Meet the Department Heads

Executive Director/Administrator – Stephanie Proper

Stephanie has been with Valley View since 2017 as the Executive Director/Administrator. Prior to joining us at Valley View Village, Stephanie was the Administrator at Elim Rehab and Nursing Home in Watertown, MN. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Biology from Northwestern Health Sciences University and a Masters degree in Health and Human Services from Saint Mary’s University. Stephanie is incredibly passionate about our aging community and she is so happy to be a part of the Valley View Village team! Stephanie can be contacted at (515)265-2571 or emailed at

Director of Nursing – Karen Pewick

Karen has been with Valley View for 18 years and has been the Director of Nursing for the past 14 years. She is a Registered Nurse and received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Mercy College in 2005. Her motto is by Helen Keller: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Karen can be contacted at (515)299-1704 or emailed at

RN Coordinator – Assisted Living – Robyn Walker

Robyn began her career with Valley View Village in 1990 as an LPN.  She continued to advance her education, receiving her BSN from Grandview College in 1997.  As her education progressed, so did her nursing career in the health center.  Robyn worked as a charge nurse, MDS Coordinator and in 2001 became the Assistant Director of Nursing.  Robyn received her Assisted Living Leadership Certification last October, and has been working as a part time charge nurse in assisted living on the weekends.  Robyn can be contacted at (515) 299-1741 or emailed at

Chaplain – Craig Burton

Craig is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Free Church of America. Before coming to Valley View Village in April of 2010, he was for 17 years the Senior Pastor of the Evangelical Free Church of Keokuk, Iowa. A graduate of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in the Chicago area, Craig has completed 35 years in pastoral ministry. His motto is “To be a passionate follower of Christ, and using my gifts of teaching and pastoral care, helping others to be the same.” He is enjoying working with seniors and staff at Valley View Village. Craig can be contacted at (515)299-1703 or emailed at

Social Services – JoAnne Rothchild

JoAnne has been with Valley View Village for nearly 27 years. She has many years of experience in social services, having worked in long-term care, skilled care, hospital geriatric psychiatric care, home health and assisted living, as well as community and volunteer services. Her first love has always been in serving the residents of Valley View Village. JoAnne can be contacted at (515)299-1728 or

Business Manager – Shelly Barryhill

Shelly came to us with over 25 years of experience in medical business management. Shelly has 12 years of experience with skilled nursing management. Shelly quotes “I love working with the elderly. It gives me great pleasure to work in their home.” Shelly can be contacted at (515)299-1700 or

Marketing Director/Assisted Living Housing Manager – Shelly Charter

Shelly has been with Valley View since early 2008. She has over 22 years of experience in marketing and sales and has a passion for Valley View Village and the people who live here. Her current focus is marketing and promoting Village Assisted Living and also overseeing the Independent Living marketing and fundraising efforts for Valley View Village. Shelly can be contacted at (515) 299-1740 or

Activities Director – Dawn Agan

Dawn has been with Valley View for 13 years as the Activity Director. She has been in the Activity Department for 15 years. Dawn started out at Luther Park as the Activities Assistant and made her way to Valley View Village. Dawn quotes “I like to make each day special for our residents.” Her greatest joy at work is to put a smile on someone’s face. Dawn can be contacted at (515) 299-1702 or

Dietary Supervisor – Becky Rickabaugh

Becky has been with Valley View for 9 years and started as the Dietary Assistant and moved her way up to management seven years ago. Becky has been in management for 12 years but has worked in the health care field for 19 years. Becky can be contacted at (515)299-1717 or

Environmental Supervisor – Gene Doss

Gene has been with Valley View for 2 years as the Environmental Supervisor. Gene came from Bishop Drumm Retirement Center as the Environmental Services Director for 10 years. He loves to fish with his kids who are Ryan, Deston and Renee. Gene also enjoys moonlighting as a guitar player in a local band. Gene says, “I really love working for Valley View Village and making it the best. Don’t forget to check out our Garden Club and the Work Shop Guys who have so much fun planning new projects to make Valley View look its best.” Gene can be contacted at (515)299-1715 or emailed at