Nurse Practitioners

Adeshalewa Adenoyo-Opakunle, APN, FNP-C
Patient Care Provider

Shalewa, known to her patients as Shelly, became a member of the IHMG team in 2017, and is a part of the CLARITY and SNFist service lines. She has worked as an Advanced Practice Nurse since 2007. Shalewa graduated from Purdue University Calumet and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She started her practice in a Primary Care setting and later transitioned to providing care to clients in Post-Acute Care/ Skilled facilities, collaborating to decrease hospital re-admission. Shalewa continues to be committed to providing compassionate, high-quality care throughout all the stages of life.

Amy Buchenau, APN, FNP-BC
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Amy became a part of IHMG in 2012. She is a part of the ATLAS service line. Amy earned her undergraduate degree from Luther College. She then worked in acute care nursing for over 20 years. This includes experience in emergency and trauma care. She went on to get her Master of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Angela Giardono, APN, FNP-BC
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Angela started with IHMG in 2015. She is a part of the ATLAS service line and the CLARITY service line. She graduated from the Saint Anthony College of Nursing in 2004 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. In 2015, she again graduated from Saint Anthony College of Nursing, this time with her Master of Science in Nursing degree. Previous experience for Angela includes being an Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner.
Angel Seehaver, FNP-C
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Anna August, APN, FNP-BC
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Annie has been working with IHMG in the ATLAS service line since 2016. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Aurora University and has a diverse range of experience from newborn care to geriatrics as a nurse for 19 years. She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2016 from Olivet Nazarene University. She is board-certified in Family Practice through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Anna is also a Certified Health Coach and is committed to serving her community on health education and disease prevention.
Beth Denmon, APN, FNP-C
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Beth Mathews, APN, FNP-BC
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Beth came onboard with IHMG in early 2018 and has over 20 years experience as a Nurse Practitioner. She has experience working in adult medical clinics, family practice clinics, and interested in women’s health, student health, geriatric and diabetes care. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Beth Rieches, APN, FNP-BC
Patient Care Provider
Beth came onboard IHMG in 2012, and works in COMPASS, FUSION and ABODE service lines. She graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2009 with a Master of Science. Beth is certified with the American Heart Association in the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Program. Her specialties include post-operative care to patients who have undergone cardiovascular surgery as well as geriatrics. She is trained to provide full primary care, order laboratory and diagnostic testing, and prescribe appropriate medications based on disease status.
Brittany Klein, APN, FNP-BC
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Brittany joined IHMG in August of 2018 working in both our SNFist and ABODE Service Lines. Certified as an FNP through ANCC, Brittany earned her BSN from Northern Illinois University in 2011, going on to complete an MSN with Saint Anthony’s College of Nursing in 2018 while building experience working as an Emergency Room Nurse and in Neuro/Trauma Care.
Caroline Karugu, APN, ANP-C
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Caroline is a part of the CLARITY service line and has been with IHMG since 2015. She’s an Adult Nurse Practitioner and is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Caroline became a Licensed Nurse Practitioner in 2001; she would go on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2006, and her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2010.
Courtney Forman, APN, FNP-C
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Courtney began working with IHMG in 2016, in ATLAS, SNFist and ABODE service lines. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with a minor in Intercultural Studies from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2011. Courtney then went on to get her Master of Science in Nursing degree with a focus on family practice from Northern Illinois University in 2016. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has training in alternative therapies in family practice, is a Certified Lactation Educator, and is Nexplanon certified for insertion and removal. Courtney has previous experience within progressive care, pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal ICU, and Pediatrics.
Cynthia Hammond, APN, FNP-C
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Cynthia has been a part of IHMG since 2016, working in the ATLAS service line. Prior to IHMG she worked for a company that specialized in geriatric care. She became a Licensed Practice Nurse in 1998, a Registered Nurse in 2005, graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2011, receiving her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2015. She is currently working on becoming a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse and has special training in wound care. Cynthia also participates in medical missions to locations like Honduras and Haiti.
