Meet the Team
Pam Foti, Vesta Co-Owner and Elder Care Consultant, is a pharmaceutical industry veteran with 17 years of experience working in SE Wisconsin with psychiatrists and neurologists. For ten of those years, Pam had the opportunity to work in the long term care arena with geriatricians, pharmacists, nurses, and caregivers in both skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Pam’s professional experience gives her insight into the business of elder care, but more importantly, Pam lost her own grandma to Alzheimer’s Disease. This personal experience drives Pam to help the families she works with find the best possible care for their loved ones. Pam is married to Phil, and they live in Wauwatosa with their two daughters, two dogs, two parakeets and two guinea pigs.
Jenny Wagner, Vesta Co-Owner and Elder Care Consultant, is an experienced sales and marketing professional. Jenny has worked across a variety of specialized industries throughout her career. Each industry has required her to become knowledgeable in a very specific field. Whether working in a technical sales environment with chemists and packaging engineers, or doing crisis management for a distribution firm, Jenny learned to be the problem-solver that she is today. Using her problem solving skills to help families through an emotionally difficult time is what Jenny loves most about her current role. Jenny lives in Wauwatosa, is married to Michael, and they are blessed with two sons and their dog, Archie.
Derek Nelson joined Vesta Senior Network in December 2016 as an Elder Care Consultant. He has had an impressive career in the healthcare industry. Derek earned his masters degree in Healthcare Administration at Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center. He is a licensed EMT, has work experience in healthcare centers, and has worked in home care. Derek has the unique ability to combine his medical background with his experience in the elder care industry. The families Derek works with consider him an invaluable resource because of his knowledge and his kind and friendly approach to helping them understand their options. Derek is married and lives in Milwaukee.
Jen Rentmeester joined Vesta Senior Network in June 2018 as an Elder Care Consultant and brings with her 12 years of healthcare industry experience. Jen worked in sales, marketing, and training with hospital, health insurance, and pharmaceutical companies. Jen has a passion for working with older adults and has been a senior fitness and aquatic instructor for over 15 years. Jen is a native of Green Bay and now lives with her husband, 2 sons, and 2 daughters in Wauwatosa.
Julie Vande Hei
Julie Vande Hei has been with Vesta Senior Network since November, 2015. For 3 years, she was Vesta’s part-time Business Development Associate and in 2019 became a full-time Elder Care Consultant. As a result of her own family experiences, Julie has developed a passion for helping other families understand their own long term care options and became a full time Elder Care Consultant in February, 2019. Julie has over 17 years of Sales Experience, several of which were in the long term care industry. Before her joining Vesta, she was with Direct Supply, a company that specializes in Equipment and Furnishings for Senior Care. Julie’s combined business and personal experiences will surely benefit the families whom she works with at Vesta. Julie lives in Wauwatosa with her husband, Nick, and their three children and dog, Dutch.
Courtney joined Vesta Senior Network in February 2019 as an Elder Care Consultant. She brings 25 years of sales and consulting experience to the Vesta Team. Courtney’s ability to build long lasting relationships with clients and vendors enabled her to offer her clients the best solutions that fit their needs, preferences, time frames, and budgets. Courtney has a unique understanding of the elder care industry, as she helped her mother navigate her own choices and obstacles. It is this combined personal and professional experience that she looks forward to bringing to her role as an Elder Care Consultant at Vesta Senior Network. Courtney’s solution focused approach and her desire to connect with people will surely help provide the peace of mind that Vesta clients seek. Courtney lives in Menomonee Falls with her husband, Steve, and two Goldendoodles, Hoover and Scuba.
Kristin Dugan, PT
Kristin joined Vesta Senior Network in January 2019 as a part-time Business Development Associate. She is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 20 years of experience. She has worked as a clinician in a hospital setting with expertise in cardiac rehab/ICU, acute care, rehabilitation and geriatrics. She most recently taught in a University PT program. She looks forward to contributing to and promoting both the Vesta team and the Vesta mission. Kristin lives in Wauwatosa with her husband and 4 children.