Pearl Huffman

I was in between jobs in the year 1998.  My daughter suggested I fill out an application for Wheatland Manor.  This was the best advice my daughter could have given me!  I started on July 5, 1998.  At that time it was only a job.  What I would soon realize was how much Wheatland Manor was like family.  This no longer became my job or a career; it was my family.  I started as a CNA, and then became the Activity Director.   When Lincolnway Villa Assisted living was built in 2003 I transferred to be a Universal Worker.  For three years I performed that job and in 2006 I received my Assisted Living Management Certification.  I have been the Director at Lincolnway Villa since then.

Some advice for young adults looking for a career path.  If you are considering caring for the elder generation, they are full of life experiences, knowledge and so full of love.  Like any job, there are hurdles to jump over but the rewards make it worth it!

Pearl Huffman

I was in between jobs in the year 1998.  My daughter suggested I fill out an application for Wheatland Manor.  This was the best advice my daughter could have given me!  I started on July 5, 1998.  At that time it was only a job.  What I would soon realize was how much Wheatland Manor was like family.  This no longer became my job or a career; it was my family.  I started as a CNA, and then became the Activity Director.   When Lincolnway Villa Assisted living was built in 2003 I transferred to be a Universal Worker.  For three years I performed that job and in 2006 I received my Assisted Living Management Certification.  I have been the Director at Lincolnway Villa since then.

Some advice for young adults looking for a career path.  If you are considering caring for the elder generation, they are full of life experiences, knowledge and so full of love.  Like any job, there are hurdles to jump over but the rewards make it worth it!

Pam Fitzgerald

I am the Dietary Supervisor. This is the only career I have had. I started as an afternoon Dietary Aide at 16 years old in 1978. Once I turned 18, I started cooking and doing any position in the department and the facility. I even worked in the laundry one summer to help them out. While I was a senior and throughout the next couple of years, I started taking classes to become a Dietary Supervisor. I got my certification on September 3, 1986, from Scott Community College. I became the Dietary Supervisor for Wheatland Manor in October of 1988. So that’s a total of 42 years I have been working in long-term care.  I love my job and the wonderful residents that I have met along the way.

Pam Fitzgerald

I am the Dietary Supervisor. This is the only career I have had. I started as an afternoon Dietary Aide at 16 years old in 1978. Once I turned 18, I started cooking and doing any position in the department and the facility. I even worked in the laundry one summer to help them out. While I was a senior and throughout the next couple of years, I started taking classes to become a Dietary Supervisor. I got my certification on September 3, 1986, from Scott Community College. I became the Dietary Supervisor for Wheatland Manor in October of 1988. So that’s a total of 42 years I have been working in long-term care.  I love my job and the wonderful residents that I have met along the way.

Michael Weih

I am the Administrator of Wheatland Manor SNF and Lincolnway Villa ALP.  Long-term care is a second career for me.  After many years in the corporate world of business/management, I changed direction in 2006 and it has been the best move I could have made!  I have a business degree from the University of Iowa.  I went through the Nursing Home Administrator course at DMACC in Ankeny, IA.  I received my licensure in 2007.  Wheatland Manor is the only place that I have worked in long-term care and I can tell you that this is a place that has surpassed all of my expectations.  In terms of a great staff, a supportive community, and owners that always have the resident’s and staff’s best interest in their decision-making process, this has been a very fulfilling career.

If you or anyone you know has questions regarding this facility or any questions about long-term care please do not hesitate to give me a call.  We truly understand how difficult a decision like this can be for both you and your loved one.  We will help in any way that we can.

Michael Weih

I am the Administrator of Wheatland Manor SNF and Lincolnway Villa ALP.  Long-term care is a second career for me.  After many years in the corporate world of business/management, I changed direction in 2006 and it has been the best move I could have made!  I have a business degree from the University of Iowa.  I went through the Nursing Home Administrator course at DMACC in Ankeny, IA.  I received my licensure in 2007.  Wheatland Manor is the only place that I have worked in long-term care and I can tell you that this is a place that has surpassed all of my expectations.  In terms of a great staff, a supportive community, and owners that always have the resident’s and staff’s best interest in their decision-making process, this has been a very fulfilling career.

If you or anyone you know has questions regarding this facility or any questions about long-term care please do not hesitate to give me a call.  We truly understand how difficult a decision like this can be for both you and your loved one.  We will help in any way that we can.

