Staff

Rachelle Pariseau RN, CEO

I have owned River Valley Home Care since 1998. I graduated from the College of St. Catherine’s in 1992. I started my nursing career at Fairview Southdale Hospital. Shortly after that I started in Home Care and quickly realized this was where I “belonged”. I found great joy in caring for people in their homes, and providing anything I was able to in order to keep them in their homes.
I am very active in the community. I am a member of the Farmington Rotary, a STRIVE mentor at the high school, and a Board Member of Trinity Care Center.
My hobbies are caring for all our pets from horses to chickens on our hobby farm, and most any outside activity such as boating, biking, and gardening.

I am looking forward to meeting you and your family. Please feel free to contact me or one of our wonderful staff members today.

Rachelle Pariseau RN, CEO I have owned River Valley Home Care since 1998. I graduated from the College of St. Catherine's in 1992. I started my nursing career at Fairview Southdale Hospital. Shortly after that I started in Home Care and quickly realized this was where I "belonged". I found great joy in caring for people in their homes, and providing anything I was able to in order to keep them in their homes. I am very active in the community. I am a member of the Farmington Rotary, a STRIVE mentor at the high school, and a Board Member of Trinity Care Center. My hobbies are caring for all our pets from horses to chickens on our hobby farm, and most any outside activity such as boating, biking, and gardening.

Rachelle Pariseau
RN, CEO

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Craig Pariseau Billing Specialist

I have worked at River Valley Home Care since 2002. My position is Billing Specialist. My job includes Billing all insurances for services rendered.I am also responsible for Accounts Receivable and Payable.I graduated from Harding High School. I also graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a BS in Economics.My hobbies include: fishing, camping, hunting and boating.

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Craig Pariseau
Billing Specailist

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Katie O’Neill Director of Nursing

I started working at River Valley Home Care in 2000 as a homemaker and PCA and quickly realized I enjoyed helping people in their homes. In 2002 I began working as a Home Health Aide while attending Inver Hills Community College. I graduated in 2002 and started working as private duty nurse. I did this while going back to school to get my BSN and PHN in nursing. Upon graduation I was offered a job as a Case Manager, and have been doing it ever since. The areas I cover are W. St. Paul, IGH, Eagan, Apple Valley and Rosemount. I would say the best part of my job is working with people in the comfort of their home, knowing that what I do l=keeps them there and independent as long as possible.I enjoy teaching ice skating lessons year round.

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Katie O’Neill
Director of Nursing

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Elizabeth Kunz RN Case Manager

I have been with River Valley Home Care since 2012. I work in S. St. Paul, W. St. Paul and Inver grove Heights area.I graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health in 2002. I then became an LPN in 2006 and completed my RN degree at Inver Hills Community College in 2009.I enjoy working in home care because I am given enough time with each patient to really get to know them as an individual. I feel like home care gives me the opportunity to help patients manage their lives with a health condition not just treat the disease.I enjoy camping, family bonfires, and home improvement projects.

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Elizabeth Kunz
RN Case Manager

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Sara Hale RN Case Manager

I service clients in Inver Grove Heights, West St Paul, South St Paul and Mendota. I have been an
RN for one year.I graduated from the university of Minnesota with a B.A. in Economics,
then from Century College with my A.S.-NursingI got into Home Care because I like taking care of my clients.
What I like best about my job is the one on one client time I get with them. In my free time
I like to spend time with my family and friends, go up to the cabin, and baking!!

Sara Hale
RN Case Manager

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April Bendt RN Case Manager

I have worked for River valley Home Care since 2011 and serve clients in Lakeville, Farmington and Burnsville. I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1990. Upon graduation, I started my first job at Methodist Hospital working several different positions which included Medical.Surgical, Oncology and Bone Marrow transplant Unit. When we moved I elected to stay at home and raise my children for the next 8 years. I then took a position as an elementary School Nurse in Illinois. We moved back to MN in 2011 when I started my position at River Valley Home Care. I find pleasure and fulfillment helping and serving others, and enjoy each and every one of my clients.Knowing that my visits help keep people in their home sbrings me great pleasure.In my free time I enjoy boating, long walks, church, and spending time with my family.

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April Bendt
RN Case Manager

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Kim Martin Administrative Assistant

When you call River Valley Home Care, I am probably the first person you will speak to. I am the Administrative Assistant and work at the front desk. I have a variety of duties that encompass my position such as: answering phones, faxing Drs. orders, answering inquiries and generally helping the office run smoothly. I was born in Lincoln, NE and attended the University there…..many, many years ago!
I have worked for River Valley since 2003 and I find my job very rewarding. I enjoy working in the office and love the feeling of being helpful to people when they are in need. At the end of the day, it is very satisfying. In my free time, I volunteer at my church, and I thoroughly enjoy spending time with my grandchildren.

Kim Martin Administrative Assistant When you call River Valley Home Care, I am probably the first person you will speak to. I am the Administrative Assistant and work at the front desk. I have a variety of duties that encompass my position such as: answering phones, faxing Drs. orders, answering inquiries and generally helping the office run smoothly. I was born in Lincoln, NE and attended the University there…..many, many years ago! I have worked for River Valley since 2003 and I find my job very rewarding. I enjoy working in the office and love the feeling of being helpful to people when they are in need. At the end of the day, it is very satisfying. In my free time, I volunteer at my church, and I thoroughly enjoy spending time with my grandchildren.

