About Us, Our Staff

"Service with Integrity, Passion & Care"

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Welcome! Northern Lakes Nursing is a 99-bed Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center located in Northeast Indiana;  Angola, Indiana in Steuben County.

It is hugely significant to have this many physicians & nurse practitioners onboard our medical team at Northern Lakes Nursing;  Always one of the medical team is on duty Monday - Friday, plus on-call availability 24/7. 


NLNR's Rounding Providers will follow all new admission and all new re-admits;  Our goal is to reduce the risk of re-hospitalization or emergency room visits.


Meet our Medical Doctors

Dr. Jonathan Alley, DO

Medical Director

25 Years of Service
Des Moines University Osteopathic Medicine 1990

Dr. Derek Paris, PsyD.

Clinical Psychologist

Masters Degree in clinical psychology, Ball State University and Doctorate in Psychology, Indiana State Univ.


Dr. David Johnson

Attending Physician

Sub-acute care

Short stay patients   


Meet Our Extended Medical Team


Katie O’Keefe, NP

General Medicine

Sub-acute care

Short stay patients   

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Megan Butcher, NP

General Medicine

Wound management specialist


Joel Nagel, NP

General Medicine

Sub-acute care

Short stay patients   

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Gina Yarnell, NP

Behavioral Health

Dementia / Alzheimers


Meet Our Staff Members

Staff, Dee Smallman

Dee Smallman

Leadership Award-winning Administrator

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Stephanie Funk, RN

Director of Nursing

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Kathy Hall, RN

Assistant Director of Nursing

Staff, Bridget Mcshane, LPN

Bridget Mcshane, LPN

Community Liaison

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Ann Manzer, LPN

 Infection Preventionist/

Wound Nurse

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Autumn McCormick, RN

MDS/Care Plan Coordinator

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Amanda Fritz, LPN

Staff Development Coordinator

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Tatiana High, QMA

Scheduling /Unit Manager

Staff, Bridget Marcum

Bridget Barnes

Human Resource/Accounts Payable

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Terri Leedy

Dietary Manager

Staff, Natalie Shepherd

Natalie Shepherd

Social Services

Staff, Jody Hoffman

Jody Hoffman

Medical Records Coordinator

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Environmental Director

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Brad Reasoner

Maintenance Manager


We will continue to provide levels of care across every department that will meet & exceed benchmarks for our industry.  We believe our Outcomes Report confirms that we have achieved Excellence in a wide variety of services.



To provide uncompromising standards of Quality of Care and Quality of Life to our community and to be recognized as the leader in providing these services with Integrity, Passion & Pride.


We are a team of professionals committed to provide an extraordinary health care experience for our residents.  We understand our focus must be first and foremost, our residents & their family members. That means doing whatever necessary to provide quality clinically-based services, and quality of life, while guiding our residents to achieve their highest potential.  We work diligently to ensure that dignity and respect are the hallmark of every resident experience, and we strive to exceed our resident’s expectations in all that we do.