Vanessa Van Zee, RN is the Director of Nursing at Maggie’s House. 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 truly 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 since 2011.
She came to Maggie’s House so she can work in the same community that she lives in and be closer to home and her children. She has lived in DeWitt for almost 11 years and has four beautiful daughters, which takes up most of her time outside of work. She looks forward to having the privilege of caring for the residents at Maggie’s House. Vanessa’s email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.