Kim Martin
Admin Assistant

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Karen Lee Human Resources

I have worked at River Valley Home Care since 2002. My position includes hiring of all staff, and taking all the new Client Referrals. I spend the majority of my day on the phone speaking with staff, clients, and a vast array of referral sources.I graduated from Rosemount High School.My interests are spending weekends in the summer at our place up north. fishing and bird watching.

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Karen Lee
HR

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Julie Foley Physical Therapist

Julie Foley and I graduated from Chicago Medical School, and soon after returned to Minnesota. I have worked for River Valley Home Care since 2001. I service all of Dakota County. I love home care because I am able to help people of all ages, remain as safe and independent as possible in their homes.In my free time, I enjoy being active with my husband and our four children. I also love to reading, cooking, and baking.

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Julie Foley
Physical Therapist

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Brandy Beck RN Case Manager

I have been with River Valley Home Care as an RN Case Manager since February of 2016, and work with clients in the Hastings and Farmington areas. Although I came to nursing later in my life, I have worked in the healthcare field over 15 years. I received my LPN in 2012 and my RN in 2014 from MN State College Southeast Technical. I later received my BSN from Western Governors University in March of 2016. My first nursing position was in Home Care, and I quickly realized that I was in the right job for me!. I love being able to give each of my clients personalized attention and to build trusting relationships with them. I feel good that my clients get to stay in the comfort of their home and still receive the nursing care that they need. When not working, I can often be found cheering on my girls at their hockey games, reading a book, or doing projects with my family.

Brandi Beck

Brandi Beck
RN Case Manager

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Melissa Boyd RN Case Manager

I currently service the Eagan and Burnsville areas.I have been a nurse
for 13 years. I started out as an LPN and worked through school to become the RN I am now.
I graduated from Rasmussen College Mankato MN. I went into Home Care because
I wanted to be on a more personable level with my patients. I wanted to get to know and
understand my patient’s needs. I enjoy my job because I am a nurse and caring is why I
went into my profession. In my free time I spend my time with my children. Three girls age Alexys 16,
Gabby 13 and Aliviya 13 and my dog Dazzie. I enjoy riding my motorcycle and scuba dive. Most of all we love to travel anywhere there is a beach and the sun .

RN Case Manager

Melissa Boyd
RN Case Manager

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Mary Hanson RN Payroll Specialist Admin Assistant

River Valley Home Care in August 2016. My primary responsibility is processing payroll. I also assist in the office with answering phones, faxing and mailing doctor’s orders and filing patient charts. I grew up on a farm in southwestern Minnesota and graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management.My husband and I live in Apple Valley. We have two grown children. I enjoy walking, hiking, biking and doing Sudoku and crossword puzzles.

Mary Hanson

Mary Hanson
Payroll Specialist Admin Assistant

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Julie Hentges RN Case Manager

I started with River Valley Home Care in 2016 and  I serve clients in Apple Valley, Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, West St. Paul, and South St. Paul.  I graduated from UW-La Crosse in 2004 with a psychology degree and then graduated in 2016 from Rasmussen with my nursing degree.  I chose to work in home care because I think it is very rewarding to able to see my clients on a regular basis to know that I’m helping them.  In my free time I like to be active outside, boating, and spending time with family and friends.

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Julie Hentges
RN Case Manager

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Katie Gross RN Admissions Nurse

I am privileged to be an Admission Nurse with River Valley Home Care. This position allows me to meet all of our new client’s and get them started on their new level of healthcare with our company. I have been a nurse for 18 years. For five of those years I worked in a hospital setting, two years as a Research Nurse and three years as a Nursing Supervisor for an agency. I choose home care because I love the one-to-one interaction with clients. I enjoy meeting them in their homes where they are most comfortable and am proud to be a part of the process of keeping them at home. On my free time I love running, being with my family and having a project to work on.

Katie Gross RN Admissions

Katie Gross
RN Admissions

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Angel Woehler RN Case Manager

I serve the South St Paul, West St Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Eagan and Apple Valley area. I have been a nurse for 14 years and attended
Kirkwood Community college for my LPN and RN and St Scholastica for my Bachelors. I am currently perusing my doctorate in Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner at St Kates. I have spent most of my career in home care. I started out a bath aide and have grown my passion for serving people in their home. I hope to serve people in their homes as a Nurse Practitioner in the future. I spend free time with my husband and 6 year old daughter taking care of our Zoo. We have 2 dogs 1 Cat 3 Chinchillas and cockatiels.

RN Case Manager

Angel Woehler
RN Case Manager

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Michelle Martin RN Case Manager

I work in Burnsville, Inver Grove Heights, South St Paul, West St Paul, Eagan and Apple valley. I graduated from Anoka Ramsey Community College with a degree in Nursing and Integrative Health in 2010. I worked in a nursing home and rehab for the first few years and then started working in homecare because I wanted to be able to help people stay in their homes and keep their independence for as long as possible. My favorite thing about being a nurse is hearing all the stories and experiences of my clients. In my free time I like to do anything outdoors- biking, hiking, gardening, etc. I also love to design and sew clothing. I like to spend my evenings social dancing and my favorite dances are West coast swing and Country 2-step.

RN Case Manager

Michelle Martin
RN Case Manager

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Angie Taylor RN Case Manager

I currently see clients in Hastings and Rosemount. I graduated from Inver Hills Community College in 2016. While in college I worked in home health care and found that I enjoyed caring for people in their homes. I really enjoy developing the long term relationships with people and helping them to continue living independently. In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors, reading, and spending time with my family.

RN Case Manager

Angie Taylor
RN Case Manager

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