The CountryHouse Team
Our people are what make CountryHouse a true home. Treating people like family is at the heart of all we do, and at CountryHouse, we take that philosophy seriously—learning our residents’ stories, preferences, likes and dislikes, favorite memories and more—to create a personalized, customized care that’s as compassionate as it is comprehensive. Everyone on our staff understands the difference between caring and giving care, and every day they recommit themselves to that philosophy.
Interim Director and Director of Nursing
Flo Krogman serves as Interim Director and Director of Nursing at CountryHouse. She plays an integral role in ensuring the physical well-being of all CountryHouse residents.
She has 20 years of experience in health and human services and has previously held roles in cardiac nursing, home health and child welfare before joining the CountryHouse team. From direct care to management, she thrives while serving others in all capacities, but particularly enjoys working with seniors. She holds bachelors degrees in Nursing and Sociology with a minor in Spanish.
An Iowa native, Flo relocated to Nebraska in 2001. She enjoys spending time with her husband and six wonderful children. She recently welcomed her first grandchild. The family also enjoys their pets – dogs, a cat and chickens. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the flute and piano, baking, photography, interior decorating and spending time outdoors.
“I am driven to provide the best quality care possible for residents of CountryHouse. I love working with seniors and finding joy in small moments spent with them – seeing smiles, watching them dance, or even spontaneously playing the piano.”
Senior Living Consultant
Jen Gollehon is the Senior Living Consultant at CountryHouse. In her role, Jen walks hand-in-hand with families considering memory care, answering questions, providing guidance and ensuring our community is a perfect fit for their loved one.
She has 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and customer service and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education & Human Services from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Her decision to pursue a career at CountryHouse was very personal, as her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease while she was in college and later lived at CountryHouse.
“My personal experience with the CountryHouse family inspired me to pursue a career here. My dad was my best friend and pushed me to chase my dreams, set big goals and to live each day to the fullest. When my family determined he needed memory care, it was a very difficult transition. In my role, I am proud to help families who are walking the same journey that I once did.”
Building Services Coordinator
Tom Burt is the Building Services Coordinator at CountryHouse. He began his role in 2011. Tom takes pride in keeping CountryHouse looking sharp, fixing and improving anything necessary to ensure the building stays in tip top shape. Tom’s role extends far past maintenance – he also plays a role in resident care. One of his recent projects was building a chicken coop, with residents by his side helping every step of the way.
A proud resident of Lincoln, Tom loves to cook and garden in his spare time.
“I’m here because I truly love taking care of residents. At CountryHouse, no matter your role – adminstrator, nurse, housekeeping or whatever – you also play the role of a caregiver. We’re here to treat people in our care like family.”
Life Enrichment Coach
Chloe Ekburg serves as the CountryHouse Life Enrichment Coach. In her role, she helps ensure the social, intellectual and spiritual wellness of each resident in our care. She works diligently to create joyful experiences for residents of CountryHouse through a variety of activities and outings, including, but not limited to, every day activities such as crafts, art, music, games and bus rides, as well as activities many would think would be unusual for memory care, such as taking residents golfing, swimming, sledding and much more.
Chloe has more than five years experience in her role. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
“I love connecting with residents. Through the years, I’ve learned so much from spending time with them, living our lives side-by-side. Whether dressing up in fun Halloween costumes or just sitting and talking, I’m proud to have helped create beautiful moments with them.”
Mackenzie Williams is the Service Coordinator at CountryHouse. Along with the rest of the CountryHouse leadership team, she takes an active role in resident care. Additionally she serves an administrative role, where she assists with a variety of important tasks to keep CountryHouse running smoothly, including playing an active role in the move-in process, contributing to marketing and sales, relationship building with residents and families and much more.
Mackenzie holds a Bachelor’s degree in communications and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Prior to joining the CountryHouse team, she lived in Chicago, where she gained experience in customer service and business management, and owns her own photography business.
“My passion for working with the elderly stems from my grandmother living with my family for many years when I was younger. From her I learned the joy of living every day, loving unconditionally and how to live in someone else’s world. I’ve always wanted to work in a memory care home so I can be a part of loving residents like they were my own family!”