Jake RN,  Executive Director

Jake is from Utah and has been working in dialysis since 2002 and joined the Alaskan team in May 2019.  He has held various roles from Nursing to Director of Operations.  He also spent 10 years in the Air Force Reserves serving as a Medical Field Technician for the 419th Medical Squadron and being part of a Specialized Medical Element for the 466th Fighter Squadron.  Jake has a BSN degree from Western Governors University.  His hobbies include enjoying the outdoors with his family, trail running, mountain biking, and anything soccer.   

 

Lauren, LCSW
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!

 

Debbie, Director, Human Resources
Julie, RN Director of Operations & Quality

Growing up in Alaska, Julie graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage with a BS in Nursing.  Julie joined Liberty as a staff nurse, eventually moving into a Nurse Manager position and then the Director for Quality/Education/Regulatory for the West Division of Liberty.  Given the opportunity to continue working with the amazing Liberty organization, she moved back to Alaska in 2013.

 

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