About Us

Welcome to Sunny Hill Care Center

Sunny Hill Care Center is a nursing home and rehabilitation care center that has proudly served Tama, Toledo and surrounding communities for many years. Our name is well known throughout the area for providing dedicated service and the highest level of care to our residents.

We are committed to a 360-degree perspective of total health — physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Personal dignity, the highest standards of medical and residential care, and a compassionate spirit all contribute to the happiness and brighter quality of life enjoyed by every member of our community.

Meet Our Team


Megan Thiessen

Megan has been at Sunny Hill since 2012, she started in the Social Work/Marketing role and moved into the Administrator role in 2016. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from UNI then went back to school to get Long-Term Care Administration Certificate from DMACC. She enjoys working at Sunny Hill because of the life lessons our residents teach her. Learning from them gives insight that you cannot learn from a book.


Katie Hulin
Administrative Assistant

Katie has been employed with Sunny Hill since 2007, first as the Activity Director then changed positions to become the Administrative Assistant in 2016. She graduated from BVU with her B.A. in Human Services with a minor in Psychology. Katie enjoys being part of Sunny Hill because it gives her the opportunity to care for people and bring brightness to their day.


Melanie Blocker

Director of Nursing/MDS Coordinato/RN

Melanie, RN, is Sunny Hill’s Assistant Director of Nursing and also completes the MDS’s. She has worked at Sunny Hill since 2007, she started her tenure there as a bedmaker and worked while obtaining her RN license at Marshalltown Community College. She considers the residents and her co-workers her family. She enjoys working in a challenging but rewarding environment.


Robin Herndon
Housekeeping Supervisor

Robin has been employed at Sunny Hill since 2004. She has her AA in Business Administration and Marketing. She says her job is more than doing the best job you can, it’s about building relationships. It’s celebrating successes and working together as a team. It is about giving people a voice and having it feel like a family.


Maria Kiebach
Dietary Supervisor

Maria has been an employee at Sunny Hill since 2008 as a cook and moved into the Supervisor position in 2018. She has a manager certificate in the ServSafe program. Maria enjoys providing comfort to the residents through making food that makes them feel as though they are home.


Mary Jo Chervany
Activities Director

Mary Jo has been the Activities Director here since 2021.  She has always had a passion for organizing and carrying out activities in a variety of settings.  Mary Jo brings an energy to Sunny Hill that always makes the residents and staff smile.


Mark Dunning
Maintenance Director

Mark has been employed with us since 2021.  He brings a wealth of knowledge to our building.  He has many years of experience in the maintenance field.