Our Team

Karen Lawrence, MSN, PHN, RN-BC, CCM

President / Owner

Karen earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and her Master of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, summa cum laude. She is certified in Gerontological Nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a licensed public health nurse. Karen is also a Certified Case Manager and a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. She has over 30 years of experience working with elder adults in long term care and as an educator working with long-term care nurses and care providers. Karen serves Matrix clients throughout the metro area.

Sandy Egan-McNiff, PHA, MA, RN

Care Manager / Licensed Psychologist

Sandy earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN and her Masters Degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She is a licensed psychologist as well as a public health nurse. Sandy has extensive experience working with all ages in home care, long term care and outpatient clinics. Her area of expertise is in mental health assessment and treatment. She works with clients primarily in the southeast metro area as well as south-eastern Minnesota.

Jenny Hayden, RN

Care Manager 

Jenny earned her Registered Nurse degree from Normandale Community College and has over 27 years of nursing experience. Her background is in hospital setting caring for Neuro, Rehab, Brain Injury, Epilepsy and Medical/Surgical clients. She has worked as a Care Manager and has additional experience in geriatric care management, ensuring high standards of care. Jenny has provided comprehensive care management and personal care to clients as well as training, supervision and orientation to home caregivers. She serves clients throughout the metro area.

Savanna Kamara, RN

Care Manager 

Savanna earned her Registered Nurse degree from the University of St. Catherine in Saint Paul, MN and has over 14 years of nursing experience. She has extensive experience in providing supervision, teaching and mentorship to other nursing care staff. Her background includes working in clinical settings providing nursing care to a wide variety of patients with diverse needs. In addition she has experience in geriatric care management and client assessments and works to ensure high standards of care.

Gail Hoch

Operations Manager

Gail earned her Associates in Applied Science degree in Office Administration and Medical Office Assistant degree from the Minnesota School of Business. She has over 17 years experience working in the office setting and manages the day to day operations including client intake and management, maintaining and auditing clinical records, maintaining and auditing policies and procedures, part time staffing, creating and maintaining forms, billing, accounts receivable, and marketing.

Cierra Dowd

Staffing Manager

Cierra graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a Bachelors Degree in Biology and a double minor in Psychology and Public Health Education. She has 7 years of experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant and 2 years experience as a Home Care Services Coordinator. At Matrix she coordinators the clients and caregivers schedules along with the RN’s to make sure all our client needs are met.

 Elizabeth Engeldinger

Human Resources Manager

 Shayla Simpson

Administrative Assistant

Liane Pederson, RN, BA

Educational Coordinator

Bruce Lawrence

Business Manager / Owner

Jennifer Segal, RN

Care Manager

Molly Hostnick

Office Assistant