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Waterloo, IA 50703

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Meet Our Wound & Hyperbaric Team

Mandy Vervaecke, ARNP

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Provider

  • Education: BSN from Allen College in 1995, Master's in Nursing in 2003 from Allen College
  • Certifications: Certified family nurse practitioner, Certified Wound Ostomy specialist
  • Why wound care? Wound care is fun and exciting because it's different every day. It is very satisfying to have someone arrive with a large, messy, painful wound and make it better with the care we provide. Helping someone heal can be like doing a puzzle or a math problem. There are steps to take and plans to be made. So when someone heals, it is a great celebration that the entire team enjoys!
  • Personal Interests: I love to be with my family the most, but also I love to run every day, play with my two Samoyed dogs and two fluffy cats. I like to get dirty in the garden unless I see spiders. Anything outside is my favorite.

Jade Kalina

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Provider

  • Education: Master of Science in Nursing/ARNP, Purdue University
  • Why wound care? The body has a fascinating way of healing itself that has always struck an interest in me. Wounds decrease the quality of life and prevent individuals from doing things they enjoy. Wounds are also life-threatening if not treated and cared for appropriately. As a wound care provider, you're able to care for complex wounds while taking a holistic approach to your patient. I believe we're in need of providers who are able to do so, and that is what drove me toward wound care.
  • Personal Interests: Traveling and being outdoors.

J. Michael McCune

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Medical Director

  • Education: University of Kansas Medical School; General Surgery at the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Branch; Certifications: American Board of Surgery and fellow in the American College of Surgeons.
  • Personal Interests: History, especially military history and reading about and visiting historical sites, as well as being outdoors, and riding and working with my Ford tractor.

Christian Kwikkel

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Consultant & Community Education Specialist

  • Why Wound Care? The ever-evolving techniques to heal the wide array of wounds makes wound care fun and challenging. I love getting out and teaching providers, nurses and the general public on the need of caring for chronic and non-healing wounds.
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with friends and family, sporting events, boating, fishing and outdoor activities.

Ally Fisher

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Clinical Program Director, RN-BSN

  • Education: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, Allen College
  • Why wound care? We have a unique opportunity to really get to know our patients and their families. It's amazing to watch them get better each week and to ring our healing bell! Plus, I love the challenge of wound healing and the different treatment options.
  • Personal Interests: Traveling, fishing, anything outdoors, spending time with famil,y friends and my dog, Hank!

Alison Hayden

Wound Clinic RN

  • Education: Associates Degree in Nursing
  • Professional Interests: Wound care, wound vac's, ostomy/stoma care
  • Certifications: BLS and ACLS
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with my two beautiful kids, family, outdoor activities and traveling

Elisia Schmitz

Wound Clinic RN

  • Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Allen College
  • Why wound care? I enjoy working at the wound clinic because I get to know the patients, see them accomplish their goals and celebrate their victories. We have a great team, and we take care of each other.
  • Personal Interests: I love playing with my grandson, spending time with family and reading. I also enjoy fishing and being outside.

Paige Hill

Certified Hyperbaric Specialist & Safety Director

  • Education: Hawkeye Community College, University of Northern Iowa, Healogics Inc.
  • Why wound care? I love that I get to really know my patients. I spend about 2.5 hours with them five days a week for many weeks sometimes. I love hearing them ring the "healed bell" when they complete their course of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
  • Personal Interests: Camping, fishing, reading.

Cydney Hinz

Office Coordinator

  • Education: Certified Pharmacy Technician
  • Why wound care? I love that every day is different. I also love watching people heal and seeing the joy in their face when they get to ring the healing bell.
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with my family, playing with my dogs and crafting

Melissa Luchtenburg

RN-BSN

  • Professional Interests: Wound VAC application
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, camping, fishing and crafts

Jody Peterson

Wound Clinic RN

  • Why wound care? I love the complexity of wound care, bringing patients through healing and the many great long-term relationships.
  • Personal Interests: Family time, hockey, fishing, quilting, reading, baking and cooking.

Melissia Smith

Wound Clinic RN

  • Why Wound Care? Wound care is an exciting and very rewarding position for me. We see so many interesting wounds, and I love keeping up with the latest treatments. It's a very family-oriented environment, and it's an awesome feeling to feel like a part of our patient's families. The day a patient gets to Ring the Healing Bell because they have healed is super special!
  • Personal Interests: Going on new adventures with family and friends. I love golfing and spending time on the water. Cheering my kiddos on from the sidelines is how I spend a lot of time and enjoy it so much!

Madigan Hillyard

Wound Clinic RN

  • Education: Hawkeye Community College and nursing student at Allen College
  • Why wound care? Because wounds are gross, and I love it!
  • Personal Interests: Once a week I work in the wound clinic and the rest of the time you can find me working in the hospital. Between work, school and planning a wedding, I stay plenty busy (which I love).

Crystal Titus

RN-BSN

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Allen College
  • Why wound care? I love seeing and helping our patients' wounds go from opened to healed. Our patients are like family to us.
  • Personal Interests: Camping, playing games, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Jessica Nieman

RN, BSN, WCC

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Allen College
  • Why wound care? I enjoy the challenge of different wound healing options and getting to know the patients over the course of their time at the clinic.
  • Personal Interests: Crafting, playing with my dogs and spending time with family.

Jennie Woodward

RN-BSN

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Allen College
  • Why wound care? Ostomy care and education is one of my favorite things about wound care. We also are able to establish a close relationship with our patients, and they become like our family.
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with family, reading, and traveling.