Laurie Michaels, Pet Therapy Volunteer
Laurie Michaels has been a JourneyCare pet therapy volunteer since September 2018 and brings strong medical, pastoral and pet therapy certifications to her role as a volunteer. She is an Ordained Episcopal Deacon serving on the clergy staff at St Michael's Episcopal Church since 2010. Laurie also is 35-year R.N. with a graduate certificate in School Nursing. She has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings in Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois, and for 16 years as a Certified School Nurse with District 95 in Lake Zurich. Laurie also worked as a hospital chaplain for Bishop Anderson House, serving at Stroger Cook County hospital for five years, focusing on the care of women and children.