Oak Ridge Care Center is staffed 24 hours a day by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants. In addition, our Medical Director, Dr. Kim, is on site weekly and our long-term care Nurse Practitioner, Elizabeth Kesich, is on site three times a week. We pride ourselves in not utilizing staffing agencies, as it is imperative that our team members know the residents they care for intimately. Our team members are not only compassionate and patient, but also highly trained.
Our team is dedicated to quality and the long-term care profession.
Steve is dual board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice/Palliative Care. He has over 15 years’ experience in the long-term care community and over 10 years’ experience in Medical Directorship.
Steve has been the Executive Director responsible for overseeing the overall functioning of Oak Ridge Care Center and Timber Oaks since 2004. Steve is following in the footsteps of his father, Art Kuranz, who founded the organization in 1968 and his sister, Kim Kuranz Gallina, who joined the family business in 1985 and then assumed ownership in 1990 after her father’s retirement. In addition to being the owner, she oversaw the facilities from 1985 through 2004, at which time Steve became a co-owner and assumed responsibility for the daily operations of the business. Steve is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Healthcare Association, the state’s premier organization advocating for the cause of nursing home residents. Steve is very proud to be continuing the Oak Ridge and Timber Oaks tradition of a family owned and operated facility.
Lori Bauer, Administrator (Oak Ridge Care Center)
Lori graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the Health Care Administration program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2016. As Administrator at Oak Ridge Care Center, Lori is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations, ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations, and leading the organization through continuous quality improvement initiatives. She brings a diverse knowledge set having worked in long term care facilities of varying sizes in three different states. Providing exceptional care to the residents, making sure all families feel secure, and creating a pleasant working environment for staff are her utmost priorities and desires for Oak Ridge.
Sherman Koeberl, Administrator (Timber Oaks)
Sherman Koeberl began his career at Timber Oaks in 2011 and has performed many caregiving positions including residential living aid, medication passer, shift supervisor and assistant administrator. In October 2013, Sherman was promoted to administrator of Timber Oaks. Sherman has an Associate’s degree in marketing, has completed the certification for DHS 83.15 Wisconsin Administrator course and is a Licensed Wisconsin trainer in standard precautions. As Administrator of Timber Oaks, Sherman is responsible for the overall functioning of the facility and has a great passion for working with the residents their families and our staff.
Kate Gerou, Director of Nursing
Kate obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She also obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Wisconsin- Parkside in 2017. Her close relationship with her grandmother inspired her to pursue her education and fostered her love for geriatrics. Kate began work as a CNA at Oak Ridge as a local high school student. When her beloved grandmother fell ill, Kate chose Oak Ridge to provide rehabilitation services. Overall, Kate has a genuine passion for nursing and a deep love for caring for senior citizens. She is committed to ensuring all residents receive high quality care.
Bonnie Christensen, Admissions Coordinator
Bonnie began her career at Oak Ridge Care Center in 2003 as the Social Service Assistant. She held the position of Administrator from October of 2005 until May of 2017. Her transfer into the role of Admissions Coordinator was fueled by her passion to work more directly with residents, families and the community. Bonnie is responsible for working with hospital discharge planners and families to coordinate admissions to the facility. She prides herself in ensuring a safe and smooth admission process for both residents and family alike.
Kelsey Iwicki, Social Service Director
Kelsey obtained her Masters of Social Work in 2014 from the George Williams College of Aurora University and achieved her Advanced Practice Social Worker licensure in 2015. She began her career at Oak Ridge Care Center in February of 2016. Kelsey has a passion for Social Work and the elderly population. As Director of Social Services, Kelsey is responsible for resident assessments, care planning and helping the residents and families adjust to their new surroundings. She is also responsible for coordinating discharge planning with residents, staff and community resources to ensure the safest and least restrictive environment for each resident. Kelsey has a great passion for working with the geriatric population and their loved ones. She is dedicated to providing quality care to the residents at Oak Ridge.
Renee Krisky and Gail Moretz, full-time nurses, maintain Wound Care Certification through the Wound Care Education Institute.
Jeanine Hying, Activity Director, is an active participant in the Wisconsin Representatives of Activity Professionals (WRAP) program.