 Kathy Rohling

 I am the Director of Nursing here at Wheatland Manor. I started my nursing career in 1978 working as an LPN at Jackson County Public Hospital in Maquoketa in the Obstetrics Dept. After working for 10 years as an LPN, I decided to return to school and get my RN degree and continued working at the hospital for another 8 years, working in labor and delivery. In June of 1996 I joined the Wheatland Manor Nursing Home team as a charge nurse and in December of 1997 became the Director of Nursing.

Helping our elderly has always been a passion of mine and making their lives as productive and happy as possible has always been my goal.

 Kathy Rohling

I am the Director of Nursing here at Wheatland Manor. I started my nursing career in 1978 working as an LPN at Jackson County Public Hospital in Maquoketa in the Obstetrics Dept. After working for 10 years as an LPN, I decided to return to school and get my RN degree and continued working at the hospital for another 8 years, working in labor and delivery. In June of 1996 I joined the Wheatland Manor Nursing Home team as a charge nurse and in December of 1997 became the Director of Nursing.

Helping our elderly has always been a passion of mine and making their lives as productive and happy as possible has always been my goal.

Beth Lippens

I’m the nurse for Lincolnway Villa Assisted Living and the rehab/restorative nurse for Wheatland Manor. I have worked here twice, first from 1983 to 1986 and now since June of 2018.  I have over 40 years of nursing experience with most of it serving Geriatric residents in Long Term Care, Home Care, Hospice, Assisted Living, and Dementia Care.  I have experience in Infection Control, Continuous Quality Improvement, and as a Director of Nursing.  I have a Bachelors of Nursing from the University of Iowa and a Masters Degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University.  I look forward to seeing my residents and helping to make their daily interactions enjoyable and fulfilling.

Beth Lippens

I’m the nurse for Lincolnway Villa Assisted Living and the rehab/restorative nurse for Wheatland Manor. I have worked here twice, first from 1983 to 1986 and now since June of 2018.  I have over 40 years of nursing experience with most of it serving Geriatric residents in Long Term Care, Home Care, Hospice, Assisted Living, and Dementia Care.  I have experience in Infection Control, Continuous Quality Improvement, and as a Director of Nursing.  I have a Bachelors of Nursing from the University of Iowa and a Masters Degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University.  I look forward to seeing my residents and helping to make their daily interactions enjoyable and fulfilling.

Angie Wagner

I am the Activity Director here at Wheatland Manor.  I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2015 with a degree in Family Services.  I have been working here since January of 2017.  I love coming to work every day and getting to spend time with the residents.  I learn a lot from them and they have all become like family to me!

In my free time I love to travel, kayak, walk my dog, or spend time with friends and family. 

Angie Wagner

I am the Activity Director here at Wheatland Manor.  I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2015 with a degree in Family Services.  I have been working here since January of 2017.  I love coming to work every day and getting to spend time with the residents.  I learn a lot from them and they have all become like family to me!

In my free time I love to travel, kayak, walk my dog, or spend time with friends and family. 

Kathy Schnede

I am the Environmental Services Supervisor. I also work as a CNA. I have been working at Wheatland Manor for over 20 years. A little about me, I have been married for lots of years and I have a son and a daughter and I also have 2 amazing granddaughters!

I love all the challenges of working in Long Term Care. I love meeting and getting to know all of our residents and learning all about them. Most of all, I love making them smile!

Kathy Schnede

I am the Environmental Services Supervisor. I also work as a CNA. I have been working at Wheatland Manor for over 20 years. A little about me, I have been married for lots of years and I have a son and a daughter and I also have 2 amazing granddaughters!

I love all the challenges of working in Long Term Care. I love meeting and getting to know all of our residents and learning all about them. Most of all, I love making them smile!

Sandy Porter

I’m the Maintenance Supervisor.  I’ve been working here for 35 years.  I started visiting the nursing home with a friend when I was 12 years old.  We liked visiting the residents and using the porch swing.  I visited regularly when my mother’s aunt came to live here in 1976.  She would give me daily updates on her day.  I started working at Wheatland Manor in March of 1986.  I love working around the residents and tenants at Wheatland Manor and Lincolnway Villa.

Sandy Porter

I’m the Maintenance Supervisor.  I’ve been working here for 35 years.  I started visiting the nursing home with a friend when I was 12 years old.  We liked visiting the residents and using the porch swing.  I visited regularly when my mother’s aunt came to live here in 1976.  She would give me daily updates on her day.  I started working at Wheatland Manor in March of 1986.  I love working around the residents and tenants at Wheatland Manor and Lincolnway Villa.