Leadership Team

Meet Our Leadership Team

Maureen Wyhs

Executive Director/RN

Maureen has an Associate Degree in Banking, and a B.A. in Health Art.

Maureen worked at OSF for 19 years as a Medical/Surgical nurse and then carried her experience over to St. Joseph as a Home Care Manager.
Her employment with the McLean County Health Department afforded her the opportunity to work with all age groups including pre/postnatal and infant clients. “Being a home care manager enabled me to help HoH grow while providing safe and meaningful lives for our residents.”

Lisa Evans

Office Manager

Lisa previously worked as a case manager at Malik Enterprises as well as the Department of Human Services in the Rehabilitation Services Department. Lisa is also the chairperson of the Human Rights Committee. 

She is proud to assist and serve our residents by advocating for their rights. 


Latanza Dramani

Personnel Support Coordinator

The personnel support coordinator (PSC) is responsible for all aspects of the scheduling process and review of timesheets. The PSC assists with the hiring process. Manages and oversees employee education and human resource files. Assists with human resources related tasks including writing or revising policies. The PSC reports directly to the office manager.

Beth Howard

Clinical Manager

Beth graduated from nursing school in 2007. She has worked at Chestnut Health Systems, Heartland Healthcare, Fidelity On-Call, McLean County Health Care and Westminster Village. Beth has always had a desire to help others feel their best. Her favorite part of the job is getting to spend time with our residents. When Beth is not working, she enjoys time with her family, yardwork, walking her dog and traveling. 

Deanna Grussing

Part-time  RN

 Deanna is a Navy Veteran and graduate of ISU in 2000. She has worked at both hospitals in the Bloomington-Normal area. She believes that residents deserve the best health care possible in order to live their best lives. In her spare time, she likes to garden, visit family and friends, volunteer to support other veterans and ride motorcycles with her husband, John.

Nancy Bragonier

Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP)

Nancy began working in our homes as a Direct Support Professional (DSP). In 2015, she started as a QIDP, giving her the opportunity to put her degree to use without sacrificing quality time with our residents. Prior to HoH, Nancy worked for Marcfirst for eight years as a DSP and a house manager. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from ISU. Her passion has always been to help others. 

Carly Watts

Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP)

Carly has worked in case management for individuals with disabilities for the past couple of years and has discovered a passion for helping others in this capacity. She also has several years of leadership and management experience. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from University of the Ozarks in Arkansas. Having recently moved to Bloomington-Normal, she is very excited about the opportunity to use her skills to make a difference in her community.

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Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional Job Description

Case Manager, full-time 40 hours/week; on call, weekend, holiday rotation required; Flex time available after 40 hours for work life balance. Competitive salary based on experience. Bachelor’s degree in social or human service, education, health, therapy or other degree as designated by Department of Human Services (DHS); experience working with individuals with disabilities; benefits include vacation, sick, 3% retirement program when eligible, health/dental; mileage reimbursement (currently .625¢/mi.); Career path opportunities available. Highlights of job responsibilities include Participate in Residents’ Person Center Plans to create/implement outcomes and strategies; teaching, supervising and collaborating with staff/residents/families/community agencies (etc.)


John Hicks

Residential Maintenance Coordinator


Holly Phillips

Technology Manager

Holly has lived in Bloomington-Normal for nearly 20 years. She is an ISU alum and holds a Bachelor of Science degree. She began her HoH career in 2014 as the fundraising/marketing coordinator. She assisted HoH with technology needs over the last several years and now holds the technology manager title as of late 2021. Holly has two sons who continue to help with fundraisers and volunteer opportunities; Holly strongly feels that we should teach our children at a young age to care for others. 

Betsy Kurtenbach

Program Development Coordinator

Betsy joined the Homes of Hope team in early January and she is working hard to get up to speed on everything. She has a degree in Recreation Management from Illinois State University and has a background in marketing and events.
Most recently, she worked as a Claims Adjuster at Country Financial. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her golden retriever, watching live music, and yelling at the Chicago Bears.