Jennifer Wildeman RN, BSN - Home Care Administrator
Jennifer Wildeman, RN, BSN came to Guardian Home Health with years of health care experience to include hospital, long-term care & skilled rehabilitation services. She grew up in the south-central Kansas town of Haviland but spent much of her younger years visiting family and friends at their Norton County farms in New Almelo and Lenora.
Jennifer began her college education at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park before relocating to Lenora in 1994. Prior to becoming a nurse, Jennifer also worked in Telecommunications at Rural Telephone/Nex-tech as a Project Coordinator in special billing, accounts receivables and as she often jokes, “other administrative duties as assigned.” After her stent in telecommunications, Jennifer moved her family to Wichita where she earned her first bachelor’s degree. Later, she moved back to Norton to be near family where she continued her education at Colby Community College and earned her LPN and RN nursing degrees. While working at the Norton County Hospital from 2004-2018, she continued her nursing education and graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Wichita State University.
During her time at Norton County Hospital, she held numerous positions to include Director of Nursing and Labor and Delivery Supervisor which have given her a wide variety of skills and expertise exposing her to the varying needs of patients in acute, skilled, newborn care and in the Emergency Department. Jennifer also carries certifications in Chemotherapy and Biotherapy. She has worked closely with the Colby Community College nursing program as a Clinical Instructor. Jennifer especially enjoyed working directly with and mentoring many nursing students and co-workers during her fourteen years with the hospital. Jennifer has a passion for nursing and goes above and beyond expectations to provide personalized care while taking a hands-on and personal approach with patients and family to educate and listen. She applies her experience to help Guardian deliver skilled nursing and therapy-based services in the homes of people across northwest Kansas.
Jennifer has three children, Jacob, Hanna and Rylan. She enjoys traveling to see friends and family, listening to music and attending concerts. Jennifer keeps busy attending roping and rodeo events and cheering her youngest son while he competes in multiple sporting events.
Ashley Glennemeier, LPN- Home Care Manager
Ashley Glennemeier, LPN comes to Guardian Home Health with nine years of healthcare experience to include long term care, hospital, skilled care rehab services, outpatient clinic services, and case management/discharge planning.
Ashley began her nursing career as a CNA working in long term care. After graduating high school she attended Colby Community College earning her LPN. She began working in the hospital setting assuming multiple rolls including acute, skilled, outpatient clinic, and eventually case management. Ashley has a passion for nursing and goes above and beyond expectations to provide personalized care while taking a hands-on and personal approach with patients and family to educate and listen.
Ashley’s role at Guardian is to assist the Administrator/DON with daily office duties, patient referrals and intake, prior authorizations, patient visits as needed, and other administrative duties as assigned.
Ashley and her husband, Gregg Glennemeier, have three children: Tyson 17, Brynn 16, and Evelyn 4. Ashley enjoys most being at home with her family, cooking, baking, and gardening.
Ruth Shearer - Home Health Director
Ruth Shearer came to Guardian with years of experience caring for people and as an administrative leader. She manages clients and employees in several of the 18 NW Kansas counties Guardian serves.
Ruth was previously an Emergency Medical Technician for Norton County EMS. Ruth is also community minded: she is currently on the Norton Chamber board and is the Chairman of the Norton County Honor Hunt.
Ruth is married to Dave and they have three children, Kortney, Drake and Katana. Ruth enjoys spending time with her family and traveling around and cheering on her youngest while she completes in sporting events.
Dani Hartwell - Area Care Manager
Dani Hartwell joined Guardian after 15 years of working with children in the Head Start program in the Norton area. She manages the care of clients in several of the 18 NW Kansas counties Guardian serves. Dani says she came to Guardian because she "wants to make a difference and loves seeing people thrive."
In addition to managing the care of people in the counties we serve, Dani leads human resource management and many aspects of compliance and payroll.
Dani grew up in St. George, Utah and moved to Norton 20 years ago with her family. She has one son and two daughters. Dani's commitment to people extends far beyond work. In 2014, Dani helped start and still coaches the Norton Stealerz softball team. She is also an active volunteer in the Norton community and with school.
Corrine Everson Dix, MHA, NREMT - Chief Executive Officer
Corrine came to Guardian with years of experience in patient care and hospital administration. She has served in not-for-profit and for-profit health systems in the Kansas City area since 1989. Corrine relocated to Rooks County, Kansas where she grew up to become part of Guardian.
She leads the organization's strategic focus areas: Quality Patient Care, Customer Service, People, Finance, and Growth. She also loves to take care of clients in their home when staffing needs an extra caregiver.
"This CEO position has given me the opportunity to grow as a senior leader. Meanwhile, I am blessed to 'walk in the shoes' of our caregivers and serve side-by-side with our teams."
Corrine earned a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and a master's degree from Webster University. She is also a nationally registered emergency medical technician.
Corrine is married and has three grown kids, Maggie, Anna and Ethan. She enjoys gardening, walking and visiting family. She is also a volunteer EMT in Rooks County.