worked with the Beagle Freedom Project that saves animals that are tested on from being euthanized. Michelle has been a Pediatric Nurse for most of her nursing career. Working at Phoenix Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles gave her many opportunities not only to work with a diverse group of children with different needs but to meet and form relationships with their families.  (See picture below)

Jennifer Wilson - Staffing Coordinator

She was raised in Deer Park, California and has had the pleasure of living in several different states in the U.S., although Portland Oregon is where she plans to stay, Jenny spent the last 16 years of my life primarily raising her daughter. In addition to being a proud mother, she has a huge heart for animals even workind as a veterinary assistant in North Carolina, and in Portland. She spends her time when not at work with the two dogs, several chickens and bunny. (picture listed below)

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.

Sharon Wullbrandt - Billings Specialist
Sharon Wullbrandt was one of our co-founders. As the Billing Specialist she negotiates contracts with insurance companies and bills the payer source for services provided by our 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. 

Patti Sadowski, RN, MSN, MBA - Grant Writer - Preceptor of the 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.

Krissy Harry RN, BSN – Delegation Nurse
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. Her love of teaching also extends outside of work where she was a professional ice skating instructor for nearly 20 years and worked for two years with the George Fox University BSN program as an adjunct clinical instructor. Krissy assisted in starting the Delegation Program for Nursingale in 2017 working with the LTTCN program in providing delegation for Medically Fragile Children.

Michelle Jans

Jennifer Wilson

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