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Senior Team

 

 Don Weidemann, CEO
Don joined Gordon Memorial Health Services in May 2017. He considers San Jose, California home, and received his Masters in Hospital Administration from the Johns Hopkins University. 
In his free time you can find Don outside Birdwatching or traveling. 
He has 3 kids and a dog. His son Doug has a Masters in Biology from the University of Miami and is working in a genetic engineering lab at Veirginia Tech. Erika is working on her PhD in History from Texas A&M. Angela is almost finished with her degree in Elementary Education. 

 Marie Dreyer, RN, Director of Nursing at Gordon Countryside Care
Marie joined Gordon Countryside Care as Director of Nursing in April 2017. She grew up on a ranch by Guernsey Wyoming, but has spent most of her adult life in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Her inital Nursing education was received at Scottsbluff. She is a life long learner and has completed many hours of geriatric specialty training and is certified in Geriatric nursing. She has been in Nursing for 40+ years, and a Director of Nursing for 30+ years. 
In her spare time she enjoys reading and writing, and spending time outside. 
Marie is married to a farmer/electrician/mechanic! She and her Husband has 3 children. Their youngest son, Danny, is a mechanical engineer in Hesston Kansas. Sandy, their daughter is a nurse practitioner, specializing in family practice, and has two grandsons. Their oldest son, Mike, will forever be 19. 

 Pranu Pradhan, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing
Pranu started working at Gordon Memorial Health Services in 2013. She is from Kathmandu, Nepal. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Studies and Financial Management from Tribhuvan University, in Nepal, and an Associate of Arts in Nursing from Oglala Lakota College in South Dakota. 
In her free time, Pranu enjoys Cooking and traveling.
Pranu comes from a small family of four including her parents, her and her younger brother. Her Dad works as a Senior Plant quarantine officer for the Nepal Government. Her Mom is a retired school teacher. Her Mom and Dad have visited Gordon 3 times since she moved here and they enjoy the Sandhills. Her husband, Sumeru, is a Medical Techonologist at Gordon Memorial Hospital. They have a 3 year old boy, Shaun. He speaks two different languages and loves to ask the meaning for each word. 

 Hannah Graham, Director of Social Services/Activities Director
Hannah joined Gordon Countryside Care in March of 2017. She hails from Good Thunder, Minnesota and brings her northern accent with her. She studied at Minnesota State University of Mankato and recieved a Bachelors of Social Work and a Bachelors of American Indian Studies. 
In her spare time you can find her Running, Horseback Riding, spending time in the outoors, Shopping and Traveling. 
Hannah married Luke in August 2015, and they welcomed their daughter Mia on their one year anniversary! 


 Kathy Wright, Housekeeping Manager
Kathy joined Gordon Memorial Health Services in May 1998. She hails from Chadron, Nebraska, and received her Associates Degree from Chadron State.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, painting, redecorating and sewing.
She has been married to her husband Jack for 37 years. Together they have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

 Mike Wellnitz, Director of Safety & Maintenance
Mike joined Gordon Memorial Health Services in December 2012. He calls Rushville, Nebraska his hometown. He has received his Paramedics License from Western Nebraska Community College.
When he is not busy working, he is following his kids around to high school, middle school and grade school events. Eventually he would like to take up hunting and fishing again, and doing various wood working projects. 
Mike is married to Vicki, and has 4 children and a dog and cat.

 Michaela Linders, Dietary Director
Michaela became a member of Gordon Memorial Health Services in February 2017. She calles Rushville, Nebraska home. She has received a Bachelor of Arts in Nutrition and Wellness from Chadron State College. 
Her and her Fiance' enjoy the outdoors and love fishing, hunting, hiking, camping with family, or just hanging out int he back yard with their lab, Beau. 
Michaela has a lot of family in the area, and was a reason she chose to come back to live and work here. She is surrounded by her finance Nik, four siblings-Mariah, Paige, Rylan and Brynlee, her brother and sister-in-law Matt and Lisa and her parents, grandparents and several aunts & uncles. 

 Darla Sharp, Business Manager
Darla joined Gordon Memorial Health Services in August 2001. She was born in Gordon, and moved to Hay Springs when she was 5 and graduated from Hay Springs. 
In her free time she enjoys camping, reading, and spending time with our kids and grandchildren. 
Darla has been married to Scot for 36 years and they have 2 children, Ryan and Becca. They have blessed them with 5 beautiful grandchildren who they adore.