About Us

"Service with Integrity, Passion & Pride"

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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.


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.


Meet our staff members

Staff, Dee Smallman

Dee Smallman

Leadership Award-winning Administrator

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LeAnn Fitzpatrick, RN

Director of Nursing

Staff, Bridget Mcshane, LPN

Bridget Mcshane, LPN

Community Liaison

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Stephanie Funk, RN

Assistant Director of Nursing/ Infection Preventionist/

Wound Nurse

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Unit Manager/MDS Coordinator

Staff, Mary Chester,CNA

Mary Chester,CNA

Restorative Aide

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Shanna Melson

Business Office Assistant

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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Tennessee Rhodes

Environmental Manager

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Clark Trowbridge

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.