Wendt Center Leadership
Members of the Wendt Regional Cancer Center leadership team are charged with providing overall strategic direction to ensure each patient receives the best possible care. The hard work and dedication of this team shows in the outstanding care and individualized treatment plan that each patient receives at the Wendt Center.
Aruna Turaka, M.D.
Medical Director, Wendt Center
Learn more about Dr. Turaka here.
Manager, Wendt Center
Mike Kelly is the Wendt Regional Cancer Center Manager and manages the daily activities of the department. Kelly started his career at UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital as a radiation therapist and over time has moved into several different roles including lead therapist, manager, and director.
Kelly's first love is treating patients – which is why patients and family members may get to know Mike throughout their treatment sessions. Mike explains, "The greatest part about what we do is we make a difference. We get to know our patients very well because we treat patients Monday through Friday for up to eight weeks. We save lives; we improve a patient's quality of life. Our goal is to provide the highest level of care possible in a community setting."
Kelly has been with UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital for 32 years. The Wendt Center team and patients are what keeps him coming to work every day.
Director, Radiology and Radiation Oncology
Vickie Rahe is the Radiology and Radiation Oncology Director at UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital's Wendt Regional Cancer Center. She joined the team in October 2016. Prior to that, she worked as a radiology manager and her background is in nuclear medicine.
Rahe earned her Master's in Business Administration from University of Dubuque and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Northern Iowa. She also has a certification in Nuclear Medicine from University of Iowa.
Rahe was born and raised in Dubuque and currently resides in Dyersville. Her husband farms and together they have four energetic children. Their family enjoys skiing, snowmobiling and sledding in the winter months. Summer time is spent outdoors at softball and tee ball games, doing water activities and vacationing.