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 and his Nurse Practitioner, Joan Kaczinski, are on site weekly. Our long-term care Nurse Practitioner, Elizabeth Schmalfeldt, 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 20 years’ experience in the long-term care community and over 15 years’ experience in Medical Directorship.
Steven Kuranz,Owner/Executive Director
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.
Evan Molling, Administrator (Oak Ridge Care Center)
Evan graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the Health Care Administration program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2020. As the Administrator at Oak Ridge Care Center, Evan 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. He brings a diverse knowledge set having worked in multiple capacities at three long-term care facilities in Wisconsin. Providing exceptional care to the residents, making sure all families feel secure, and creating a pleasant working environment for staff are his utmost priorities and desires for Oak Ridge.
Jackie Duryee, Administrator (Timber Oaks)
Jackie began her career as a Nurse Tech at Oak Ridge Care Center in 2008. In 2009 she became a LPN. She transferred to Timber Oaks in 2013, was promoted to Nurse Manager in 2014 and to Administrator in 2019. As Administrator Jackie assures the overall functioning of the facility and serves the residents’ health needs with great skill. She is intimately familiar with ISP development, Psychotropic Medication monitoring as well as all other areas of clinical needs for the residents. In addition to her nursing duties she assists with staff development, program development, infection control and food service.
Sara Beran, Director of Nursing
Sara is a Gateway graduate of the 2011 Nursing Program. She has worked in long term care her entire career. She worked as a CNA throughout nursing school for a private owned facility. As a nurse she worked for the County sector and held numerous positions including, transitional care coordinator, rehab unit manager, ADON, DON and interim NHA. She has a passion for providing care to the geriatric population by identifying and improving processes to promote the highest quality of life. She strives to lead the nursing department by example and to teach and support the team of caregivers providing direct care to our most vulnerable population.
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.
Jeanine Hying, Activity Director, is an active participant in the Wisconsin Representatives of Activity Professionals (WRAP) program.