Our Staff

Kindness. Compassion. Experience.

Our staff is comprised of skilled, experienced people who care deeply about carrying out the important mission of Our Lady of Peace. We work together to keep our organization running smoothly and providing the best possible care to our patients and their loved ones.

Jeff Thorne


President & CEO

Our Lady of Peace is pleased to welcome Jeffrey Thorne as our new President & CEO. Jeff comes to us from Volunteers of America where he served as regional vice president of healthcare operations. Prior to that, he was vice president of operations at St. Therese, a Benedictine senior community with a continuum of care. He brings 25 years of experience in healthcare and senior housing and care within non-profit organizations.


Dr. Michael Pinchback


Director of Medicine

Michael Pinchback MD is the Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Our Lady of Peace Residential and Community Hospice.  He joined in 2016.  Originally graduating from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, he finished his residency at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine.  He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board.

Sheila Bethke



When Sheila was a student at UW-Eau Claire, she had an internship at FHC, assisting with staffing and human resources duties. She joined our staff permanently after graduating from college. Her responsibilities have grown over the years, from managing the business office for several years before being promoted to her current position as controller. When Sheila first arrived, the only programs offered were St. Mary’s Home and Southwest Area Meals. Since then she has seen a lot of change and been part of a significant growth period for OLP. “I like the ever changing environment. It is a very challenging industry, but being able to enhance the lives of the seniors in our community makes it all worthwhile. Our Lady of Peace is able to bring real support to seniors so that they can live and die with dignity.”

Matthew Stafford


Residential Hospice Director of Nursing

Matthew has devoted over 30 years to caring for patients at Our Lady of Peace. He received his RN degree from the University of Minnesota. His knowledge and compassion are invaluable to those we serve.

Nancy Larson


Hospice & Home Health Care Director of Nursing

Nancy has worked in the field of hospice and home care for over 18 years in California, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. She received her BSN from UW Oshkosh. She has been with Our Lady of Peace since 2007 and enjoys working as a team with other disciplines across hospice care.

Lisa Sweeney


Director of Development

From her background in elementary education to her experience with Alzheimer’s patients at the Marian Center in St. Paul, Lisa brings an unparalleled passion for helping those in need to Our Lady of Peace.

Paula Fischer


Director, Highland Block Nurse Program

Paula Fischer has been the Director of Highland Block Nurse Program since 1992.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Certificate of Pastoral Ministry.

She feels blessed to work with elders and their caregivers, providing services to help them remain in the homes and neighborhood they love and being part of Our Lady of Peace’s mission of quality care to the community.


Each of our board members brings a diverse collection of personal and professional experiences as caregivers to their role with Our Lady of Peace. Their guidance has been invaluable in creating the organization we are today, as well as providing a vision for what we might be in the future.


Greg Cash | Chair
Kelly Regan | Vice-Chair
Richard Easton | Secretary
Mark Meyer | Treasurer
Jeffrey Thorne | President & CEO


Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera
Douglas J. Bruce
Kim Cash
Bill Foussard
Tom Klas
Father John Malone
Nancy Moeller
Jim Olsen
Deborah Paone
Molly Stormont
Angie Swetland
Carrie Treptow