Westhaven Community Staff

Eric Peterson, M.D., Medical Director

Doctor Peterson is Westhaven Community's Medical Director. He went to University of Iowa College of Medicine, 1998.


Jeff McDowell, Pastor

Pastor Jeff McDowell joined the Westhaven staff as full-time Chaplain in January of 2009. Previously, he served several Des Moines area Evangelical Free churches. He has 5 units of Clinical Pastoral Education obtained through Iowa Health Systems in Des Moines and is a graduate of both Master's Divinity School in Indiana and Iowa State University. He is a credentialed minister through the Evangelical Free Church of America.

Melanie Musfeldt, RN, Co-Director of Nursing

Melanie shares the supervision responsibilities of facility nurses and nurse aides - 23 nurses, 60 Certified Nurse Aids and 12 Certified Medication Aids. Melanie is an RN and has worked at Westhaven Community for 14 1/2 years. She has experience as a charge nurse and with medicare, Infection Control, Quality Control and has MDS experience.

Michelle Reiff, RN, Co-Director of Nursing

Michelle shares the supervision responsibilities of facility nurses and nurse aides - 23 nurses, 60 Certified Nurse Aids and 12 Certified Medication Aids. Her nursing home career began as a dietary aid. She then became a Certified Nurse Aid,an LPN and finally an RN. Her experience includes being a charge nurse, a medicare nurse, an Infection Control nurse, a Quality Control nurse and she has had MDS experience.

Carolyn Moreland, RN, MDS Coordinator

Carolyn has worked at Westhaven Community for 23 years - first as an LPN and then as an RN. She has been a nurse manager and has extensive experience - over 20 years - working with MDS.

Beth Weuve, RN, Assisted Living Nurse Manager

Jan Colvin, LPN, Restorative Manager

Jan has worked as an LPN at Westhaven Community for over 11 years. As the Restorative Manager, Jan supervises two Restorative Aids. The Restorative Department, along with Certified Nurse Aids, work to keep residents moving as much as possible.

Stacie Delaney, Director of Dietary

Stacie began her duties at Westhaven Community in 2013. She has served as a Dietitian in Texas, MN, Delaware, Wisconsin. She loves to serve the elderly and provide a premier atmosphere for their dietary needs.

Christina Bryant, Activity Director/Volunteer Coordinator

Christina joined the Westhaven Community Activity Department in 2011 and began managing the department of four staff and over 50 volunteers in 2016.  The Activity Department works closely with all residents and tenants to provide refreshing and meaningful activities in order to maintain or improve quality of life. 

Curtis Sorensen, Social Worker- Admissions

Barb Wills, Resident and Family Services and Program Coordinator Assisted Living

Barb is a member of the Department of Resident and Family Services and has worked at Westhaven Community for 20 years. She advocates for each resident, assists in meeting residents' emotional needs, and works to improve their quality of life.

Pat Angstrom, Housekeeping/Environmantal Services Supervisor

Pat has worked at Westhaven Community for 7 years and is the Manager of the Housekeeping Department which consists of 6 dedicated housekeepers. The Housekeeping Department works to keep the facility clean and odor free and to reduce the possibility of infection. Prior to working at Westhaven Community, Pat worked at Stratford Care Center for 3 years.

Bruce Thomas, Maintenance Director

Bruce has worked as the Maintenance Director for Westhaven Community for the past 27 years. He supervises 4 people in the Laundry Department and 4 people in the Maintenance Department. His team works very hard to keep the residents comfortable.