6247 Lower Cass Frontage Rd,
Cass Lake, MN 56633
Phone: (218) 339-5820
Fax: (218) 339-5822
PCA Coordinator: Tara Fineday-Voigt | Email: email@example.com
Receptionist: Betsy Allen | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered Nurse: Nanako Gonzalez | Email: email@example.com
Registered Nurse: Charlene Wood | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unemployment Coordinator: Margaret Papasodora | Email: email@example.com
Welcome to the Circle of Life Anishinaabe Home Care, Cass Lake office. We are located in the heart of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation. Our office works within the boundaries of Cass, Beltrami, Hubbard and Itasca counties. We also work with Leech lake Band of Ojibwe Public Health.
We serve the communities of Onigum, Oak Point, Walker, Brevik, Longville, Kego Lake, Sugar Point, Bena, Cass Lake, Mission, Wilkinson, Guthrie, Smokey Point, Plantation, and Sugar Bush.
My name is Tara Fineday-Voight. I am from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. I recently moved back to the Bemidji area from Blaine, MN. I was hired as the receptionist at the Bemidji office and recently accepted the same position at the Cass Lake location. I am excited to be working for COLHCA where we honor our people! I am a hairstylist in my spare time and weekends. I also have a miniature schnauzer named Buster who is 8 years old. We love being Up North/back home!
Hello, my name is Charlene, but you can call me Char. I grew up in Minneapolis, and moved to Bemidji about 8 years ago. I instantly fell in love with the town and the people. I have three boys. One set of twins who are ten years old and a twelve year old. I am very impressed with Circle of Life Anishinaabe’s commitment to “Honoring Those We Serve.”
Betsy Allen is our Office coordinator. Betsy lives in Cass Lake with her family. Betsy has been with Circle of Life Anishinaabe for several years and is in charge of payroll, filing, making appointments for the nurse to visit clients and their PCAs, and all office work. Betsy enjoys spending time with her family and working for the agency. In her spare time Betsy enjoys playing darts.
Boozhoo, my name is Nanako Gonzalez, a nurse in Cass Lake office. I am originally from Japan and am married to an Ojibwe man who is from White Earth. I have degrees in Indigenous Studies, Ojibwe language, and nursing from Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College. As a nurse, I believe in culturally appropriate care and that Native people should be taken care of by Native people who share the culture and the world view. When I was introduced to work for Circle of Life Home Care Anishinaabe, I was very grateful for the opportunity. I am also honored to work for a legend, our founder Pat Yager and her family.
Margaret Papasodora is the Unemployment Coordinator and works closely with personnel in addressing unemployment insurance benefit cases. An important facet when addressing unemployment issues is communication which is an essential component to the effectiveness of the program. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Bemidji State University, and St. Mary’s University with degrees in Elementary Education and School Administration and is currently a licensed teacher and school administrator in the State of Minnesota. Margaret has years of experience in the field of education, as a teacher and school administrator. During that time, she also provided care-giving to family and friends. She finds her past experiences both rewarding and challenging. Family and cultural tradition is important and valued. She is a jingle dress dancer and promotes this tradition with her family; thus, the circle of life continues with this part of the cultural tradition.