Meet our Rehabilitation Services Nursing Team

Julie Pudvay, RN, BA – Director of Nursing

Julie received her Bachelor’s degree in Audiology and Speech Science from Michigan State University and her Registered Nursing degree from Lansing Community College. Julie has worked at Dobie since May of 1988 when she started as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). She has worked all three shifts and has been in almost every nursing position while at Dobie.  In 2003, Julie became the Director of Nursing and has enjoyed it ever since. She is an active board member of the Michigan National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration/Long Term Care and supports their mission of developing and promoting ethical principles, practices, and services to those who work in Long Term Care. What Julie enjoys most about working at Dobie Road is the interaction with the residents and patients, the clean building, beautiful grounds and the caring and dedicated employees. Julie says, “I enjoy seeing the smiles from our residents and patients, and knowing that they are happy and well cared for makes all the difference to me. I am lucky to have started here all those years ago and to be part of such a great team striving towards our mission: Dedicated to Improving Lives”.

Sarah Jones, RN, BSN, RAC-CT – Assistant Director of Nursing

Sarah started at Dobie Road in April 2006 as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She continued her education and became an RN in May of 2013, her Resident Assessment Coordinator Certification in 2014 and her BSN in May of 2018 with a focus in Geriatric nursing. Sarah enjoys working with other departments in the facility to help provide quality care to our residents, patients and staff!

Char Whitman, RN, Rehabilitation Services Nursing Manager

Before joining Team Dobie over 10 years ago, Char practiced nursing in the acute care setting for 17 years; gaining certifications as a CRRN (certified rehab registered nurse) and in ACLS (advanced cardiac life support).  Char’s professional goal is to stay on the cutting edge of what is new in rehabilitation services and takes “great pleasure in representing Dobie’s rehabilitation services team”.

Emily Brezina, RN, RAC-CT – Director of Clinical Reimbursement

Emily started at Dobie Road back in 2009 as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She continued her education and became an RN in December of 2013 and completed her resident assessment certification in 2018. Emily enjoys working in and with all different departments here at the facility to provide great care to our residents, patients and families. “Dobie is more than just a workplace,” says Emily, “we are family and I love being a part of the team.”