Gretchen’s specialties in nursing include: emergency room, intensive care, surgical, behavioral health, care management, innovative practice management, nursing education and COVID community response.
She has held senior roles with full scope vision, business, and financial responsibilities. Gretchen has participated in community emergency response planning interacting with all levels of state and local government.
She has led teams up to 200 people, designed and started physician office labs, presented at Mayo Clinic, and served as the Chairman of the Nursing Leadership Committee and board member of Resthaven.
Gretchen has experience as a leadership representative for union negotiations and stood up Holland’s COVID-19 clinic which saw 375 patients per day.
She has also assisted in the development of statewide emergency response plans, and looks forward to bringing her passion and expertise to serve the people of Ottawa County. Gretchen cares deeply about government accountability, parental rights, and election integrity.