Danielle Jordal, APN, ACNP-BC
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Dani has been with IHMG since 2015 and works with Swedish American Hospital. She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2012 from University of Illinois at Chicago. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She holds certification in Advanced Practice Cardiometabolic Nursing. Dani specialized in the management of cardiac patients with experience in both acute and chronic cardiac conditions as well as chronic diseases. She takes pride in providing clinically competent care, treatment plans and education of disease processes to both her patients and their families. She is trained to provide full primary care, laboratory and diagnostic testing, and prescribe appropriate medications based on disease states.
Elaina Parlapanis, APN, FNP-C
Patient Care Provider
Elaina joined IHMG in 2016 as a part of the ATLAS service line. She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2015 from Governor’s State University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Alabama. Elaina is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She’s gained a diverse range of experience within her 10-year nursing career, attaining knowledge from many specialties including Cardiology, Intensive Care, Oncology, Rehabilitation, and Neurology at state of the art facilities within the Chicagoland area. Elaina is trained to provide full primary care, order laboratory and diagnostic testing, and prescribe appropriate medications based on disease status.
Elizabeth Madlem, APN, FNP-C
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Elizabeth (Liz) Royer Patel, APN, ANP-BC
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Liz has been with IHMG since 2011. She is a part of the COMPASS program. Liz did her undergraduate work at Miami University of Ohio. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Massachusetts. Liz has worked in bone marrow transplant and as a hospitalist. She has clinical interests in geriatrics and the management of chronic diseases.
Heather Finnegan, APN, FNP-BC
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Heather has been with IHMG since 2015, and is a part of the CLARITY service line. She is credentialed through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Heather received her Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University in 1997. She later went on to graduate from Cameron University in 2000 with a Master of Science in Behavioral Sciences/Psychology degree. Then in 2010, Heather graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with a Master of Science in Nursing degree.
Jamie Schupbach, APN FNP-BC
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Jaycie Liebendorfer, APN, AGPCNP-BC
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Jaycie started with IHMG in 2017. She currently is a part of ABODE, COMPASS and CLARITY. Jaycie graduated from Illinois State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. In 2010, she again graduated, but with a Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Jaycie is an Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Jaycie has experience teaching nursing students, which includes being a Preceptor for Advanced Practice Nursing student at Loyola University as well as Mennonite College of Nursing. She was also the recipient of the Geriatric Award from Mennonite College of Nursing in 2004.
Jennifer Henrey, APN, FNP-BC
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Jennifer Taylor, APN FNP-C
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Jennifer practices in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois as part of IHMG’s SNFist program, serving those populations since 2018. Jennifer earned her BSN in 2006, followed by an MSN in 2011. Before joining In Home Medical Group, Jennifer earned 4 years experience in primary care nursing, specializing in underserved populations and chronic disease management.
Jodie Vaughn, APN FNP-BC
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Jody Gosnell, APN, FNP-BC
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Jody joined IHMG in 2016 and currently works in ABODE and SNFist service lines. She began her nursing career at Rock Valley College, graduating in 2010 as a Registered Nurse. Jody then moved on to Chamberlain College of Nursing and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. In 2016, she graduated from Chamberlain College of Nursing with a Master of Science-Family Nurse Practitioner degree. Jody is credentialed through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Joseph Spagnola, APN PMHNP-BC
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Joe joined IHMG in 2019 and currently works in CLARITY with the Amita Hospital system. He began his nursing career at Chamberlain College of Nursing graduating in 2011. From there he went on to further his career at the University of St. Francis earning his Masters in Science and Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Joe is credentialed through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has earned a Daisy Award.

