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Katie

NAPGCM
Katie Deprey, RN, BSN, CCM
Founder and President | Aging Adult Care Manager

Katie is a Registered Nurse with several years of experience in nursing, most recently in the area of care management working for a large continuing care community. Katie obtained her Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, where she graduated with honors. Katie found her love for the geriatric population as a child while visiting weekly with her elderly neighbor for good stories and lots of laughs. Katie has continued to pursue that love of working with the elderly in her roles in nursing. Katie has worked with the senior population in the home health, public health, and hospital settings. Katie has served on the Senior Commission in Wauwatosa, helping seniors identify and address older adult issues in the community. Katie demonstrates a high level of professionalism, compassion, and concern for her clients. She loves working with clients to help them maintain their independence and safety while preserving their wishes as much as possible. Katie wants to bring her unique experience in several care environments to clients and families to work with them to solve challenging care situations. Katie looks forward to serving you as a geriatric care manager.

NAPGCM
Betsy James, PPA
Patient Advocate

Betsy obtained her Bachelors in Secondary Education – Broadfield Social Science with an emphasis on psychology and sociology at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. She completed her studies as a Professional Patient Advocate at the nationally recognized Professional Patient Advocate Institute. Betsy has spent her life in service to others – as a teacher, volunteer, and community outreach organizer for seniors. She has worked in the healthcare field with older adults and their families including individuals with dementia. Betsy is a detail-oriented individual with excellent listening and communication skills. She has the ability to bring diverse people together to work successfully as a team in achieving goals. Her deep conviction that age should not influence the quality of care that an individual receives, her caring and compassion, and her motivation not only to fulfill but surpass expectations will serve her clients and their families well.

Tim Linehan, RN
Aging Adult Care Manager

Tim is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience in nursing, especially in the areas of home health, home care and hospice. Tim is a strong natural advocate for his patients and offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in navigating the healthcare system. Tim has experience in both acute care and long-term care settings. Tim attended Western Wisconsin Technical College and was a member of the Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity at UW – LaCrosse; he began his career working at LaCrosse Lutheran Hospital while completing his studies. Tim joined By Your Side Care Management in 2021, with recent experience in home care and hospice nursing.

Kelly Wagner, LPN
Care Manager Associate

Kelly is a Licensed Practical Nurse with over 20 years of experience in skilled nursing, assisted living and geriatric primary care settings. Kelly loves helping her clients live safely and independently. Kelly joined By Your Side Care Management in 2021.

Carolyn Mahan
Aging Adult Care Manager

Lisa Hunt-Klosterman, BSW
Aging Adult Care Manager

Mary Linehan
Money Manager

Mary joined By Your Side Care Management in 2022 as a Money Manager. Mary brings with her extensive knowledge and experience in various financial products and services. Mary enjoys helping seniors and their families navigate a complex financial landscape and better manage their finances. Prior to joining By Your Side Care Management, Mary was the Managing Director – Head of Public Equities at Northwestern Mutual.