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Leadership

Leadership
  • Executive Team
  • Board Of Directors
  • Providers
Danelle Smith, chief operating officer for Twelve Clans Unity Hospital in Winnebago, NE Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 . (photo by Jerry  Mennenga©)

Danelle Smith
Chief Executive Officer

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Sharon R. Frenchman
Chief Administrative Officer

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Mona Zuffante
Public Health Administrator

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Laura Gamble
Chief Operating Officer

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Kim Friloux
Controller

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Austin Schanzenbach
Clinical Services Administrator

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Francine Parmenter
Quality Management Director

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Joe Pluth
Director Of Nursing

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Dr. Carl A. Sirio
Interim Clinical Director

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Jim Rixner
Chairperson

Mr. Rixner has a B.A. degree from Duquesne University and MSW from University of Maryland. He has served as the Mental Health Director for the IHS Hospital on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation for four years and the Winnebago IHS Hospital for twenty years. He was also Director of Siouxland Mental Health Center in Sioux City, Iowa for twenty years retiring in 2017. Mr. Rixner is currently the EAP counselor for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, serves as the Board of Directors Chairperson for the Winnebago Comprehensive Health Care System and Chairperson of the Governing Body for the Twelve Clans Unity Hospital.

Mr. Rixner was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jim has been married to Bernadette for just over fifty years and they are proud parents of three sons and nine grandchildren.

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Ann Marie Bledsoe Downes
Secretary

Ann Marie Bledsoe Downes is the Executive Vice President of Community Impact and Engagement at Ho-Chunk, Inc. She previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for Policy and Economic Development for the U.S. Department of the Interior. She also served as Interim Director of the Bureau of Indian Education. Ms. Bledsoe Downes was the Executive Director of the Indian Legal Program (ILP) at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and prior to that role, served as the Director of Graduate Programs for the ILP. 

She worked as Policy Advisor for Tribal Affairs for Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano from 2003-2004.  Ms. Bledsoe Downes served as President of Little Priest Tribal College from 2000-2003, and as Interim President in 2013.  Ms. Bledsoe Downes received a B.A. from Wayne State College and a J.D. from Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. She is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.

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Coly Brown

Coly Brown is the current Chairman of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. He formerly served as a Commissioner for the WInnebago Tribal Gaming Commission. He is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. 

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Rowen K. Zetterman, MD, MACP, MACG

Rowen K. Zetterman, MD is an internist, gastroenterologist, and hepatologist and an Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) where he is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Planning.  He is a former Chair of the Board of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Dean Emeritus, Creighton University School of Medicine and was the Chief of Staff for the Nebraska-Western Iowa VA Health Care System. 

Dr. Zetterman has served in leadership positions as President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), Chair of both the Board of Governors and the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), as President of the Metropolitan Omaha Medical Society (MOMS), as President of the Nebraska Medical Association (NMA), and as a delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA) where he is past-chair of the AMA Council on Legislation. He is a recipient of the Alfred Stengel Award for Outstanding Service (ACP), the Berk-Fise Clinical Achievement Award (ACG), the Distinguished Service to Medicine Award (NMA), and the Chapter Centennial Legacy Award (Nebraska ACP Chapter).

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Sundeep Atluri, MD
Internal Medicine – Hospitalist

Dr. Sundeep Atluri was born in Vijayawada, India. He finished his early schooling in his hometown. He obtained his medical degree from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad. He finished residency in Internal Medicine at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, New York in 2017. Dr. Atluri has varied clinical experiences over the course of his career. He has also trained for two years as a preliminary surgical resident at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn. He has worked as an Attending Hospitalist at MidMichigan Health in Midland and Gratiot, Michigan after his Internal Medicine residency.

Dr. Atluri is currently board certified in the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of the American College of Physicians. He resides in Sioux City. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, running, spending time with his six-year-old son and wife.

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Mary Gail Daniels, FNP
 Outpatient Department

Mary Gail Daniels is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Twelve Clans Unity Hospital. She was born and raised in a small rural community in South Carolina. After graduation from high school, she attended the University of South Carolina and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and nursing. At the same time, she also acquired teaching credentials and worked as a lab tech, a teacher, and later, as a nurse. Mary began her nurse practitioner course of study and training at the University of South Carolina as a National Health Service Corps Scholar. She intended from the beginning of her training to provide healthcare services to the underserved. Since graduating from the Nurse Practitioner program at the University of South Carolina in 1995, most of her career has been spent doing just this, initially serving in federally qualified health centers, then with the Indian Health Services and now with the Winnebago Tribe on Nebraska at Twelve Clans Unity Hospital.

Mary Gail Daniels specializes in family practice and has worked as a family practice clinician, an HIV specialist, a program director, a certified diabetes educator, and as an assistant medical director at various facilities.

Mary Gail Daniels is married and has 5 beautiful children who she says greatly enrich her life-4 boys and a  girl. She has 3 busy grandchildren-1 boy and 2 girls. For enjoyment, she loves to dabble with photo enhancement and manipulation with Photoshop, artistic projects, dance, cooking, reading, and watching and reading mysteries and comedies.

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Carole LeFlore, FNP
 Outpatient Department

Carole LeFlore is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and sees all ages of patients at the Outpatient Department at Twelve Clans Unity Hospital.  She received her Nursing Degree from the University of Texas.  After working as a Registered Nurse (RN) in critical care and emergency rooms for many years,  she went back to school at Briar Cliff University to become a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

Carole LeFlore was born and raised in Iowa. She lived in Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico after becoming an RN. She worked for 10 years at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Carole moved back to Iowa to be closer to her family and has worked in small rural hospitals in both Iowa and Nebraska. She has been at Winnebago since 2015.

Carole has been married to her husband Barry for 47 years and they have one son, now 26, who is in his last semester of chemistry at UNO.  They have 2 cats to keep them company.

In her spare time, she likes to read murder mysteries, do cross-stitch, crochet, and read more murder mysteries.

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Lori Swanson, FNP
 Outpatient Department

Lori Swanson is a Family Nurse Practitioner who has worked in health care for 40 years. She has worked in the outpatient clinic in Winnebago, NE since 2008. She is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and specializes in family medicine. Her special interests are in Women’s Health and Prenatal Care.

Lori received a Master of Science from South Dakota State University in 2007. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Briar Cliff University in 2004 and a Registered Nurse from St. Joseph School of Nursing in 1979. Previously, Lori worked as a Registered Nurse at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City for 30 years on the cardiac units and as a Congestive Heart Failure Case Manager.

Lori and her husband enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. Her hobbies are crafts and creating scrapbooks of all her photos.

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CALENDAR
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225 S. Bluff Street
PO Box HH
Winnebago, NE 68071
402-878-2231

A Division of Winnebago Comprehensive Healthcare System

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225 S. Bluff St
P.O. Box HH
Winnebago, NE 68071
402-878-2231

A Division of Winnebago Comprehensive Healthcare System