Behind every successful company there is a team of talented people that help make it all happen.
Our blog series will be spotlighting all of our employees over time and giving a voice to the many incredible stories and “fun to know” facts of our exceptional employees.
We learn. We care. We have fun! We get results!
Andi Keller, Special Projects Coordinator, is our current featured employee in the spotlight. Andi joined the NueHealth team in 2005 and has a 13-year tenure that has consisted of a variety of positions. The one that has the greatest influence on Andi is the day when she and five others managed all aspects of nine “Cash” surgery centers. This gave her the foundation of knowing the importance of cash flow and how the Accounts Payable world can influence their success.
Andi lives in the Kansas City area with Ellie Mae, her Jack Russell Terrier, which by the way is her 23rd foster dog that she adopted herself because she couldn’t let her go and has for the last 4 years. Prior to 1997, she resided in Litchfield, Minnesota where she was born and raised. Her family still lives in her hometown. Andi received her education back in Minnesota at St. Could Technical College where she graduated as a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant. While working in a variety of dental specialties, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with Facial Plastic Surgery was her favorite. There are many days that she misses assisting in surgery and in the operating rooms.
Outside of the office, you’ll likely find Andi traveling or on a cruise somewhere. She has cruised Alaska, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Caribbean and New Zealand with a week in Australia. Her cruising bucket list consists of Coast to Coast through the Panama Canal, Russia, Scandinavia and Iceland. Her land bucket list consists of an African Safari, Fiji, Greece and Iceland.
A few fun facts about Andi; her favorite pastime is reading, her favorite food is HuHot Mongolian Grill or Taco Bell and she doesn’t really look like a celebrity, but she gets “you look like someone I know” quite often. If she were to win the lottery, she would NOT quit working. She might reduce her hours, but she really enjoys her work and the NueHealth organization’s core value. “We work well together, putting patients first and having a little fun in the process.” She would however put the money away for a while until she has a solid financial plan. That’s what you learn from all of the years of managing the cash and developing centers.
Thank you, Andi, for sharing a bit of your story with us and bringing your talents to work every day at NueHealth.
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Francesca Williams, Training and Development Partner, is our current featured employee in the spotlight. At NueHealth when someone leaves the organization, we have a saying “the door is always open”. It is like family here. Francesca is a great example of that corporate philosophy. Francesca rejoined the NueHealth team for the third time in September of 2018 and has held previous positions in the corporate (remote) and facility settings (Miami, Florida) at NueHealth.
Francesca grew up in Sacramento, California and now resides in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with her husband of 23 years, Tony. She and Tony are empty nesters while their daughter is pursuing her college education and playing volleyball at McPherson College in Kansas.
During their time in the military stationed at Hill AFB in Utah, Francesca received her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Psychology at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah. She holds a Master of Arts in Human Resource Administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
Outside of the office, you’ll find Francesca traveling extensively as her beautiful pictures from Venice, Ponte Verda Beach, Australian Rain Forest and on an amazing cruise reflect. She loves to acquire passport stamps across the world. If Francesca were to play the lottery and win, she would travel, but this time she would include her family, friends, colleagues and whoever would want to go on a 30-day cruise. I think she would have lots of volunteers for that trip.
According to Francesca, the thing she likes most about working at NueHealth is the people she works with, the dynamic culture and of course the holiday parties. That makes perfect sense given that her favorite movie is Four Christmases. Thank you, Francesca, for sharing a bit of your story with us and bringing your talents to work every day at NueHealth.
Lisa Brown, Performance Systems Analyst, is our current featured employee in the spotlight. Lisa joined the NueHealth team in 2012 and has held various positions such as Project Manager and Organizational Development Specialist.
Lisa grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and now resides in Merriam, Kansas with her husband John, two loveable hounds Penny and Luna, and a bunny named Jasmine. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in technical theatre with a concentration in stage management from Columbia College in Chicago. Lisa also studied parade and event management, as well as pyrotechnics during her internship at Disney World.
Outside of the office, you’ll find Lisa and John traveling to kayak, run and hike. This year they toured the Shetland Islands, Glasgow, Edinburgh and walked the West Highland Way in Scotland. Most importantly, Lisa is always in the Disney spirit, and her dream vacation would be a trip to Disney Paris to participate in runDisney.
If Lisa were to play the lottery and win, she would purchase a pair of really nice kayaks for her and John to take on a trip back to the Shetland Islands, as well as explore more of the UK. This of course would be in addition to a beautiful cabin near the Smoky Mountains.
According to Lisa, the thing she likes most about working at NueHealth is the people. “I love the people I get to work with across the organization. I feel lucky to work with such remarkable, talented, dedicated individuals.” Thank you, Lisa, for sharing a bit of your story with us and bringing your talents to work every day at NueHealth.
Marsha Botts, Senior Project Manager at NueHealth, is our current featured employee in the spotlight. Marsha joined the NueHealth team in 2014 at the Corporate Office in Leawood.
As a youngster Marsha’s family moved around a lot, however, she has two places that she claims as hometowns, Talent, Oregon and Gardner, Kansas. She spent Junior High, High School and early college years in Oregon before moving back to Gardner to start her adventure as an adult.
Her college career began in Oregon and concluded with her earning her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas. Education is something that Marsha has continued to pursue through her career. Currently Marsha holds certifications in Project Management, Lean Methodology, Six Sigma Black Belt along with a host of other HR, billing and reporting practices. With this diverse background and through the years before joining NueHealth, Marsha has had the opportunity to work on some fascinating projects through the National Health Service in the UK and Scotland, as well as with the Office of Inspector General Medicare Fraud case.
Family is important to Marsha and she shares time when she can with her three children, a daughter, Mickey; sons, Ben and Braden. However, her best buddies are Drake and Renn, her 4 and 5-year-old grandsons. Hanging with them is her favorite pastime.
We asked Marsha a few fun facts about herself. Her favorite movie line, is: “It’s been a hell of a day at sea sir” from Overboard. Her first job was a dispatcher for a trucking line, and oh the stories she tell. Lastly, when asked what would be the first thing she would buy if she won the lottery, Marsha states, “I would pay off every bill I have and then share with everyone. I mean that sincerely”.
One of her favorite things about working at NueHealth is the people. Thanks for sharing a bit of your story with us Marsha and bringing your winning attitude to work every day at NueHealth.
Rob Sorensen, the Director of Clinical Operations at NueHealth, is our current featured employee in the spotlight. Rob joined the NueHealth team in 2014 at the Corporate Office in Leawood.
Rob grew up in Lansing, KS, where his first job was helping his dad do “whatever was needed” on the farm. Post farm life, Rob became a highly educated individual. Currently, he holds a BSN from the University of Central Missouri; an MBA in Healthcare Management from American Inter-Continental University; a BS in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University; and an AD in Nursing from Central Community College in Columbus, NE.
Outside of the office, you’ll find Rob on his boat at the lake with his wife and his two kids (16 and 20). When asked whether he has ever been told he looks like a celebrity, he reflected back to his younger days when he wore dark rimmed glasses and was nicknamed “Clark Kent”.
According to Rob, the thing he likes most about working at NueHealth is the people. “People are willing to help no matter what else they have going on” Rob said. Thanks for sharing a bit of your story with us and bringing your “superman” powers to work everyday at NueHealth.