Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team
  • Executive Team
  • Board Of Directors
  • Providers
  • Case Managers

David Edwards
Chief Executive Officer


Sharon R. Frenchman
Chief Administrative Officer


Mona Zuffante
Chief Public Health Officer


Austin Schanzenbach
Chief Transformation Officer


Beth Wewel
Chief Financial Officer


Jim Rixner

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.


Victoria Kitcheyan

Ms. Kitcheyan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Haskell Indian Nations University. Her work has been focused on national advocacy for systematic changes to the Indian Health Service and overall improved healthcare outcomes for tribal health organizations. Ms. Kitcheyan is a member of the National Indian Health Board and serves on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tribal Advisory Committee.

Ms. Kitcheyan is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and Chairwoman of the Winnebago Tribal Council. 


Coly Brown

Coly Brown is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. He formerly served as a Commissioner for the Winnebago Tribal Gaming Commission. Mr. Brown currently serves on the Winnebago Tribal Council. 


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).


Darla LaPointe

Bio Coming Soon


June Myler, FNP
 Primary Care Clinic

June Myler is a Board-Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Family Practice. June is a 2017 graduate of Clarkson College in Omaha, Nebraska.

Over the last year, June has been working in rural healthcare and private practice, between two clinics in Denison and Ida Grove, Iowa. Prior the this, she spent 16 years at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, as a staff nurse on the medical/surgery floor and in Utilization Management. June also served in the United States Navy Reserve and is a veteran of Desert Storm.

June has been married for 25 years and has three grown children and a granddaughter. She enjoys reading, playing games, and spending time with her family.


Chelsea Jones, FNP
 Primary Care Clinic

Chelsea Jones is a highly skilled Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Family Practice. With a Doctorate of Nursing Practice under her belt, she has been providing excellent medical care to her patients for years. Her passion for nursing began at an early age, and she knew that she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare. Chelsea’s love for diagnosing and treating patients led her to become a Nurse Practitioner, where she has been able to make a significant impact in the Primary Care Clinic.

Chelsea has always been inspired by the role models she has encountered throughout her career. She is driven by the challenge of providing effective medicine and the satisfaction that comes with helping others. Her expertise and dedication have allowed her to help countless patients, and she continues to make a difference in the lives of those she serves.

Outside of work, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her family. Whether it’s reading with her kids or listening to audiobooks, she always finds time to enjoy the simple things in life. Recently, she has taken up sewing as a new hobby and has been enjoying the learning process. Chelsea has lived in Sioux City since she was 11, attending West Middle and High School, and considers it her home. Her commitment to her community and her patients is unparalleled, and she is a true asset to the healthcare field.


Lori Swanson, FNP
Primary Care Clinic

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.


Robbi Le Master, MSW, LISW
Social Worker

Robbi has been a social worker in the Sioux City and Winnebago Area for over 20 years, with the last 6 years serving as the Social Worker at the Winnebago IHS and Twelve Clans Unity Hospital. In her position, she works closely with the Winnebago Health Department Programs and Carl T. Curtis Healthcare Center to coordinate patient care.

A Social Worker’s scope of services include assisting patients with the following:

  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Advance Directives for Healthcare
  • Skilled Care/Nursing home placement
  • Community resources such as emergency shelter, food pantries, and transportation resources.

Sandra Parker, BSN, RN
Wound/IV Clinic, Inpatient Utilization Review

Sandra works closely with the Twelve Clans Unity Hospital Podiatrist and Bethene Hanks, Certified Wound Care Nurse, to ensure coordination of care between our in-house providers and specialty providers from outside facilities. This includes following up on specialty visits to ensure we have the most up to date records, scheduling appointments, and arranging for transportation as needed. Sandra is also responsible for Utilization Review. This means if you are admitted to the inpatient unit at Twelve Clans Unity Hospital, she will be working directly with the physician to ensure you get the care you need and that it is administered via evidence-based practices and in the appropriate care setting.

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225 S. Bluff Street
Winnebago, NE 68071

A Division of Winnebago Comprehensive Healthcare System

225 S. Bluff St
P.O. Box HH
Winnebago, NE 68071

A Division of Winnebago Comprehensive Healthcare System