Robin’s Nest: Spring 2023 News

Robin’s Nest: Spring 2023 News

An update from Robin Mixdorf, CEO, Meth-Wick Community

Spring is here! As are some new developments on our staff and campus. Here’s a round-up of the latest news from Meth-Wick Community.



Exciting Leadership Changes

Our Director of Operations Teresa Dusil has been “retired” for some time now but we can finally remove the quotations from that statement! Teresa spent her entire forty-year career working in different capacities at Meth-Wick, becoming an integral part of the community here. She faithfully stayed on board as we searched for her replacement. We are beyond grateful for her dedication to Meth-Wick Community over these many years.

Stepping in as the new Director of Operations is Amber Jedlicka, MBA, LNHA. Amber started her Meth-Wick journey in 2013 as the director of Meth-Wick Home and Health Services. She served as admission coordinator at The Woodlands and most recently as the Director of Post-Acute Care. We are thrilled to have Amber take on this leadership role in a community she knows so well.

Rounding out our staff announcements, we’re welcoming Holly Lear, PhD, MPH, RN, LNHA, as the new Director of Post-Acute Care at The Woodlands. Holly has worked as a nurse for nearly 15 years and specializes in geriatric nursing. An eternal student, she has earned her Master of Public Health degree and her PhD in Nursing. Holly lives in Iowa City where her husband, Reverend Dr. Joseph Lear, serves as lead pastor at Resurrection Assembly of God. She enjoys serving as music director at their church, spending time with Joseph and their three sons, baking, and gardening.

If you see any of these women around campus, be sure to offer them your congratulations!

Infrastructure Updates

Arbor Place is under construction. We’re transforming the space to improve the quality of resident’s lives. Renovations incorporate details specifically designed for those living with mild to moderate cognitive loss. Arbor Place updates will be complete by mid-April. We’re also making improvements to the Wellness Recreation equipment and exercise areas.

Future of Nursing Careers

We’re looking forward to partnering with Kirkwood and local area high schools to develop the next generation of certified nurse aides. Real world experience plays an integral role in CNA training. We are once again hosting clinical experiences on campus for CNA nursing classes to learn from the nursing expertise of our care teams.

Speaking of careers, we have several openings listed on the Careers section of our website. You can fill out an application and submit online, or download a copy to complete.

If you’re curious about what it’s like to work at Meth-Wick, check our out newest video about being a part of the Meth-Wick team: