Brenda Schrupp, HSE
Brenda joined Walker Methodist in 2013. Previous to working at Westwood Ridge, Brenda worked as a Social Worker, Director of Social Services, Care Center Administrator, and a Regional Administrator at two different nursing homes. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, studied Long-Term Care Administration at the U of M – Carlson School of Management, a Master’s in Organizational Leadership at St. Catherine University, and most recently earned the Health Services Executive (HSE) qualification through the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards.
She was attracted to Walker Methodist because she felt her values aligned nicely with ours and was excited for the opportunity to serve so many residents.
On a daily basis, Brenda is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations at Westwood Ridge. She partners with all of the departments to ensure our residents get the care and quality that they deserve. Her decision to work in healthcare was inspired by her grandmother who passed away from Alzheimer’s. Some of her favorite memories are of spending time with her, and the love and respect she had for her reinforced her decision to work for a senior living community.
When she’s not at work, Brenda enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the movies, reading, and in the fall she enjoys Sunday Funday. Go Vikings! These days school is also keeping her busy, so you can usually find her curled up with a good textbook or writing a paper.
Brenda is passionate about fundraising and has led the team in raising over $25,000 for the Walker Methodist Foundation and Alzheimer's Association. At the end of the day, she would like to be remembered for being hard-working, honest, and for having a good sense of humor. Although she works hard, she tries not to take herself too seriously. Life’s too short.