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Kellie Van Ree, Director of Clinical Services, LeadingAge Iowa, Urbandale
Kellie Van Ree is the director of clinical services for LeadingAge Iowa. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the health care industry.  In addition to a Registered Nurse license, Kellie also holds an active Nursing Home Administrator’s license. Kellie has served in many capacities in the long-term care field including Director of Nursing, Corporate Consultant and most recently Administrator.  Kellie has also served as a health facilities surveyor for a short time.

Vicki Worth, RN, BSBA, LTC Bureau Chief, Department of Inspections and Appeals, Des Moines 
Vicki Worth started her health care career as a dietary aide in high school in 1993.  After high school, she went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing.  Worth worked in advertising for many years then returned to the long-term care health care industry where she worked as a CNA, LPN, RN, and DON.  Worth gained extensive experience in both management and clinical positions for skilled, intermediate, and dementia specific care units.  She joined the Department of Inspection & Appeals in 2014 as a long-term care Health Facilities Surveyor conducting recertification and complaint surveys throughout Iowa.  Worth promoted within DIA to a LTC Bureau Chief position in August 2020.  She oversees surveyors who conduct the survey activities in long-term care facilities as well as overseeing surveyor training. 

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