Our Staff

Our exceptionally well-equipped staff provides a continuum of first-class care that helps you live a full life in your own home.

A First-Class Team Providing A Continuum Of Care

Our exceptionally well-equipped staff provides a continuum of first-class care that helps you live a full life in your own home. Our home health, in-home, and hospice care services support, strengthen, and simplify all aspects of your life at home. We put the dignity and desires of our patients first, and help them to feel loved with compassionate care, all from a name they know and trust.

All of the Freudenthal staff share the owner's passion for seniors and are empowered to "bend over backward" and create "Wow! Moments" for you and your loved ones.

All 150+ members of our staff are insured, bonded, and carefully screened. They undergo a thorough orientation and training process to equip them for their role as part of the Freudenthal Home Health first-class care team. If you are interested in joining our team, click here to apply.


Joe Freudenthal

President/Owner –
Chairman of the Governing Board

Joe Freudenthal founded Freudenthal Home Health in 2004 out of a love for seniors and a passion to see them live a full life at home. He has been a part of the St. Joseph community for over 30 years and has quietly built a strong reputation of honesty and integrity in caring for seniors.


Shelbe King, LMSW

Vice President of In-Home Operations, Community Relations & Social Services

Shelbe has over 20 years of social work and administrative experience in the health care community of St. Joseph.  Her engaging leadership style and relationship-building skills, as well as her uplifting personality have made her an integral part of Freudenthal Home Health's success since February of 2014.  She loves to help and answer any questions you have, so please call her anytime at 816-676-8050.


Denise Curran, RN

Vice President of Home Health Operations

Denise has been the Executive Director of our Home Health Care Division since June of 2016. Her years of health care experience, formal leadership and business development training and outgoing personality make her a perfect fit to help Freudenthal Home Health become the premier provider of skilled home health care in the St. Joseph area and beyond.


Peggy Hardy, RN, BSN

Vice President of Hospice Operations

Since 2018, Peggy has been the Executive Director of our Hospice Division.  She has brought together the best team of hospice professionals who care deeply about their patients and families.


Rebecca Murphy

Executive Director –
Private Duty In-Home Division

Since 2016, Rebecca has been the Executive Director of our Private Duty In-Home Care Division. Her team’s commitment to delivering first-class care has been monumental in the growth of our In-Home Division. Her caring attitude and team leadership are definitely a blessing to the Freudenthal Family.


Colby Murphy

Executive Director –
Medicaid/Veterans In-Home Division


Christina Bushong


Christina has been the brains behind Freudenthal Home Health (and Joe Freudenthal) since the day it was founded.  She works tirelessly behind the scenes on a million different things that keeps the "ship right on course."   "CB" is the absolute best at what she does and we are honored to have her on our team.


Angie Fennell

Human Resources Director

Angie has been a superb asset to the Freudenthal team for a number of years, helping to keep the day to day operations on track and moving forward. Her skills & team focused attitude made her the natural choice for our human resources director.


Read Wall, PT, DPT, CAFS
Doctor of Physical Therapy - Certified in Applied Functional Science

Maureen has built a wonderful reputation over the years as one of the best physical therapists in the entire region.  She not only started the PTA program at MWSU, but also is an accomplished researcher and writer.


Steven Brushwood, DO
Medical Director – Hospice Division

Dr. Brushwood is known throughout the St. Joseph area for his skill and straight forward, compassionate care for his patients. He has 15+ years of experience in Hospice care and definitely sets the bar high in delivering first-class care.


Leah Garcia, BSBA
Director of Community Relations

Leah brightens everyone’s day with her cheerful attitude and PR know-how as our Director of Community Relations. She makes sure that our team goes above and beyond to maintain relationships within the community that help us to provide the best care possible to all of our clients.


Rev. Joshua Fultz
Marketing & Creative Director

Joshua joined Freudenthal in 2017 as our Marketing Director. He has 20 years in advertising and graphic design experience. His love of service as a Catholic Deacon, drives his passion to make sure that all of the Freudenthal advertising is 100% honest and as first-class as the care delivered by our caregivers.


Jeremy Raines, LPN  
Director of Nursing – Freudenthal Country Squire Division


Tara Sowell, RN
Clinical Director - Home Health Division

Tara has been a stellar team member since her arrival and has stepped up as our Clinical Director for our Home Health nursing team.


Cassie Walker, RN
Clinical Director - Hospice Division

Cassie brings an energetic personality to our hospice team. She has a true calling to hospice and palliative care. Her compassion for her patients and their families shines brightly during one of darkest moments of life.


Karen Schildknecht, LPN
Administrative Nurse / Educator – Medicaid/VA In-Home Division


Lindsey Schwope
Billing Manager

Lindsey joined Freudenthal because it is a locally owned Christian business that is more like a family. “It's neat to see everyone working together to give the clients the best care possible.”