Judy Neubrander, APN FNP-BC
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Working out of IHMG’s Central Illinois Region, Judy is part of our SNFist Service Line. Judy holds a BSN as well as MSN in Nursing Education and Post-Masters Certificate in Adult Education. Before joining IHMG in 2018 Judy specialized in both Palliative and Primary Care fields. Judy also participates professionally guiding several clinics including Chestnut Health, Community Health Care Clinic and Advocate BroMenn.

Judy Sargent, APN, AGPCNP-BC
Patient Care Provider
Judy has been with IHMG since 2017.  She works with SNFist, ABODE, and transition management lines of care. Judy is a Nurse Practitioner who graduated with her Masters in Nursing degree from North Park University in Chicago in 2015 following the Adult-Gerontology primary care track.  Judy has nursing degrees from The College of Lake County which she received in 2007, and from Olivet Nazarene University in 2012. Judy’s certification is from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Judy also maintains a certification from the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and use of an Automated External Defibrillator. She has been caring for our senior population since 2007.  Judy is a member of the Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Nurses Association.
Judy Schroeder, APN, DNP, FNP-BC
Patient Care Provider
Judy has been with IHMG since 2016. She comes to IHMG with 36 years of clinical experience and spent the last 11 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner in settings such as Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Occupational Health Medicine, Clinical Service Manager, and most recently in SNFist. Judy is currently a part of the ATLAS and CLARITY service lines at IHMG. Judy completed her Associates Degree in Nursing at Truman College of Nursing in 1980, Bachelor of Science in Nursing at St. Xavier’s University in 2003, Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Northern Illinois University in 2005, and most recently in 2015, her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree through St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing.
Juliette Strombeck, APN, FNP-BC
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Kathryn (Katie) Carlovsky, APN, ACNP-BC
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Katie has been with IHMG since 2010, and works with COMPASS. She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2005 from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is also certified in Basic Life Support, and Advanced Life Support from the American Heart Association and in critical care from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a recipient of the 2011 Illinois Nurses Association "Clinical Excellence" award. She has a clinical interest in geriatrics, dementia care, and the management of chronic diseases.
Kathleen (Kathy) Wodrich, APN, FNP-C
Patient Care Provider
Kathy joined IHMG in 2015 with almost 20 years’ experience as a critical care Registered Nurse. She works with the ATLAS service line. Kathy has her Master of Science in Nursing degree and is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Kristine Benavides, APN FNC-BC
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Leslie Carter, APN, FNP-BC
Patient Care Provider
Leslie started with IHMG in 2019 and works in ATLAS, SNFist and ABODE service lines. Leslie recieved her Bachelors in Science and Nursing in 1994 from Mennonite College of Nursing. From there she worked as a Registered Nurse for twenty-one years in varrious hospital settings; ICU, ER, Cath Lab and as a Nursing Supervisor. Leslie then went on to complete her Masters in Science and Nursing in 2017 from Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University She is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Leslie has a strong interest in geriatrics and the managment of chronic disease as well as end of life care.
Lori Compton, APN AGCNS-BC
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Lori started with IHMG in the ATLAS program in late 2018 after a diverse career including eight years experience in EDs and ICUs, twelve as a flight nurse and five in nursing education. Lori holds an MSN from Liberty University as well as DNP through Saint Anthony College of Nursing. Lori’s academic credits include quality of life improvement studies such as Most Effective Exercise for Optimal Health in Adults. 
 
