James, MA RN Director of Operations
James grew up in Northern Canada and this is his second time working and living in the US. Joining Liberty in August 2020, James brings 25 years of nursing experience, 17 of which in leadership roles. He has worked in Alberta, BC, Texas, Washington and California. In 2017, James completed a graduate degree in leadership studies at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. One of James’ primary focuses is creating and maintaining Healthy Work Environments. An avid outdoorsman and lover of all things winter, James can be found exploring the outdoors somewhere in hiking boots or on skis, snowshoes, microspikes, or in his kayak.
Debbie, Director, Human Resources
Manager of Admissions and Social Work
Lauren has been a Nephrology Social Worker for over 8 years. She graduated in 2005 from North Carolina State University with her BSW, East Carolina University with her MSW in 2006, and earned her Clinical License in 2011. Before entering the dialysis world she did her Masters Level internship in Abdominal Transplant at UNC Hospitals. This North Carolina transplant has been in Alaska for almost 3 years and absolutely loves our beautiful state. She is married to a C-17 pilot and has two adorable dogs that she loves more than fro-yo and sharpie markers. Her hobbies include hiking, fishing, and football. She is very passionate about kidney disease and helping those affected.
SueAnn, Patient Care Coordinator
SueAnn was born and raised in Alaska. She became a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant in 2013. She has had experience in ENT, Cardiology, and Primary Care. She joined the Liberty and Denali Dialysis team as Patient Care Coordinator in December of 2018. With her fiancé and daughter, SueAnn enjoys fishing, berry picking, four wheeling, baking, and caring for their four guinea pigs. She appreciates being part of a hardworking and compassionate team that strives every day to provide excellent care to our patients.
Dawn, HR Generalist
Dawn has been with Liberty Dialysis since 2008. She started as a receptionist however in 2014 earned a spot on the Human Resources team and loves it! While Dawn currently lives in the Seattle area, she grew up visiting family in Alaska regularly and has always thought of it as such a beautiful, special place. Dawn has two young children who keep her very busy, but when she’s able to she loves running, reading, and traveling. Liberty Dialysis has been an amazing company to work for and she is so thankful she got her foot in the door all those years ago!
Kayla, RN Manager of Education & Regulatory
Kayla moved to Alaska from south Louisiana in 2010 after receiving her BSN in Nursing. She started her career in dialysis and although she ventured out into hospital nursing floating to various fields, dialysis called her back home. Kayla fell in love with building relationships with patients, learning their stories, and taking care of the whole patient. She knew Liberty would be her second home when she read the part of their motto stating “ patient focused.” She enjoys providing education and continued guidance to the superior team that cares for the patients. Go team Liberty! When Kayla is not at her second home she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, shopping local, and baking.
Nancy, Recruiting Coordinator
Nancy has been with Liberty since October 2018. She graduated from the University of Washington in March 2019 with a BA in Public Health and Spanish. She says that “working with Denali Dialysis and Liberty Dialysis has been amazing” and she feels very lucky to be able to have her first “grown-up” job be with such a great company. She has truly grown and learned so much. She majored in Public Health because she wanted to get into the healthcare field and Denali and Liberty have allowed her to do just that. While she is in HR and not involved in direct patient care she likes knowing that she plays a small part in making sure our patients are taken care of by helping to find the best people to work at our wonderful clinics. When she is not working, she loves taking her Siberian Husky puppy to the dog park, spending time with her family, and going to Disneyland. Nancy looks forward to continuing to grow with this company