Hillcrest Rehabilitation Center

Long Term Care / Rehabilitation

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Jessica Gunderson
Social Service Director

Jess has a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University and has been a licensed social worker since 2006. She also has an A.A.S. degree in Community Support for People with Disabilities. Jess has been an LSW in long term care since 2012. She loves being able to work directly with residents on their current care needs and assisting them towards their goals. “Working closely with Veterans also gives me the opportunity to give back to those that have given so much for the freedoms I enjoy.”

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Darci Kells
Director of Rehabilitation

Darci graduated in 2014 with a master’s degree in Communication Disorders and a minor in Gerontology. Darci began her path as a Speech-Language Pathologist working in various skilled nursing facilities, hospital, home health, and outpatient settings. She transitioned into a leadership position at Hillcrest Rehabilitation Center as the Director of Rehabilitation in 2020.

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Emily Thai, MA, LNHA, LALD

Emily came to us in September 2021. She was introduced to Monarch as a practicum student, then officially joined the team as a Business Office Manager, later becoming an Administrator-in-Training, then an Administrator. Her favorite parts about working in long term care are listening to stories from the residents and getting to know the awesome people she works with.

In Emily's spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, doing crafts, baking, and gardening.