Our Staff

Sara Patterson
Chief Executive Officer

Email sarap@carenetdane.org

Care Net’s CEO since 2020, Sara first joined the staff as our advancement director in 2016. Prior to coming on board the Care Net team, she worked in the nonprofit field for over 20 years and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. Sara has extensive experience working in both national and community - based nonprofits. She served as the director of operations at an early intervention center in Florida prior to joining Care Net.

Having become pregnant with her son Ryan when she was just 18, Sara knows “…what it’s like to feel alone with a problem that’s too big to carry by yourself. How overwhelming it can all be.” Sara worked two jobs during her pregnancy and faced the fear of being a single mother. These experiences give her a unique perspective into the realities of our clients’ lives and are why she fell in love with Care Net’s ministry, including The Elizabeth House.

“We are responding as Christ would have. We come alongside our clients and provide the tools they need so their family can thrive. Not just physically, but emotionally, financially, and spiritually, during the pregnancy and beyond. We point them directly to God by offering nonjudgmental care, compassion, and the resources that empower women and men to choose life.”

Sara and her husband, Stuart, attend Door Creek Church. Stuart adopted Ryan after he and Sara married, and the couple later became the proud parents of twin daughters, Hope and Holly. When not at Care Net, you can usually find Sara visiting places with abundant amounts of God’s sunshine.


Dave Chodorowski
Director of Operations

Email davec@carenetdane.org
Gwen Kochan

Gwen Kochan
Director of Donor Relations & Outreach

Email gwenk@carenetdane.org
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Sara Stachowski
Finance Director

Email saras@carenetdane.org

Tanis Jean-Louis, RN
Clinic Director

Email tanisj@carenetdane.org

Billie Jo Larsen, RN, BSN
Nurse Manager

Email billiejo@carenetdane.org

Jenni Larson
Staff Nurse

Email jennil@carenetdane.org

Shalonda Townsend, RN, BSN

Email shalondat@carenetdane.org

Nancy Comello, DNP, CNM, RNC

Email nancyc@carenetdane.org
Becky Koch
Patient Resource Manager & Development Assistant

Email beckyk@carenetdane.org
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Becky Templeton
The Elizabeth House Program Director

Email rebeccat@carenetdane.org

Katie Casey, CLD
Education Manager

Email katiec@carenetdane.org

Lisa Xiong
Care Coordinator

Email lisax@carenetdane.org

Andrea Buchanan
Patient Service Scheduler

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