Professional Staff

Our staff consists of the best leaders in the industry. We are positive you will be satisfied with their knowledge and skill sets. Take a look at our professional leaders and see for yourself:

Jeff Harvey

Jeff started serving as administrator at Sutton Community Homes in December 2020. He started his career in long-term care as a CNA then LPN and has served as an administrator in long -term care for over 21 years. Most of his career as an administrator has been with the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. Jeff really enjoys helping those who need services get the care they need. Many of those we serve have given a lot to the community and they deserve to be taking care of in setting where they are valued and respected. Jeff enjoys interaction with the community members and appreciates the support offered to the community home. Jeff and his wife Chris, who is director at Aseracare Hospice in York, make their home at Springs Lake in McCool Junction. Their son Noah is married to Malinda also an RN and they reside in North Platte, NE. Their daughter Hannah attends college at Northwestern University in Maryville, Missouri.

Ruth Christ

Ruth moved to Sutton, NE in May of 2000. Her husband Rollie and her are recent empty nesters and enjoy various hobbies like antiquing.

Ruth started working at Sutton Community Home a few months later after she moved to Sutton and began her journey in Dietary, moving onto Housekeeping, Activities, and Laundry.

What she enjoys most about her job is that the residents are like an extended family to her. She enjoys visiting with them and hearing about their life experiences as everyone has a special story to share.

Tessa Fielder

My name is Tessa Fielder I’m a 1996 Sutton High school graduate. My husband’s name is Casey Fielder Casey works at Dutton Lainson co. we Have two boys. Dutton and Kaden. I enjoy my job as the housekeeping supervisor. I Have a good eye for detail. I started working at the SCH in 1993 in the kitchen then later got my CNA and medication aide. I truly love helping in our facility anywhere I’m needed. SCH is a great place to work.

Kevin Wolfe

Dr. Douglas Althouse
Medical Director

Dr. Althouse is a past high school graduate from Sutton, so many of you may know him. He is a physician at Kearney County Health Services in Minden, NE. Dr. Althouse ensures the facility is compliant with regulations according to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services in addition to State and Federal Regulations. Dr. Althouse works with all of our medical providers and our nursing staff to ensure the highest quality of care is received.

Emmy Gibson
ADON, LPN, MDS Coordinator, Infection Preventionist

Emmy Gibson grew up in Harvard, Nebraska and graduated from Harvard Public Schools in 2013. She got her CNA shortly after graduation and has worked in long-term care ever since as she attended Central Community College in Grand Island, receiving her LPN in 2018. Emmy was hired by Sutton Community Home in August of 2020 as a charge nurse, then moved to MDS Coordinator/Infection Control and is now the Assistant Director of Nursing. Emmy is currently in school to become a RN and is pursuing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.

Emmy has wanted to be a nurse since she was a little girl, and her passion has always been working with the elderly. Her goal is to work in an administrative role and to be part of a team that aspires to achieve excellence and provide the highest quality of care. One of the things she loves the most about Sutton Community Home is that it is just the right size to be able to work within the management team and yet still be directly involved in the care of the residents. In addition to her administrative duties, you can often find Emmy working as Charge Nurse or filling in as a CNA when needed.

Christy Bieck
Dietary Manager

Christy Bieck grew up and graduated from Harvard High School. She started her career at the Harvard Food Mart where she found her interest in the food service industry. Christy began working at Sutton Community Home in April of 2015 as a Dietary Cook/Aide. She got promoted to the Dietary Manager position in December of 2020. Christy has a passion for serving the elderly and maintaining their nutrition needs. She is willing to help out wherever needed, SCH can always rely on Christy.

Leah Pohlmeier

Leah Pohlmeier is a pharmacist and is currently working as a consultant pharmacist for Sutton Community Home. She is available to the staff to help with any medication-related problems or questions and is responsible for reviewing each resident’s chart on a monthly basis. Clinical pharmacy and ambulatory care are particular areas of interest. In addition, she works part-time as a retail pharmacist, and she keeps busy with her kids at home.

Sophie Carlson
Social Services and Activities Director

Sophie Carlson, a familiar face in the Sutton community, may greet you on admission time or can be found in the Social Service office for any questions or concerns. She attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha and graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Gerontology in 2019. Sophie has been employed at SCH for many years within different departments: Dietary, Activities and now Social Services. She enjoys meeting and helping residents and their families in any way needed. If Sophie doesn't know the answer, she will find someone who does.

Juliann Marburger
LPN, MDS/ADON Coordinator

Juliann grew up in Harvard, Nebraska. As a young girl Juliann found her love with the elderly when she volunteered at her local nursing home as a candy striper. Juliann graduated from Harvard Public School in 2000. She has worked in LTC most of her career starting off in Laundry, Dietary and Housekeeping before going to school to get her CNA and MA in 2002 and LPN in 2007. Over the years Juliann has worked for Sutton Community Home in different capacities including Charge Nurse, MDS and Infection Prevention. In November 2021 Juliann returned to Sutton Community Home as MDS Coordinator.

Jolene Griess

Jolene Griess, PT, MPT, DPT grew up in rural Fairfield, NE and attended Sandy Creek Jr. Sr. High School. She attended Hastings College where she was participated in volleyball and basketball. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Biology and then was accepted into the UNMC Physical Therapy program. She graduated with her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2003, then pursued her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, completed in 2005. Her physical therapy career has taken her from Des Moines, IA, to Hastings, NE and then home to Sutton, NE since 2004. In 2006, Jolene opened up Clay County Physical Therapy in Sutton and has loved being part of the Sutton community and getting to know all the wonderful people and history. With her husband, Jarod Griess, they have 3 children. Together they enjoy traveling, attending their kids' activities, and golfing.

Jenny Clifford
Business Office Manager

I was born and raised in North Dakota. I double-majored in school with a Masters in Social Work and a Bachelors in Adult Psychology. When I moved to Nebraska in 2008, I worked in Ag for 13 years doing regional accounting work for the 2nd largest Ag retailer in the United States, balancing millions to the exact penny. When covid hit the world, it cursed my family hard. Losing both of my grandparents and an Aunt to the horrible pandemic, and seeing how this affected my parents and the struggle they had understanding the nursing home rules and regulations, made me look into a different life calling at 31 years old. The call was to go into Nursing. I began working at York General working the floor and working with their financial team helping their billing department, and that is what brought me to Sutton Community Home. I have been at SCH since August serving as your Business office Manager.