Our Staff

Freudenthal Home Health's exceptionally well-equipped first-class staff helps you live a full life at home.

First-Class Nurses, Therapists, Social Workers and Caregivers

Our exceptionally well-equipped staff helps you live a full life in your own home by providing a full array of first-class skilled home health and in-home care services that support, strengthen, and simplify all aspects of your life at home.

All of the Freudenthal Home Health 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 100+ 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.

Management Team

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Joe Freudenthal 
President/Owner and 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
VP of In-Home Operations and Community Relations

Shelbe has over 2o 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  
VP 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.

Rebecca Murphy, 
Executive Director of Private Duty In-Home Division

Lisa Groce, 
Executive Director of Medicaid/Veteran's In-Home Division

Since 2015, Lisa has been the Executive Director of our Medicaid/Veteran's In-Home Care Division.  Her positive outlook and ability to empathize and connect easily with everyone makes her a natural choice to lead this division.  Her division is growing quickly and we are honored to have Lisa on our team giving first-class care to our Medicaid and Veteran clients.

Peggy Hardy, RN
Executive Director of Hospice Division


Maureen Raffensperger, DPT
Director of Rehab of Home Health Division

Maureen has been the Director of Rehab for our Home Health Care Division since Freudenthal Home Health became certified in 2013.  It is an absolute honor to have Maureen on our team as she 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. She has a new textbook coming out soon about therapeutic exercise for orthopedic patients.

Trisha England, RN, MSN
Clinical Director of Home Health Division

Trisha has been the Performance Improvement Coordinator of the Home Health Care Division since November of 2014.  Her formal training in leadership and nursing management practices helps our agency stay in compliance and focused on giving first-class care.  Trisha is a perfect fit for our team and we are honored to have her.

Sarah Bokay, LPN,  Director of Nursing of Freudenthal Home Health at Country Squire Retirement Community

Since August of 2014, Sarah has been the DON of our team at the wonderful Country Squire Retirement Community in St. Joseph.  Sarah combines a unique skill set of leadership, emotional intelligence, and hands-on nursing that is a perfect combination for leading her awesome team at Country Squire.  We are honored to have Sarah as a part of the Freudenthal family.

Christina Bushong, Comptroller

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.