Meet Our Team

St. Anthony Education Team

Katie TowersKatie Towers, RN BSN - Director of Education Service

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 36 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 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’s focus is online learning, simulation, and staff development. She also spearheads the Nurse Residency Program at St. Anthony.  Christina assists with community education as an American Heart Association BLS Instructor.

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 10 years ago, and in 2016, 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 at St. Anthony in our medical surgical department and emergency department for the past seven years. In 2017, Kaitlin became a Certified MOAB Instructor. She is able to apply her instructor knowledge to educate St. Anthony employees and in her work as an emergency department nurse.

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.