PESHTIGO—Receiving the 2021 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award is Nicole Schingick ’12 (Business Administration) and ’14 (Human Biology) who is currently the President of Rennes Group—comprised of Rennes Health & Rehab Centers (skilled nursing facilities), Renaissance Assisted Livings and the Residence by Rennes (memory care)—12 facilities in Northeast/Central Wisconsin. Schingick has a strong passion for providing exceptional care to the senior population, having grown up within the industry.

Schingick began her career with Rennes Group 15 years ago, starting as a caregiver, which remains one of her favorite roles of her career. She took advantage of learning as much as she could to include obtaining her Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential in June 2015 and her Nursing Home Administrator license in October 2017. She has worked in multiple facilities as well until landing at the Rennes Group Office (Peshtigo) in 2019 as the vice president of Operations. In January 2020, Schingick was promoted to president where she continues to lead the business with the passion and energy. Her priorities, she says, are quality of care for the residents and providing a workplace where employees want to work.

Especially impressive is Schingick’s ability to lead through significant change while maintaining the quality of care, Rennes Group prides itself on. Whether it’s a major reimbursement reform or adapting to new requirements put forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic, she has taken whatever comes her way in stride because she is confident in her team, who she says, “together, will come out stronger regardless of what is thrown their way.”

Under Schingick’s leadership, the organization is positioned to navigate the changes or challenges that comes its way while never losing their focus on providing residents with the best quality of care.

Since obtaining her education from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Schingick has enjoyed trips back to campus to support learning, as well as provide UW-Green Bay students with opportunities outside of the campus. Supporting the UW-Green Bay Dietetics program has been notably important to her— whether through speaking to a class, providing internship opportunities, or continuing to support Rennes as a dietetic preceptor site—she finds value in remaining connected to those who have helped support her growth and career path along the way.