Steven Kuranz, Owner/Executive Director
Steve has been the Executive Director responsible for overseeing the overall functioning of Hope Health & Rehabilitation Center since 2004. Steve is following in the footsteps of his father, Art Kuranz, who founded the organization in 1968 and his sister, Kim Kuranz Gallina, who joined the family business in 1985 and then assumed ownership in 1990 after her father’s retirement. In addition to being the owner, she oversaw the facilities from 1985 through 2004, at which time Steve became a co-owner and assumed responsibility for the daily operations of the business. Steve is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Healthcare Association, the state’s premier organization advocating for the cause of nursing home residents. Steve is very proud to be continuing the Hope tradition of a family owned and operated facility.
Julia Schramek, RN, Administrator
Julia Schramek has been the Administrator of Hope Health & Rehabilitation Center since January 2016. She began her career as an RN in 2011 and prior to taking over as Administrator, served as the RN Manager of Hope Senior Living, Hope Health’s wound care nurse and MDS Coordinator. Julia’s nursing background gives her a unique perspective into meeting the needs of our residents, helping to assure our residents get the best care possible. Julia is responsible for overseeing the routine operations of the facility while monitoring adherence to policies, procedures and regulatory guidelines. Coming into healthcare from a musical background, Julia believes the arts are a critical part of the holistic care of our residents.
Amy Schmid began her career at Hope in 1988 and worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for 20 years until taking over as Hope’s Activity Director in 2008. She holds an Activity Director Certification from the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals. Amy provides an astonishing amount of activities to our residents including musical entertainment, religious services and Happy Hour! Amy has one daughter, Aleana, and loves working with her two horses. Amy also earned the WHCA Shining Star Award in 2017!