Stories & Tributes

My husband, Steve, battled pancreatic cancer for almost two years, bravely and confidently, until the cancer took control. When he arrived at Quiet Oaks one Thursday night in June, he had taken a turn for the worse. From the time we arrived at Quiet Oaks, until his passing 5 days later, he was treated with care and respect. My children and I spent the days and nights there, to be with him, and we too were treated very well. Thank you so much for the amazing care he received during his last days, and for all the kindness shown to our family by the entire staff at Quiet Oaks.


Heidi Stiegel

Sauk Rapids MN

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Our Staff

A coordinated team of experts


Founder/Ambassador: Joe Bauer, RN

Joe and his wife, Mary, began the journey that became Quiet Oaks Hospice House. Joe has almost 30 years of experience as an RN (many of those in homecare and hospice in both nursing and management). His passion is to provide the best in end of life care.


Executive Director: Linda Allen

Linda comes to Quiet Oaks with several years of leadership experience working in non-profits organizations.  In her role as Executive Director, Linda is responsible for the daily and ongoing operations of Quiet Oaks.  She continues to seek opportunities for efficiency, innovation and connecting  resources.  


 Director of Nursing: Ginny Green, RN

Ginny has over 35 years of experience as a registered nurse in neonatal intensive care, orthopedics, medical intensive care, public health and management.  Ginny comes to Quiet Oaks as the Director of Nursing by way of her own hospice experience nearly three years ago with her own mother.  In addition to her role as Director of Nursing at Quiet Oaks, she currently works one day a week at the St. Cloud Surgical Center as a circulating room RN.  


Financial Coordinator: Elaine Benusa

30 years of accounting experience, Elaine works closely with the Executive Director to manage all financial aspects of Quiet Oaks Hospice House, including accounts receivable, account payable, payroll, maintaining donor records, recordkeeping and other duties as called upon.


House Manager: Doug Knese

Doug began his role of House Manager in 2014, after serving for several months as a personal caregiver for one of the residents.  During his time as the resident's caregiver he had the opportunity to build relationships with other Quiet Oaks residents, families, staff and volunteers.  In Doug’s position as House Manager, he utilizes previous experience in maintenance, repair, and construction to continue to maintain the “home-like” feel of Quiet Oaks.