From a young age, I have desired to be in healthcare.
In my teen years, I volunteered at a local hospital and after graduating from high school I became a certified nurse assistant while obtaining my nursing degree. In 1996, I began my nursing career in newborn care, pediatrics and family medicine. In 1998 I joined a local home health company and transitioned into the areas of adult medicine and geriatrics.
My passion for providing quality services grew and I received my bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management from Maryville University in 2005.
For the last 20 years, I have worked with local home health agencies, both publicly held and privately owned in the roles of Clinical Administration and Management.
As the founding member of Envision Health Partners, I work closely with our clinical team to develop innovative health plans that provide lasting results for our clients.
I enjoy working with clients and families to create confidence and peace of mind.
I feel privileged and honored to serve our community and to work with so many wonderful healthcare providers.
I received my Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Maryville University.
I have 12 years experience, combining leadership and the delivery of occupational therapy with the geriatric population in a variety of settings.
I am also a certified instructor through Crisis Prevention Intervention for the Dementia Capable Care Foundations course. As a subject expert, I provide training to caregivers, family members, facility administrators and anyone who interacts with persons with dementia.
I am thrilled to be working with Envision and pursuing a new endeavor in fall prevention through home modifications and interior design in collaboration with Phoenix Textile's Health & Comfort line.
In my spare time, I enjoy coaching figure skating. I chose the healthcare industry to follow my passion to help others achieve their goals.
My Responsibilities Include:
Occupational Therapy Services and Integration of Wellness Programming
I have been in healthcare for over 20 years, starting as a Certified Nurse Assitant and continuing on to becoming a Registered Nurse specializing in ICU, acute & chronic heart failure and disease management.
I have experience in the hospital, dialysis, and home health settings and continue my clinical expertise through field staff supervision and training.
I became a partner of Envision in 2014 to pursue my passion in clinical care and patient education.
In my spare time, I enjoy surrounding myself with family, sporting events, and cross-fit.
My personal experiences and desire to help others motivate me to build relationships with clients, families and referral sources.
I have always had the desire to make the world a better place.
In the 1970's, I started my healthcare career to help others better themselves.
I have over 30 years of experience with many different cultures and groups, communities, hospitals and wound care centers.
I also had the joy of being a traveling nurse in other states and enhance my spiritual growth by obtaining a degree in Theology.
I am thrilled to be an owner of Envision Health Partners because we share the desire to make a difference in the lives of our clients by looking at the whole person and making resources available to enhance daily living.
It is a privilege to help others with our expertise and specialties.
Karen graduated from Loma Linda University in 1989 with her Occupational Therapy degree and is approaching 30 years of practicing in a field she loves. Karen has worked in all areas of healthcare including; hospital, outpatient rehab, nursing homes, schools, Home Health and continues to enjoy all aspects of this profession.
Karen says she feels incredibly blessed to have four boys that also keep her engaged and enjoying the different transitions they are going through in their lives.
Karen has a love for people and wants to help make a person's day better and brighter!
My name is Joanne Silliman. In 1980, I received my Associate Degree of Nursing, and in 2009 I received my BSN degree from Chamberlain School of Nursing. I became a Certified Case Manager receiving my certification in 2012 and was recertified in 2017.
I have 5 years of hospital nursing, 4 years of medical office nursing and IV therapy with traditional and alternative physicians, 2 years as a nursing instructor, and 1 year as an insurance agent. I have 15 years of home care and case management experience including home IV therapy.
Before this role as a QA Specialist here at Envision Home Health, I worked for 7 and a half years at Cigna doing Disease Management coaching and as a Utilization Review Nurse in the appeal department for 5 years.
Our family consists of 4 adult children, 7 grandkids ages 2 to 22 who are the loves of my life, a Sheltie (Maggie Moo), and 3 Grandogs (Sonnie, Private, and Murphy). In my spare time, I love going to the movies, theater, gardening, photography of my flowers, and out to eat.
Oh yes, and planning for our youngest daughter’s wedding this July!
Carrie graduated with a bachelors of Science in Nursing degree at St. Louis University in 1998 and has her license in Missouri and Illinois.
Carrie works as a Nurse Case Manager in Workers Compensation as well as a Nurse Case Manager in Home Health.
Carrie has 5 plus years of experience in home health and loves it! Carrie is a single Mom of 2 absolutely amazing girls and enjoys working out, health, wellness and spending time with her kids and family.
Carrie also volunteers for Friends of Kids with Cancer.
Angie is AFAA, Silver Sneakers, Aqua, Spinning, Body Pump and CPR certified. She has been teaching fitness classes for 8 years and has been an Envision Health Partners team member for 2 years.
Angie loves teaching fitness because she loves helping people achieve their goals and believe in themselves to know that they can do things they never thought were possible. It all begins with 1 movement (step).
Angie enjoys working with the senior population and teaching them that they too can be active and helping them realize the importance of movement.
Angie has 3 very active children; a son that plays minor league baseball, a daughter that teaches swimming and another daughter that is heavily involved in cheerleading and Angie is the cheer coach!
In her spare time, she enjoys watching her children reach new heights and achieve their goals and dreams! Angie says she encourages them to never give up and to work hard for what they want!