Corporate


Mary Van Lare, PT
Founder, Board of Trustees

The story began in 1977 when the founder of MJ Care, Mary Van Lare, Physical Therapist, determined to build a therapy practice based on bringing hope and joy into each treatment, while achieving outstanding patient outcomes. That ideal remains central to the business over three decades later. MJ Care… Read More

Kelly Meleo, CPO
Chief Executive Officer

Since September 2019, Kelly is proud to be the second generation CEO of MJ Care, the company she grew up alongside, having seen resonant leadership, purpose and vision through her mother for over 40 years. Kelly knows that for her mother, founder Mary Van Lare, leadership was a walk in her faith, supporting… Read More

Rick L. Johnson, NHA, MBA
President

Rick comes to MJ Care with over twenty-five years of leadership in the post-acute healthcare field. He has lead organizations in the governmental, not-for-profit and for-profit sectors including behavioral health services, school therapy, long-term care, senior housing and outpatient clinics. As president… Read More

Jim Solberg, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer

Jim has recently joined MJ Care as their CFO and has over 30 years of accounting and financial management experience. Jim is responsible for corporate finance, including treasury, accounting, procurement and IT activities. Prior to joining MJ Care, Jim held senior management and leadership positions… Read More

Mary Bahr Schwenke, MS, CCC-SLP
Vice President, School-Based Therapy Services

Mary is an ASHA Certified, Wisconsin and Illinois licensed speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of clinical and supervisory experience. Mary has been employed as an MJ Care associate for the majority of her career. During her tenure, she has developed and managed a therapy outpatient clinic,… Read More

Jeanine Giacalone MS, CCC-SLP
Vice President, Rehabilitation Therapy Services

Jeanine Giacalone MS, CCC-SLP, is an ASHA certified, Wisconsin licensed Speech Language Pathologist with several years of experience, primarily in skilled nursing facilities. She joined MJ Care in Aug, 2007, as Regional Director of Operations. In December 2019, Jeanine’s commitment to MJ Care was enhanced… Read More

Jane Beisser, OTR
Director of Business and Program Development

Jane is an Occupational Therapist with 40 years of experience in the long-term care setting. She has worked for both in-house and contract therapy companies. Jane has also worked as a consultant to skilled nursing facilities, offering direction for clinical and operational outcomes. Jane is the Administrator… Read More

Katherine LaFreniere
Human Resources Business Partner

Katherine is a Human Resources professional with more than 20 years of successfully providing strategic leadership through an integrated, collaborative approach. Katherine professional background started in commercial aviation. During her tenure in this industry, she supported employees through and post… Read More