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Address: 1971 NE 1st Avenue,
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: (218) 999 – 9057
Fax: (218) 999-5694
E-mail: [email protected]


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I was thinking of you today while attending a lecture on organizational leadership. The gentleman giving the talk was a CEO of a hospital (based) nursing home. All the leadership recommendations he gave are things you’re already doing.  Amazing!  I can’t thank you enough for the care of my mother.
Jan – Grand Rapids


Our Leadership Team


Our leadership team has over 100 years of combined nursing experience. At Oak Hill Assisted living, we pride ourselves on being leaders in the assisted living industry. Our staff work diligently to provide excellence in care and to continuously improve the quality of service provided everyday to our seniors.

Pamela Friesen, CNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner

To bring purpose and dignity to the oldest of our old is Pam’s great passion. Building on over 40 years of nursing and broad leadership experience, running a home care business is a natural fit.  Together with her husband Keith, they have owned and managed their assisted living homes for over 15 years.  Pam is originally from Wayzata, Minnesota and received her advanced practice nursing degree from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul.

In her free time, Pam’s all time love is to be with her family and watch her 8 precious grandchildren grow and play.  She enjoys music, growing flowers and watching funny movies.  Deeply grateful for her friendships, to catch a meal or just spend time with friends will always turn an ordinary day into an extra ordinary one.


Jennifer Fothergill, RN
Registered Nurse

Jenny was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.   She completed her registered nursing program from Excelsior College, having previously worked as a LPN for close to 30 years.  Compassionate and kind, Jenny’s many years of nursing experience has made her a steady and successful leader at Oak Hill.    

Jenny belongs to a very active and close family including her husband Gordon and their two amazing children.  Together they enjoy camping, fishing and hunting.  Jenny enjoys watching and encouraging her children in their sports and extracurricular activities.  Her British black lab ‘Deek’ is a loved and welcomed visitor at Oak Hill.  


Ashley Geving, RN
Registered Nurse

Ashley has been employed at Oak Hill since 2016.  Born and raised in Deer River, MN, she provides leadership not only personally but professionally as well. After completing her LPN training at Itasca Community College, she pursued an RN degree and graduated from Hibbing Community College in 2019.  Ashley has worked in Duluth as a nursing supervisor in a 350 bed assisted living facility.  She also brings experience working in an advanced care, transitional rehabilitation unit.

When not at work, Ashley enjoys crafting, reading, being by the water and spending time with her loved ones. As a mother of a beautiful baby girl, Ashley finds motherhood amazing and fun.  Her family means the world to her and she is deeply grateful for their support and love.

“One of the deepest secrets in life is all that is really worth doing is what we do for others”.                       -Lewis Carroll



Elaine Dolentz, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse

Growing up in a military family, Elaine has lived and traveled extensively throughout the United States, including three years spent in Germany.  She received her LPN training in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Elaine brings to Oak Hill a contagious laugh and smile, one that will brighten anyone’s day.  She enjoys caring for seniors, helping to make each and everyday a good one as they live out their golden years.

Elaine enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes. Residents at Oak Hill will often enjoy one of her tried and true favorites on the menu.  Elaine cherishes time spent with her family including her three children, many grandchildren, one great grandchild, her puppy companion –  Orion and her cats- Natasha and Patches.