Meet the Team

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Pam Foti

Co-Owner and Elder Care Advocate


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Pam Foti, Vesta Co-Owner and Elder Care Advocate, 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 and three dogs, Dug, Keeper and Pablo.

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Jenny Wagner

Co-Owner and Elder Care Advocate


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Jenny Wagner, Vesta Co-Owner and Elder Care Advocate, 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.

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Derek Nelson

Elder Care Advocate


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Derek Nelson 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. As a Vesta Senior Network Elder Care Advocate, 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 with their three cats lives in Milwaukee.

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Courtney Russell

Elder Care Advocate


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Courtney brings 25 years of sales and consulting experience to the Vesta Team in her role as Elder Care Advocate. 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 Advocate 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, George and Scuba.

Katherine Gottfried

Eldercare Advocate


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Katherine brings 25 years of Healthcare Benefit Management to the Vesta Team in her role as Elder Care Advocate. Katherine understands the ever changing landscape of insurance and benefits. Her proven expertise in client success planning, implementation and account management provides valuable insight and experience to the ever changing landscape. Katherine’s intuition and ability to leverage empathy enables her to customize her approach to meet the needs of clients. Her first hand experience in navigating this landscape with her father motivated her to make a career change so that she could help other families that are faced with tough choices and knowing that finding the best quality of care that will also enable the best quality of life of their loved ones is an important end goal.  Katherine resides in Pewaukee with her husband Steve, two teenagers and dog Barkley.

Tara Krivoruchka, SHRM-SCP

Business Development Associate


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Tara serves Vesta Senior Network as a part-time Business Development Associate. Tara brings a diverse background to Vesta by having extended experience in Human Resources, Sales & Marketing and Business Development. She looks forward to contributing to and promoting both the Vesta Team and the Vesta Mission. Tara lives in Wauwatosa with her partner Mike and his son