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- Administrator 

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.

Bethany Schmit- RN, Director of Nursing 

Bethany began working in long term care and discovered her love for working with geriatrics at the age of 16 where she worked at Good Samaritan Society in Wood River as a CNA. She continued working as a CNA as she pursued a degree in Early Childhood Education. After obtaining her degree she owned and operated a childcare center in Grand Island for 8 years before returning to college to obtain her RN. Once she received her RN she returned to Good Samaritan Society-Wood River as their MDS Coordinator, Assistant Director of Nursing, and was then promoted to Director of Nursing. Bethany remained at Good Samaritan Society-Wood River until moving to Cordova, NE and joining us here at Sutton Community Home in June of 2018 and currently serves as our Director of Nursing. Bethany and boyfriend Tim have 4 daughters- Lexi (20) who is currently pursuing her BSN at College of ST. Mary’s, and Mallory (14), Kelsie (8), and Emma (7).

Emmy Gibson- LPN, MDS Coordinator, Infection Preventionist 

bio coming soon...


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.


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.


Angela Adams- Business Manager and Billing Specialist

Angela started her long term care career 28 years ago at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island. After several years she went to Edgewood Vista Memory Care as a CNA, then MA and then after much training and experience, the assistant director role. She then pursued more experience on the business/accounting side and worked for 6 ½ years for a diverse construction company in Alda. Her long desire to return to long term care brought her to us! Angela is married to husband Jeff and they reside in Marquette, NE. They have 8 children - 6 sons, 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. Besides spending quality time with their kids and grandkids, they enjoy camping and taking their jeep rock crawling or in the Loup River. Angela is looking forward to developing lasting relationships and helping our residents and staff.


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.