Meet Our Team

St. Anthony Education Team

Katie TowersKatie Towers, RN BSN - Director of Education Services

Katie is a graduate of Grandview University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She has been the Director of Education Services for 40 years. Katie was an innovator in the development of the simulation program in 2009. She directs and manages professional education and staff development. Working closely with the St. Anthony administrative team, she coordinates community education programs.  Katie is also an American Heart Association BLS Instructor.


Christina WoerdehoffChristina Woerdehoff, RN BSN - Education Services Supervisor

Christina is a graduate of the University of Iowa where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Prior to joining the St. Anthony Education Department in 2017, she worked in hospice care, medical-surgical nursing, orthopedic nursing, and long-term care. As a clinical educator, Christina manages the online learning management system, simulation, life support certifications, and staff development. She also spearheads the Nurse Residency Program and the Preceptor Development Program at St. Anthony.  Christina is an ATLS Coordinator, Medical Assistant Adjunct Instructor, Certified Nurse Aide Instructor, and assists with community education as an American Heart Association BLS Instructor.


Stephanie Neumayer, RN BSN, Clinical Nurse Educator

Stephanie eStepharned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University and started at St. Anthony in 2007 working on the medical-surgical and pediatric units. She also has experience in dialysis, long-term care, and infection prevention. As a clinical educator, Stephanie manages online learning, provides clinical skills training for staff, facilitates clinical orientation and nursing student clinicals. Stephanie also works as a Certified Nurse Aide Adjunct Instructor and a Nursing Adjunct Instructor for DMACC. She is also a Medical Assistant Adjunct Instructor for Mercy College of Health Sciences.


HallieHallie Golay, MA, Administrative Specialist

Hallie received a Master of Arts in Political Science, with a focus on American Politics and Research Methods, from University of Wisconsin- Madison. She also received a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with minors in Journalism and Mass Communication and Spanish, from Iowa State University. Hallie's experience prior to joining the St. Anthony team is in higher education and research. As the Administrative Specialist at St. Anthony, Hallie facilitates professional and community educational programs, coordinates student clinical experiences, and administers online learning.  She is pivotal in grant writing and marketing new initiatives.


KariKari Hammer, RN, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor

Kari has served as an ACLS instructor since 2020 and has worked at St. Anthony since 2015. She currently serves as the Employee Health Nurse and has a background in emergency and surgical care. Kari will complete her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University in 2021.


Deb BurnettDeb Burnett, RN BSN - Certified MOAB Instructor

Deb is the Mental Health Services Director at St. Anthony. She received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Western Iowa Tech in 2012 and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2016. Deb started her career at St. Anthony in the Behavioral Medicine Unit in 2008, and in 2017, became a certified instructor in Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB).



Kaitlin GeakeKaitlin Geake, RN BSN - Certified MOAB Instructor

Kaitlin earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Des Moines Area Community College and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa. She has worked in the St. Anthony Medical Surgical Department and Emergency Department since 2011. In 2017, Kaitlin became a Certified MOAB Instructor.


Joni SaundersJoni Saunders LPN - Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor

Joni has been a BLS instructor for 18 years and has served the St. Anthony family for 30 years. Along with instructing BLS classes weekly, Joni currently works in the Iowa Heart Center, Carroll office. Prior to working in respiratory therapy and in the clinic setting, Joni has a 13-year history in long-term care.