Meet Your Advisor – March 2019
Telligen QIN Beneficiary and Family Advisory Council
Sheri Weaver-Isvik has built her career on a love for the elderly. As a member of the Telligen Beneficiary and Family Advisory Council (BFAC), she’s sharing what she’s learned about our evolving healthcare system with others who share this commitment.
Weaver-Isvik has served as long-term care administrator of Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake, Iowa, for more than 22 years. She also manages an outpatient therapy center, assisted living apartments, a pediatric therapy clinic and a home care service for her employer, ABCM Corporation. But her connection to healthcare goes back much further, starting as a nurse’s aide in high school followed by nearly three decades of experience as a long-term care charge nurse and nursing supervisor.
“I have had wonderful learning experiences with Telligen and have involved all of our team leaders in this education,” Weaver-Isvik says. “Our facility has greatly benefited from this education. When the opportunity to become an advisor arose, I was anxious to see what an advisor member entailed. I love being able to network with others in regard to healthcare and feel this is another way for me to gain knowledge of our ever-changing, and often-confusing, healthcare system. I am interested in helping others learn about these changes and provide education whenever necessary.”
Over the years, Weaver-Isvik has become an advocate for person-directed care and has spoken to healthcare administration students and other organizations about person-directed care in long-term care facilities. Oakwood Care Center was person-directed care certified by ABCM in 2015.
In addition to her activities with the BFAC, Weaver-Isvik holds leadership roles in her community church, serves on the emergency management board for the Community Emergency Response Team for Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, and retains a lifetime membership in Beta Sigma Phi. She is a past president of the Garner, Iowa Jaycee Ettes and executive vice president of the Iowa Jaycee Ettes organization.
If you are interested in joining the Telligen BFAC or would like to know more, we invite you to complete and return an application.