Meet Our Team

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


Sharon R. Frenchman
Chief Administrative Officer


Mona Zuffante
Public Health Administrator


Laura Gamble
Chief Operating Officer


Kim Friloux


Austin Schanzenbach
Clinical Services Administrator


Francine Parmenter
Quality Management Director


Joe Pluth
Director Of Nursing


Dr. Carl A. Sirio
Chief Medical 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).


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.


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.


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.


June Myler, FNP
 Outpatient Department

June Myler is a Board-Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Family Practice. June us 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.


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.


Terry Wooldridge, MD

Dr. Terry Wooldridge was born and raised in Cozad, Nebraska. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska in Kearney, Nebraska, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He then attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center, obtaining his Medical Degree.

During medical school, Dr. Wooldridge earned his Master’s Degree in Pathology and Microbiology. Following medical school, he completed a Residency in Pediatrics and a year of Clinical Fellowship in Hematology, Oncology, and Bone-marrow transplants.

Dr. Wooldridge and his wife, Teresa, have six children and two grandchildren. He is very excited to be working at Twelve Clans Unity Hospital as a Pediatrician.


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.


Heather Petersen, RN, BSN
Outpatient Department

Heather has 14 years of hospital clinical experience with the majority of her time spent in the critical care setting, including the Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Department. Heather is working in the Outpatient Department following chronic care patients, hospice patients, and patients who are followed by one of the local home health agencies. Heather also works to see patients as they come into the Outpatient Department to meet in real-time and discuss any barriers patients may be encountering and assist as needed.


Aftan Phipps, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN
Emergency Department

Aftan has 13 years of hospital experience with the majority of that time spent in the critical care setting. She is certified in Emergency Nursing as well as Pediatric Emergency Nursing. She will be assisting patients who are evaluated n the Emergency Department. If you are evaluated in the ER and discharged to home, you may receive a follow-up phone call from Aftan to check and see how you are doing. She also helps ensure patients are taking medications as prescribed and making follow-up appointments as needed.

The entire case management team shared duties in following our patients who require transfer out of the hospital’s Emergency Room to a higher level of care. We will follow your hospital admission and ensure that you have a safe discharge plan in place before you go home. At the time of your discharge from the hospital, we will:

  • Provide a copy of the discharge summary and instruction to your primary care provider.
  • Schedule hospital follow-up with your primary care provider within 3-5 days.
  • Ensure your prescriptions are sent to the appropriate pharmacy.
  • Arrange transportation home from the hospital if needed.
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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