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JoAnn has been a nurse practitioner since 2012 with a history of critical care, emergency room, and pediatric nursing for nearly 20 years prior. She started her medical career as a combat medic in the USAF and then returned home to work her way through nursing school as an EMT/Medical assistant. She spent most of her time in critical and emergency room settings to be exposed to a wide variety of ages, health conditions, and people. While raising a family of 9 children with her husband and working in Interventional Radiology she taught future nurses at Carroll University. Although she loved the challenge, she realized what was missing - “I didn’t feel like I was really making a difference. I wanted to know that the people I met were actually getting the care they needed after they left me.” She found a need for primary care outside the office and a need for a provider who is prepared to care for the entire person, to include mind-body-spirit, and could not do this in a corporate healthcare setting. “I decided to open my own practice so that I could provide care as I see fit for the people who want a different type of healthcare provider and for those who have difficulty accessing one because of their limitations”.
She started Village Primary Care Providers in 2018 and hasn’t turned back. At the onset of the pandemic, JoAnn prepared herself and her team to continue to provide care to her patients and anyone else who needed it. “It just didn’t make sense to refuse to see sick people. Isn’t that why we are here?” She never closed her doors and went to people’s homes, cars, and facilities or performed telehealth visits when they needed care and were quarantined. She is proud to be a leader in COVID 19 out-patient care in our area and continues to remain up to date to lead the Village back to a healthier state by treating the ill, managing symptoms, and caring for the whole person.
JoAnn’s personal joys are spending time with any or all of her kids and their new families and activities, traveling with her best friend/husband, singing, spending time outdoors in the warm weather, and hanging out with her dogs, Norman and Jojo. JoAnn’s passion is to help everyone get the healthcare experience that they deserve and motivate them to achieve improved health and a sense of wellness in order to build a stronger and healthier community.
With over 10 years of experience, Jessica Johnson is a seasoned office manager and C.O.O. Mrs. Johnson's career is categorized by both professional excellence and high-quality work performance. Jessica Johnson initially acquired her national certification as an EMT in the U.S. Army in December of 2014. Over the past years she has vigorously trained as a Combat Medic on mission, not only furthering her knowledge and skills as a medic, but also fueling her passion for the medical field. Jessica enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves to begin her career in the medical field and has since specialized as a Patient Care Coordinator and Marketing Director. Mrs. Johnson joined the Village as one of its first team members in April of 2018 and continues to be an integral part of the team.
Jessica enjoys spending her time with her husband, 2 dogs (Rambo & Riley), and close-knit family. She also continues to serve in the Army Reserves as a TPU solider.
Laura began her medical experience in an OBGYN's office as a receptionist and quickly moved up to the billing department, where she was lucky to train under her mentor, who was an expert in the field and inspired Laura to continue perusing her passion in the industry. Carter has a vast knowledge of many medical specialties, billing, coding, and credentialing, totaling nearly 30 years. She continued her education and pursued a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration specializing in Health Services Management from DeVry University. With the desire to further her education she pursued her National Medical Coding Certifications through the American Health Information Management Association. Carter frequently attends billing and coding trainings to keep up to date on the latest updates and offer our patients the most competitive services and pricing. Laura loves to stay in the know about new billing and coding updates. She is the proud fur-momma of three Shih Tzus, Max, Dorie, and Addie. When Laura is not working, she loves to spend time with her family and garden.
Nurse Practitioner Reid received her Bachelor of Science in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development in May of 2017 from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Practitioner Reid continued her education just a couple months later by beginning her Master Entry to Nursing Practice at DePaul University and graduated with honors in August of 2019.
Practitioner Reid initially began her nursing career at Froedtert Hospital on the neurosciences inpatient floor, where she honed her skills and became passionate in providing holistic, patient focused healthcare. While working, I attended Alverno College to obtain my Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner certification, which was completed in May of 2022. Through Alverno, I was introduced to the Village and fell in love. As a family nurse practitioner here, I strive to bring empathy, easygoing communication and a sense of humor to patients so we can create personalized, feasible treatment plans to get them the healthcare they deserve. Outside of work, I enjoy spending my time outside with my family and reading.
Tressa joined the Village team in 2021 after making the difficult decision to change career paths and utilize her vast knowledge in diverse populations to pursue another aspect of healthcare. Tressa has over 20 years of experience in complex group home coordination, member services, staffing and management. She has proudly served several local group homes
is a proud mother of 6 and an even prouder grandmother of 5. who I enjoy spending most of my time with. I love to cook, dance, listen to music and read. I have worked in the health field for 20 plus years. My greatest passion is helping others.
Meredith graduated from the University of Milwaukee in 2014 with a bachelor's in psychology. When Meredith is not busy serving the community, she enjoys spending her free time with her significant other adventuring. Meredith spends most of her time outdoors or chasing after her rambunctious kitty, Mowgli. She hopes to continue living her best adventurous life as a self-proclaimed 'cat lady' while continuing to further her passion for psychology and helping others.
Heather joined the Village team in 2022 after graduating with a degree in applied sciences, Anesthesia technology, from Milwaukee Area Technical College. She has experience in many different specialties of healthcare, including pharmaceuticals, nursing care, surgery/operating room, intensive care unit, and primary care. 'I love embracing my curiosity and am learning new aspects of healthcare every day.' When Heather is not working, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying the outdoors. Heather hopes to one day utilize her skills by providing healthcare to those in need in less fortunate areas of the world.
Brooke started her career in the medical field shortly after starting Nursing school at Bryant and Stratton. Brooke comes from a big family with five siblings and lots of little nieces and nephews. She is ecstatic being a new auntie and loves to spoil all the little ones. As a Patient Care Coordinator, you will see Brooke at the front desk or hear her voice on the phone. She heads our scheduling team and frequently works one on one with our mobile patients. Brooke has a passion for helping others, especially in their time of need. When she is not working, she loves to draw, read, or get comfy on the couch with a good movie.
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