Vanessa Van Zee, RN became the Director of Nursing at Maggie’s House in 2015. She grew up in Moline, Illinois and was raised by her grandparents. Before becoming a registered nurse, she worked at Medical Arts doing phlebotomy for many years. At age 28, she married and decided to return to college for her nursing degree. She worked at Mercy Medical Hospital on the medical/surgical floor after graduating. She later took a position at a long-term care facility working as a nurse and ended up taking the restorative nursing position there. Vanessa found that she enjoyed working with the older generation and had “found her place” in her nursing career. She had been the Director of Nursing at Jersey Ridge Place Assisted Living and Memory Care Community before coming to Maggie’s House. Vanessa came to DeWitt so she can work in the same community that she lives in and be closer to home and her children. She has four beautiful daughters, which takes up most of her time outside of work. Vanessa’s email is: email@example.com.