Meet the Department Heads

Administrator – Katie Novotny

Director of Nursing – Heidi LaFave

Heidi’s life motto is “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you to your purpose”-TD Jakes.  Heidi began her career with Elim starting at the age of 15 as a nursing assistant.  She is a Registered Nurse and received her Associates Degree at Ridgewater college.  She has been with Haven Homes for 2 years and our Director of Nursing since July 2016.  Heidi can be contacted by emailed at [email protected].

Director of Social Services – Carley LeDoux

Nurse Manager – Monica Kilpatrick


Nurse Manager – Melissa Ellis

Melissa began working at Haven Homes in June 2016. She has received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Hamlin University as well as her RN Associates degree from Rasmussen College. When Melissa was asked why she loves working at Haven Homes she said, “ I love working here because of the small community feel and ability to know all of the residents, families and co-workers I get to interact with on a daily basis.” Melissa can be contact by email at [email protected] .

Quality of Living Specialist – Katelyn Roiland


Nurse Manager/MDS Coordinator – Harmony Lipelt

Harmony began her career with Elim starting at the age of 18 as a nursing assistant, then worked as an LPN for 8 years.  She is now a Registered Nurse and received her Associates Degree at Ridgewater College.  She started working at Haven Homes in April 2017. Harmony is excited to join Haven Homes and to be part of such a wonderful and resident centered team. In her free time you will find her outdoors with her family, playing or watching sports or camping. Harmony can be contact by email at [email protected] .

Chaplain – Peter Johannsen

Therapeutic Recreation Director & Volunteer Coordinator – Jordan Schilling


Housekeeping Supervisor – Natalie Terwey

Natalie Terwey has been the Housekeeping and Laundry Supervisor at Haven Homes for a year and a half. Natalie loves coming to work every day because she loves to make a difference in the residents’ lives any way she can, whether it’s providing them with a clean room or just bringing a smile to their faces. You can contact Natalie by email at [email protected] .


Environmental Supervisor – Scott Gosewisch

Scott has worked at Haven Homes for 35 years. Scott started in activities and worked his way up throughout the years to his current management position. You can contact Scott by email at [email protected] .