It’s Our Job to Help You
PROCare HR is a privately owned Minnesota-based company, started in 2015 with a simple mission: To strengthen and support people. We do that by delivering a unique set of HR services to direct care organizations all over the Midwest. Our team of HR experts has refined expertise in organizations who serve seniors and individuals with disabilities such as Assisted Living, Group Homes, Memory Care, Home Care, Day Programs, Skilled Nursing, etc.
To Strengthen and Support People
We Strike the Gong
Our actions have a ripple effect – relationships and reputation are our life blood. We believe our customers’ success is our success.
We Do What’s Right
It’s not about who is right, it’s about what is right. We believe honesty, transparency and doing what’s best wins.
Individual curiosity and resourcefulness contribute to better solutions. We believe the journey and conclusion are equally important.
We Show Up
Sense of duty and accountability is a part of our DNA. We believe that how we show up matters.
Have fun – laughter is contagious! We believe life is short, celebrate!
PROCare HR is governed by a Board of Directors which brings more than 30 years of combined HR and Healthcare Leadership experience to the team. PROCare is owned by the Board of Directors.
Brett Landrum is the Founder and CEO of PROCare HR and is responsible for setting the vision and long-term strategy of the company.
Prior to founding PROCare HR, Brett worked at Associated Financial Group (AFG) as a benefits and ACA consultant. While at AFG, Brett focused his work on PEOs and Direct Care providers. Brett’s focus on these unique industries, combined with his ability to drive value for his customers, led to him earning multiple awards for sales performance.
A serial entrepreneur, Brett founded PROCare HR by combining his experience with PEOs and care providers in the insurance business to create a PEO built from the ground up to serve the Direct Care industry.
He attended Cornell University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Founder & CO-CEO
Erik Schutz is the CEO and president of PROCare HR and is responsible for all facets of the business.
Prior to joining PROCare HR, Erik worked for the global financial advisory firm Lazard out of the firm’s Chicago and Minneapolis offices. At Lazard, he advised public and private companies on a broad range of financial and strategic matters, including buy-side and sell-side M&A, general strategy, capital structure, return of capital and corporate preparedness.
Erik also served in the Army as an infantry officer, leaving service as a captain. While in the Army, he held a variety of operational roles and was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Erik graduated from a variety of military schools, including the Ranger, Air Assault and Airborne schools.
He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy.
President & CO-CEO
Jennifer Anderson serves as an Advisor for PROCareHR leading the Business Design & Development initiatives and is the Founder and Owner of EduCare, a division of Mirabelle Management. Launched in 2007, EduCare provides on-demand training programs for all segments of long-term care serving more than 1600 organizations today. In 2017, Jennifer and her team partnered with LeadingAge Minnesota to launch OnTrack, a comprehensive Nursing Assistant Training Program which continues to exceed all projection targets since launch.
Prior to EduCare and OnTrack, Jennifer was the Chief Operating Office of Prairie Senior Cottages taking a vision for high-quality memory care to fruition operationally and managing more than $20million in assets. A passion for serving others, she has also consulted with many organizations in the areas of training, business development and operations including Lifesprk, Ebenezer, Ecumen, Lang Nelson, The Christensen Group, and more.
Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a HealthCare Administration degree, specializing in Gerontology
Board of Advisors / Design & Development Consultant
Sara Wilson is Team Vice President and partners closely with our clients’ senior executives to drive strategic outcomes.
Sara has a wealth of experience in the Direct Care industry, bringing nearly a decade of operational experience to the company. Prior to joining PROCare HR, Sara worked for three senior care providers in the Twin Cities including Walker Methodist, Sholom and Lifesprk. In these roles she oversaw upwards of $20 million in annual revenue for various service offerings, including private pay community-based home care (in-home), private pay HWS home care (Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care), Medicare home care and HUD-subsidized housing.
She is a MN board-certified Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and holds a Master of Arts in Leadership and Management from Concordia University-St. Paul, as well as a BA in Health Care Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Vice President, Team
Christina Brodsho is a VP of Special Projects and works on driving major strategic projects across the company.
Christina was the first employee of PROCare HR and has been a key contributor in making the business what it is today. During her time with the company, she has worked in every facet of the business, from direct HR roles to account management to leading new client implementations.
Christina most recently served as the head of new client implementations. In this role, she drew on her intimate knowledge of the PROCare HR business, appetite for unconventional solutions, desire to deliver a superior value and technical aptitude to continuously develop and refine the Implementation and Workforce Technology offerings.
