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When it comes to delivering home health care services, our caregivers are a team that offers more than just direct care. Our empathy, integrity, and values help the people we serve have a better quality of life. Every member of our team is here to make a difference.

Learn more about our leadership team below and call 888.689.3391 to discover more about TRU Healthcare and how our team can help you or a loved one access the care you need.

The TRU Healthcare Team

Our care teams are made up of:

  • Registered nurses
  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Home health aides
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Social workers

From managers and registered nurse case managers to director-level oversight, our team of experienced administrative and management staff supports our clients and their caregivers to maximize the effectiveness of the care TRU Healthcare provides. Our administrative staff consults with our clients’ physicians, social workers, hospitals, other providers, and families to develop an individualized plan of in-home care. We also handle the necessary paperwork, working with providers, insurers, and government agencies as needed to establish and maintain each client’s services.

Our World-Class Leadership Team

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Barb Jezorski, RN, MSN

Chief Operations Officer

Barb joined TRU Healthcare in 2014 and has been in the healthcare field for more than 20 years. She has held various executive and director-level leadership positions in acute care hospitals, home health, hospice, and assisted living centers. At TRU Healthcare, Barb is responsible for the operational and clinical oversight of all home and community-based services, and home health service lines. She helps to achieve strategic goals and quality outcomes.

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Katie Wagner

Director of Operations

Katie joined the TRU Healthcare billing department in 2013. She has previously worked as TRU Healthcare’s billing manager and finance operations manager. Katie has extensive experience in supervising, billing, payroll, and training. She has since transitioned to serving as our director of operations, overseeing our Medicare-certified offices. She provides leadership and coaching to those offices while keeping our mission and vision at the forefront.
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Kristin Hoen

Senior Director of Operations

Kristin joined TRU Healthcare in 2021 and serves as our senior director of operations, overseeing the clinical operations of the St. Paul, Minnetonka, and southwestern offices. As a leader with TRU Healthcare, her goal is to view patients and clients as partners across all the business lines. Kristin believes clients should be involved in their care and journey to health and wellness.
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Beth Peterson

Senior Director of Human Resources

Beth has been a director of human resources in healthcare for 10 years. She has experience in recruitment, employee relations, staff training, and supervisor coaching. She has a broad range of staff development experience, onboard training, compensation, benefits, and workers’ compensation. Beth oversees all human resource functions and maintains TRU Healthcare’s goals and practices to align with our business mission and vision statement.
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Tom Schmidt

Director of Finance

Tom is a seasoned financial executive who has spent most of his career in the air transportation industry, including working as an assistant controller for Northwest Airlines, CFO for Sun Country Airlines and Mesaba Aviation, and corporate controller for Endeavor Air (formally Pinnacle Airlines). Tom joined TRU Healthcare in 2018 and currently works as our director of finance, overseeing our financial and accounting policies, systems, and processes.
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Jodi Jahnke, MA, OTR/L

Director of Rehab

Jodi joined TRU Healthcare in October 2022. She previously worked for another home care agency as an occupational therapist and has worked in various home care roles since 2014. Jodi now has the role of director of rehab, where she has the privilege of working with therapists, nurses, and other leadership professionals with the goal of serving our patients with the most optimal and professional care and carrying out our mission of impacting people’s lives every day.
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Rosemarie Dammer, RN, WCC

Director of Nursing

Rosemarie has been with TRU Healthcare since 2021 when she joined us as our Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON). Rosemarie has considerable experience in the healthcare industry. She’s worked as a nurse at United Hospital, conducted long-term care insurance interviews, and spent another ten years providing home health services. Since joining TRU, Rosemarie continuously demonstrates her commitment to our core values and servicing our clients. We’re very pleased she agreed to become our Director of Nursing in 2023 to help inspire others to follow in her footsteps.

Ensuring competent and compassionate care for all 

Tim Lively

Founder and CEO

TRU Healthcare founder Tim Lively holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing with a minor in finance from the University of St. Thomas. Tim served on the board of directors of Parenting with Purpose, has worked with microfinance initiatives in India, and studied models of community health in Haiti in order to translate key strategies and tactics to his work in the Midwest and Southwest. Tim lives in White Bear Lake with his wife Michelle and their three children. 

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Contact the TRU Healthcare Team Today

Learn more about the home and community-based services we provide by calling 888.689.3391 or by reaching out to TRU Healthcare online today.