Lori Nelson, APN, PMHCNS-BC
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Lori has been a part of IHMG since 2015 and works within the CLARITY service line. She’s been a psychiatric nurse practitioner for the past 30 years, working in various clinical and managerial arenas. For the last 15 years, she has been working almost exclusively in the geriatric psychiatric population. She also has been active in educating staff on the care of patients with dementia. Lori received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Boston College. She is a Charter member of the Illinois Psychiatric Nursing Association and a member of the American Psychiatric Nursing Association.
 Mark Guiab, APN, FNP-C
Patient Care Provider
Mark joined IHMG in 2017 and is part of the Clarity and SNFist service lines. Mark brings us over seven years’ experience as an emergency room nurse and four years as an ambulatory surgery nurse. Mark received his Masters of Science in Nursing at Governors State University.
Mary Franks, APN FNP-C
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Megan Johnson, APN, FNP-BC
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Megan works in the COMPASS, ABODE and ATLAS service lines and has been with IHMG since 2012. She earned her undergraduate degree from Rock Valley College and Olivet Nazarene University. She has worked in trauma/emergency, immediate care and several other departments as a nurse for over 20 years in the Rockford area. She went on to get her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Mercy Abunaw APN, FNP-C
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Mercy started with IHMG in 2017, and is a part of the CLARITY service line. She has extensive experience in health care, including being a wounds treatment nurse, Staff Nurse, Hospice and Alzheimer’s Disease Unit Manager. She received her Certified Nursing Assistant certification in 2003. Mercy obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2007 from Danville Community College. She worked as staff, a nurse, a nurse manager, and Director of Nursing for many years in the long-term care setting before graduating with a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Governor’s State University in 2016. Mercy is very active in doing volunteer work, like administering vaccines to low income neighborhoods in Danville, IL. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Journalism.
Michelle Ater, APN, FNP-C
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Michelle Wolff, APN FNP-BC
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Miranda Kennedy, APN AGACNP-BC
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Joining IHMG in July of 2018, Miranda practices as part of our SNFist, Clarity and Abode service lines. Certified as AGACNP and ACCNS, Miranda earned her BSN in 2011 from Illinois Wesleyan University, followed by an MSN from Georgetown University in 2016. Prior to joining IHMG, Miranda worked in the field of acute care for patients with vascular illness. 
Molly Engelkes, APN, AGPCNP-BC
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Molly has been with IHMG in the ABODE service line since 2015. She began her nursing career in 1995 when she graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She has experience in medical, oncology, trauma and intensive care, and hospice nursing. In 2015, she graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago, earning a Master of Science degree. She is board-certified as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. She takes pride in the care she provides to her patients and their families, especially those who have chronic medical conditions that prevent them from leaving their homes for routine medical care. Molly guides her care and treatment using evidenced based practice guidelines to provide the most relevant and appropriate treatments to her patients. She has special interests in geriatrics, dementia, and end-of-life care.
Nicole Atanasoff, APN, AGPCNP-BC
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Nicole joined the IHMG team in February of 2018 and works in all of the service lines. She has extensive experience in health care, including working in the Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital, plus working as a nurse for Hospice to name a few. She received her Critical Care certification in 2017 and received her Masters of Science degree in Nursing from Northern Illinois University.
Nicole Gonzalez, APN, FNP-BC
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Nicole became a part of the IHMG team in 2017 and works in the CLARITY service line. She is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Nicole received her Associate of Science degree in 1999, Associate of Arts degree in 2000, Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2003, and her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2015. She holds certification in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and National Institute for Health Stroke Scale certification. Nicole has more than ten years intensive care nursing experience previously had a whole nursing career, and was a Rapid Response and Code Blue team member. Nicole was also a recipient of the Sister Mary Linus Nowak Nursing Research Award. She has interests in vulnerable populations health, critical care medicine, geriatric health and aromatherapy. Nicole is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Olivia Castellanos, APN FNP-C
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Pam Cooper, APN FNP-C
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Pam has been with IHMG since 2018. She is currently working as a SNFist as well as the Clarity service line. She has 11 years experience as a nurse practitioner with a large focus on Cardiology. Her past nursing experience includes pulmonary step down as well as pediatric private duty. She earned her Masters degree from Purdue University and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Governers State University.

Purvi Patel, APN, FNP-BC
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Rachael Reinagle
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Rhonda Kalitowski, APN FNP-BC
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Sarah Maas, APN, FNP-BC
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Sarah has been with IHMG since 2016, as a part of CLARITY and SNFist service lines. In 2005, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from University Illinois in Psychology and would go on to get her Bachelor’s in Biology degree from Illinois State University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mennonite College of Nursing’s accelerated program in 2008. She worked as a hospital nurse in neuro specialty care and progressive care units. In 2014, she completed her Master of Science in Nursing degree at Mennonite College of Nursing and is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She specializes in providing medical management for patients in sub-acute rehab, long term care and assisted living facilities.
Sarah Nkwocha
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Sofia Wheeler, APN PMHNP-BC
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Sofia joined IHMG in 2019 and currently works in CLARITY with the Amita Hospital system. She began her nursing career at Saint Joseph's University and graduated in 2010 with her BSN. From there Sofia went on to further her career at the University of St. Francis earning her Masters in Science and Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and is currently credentialed through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  Sofia has a strong interest in dimentia and specifically in Alzheimers and Lewy Body. 
Stacey Brown, APN FNP-BC
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Susie Avery, APN, NP- C
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As member of SNFist and ATLAS teams, Susie has been a member of IHMG since 2018. While earning both a BSN and MSN from Graceland University, Susie served as case manager, then director of nursing for sub-acute, long term care and memory care assisted living facilities.

Teti Johnson, APN FNP-C
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Wamaitha Sullivan, DNP FNP-BC
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