Linda Allen,

Executive Director

Linda comes to Quiet Oaks with several years of leadership experience working in non-profit 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.

Carolyn Neubauer, RN, MSN

Molly Dunn, RN

Cindy Zieglmeier, RN

Interim Director of Nursing Team

Quiet Oaks Hospice House & Respite Care

Doug Knese

Director of Client & Family Services

Doug started his own journey with Quiet Oaks as a personal care attendant for a resident. Like many others, he was moved to stay on. As our Director of Client and Family Services, he draws on his past general construction experience to keep the building in tip-top, comfortable and cozy shape. In addition to these duties, he continues to serve part-time as a CNA. He’s a well-rounded guy, and we greatly appreciate his many talents.

Shea Pederson, RN, BSN

Outreach Coordinator/Public Relations

Nursing Leadership Team

Shea is an experienced RN, BSN who has been with Quiet Oaks as a staff nurse for the past

6 years caring for our residents. She also serves as our Outreach Coordinator. In this role, she shares the Quiet Oaks story with audiences in the St. Cloud community and beyond. If you belong to a group or organization interested in learning more about hospice and end-of-life care, let us know, Shea would be happy to meet with you or your group.

Lisa Schulte

Executive Assistant

Lisa comes to Quiet Oaks with considerable experience in small business operations and an upbringing rooted in hospitality. Her passion lies in helping those in need and she thrives in having a medley of responsibilities (the spice of life). Focusing on organization, process improvement and data mining, she aims to enhance the team at Quiet Oaks in the daily duties by employing her achievements. Lisa’s calling to Quiet Oaks has given purpose to lifework she’s done thus far.

Kristin Darnall

Director of Development

Kristin joins Quiet Oaks with over 25 years of experience in executive fundraising positions in Central Minnesota. Kristin has worked with multiple teams to create and lead capital campaigns, annual giving solicitations and special events. She is passionate about connecting resources to current needs and enjoys engaging volunteers at whatever capacity they are comfortable.

Christine Anderson

Financial Coordinator

Christine is the newest member of the Quiet Oaks staff. She first experienced Quiet Oaks as a caregiver and then became a volunteer in the office. She recently retired and joined the Quiet Oaks staff part-time as our Financial Coordinator. She has almost 40 years experience in accounting, financial reporting and financial analysis. At Quiet Oaks we can put her skills and experience to good use, and in return, she finds personal fulfillment in being around and supporting our Quiet Oaks residents and their families.



Quiet Oaks is a residential home for residents and families facing terminal illness. At Quiet Oaks, we provide an experience that honors and respects the dignity of our residents and their families by focusing on a team approach to provide comfort and support for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Quiet Oaks is a 501(c)(3) Tax ID 20-3905841



5537 Galaxy Road

St. Cloud, MN 56301



Fax: (320)240.7962