Long Term Care Social Work Team

Megan Peisert, LMSW, Social Services Director

Megan majored in Social Work as an undergrad at Olivet Nazarene University, then earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from MSU.  She has been part of the Dobie Team since 2011 and her primary area of interest is end of life care and helping those who may be suffering with the behavioral symptoms associated with dementia.  Megan loves working at Dobie Road because we truly reflect our mission statement:  Dedicated to Improving Lives.

Paula Damkoehler, BA, Social Worker, North Ridge

Paula graduated in 1999 from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s in Social Work, and began at Dobie Road in 2013.  Paula is interested in all areas of social services, but Alzheimer’s and Dementia is where her heart is.  She feels Dobie has a fantastic social services team with everyone meshing together very well.  As a facility, Paula feels Dobie continues to be the best in the field whether it’s Rehab, Long Term Care, or Dementia.

Shelly Hunter, BS, Social Worker, South Ridge

Shelly graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from UMUC-Europe division, which she received while living in Germany.  Shelly has been able to make a difference here at Dobie since 2013, and loves all the relationships she has been able to grow with residents and their families.  Shelly feels she is honored to have worked with our greatest generation for almost her whole life.  From volunteering, to dietary aid, to CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), Shelly has always considered nursing facilities her second home.  She loves working at Dobie because of a great team that works together to improve the lives, and truly enjoys being able to encourage, support, care for, listen to, learn from people every day.