As CEO, Tim is responsible for running all facets of the business. Tim has 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry ranging from primary medicine to psychiatry with time spent in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Tim has held regional and national director positions in the software and professional services verticals as well as with a healthcare provider in the Midwest. Before coming to Guardian, he spent significant time promoting and implementing SaaS-based cloud technology and back office business solutions in a variety of verticals including consulting, healthcare and web-based marketing. One of Tim’s primary initiatives is to drive the quality and value of patient care while expanding the company's attendant care and community based services as well as entering into the "skilled" nursing and other therapy-related services which our families in Northwest Kansas, so desperately need. Finally, Tim will lead the charge in expanding and developing new collaborative partnerships with local, state and federal organizations with an emphasis on Integrated Care Coordination between patients and their community-based providers. Tim graduated from Baker University in Baldwin City, KS with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. Tim and his wife Renee enjoy raising two children in Norton, KS, daughter Avery and Son Elijah.
Jill Edgett -
Jill Diane Edgett and husband Tom opened Jill’s Helping Hands offering In-Home Health Care services on Jan 1st, 1997. For the past 20 years, Jill and her dedicated team have helped thousands of elderly and disabled Kansans remain independent in their homes. In the fall of 1996 it was apparent the State of Kansas was going to privatize the Case Management and Homemaker programs that she and many of her colleagues had worked with for many years as employees of Social & Rehabilitation Services (SRS). As a result, Jill took a leap and applied to become a private provider of these programs and 12 of her peers from SRS who were losing their jobs became Jill’s Helping Hands. Jill’s 8 years of experience and qualifications through her work at SRS as a Case Manager with the In-Home services program and 10 years with the Norton State Hospital as a Licensed Mental Health Technician IV supervising the geriatric program and “mainstream training” of the developmentally disabled made her a great fit the many clients in northwest Kansas desperately needed.
As a testament to her commitment to quality and service, the Kansas Office of Minority and Woman Business Development awarded Jill’s Helping Hands the “Kansas Woman owned Business of the Year” in 2006.
Jill is community minded: she has served on the Lenora school board for 8 years, 5 of those as board President. Currently she is a member of the Norton County, KS Hospital Board, Norton Regional Health Foundation, United Parish Church Council and a current volunteer for the past 20 years with the Norton County Emergency Management Services as an Emergency Medical Technician. Jill has been married to her husband Tom for the past 31 years and they have three grown sons, Shane and wife Karin and their children Addisyn & Adric of Forney TX, Ryan and wife Leann and their children Isabelle, Gideon & Sydney of Wichita, and Kyle of Lenora.
Jennifer Wildeman RN, BSN -
Jennifer Wildeman, RN, BSN comes to Guardian Home Health with fourteen years of health care experience to include hospital, long-term care & skilled rehab 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 is eager to apply her experience to help Guardian accomplish our next set of goals in delivering skilled nursing and therapy-based services in the homes of our neighbors in northwest Kansas.
Jennifer and her husband Jamie Wildeman have been married for 15 years and have 3 children, Jacob 23, Hanna 20 and Rylan 13. Jennifer enjoys traveling to see friends and family, listening to music and attending concerts. Jennifer keeps busy attending as many of her husband's roping and rodeo events as she can as well as traveling to cheer on her youngest son while he competes in sporting events.
Rhonda Reusink, CADC -
Rhonda comes to Guardian with a Bachelor's as well as a Master’s degree in guidance and counseling with an emphasis on drug and alcohol addiction. She has many years of experience both teaching and in healthcare. Rhonda has a unique perspective of business as she has also been licensed as an insurance agent. While at Valley Hope which is one of the Midwest's largest addictions providers, she has held the position of Program Manager at an in-patient facility where she was responsible for all staff, patients and the physical property. Most recently, Rhonda served as Valley Hope’s Centralized Utilization Review Department Supervisor in Norton, KS leading a team of 18 employees who were responsible for all the insurance contracts in 7 mid-western states.
Rhonda’s role will evolve as the company grows but for the time being, like many of us, she is staying busy with quite a few administrative duties associated regarding the companies adding new skilled nursing and therapy-based services for both the Home Health and the start of the Home Care business whose focus will solely be Medicare clients.
Rhonda brings the ability to problem solve and has a real gift for communicating with people.
Rhonda and her husband Doug have three children; Shadra Orso and family in Omaha, NE, Amber Cook and family in Eudora, KS and Angela Costley and family in Wichita, KS. Rhonda and Doug also enjoy their nine grandchildren. Quote: “I enjoy solving problems and managing a team and strive to help employees reach their potential.”
Ashley Glennemeier, LPN-
Ashley Glennemeier, LPN comes to Guardian Home Health with nine years of health care 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 comes to Guardian with 16 years of experience in administrative duties with a background in Human Resource.
Ruth’s role will evolve as the company grows. She will be an Office Administrator and a Field Manager.
Ruth also has a background in health care as she was an Emergency Medical Technician for 15 years for Norton County EMS. Ruth loves to care and help others.
Ruth is also community minded: she is a currently on the Norton Chamber board and is the Chairman of the Norton County Honor Hunt.
Ruth and her husband Dave have been married for 6 years. They have 3 children; Kortney 22 who lives in Alva, OK. Drake 20 who helps on the family farm and Katana 14 who is a freshman at Norton Community High School. Ruth enjoys spending time with her family and traveling around and cheering on her youngest while she completes in sporting events.