Community Health Nursing
The Community Health Nursing (CHN) Program promotes and preserves the health of the Ho-Chunk population by combining skills and knowledge relevant to both nursing and public health. The practice is comprehensive and general; not limited to a particular age or disease related group. Nursing services are divided between care for the individual, care for the particular community, and care for the population.
Goals of the Program: To provide health education and care for all Ho-Chunk and other Native Americans who reside within the contract service areas. Home visits will be made in each area by the CHN according to priority in need. Group screening and education will be conducted as arranged by the Community Health Nurse or by referral. Public Health Services will be provided as indicated by community need.
Michelle Samphere RN, BSN
Community Health Nurse Supervisor
Hello! My name is Michelle Samphere, I was born In Chicago, IL. I live in the small-town of North Freedom, Wisconsin. I am an enrolled tribal member with the Ho-Chunk Nation and a mom of four adventurous children. I completed my associate’s degree in Madison, WI and earned my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Viterbo University.
Over the course of my career, I have spent most of my time with the geriatric population specifically in long term care. I have had the pleasure of enjoying these past few years working for the tribe, learning the systems, policies, and procedures.
As a tribal member it is very important for me to serve our community to our best capabilities. This includes ensuring that we are giving the best evidence-based nursing care to those we serve. My focus within my position is on sustainability, Sustainable culture, Sustainable staff and financial sustainability as we move post pandemic and look forward to years to come.
Contact Michelle at: Ext 35555
Charley Froeba, RN
Community Health Nurse,
Bachelors of Science-Nursing
University of Sioux Falls
Bachelors of Science-Exercise Science and Health Education
Univirsity of Wisconsin-River Falls
Nekossa and Wittenberg
Hello! My name is Charley Froeba, I was born and raised in Wisconsin Rapids. I live on a small hobby farm near Pittsville, WI with my family. I went to school in River Falls, Wisconsin for Exercise Science and Health Education. I furthered my education by moving to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and achieved an accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 15 months. My nursing background is primarily in surgical services and outpatient procedures. I enjoy my time working for the tribe. Getting to know the elders and the individualized care that I provide to each tribal member. It is a pleasure getting to know the culture and traditions within the Ho-Chunk Nation and I look forward to what the future holds for me here, as a nurse, for the Ho-Chunk Nation.
Contact Charley at: Ext 38762
Valentina Good, CHN
Community Health Nurse
Hello! My name is Valentina Good. I am an In-Home Care Nurse for the Wisconsin Dells area. For 15 years I was a professional nurse and mainly worked at a long-term facility and rehabilitation center. I began my career as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a nursing home setting and at the same time I started to take classes at the local college. After a few years of studying and working I settled on nursing and worked at St. Clare Baraboo hospital. The hospital setting gave me the opportunity to get comfortable with pursuing my nursing career. I took care of patients in ICU, Med Surge and OB units and at the same time developed confidence in nursing. Taking care of the elder population seemed natural to me. I found myself meeting different people with different life experiences. I enjoy working for the Ho-Chunk Nation, getting to know the culture, learn different traditions and life styles. For now, I would like to continue to take care of elders and their families and be useful for the community.
Contact Valentina at: Ext 35551
Rouslana Monaco, CHN
Community Health Nurse
Madison / Wisconsin Dells area
Associate Degree in Nursing
from MATC Madison, WI
Associate Degree /
Certified Legal Secretary
Bachelor’s Degree in
Hello. My name is Rouslana Monaco. I was born and raised in Russia. I moved to the United States when I was 24 years old as a foreign exchange student studying Agricultural.I live in Baraboo with my husband Michale who I have been married to for 23 years. We have a son, Peter who is 22 and we also have 3 cats. My favorite thing is to be outdoors. Going for long walks and riding my scooter around my neighborhood. I also enjoy cooking and baking for my family and friends. I have been a nurse for over 15 years. I studied at MATC Madison while my son was young. I earned my LPN in 2007 and finished with my RN in 2009. I have worked in hospitals, nursing homes, and before coming here I was working at Sauk County jail. I have enjoyed the past two years that I have been with the Ho-Chunk Nation. Learning the culture, getting to know the elders, and being in the community so much more. I’m looking forward to see what the future has for me here. It’s a wonderful experience.
Contact Rouslana Monaco at: Ext 35503
Royce Raymond, CHN
Community Health Nurse
Greetings! My name is Royce Raymond and I am the Community Health Nurse serving the Tomah Health Office. I live in Wisconsin Dells with my wife and daughter who are from the Philippines, so I am not new to learning new cultures and traditions. I chose to go into nursing after being a financial consultant for 20 years. Becoming a Registered Nurse was an incredibly big life change for me, I only wish I had done it sooner. Over the past 10 years I have worked primarily in the long-term care health setting serving older clients, so this background fits well with the Tribal Elders I see in the Tomah area. I look forward to getting to know our Tribal Elders and learning more about the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the Ho-Chunk people.
Contact Royce Raymond at:
608-372-5202 Ext 33354
Sheyenne Lemieux, RN
Registered Nurse Home Care
Hello! My name is Sheyenne Lemieux. I am enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. I have an Associate Degree in Nursing from College of Menominee Nation. After nursing school, I worked at a nursing home here in Wittenberg for 5 years. After that I worked at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on the medical, adolescent, pediatric unit (MAP)/Covid Medical Unit for another 5 years. I’ve held several positions with the Ho-Chunk Nation Health Department in the past, but being a Home Health nurse for the Nation is my dream job. It’s one of the reasons I became a nurse. I look forward to serving our people and sharing all I have learned with you, while learning from you as well. In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband Eric, our 4 children, and our dog.
Contact Sheyenne at: Ext 33131
Black River Falls, La Crosse and Wittenberg
Greetings, My name is Michelle Winneshiek, I am originally from the Wisconsin Rapids area. I am an enrolled Tribal member with the Ho-Chunk Nation and I have four amazing children who share the same passion in traveling as I do. I recently completed my Associate of Applied Science in Human Services at Western Technical College in La Crosse, WI. I am continuing on working for my Bachelor of Social Work with a focus on healthcare services and well-being in our Indigenous communities.I enjoy working with Tribal members and community providing assistance and resources with medical needs. I work closely with Community Health Nursing staff to serve our community with great efficacy. As a Tribal member I believe in providing a culturally sensitive and high quality health care with a holistic approach to health, aligning harmony of the mind, body, and spirit.
Contact Michelle at:
Phone: (715) 284-9851 Ext 35041
House of Wellness, Tomah and Nekoosa
Greeting and Salutations! I come from the Tomah & BRF area. Mother to three children who are my world and my wonderful companion. I have been with the Health Department for four years and am blessed to be able to work along side such a wonderful team. I am the Intake Coordinator for the Tomah, Nekoosa and Dells area. My goal is to assist in finding accurate care for any and all tribal members. I take extreme pride in being able to assist my tribe and the members when called upon. I am currently pursuing my education for my Associate of Science degree.In my spare time I love to sew, bead, craft and travel with my husband and three children across the world and seeing many different sights and meeting new people.
Contact Heather at:
Phone: (715) 284-9851 Ext 35034