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Jenny Schmitt

Jenny Schmitt is a Registered Nurse who has specialized in orthopedics since 1998. She has worked in a variety of settings including: direct patient care, triage, outpatient clinic, educator, and staff mentor. Currently Jenny is a Joint Academy Program coordinator for Aurora Health Care who navigates patients and their caregivers through the total joint replacement journey. In her role, she provides direct education for patients and the community and is a key player and resource for the hospitals Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification program and system orthopedic team. She is involved in many multi-disciplinary teams and patient experience/growth committees. Jenny also works in providing foot and nail care to underserved seniors and outreach areas with Toe Nail Trimmers, LLC.

Jenny received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University in 1998. She is an active member of the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses and Wisconsin Orthopedic Nurses. In her personal life, Jenny is a member of the following associations: Autism Society, Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption. She is also a member of her son’s school’s PTA, school volunteer, and enjoys working with children in a variety of settings. Jenny serves as the Buddy Coordinator for the Franklin Little League where she trains and recruits volunteers for the Challenger division that allows children age 5-21 with physical, mental, and emotional abilities to play baseball.

Jenny considers her children, Nathan and Andrew, her greatest achievement and joy. Both of Jenny’s children face many medical and emotional challenges and she is very active in all of their therapies, activities, and coordination. She feels a strong passion to educate the community, organizations, and others about the strength of anyone who is “differently abled” and the contribution and joy that this population can offer our society. Jenny’s son, Andrew, has been a rider at Willow Creek Ranch for 8 years, and has seen the countless miracles and interactions that have happened at the ranch. She hopes to share, support, and grow these pillars of strength of Willow Creek for more families and communities in Wisconsin.