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

Announcement coming soon

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 a chairperson of the Human Rights committee. 

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


Brief overview of PSC roles:

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

Welcome Deanna Grussing! Deanna is on our nursing team as a part-time RN.

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.

A brief overview of  RN/LPN roles

One year nursing experience with people who have disabilities; quality nursing assessments, teaching and documentation skills; must become Department of Human Services Nurse-trainer within 3 months of hire, if RN; collaborates with the resident, QIDP, DSP staff and other leadership.

Nancy Bragonier
Now Hiring

 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 at 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.

 Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP)

Brief overview of QIDP roles:

Must have bachelor’s degree in social or human service, education, health, therapy or other degree as designated by the Department of Human Services. One year experience working with disabled individuals; prefer experience with behavior modifications; participate in residents’ person center plans to create/implement outcomes and strategies; teach and supervise staff. Reports to residential manager.

Matt Huddleston
Kris Netzke

 Residential Manager

Matt has been in the social services field for the past 21 years and has served on a nonprofit board. He has extensive experience working as a family specialist and case manager within different organizations and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern University.
Helping others is a natural extension of his ability to effectively lead and care for other people.

Maintenance Coordinator

Kris has lived in the Bloomington-Normal area for the past 27 years. His father was the HoH Property Supervisor for 13 years, which is how he became involved with the organization.

Kris enjoys being able to help care for the homes in which our residents live. He states that “Being a father myself, I understand the importance of properly caring for someone else’s loved ones.”

Holly Phillips
Betsy Kurtenbach

Technology Manager

Holly has lived in Bloomington-Normal for over 15 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 few 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. 

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.