OUR TEAM

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MELISSA DELONG, CBSW

Geriatric Care Manager
melissa@gericare1.com

I have been a licensed social worker since 2008.  A large part of my career was in subacute rehab, assisting families with the difficult choice of placement and educating them on new medical diagnosis.  This pathway provided me with a broad knowledge of, resources and medical conditions.  I have developed lasting relationships with organizations to better assist you.  I joined the Gericare, care management team in 2018.  I graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work.  My husband Matt and I were married in 2013, and have three boys.

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SUE MERKEL, CSW

Geriatric Care Manager
sue@gericare1.com

I have been a licensed Social Worker in the field of gerontology since 1987.  My entire career has been focused on assisting the elderly in the long term care, assisted living, hospice and care management settings.  Much of my training and experience has been in the care and treatment of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.  Through the years, I have gained much experience and knowledge with accessing available community resources for client's and their family members.  I have had the privilege of being with the Gericare team since 2007.  I am married and have two grown children and have resided in Washington County for many years.

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STEFANIE BENNING, RN

Geriatric Care Nurse
stefanie@gericare1.com

I have been a RN for 25 years and involved in health care for 31 years. I have worked in all aspects of nursing including home health, hospice, assisted living and hospital based nursing. I really enjoy taking care of people and being an advocate for them. I joined Gericare in 2019. I am rooted in the community and have worked with all facets of care within our community. I am married with 3 children, 2 teenage boys and one daughter in college.

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MIKE PHILLIPS

General Manager
mike@gericare1.com

My late wife Judith Phillips started Gericare of West Bend and now I help run it, doing the office work to support our team and clients.

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JUDITH PHILLIPS

Founder, 1998 - 2020

Judy Phillips established GeriCare of West Bend, LLC in 1998 and was well known throughout the community as an advocate for the elderly populations of Ozaukee and Washington Counties in Wisconsin. She passed away in late 2020 but her legacy lives on.