Richard Feeney — Administrator
Richard Feeney is the administrator here at Prairie Manor Inc. He was in the Navy for six great years where he met his wife, Patty, and he has been married since 1991. His wife, along with his two daughters, is in college and his son is graduating high school in 2017 in Blooming Prairie. During the last recession he was a weld supervisor outside a small town in Wisconsin. Due to the economy he got laid off, and with encouragement from his family, he went back to college. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with Bachelor of Business Administration and a major in Health Care Administration. If you have any questions on long/short term stays or need a resource for elderly care, he welcomes you to contact the management team. He has an open door policy and would encourage you to stop in and say hello.
Allison Hensrud — Director of Nursing
Allison has been employed at Prairie Manor since 1993. She began working as a dietary aide here while still in high school and then became a CNA while she was attending her nursing classes. She graduated in 2006 as a Registered Nurse. She began her nursing career as a Charge Nurse working the evening shift. She then became a Nurse Manager. She worked as a Nurse Manager for approximately 5 years before she accepted the position of the Director of Nursing in 2012. She grew up in Blooming Prairie and still resides here with her husband she married in 1999, 1 son, and 2 daughters. Her children attend the Blooming Prairie School District and she enjoys being able to work in the same area her children go to school in. She loves Prairie Manor’s small town touch and home-like atmosphere and she is very proud to be a member of the Prairie Manor team.
Dawn Sheward — Social Services
Dawn is a licensed social worker and co-director of Social Services at Prairie Manor with Heidi Thompson. She is a graduate of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa with a Bachelor’s of Social Work (BSW) degree. Dawn was Prairie Manor’s first Social Worker, starting in 1989. She has seen many changes over the years, but her favorite part of the job continues to be meeting and getting to know the residents and their families. Dawn lives in the beautiful community of Blooming Prairie with her husband and their Chihuahua, Eli.
Heidi Thompson — Social Services
Heidi started at Prairie Manor in 1992. She is a licensed Social Worker and co-director of the Social Service department. She has worked side by side with co-director Dawn Sheward since her first day in 1992. Heidi attended Bethel College and received her degree in Social Work in 1980. She worked with troubled youth at the beginning of her career. When she began her family, her focus became her children, she was able to be a stay-at-home mom by having her own in-home day care for ten years. When her youngest started school she was able to continue her career in Social Work and started work at Prairie Manor. The best part of Heidi’s job at Prairie Manor is interacting with the residents. They have so much to share about their life experiences. Heidi has lived in Blooming Prairie most of her life. She has been married for 34 years and has 3 children, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and 4 grandchildren. She loves spending time with her family.
Pam Doerhoefer — Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional
Pam started here in 1979. She is a Certified Dietary Manager and a Certified Food Protection Professional. She works with a Consultant Registered and Licensed Dietitian; Lesa Dahl-Leland, RD, LD. Pam has been married since 1970, her and her husband have 6 grown children and 5 grandchildren. She loves to spend time with family, traveling, 4-wheeling and gardening. Pam enjoys working and visiting with the residents at Prairie Manor and offers quality home cooked meals.
Ken Wilson — Environmental Services Director
Mandi Tweet — Activities Director
Mandi is the Activities Director. She graduated from college with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. Her passion in Therapeutic Recreation is to help residents live well and flourish. She strives to provide opportunities for others to enhance their quality of life, to improve their health and well-being through leisure, and to live their lives to the fullest potential through all stages of life.
Deb Kjarland — Heather Haus Manager
Debra Kjarland is the RN and Resident Manager at Heather Haus Senior Living. Graduating from Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in 1970, she has held a variety of nursing experiences. The majority of her nursing career has been in long term care both skilled care and assisted living. Raised on a dairy farm near Cannon Falls, she has never forgotten her country roots, and Blooming Prairie reminds her of that with the many farms around it. Currently she lives in Austin with her husband, Stan, and they enjoy their blended family of 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren. When possible, traveling is one of her passions and she has 2 more of the 50 states to visit. In addition to spending time with grandchildren, reading and quilting are 2 of her favorite activities. Growing up with very loving and Christian maternal grandparents, she cares deeply about our aging population and ways to make each day special as they complete their “Circle of Life.”