Christina holds a BA from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Vice President, Special Projects
Laura Zard is Team Vice President and focuses on total rewards strategy, process and service delivery expectations for our clients.
Laura brings over 15 years of experience in human resources operations and benefit administration for national publicly-traded and privately-owned organizations with headquarters in the Twin Cities. She has extensive experience supporting M&A activity and has successfully managed annual benefit budgets over $30 million. Laura is committed to enhancing the employee experience through seamless total rewards delivery while ensuring client satisfaction and compliance.
Laura holds an MBA from Concordia University-St. Paul, BA in Communication Studies (with Human Resources emphasis) from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification.
Vice President, Team
Kathleen Peck is the Director of Risk Management and works with clients to improve safety and reduce risk across the company.
Kathleen joined PROCare HR from the staffing sector with a large national firm out of Chicago. She has held multiple roles in risk management within the transportation and staffing business sectors. Her primary focus in these roles has been occupational injury claim management.
Prior to her career in risk management she worked in insurance carrier operations and with a Third-Party Administrator. Kathleen has worked in a claim’s capacity as an adjuster, supervisor, manager, operations manager and national claims manager. She specialized in the workers compensation claims administration and has experience in multiple jurisdictions.
Kathleen integrates her previous risk management experience, continuing education and thorough understanding of insurance, occupational claims management and safety practices to support client’s needs.
Director of Risk Management
Kaspara Cochrane is a Client Human Resources Director and works with clients on a daily basis to support and address their HR needs.
Kaspara brings over a decade of HR experience to the company. Prior to joining PROCare HR, she was the Director of Workforce Development and Human Resources at Lifesprk, a direct care provider serving the senior population. While at Lifesprk she served as the trusted advisor on all human capital issues, acted as chief consultant to all supervisors and executive leaders on employee relations, and was responsible for implementing people initiatives that supported company culture, met HR compliance and healthcare license regulations. Kaspara also has extensive experience in executive recruiting, partnering with over 100 companies in the Twin Cities to advise on their hiring strategies and find the best talent for their sales, management, and leadership teams.
Kaspara holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Client Human Resources Director
Jason Bryant is a Client Human Resources Director and works clients on all HR needs. Jason has a degree in Business Administration and Human Resources Management. During his educational career, Jason worked as Certified Nursing Assistant.
Jason was employed by Health Dimensions group where he provided consulting, management, and operational support services in for profit, non-profit, and faith-based environments for over 5,000 employees. Jason’s previous experience at Villa Health Care where he successfully navigated a court receivership and merger with Fortis Management Group, overseeing the Minnesota portfolio which increased to over 1400 employees. Jason created a centralized services model resulting in improved HR policies and procedures, operational effectiveness, and improved employee engagement.
Jason joined PROCare HR in 2020 as the Director, Client Human Resources, and drives support for organizations in process and people development, organizational effectiveness, and human capital management.
Client Human Resources Director
Laura Johnson is an Account Executive with PROCare HR where she helps the company build and maintain relationships with our clients.
Laura brings over a decade of experience to PROCare HR and has worked exclusively in the senior housing industry. She has spent her entire career helping communities in the midwest develop and maintain their suite of technology products. Prior to joining PROCare HR, Laura was a founding member and the director of sales of Eldre Solution Group, where she consulted with clients on their technology solutions. Her deep experience and relationships allow her to understand unique opportunities and challenges that direct care providers face. Laura’s enthusiasm and passion for ensuring clients needs are met are unparalleled in this industry.
Laura Holds a BA from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Harold serves as PROCare’s VP, Human Resources & Workforce Solutions.
Harold is responsible to support individuals by responding to any and all questions, issues, or concerns in the area of human resources, capital management, and workforce solutions. Prior to joining PROCare, Harold worked for Wonka Candy Company and Stark Industries in a variety of HR roles. Most recently, he was the Director of HR Intelligence at Good Burger. Harold received a human capital master’s degree from Pennbrook Univeristy. While at the University, Harold was captain of the Green Bowling Team, President of the Scrabble Board Game Association, and known around campus as the “bow-tie guy.”
You can contact Harold at firstname.lastname@example.org with any HR related questions you have, and he will be happy to help you!
Vice President, Human Resources & Workforce Solutions
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