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Our Team

Steven Kuranz, Owner/Executive DirectorSteve 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 - AdministratorJulia Schramek, RN, Administrator

Julia Schramek has been the Administrator of Hope Health & Rehabilitation Center since January 2016. Julia began her career as an RN in 2011 and prior to taking over as Administrator, she 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. Prior to entering the long-term care profession, Julia completed studies in music therapy and taught piano lessons for 10 years. Julia believes the arts are a critical part of the holistic care of our residents.

Sandra MillerSandra Miller

Sandra Miller has been Hope’s Medical Social Worker and Director of Social Services since 2012. Sandi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work, a minor in gerontology and has worked in the long-term field for over 30 years. Also, Sandi holds multiple certifications relating to long-term care including Certified Dementia Practitioner, Music and Memory Educator and Certified Pet Therapist. Sandi resides in Kewaskum with her husband, two children and menagerie of pets. Her favorite hobbies include sports, especially playing soccer with the Milwaukee Women’s Soccer Club, Scrapbooking and Music/Theatre performance.


Amy SchmidAmy Schmid - Hope Activity Director

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. Amy 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 Shining Star Award in 2017!


Terri JanzerTeri Janzer

Terri Janzer is the Dietary Manager at Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center. She began her career at Hope in 2011 as a cook and dietary aide and has grown in her field through the years completing course work through the University of North Dakota for Certification in Dietary Management. Terri has many years of food service experience prior to her work at Hope including restaurant management. Terri works closely with our Registered Dietitian to ensure our meals are both nutritious and delicious and meets the highest quality of standards.

Jessica Born, RNJessica Born

Jessica Born is the nurse manager for Hope Senior Living. Jessica earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marian University and has gratefully served geriatric communities in professional nursing leadership roles for 18 years. Jessica is passionate about individualized centered care and helping in a compassionate manner. Jessica appreciates spending quality time with her family and friends while enjoying the gift of music and spiritual growth.

Patti Wells - Manager

Patti Wells

Patti Wells has been the manager at Hope Senior Living for the past 10 years and she has been a CNA for 33 years. Patti is responsible for the overall operations of Hope Senior Living. Patti’s goal in life is to be able to help anyone in need. She feels she has found her greatest passion in helping the elderly and she has her grandparents to thank for that because they had always spent a lot of time together. Patti’s day is not complete unless everyone is happy and they have received the greatest care possible.


Hannah - Resident teddy bearHannah

Hannah is Hope’s resident “Teddy Bear” and is responsible for bringing untold joy to our residents. In 2016 Hannah became the proud mother of four little “Teddy Bears.” Hannah is a great Mom to her puppies!