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Fox Valley Health Professionals is an organization that was created to enhance, promote, and support healthcare professionals. 

  • We offer continuing education credits through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. ​Enhance communication among healthcare professionals.
  • Foster and promote collegial relationships and peer support.
  • Provide continuing education opportunities.
  • Promote public awareness of advanced practice health care roles.

Learn more about our educational offerings and upcoming events here.

Active membership is open to Nurse Practitioners and associate membership is open to any interested health professional. For further information, please contact us here.



Bonnie Nickasch, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC

I have been a member of FVHP since 2006.  I am currently an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, Director Post Licensure Program and Assistant Dean at the University of Wisconsin 
Oshkosh.  I continue to practice a few times per month for Thedacare Physicians as a float Nurse Practitioner working in pediatrics, fast care, family practice or walk in clinic as needed.  I am originally from Seymour, WI.  I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and traveling with my husband and 2 teenage boys.

Vice President
Sarah Bleier, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC

I am a relatively new member of FVHP, having first learned about the organization when I was a DNP student at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Having graduated in 2017, I continue to see the value in the educational and networking resources available through FVHP. I formally joined the board in fall of 2018 and am excited for this new opportunity. I practice at the Prevea Neenah Health and Wellness Center, providing primary and acute care services to Neenah Joint School District employees. Outside of work, my husband and I stay busy with our two young children, Evelyn and Martin. I also enjoy reading, running, and experimenting in the kitchen.

Jake Kendall, FNP-BC

Bio to be posted soon.

Jacki Karlin, DNP, APRN, FNP-B

I have been a family nurse practitioner since 2019. I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

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Lori Deprez -King, RN, APNP

I have been a member of Fox Valley Health Professionals since 1991, when I began my career as a Nurse Practitioner.  I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and am a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner at the Kaukauna Clinic.  My husband, Andy and I enjoy being outdoors, including biking, hiking, and cross country skiing as well as spending time with our two sons. This is my second time serving on the Fox Valley Health Professionals board.  This organizations offers excellent continuing education and networking opportunities for Nurse practitioners in our area.

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Lori Poss, APNP

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1997. Since that time I have been working for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs at the Appleton Community Outpatient Clinic.  My husband John is also a Nurse Practitioner. We have twin girls Abigail and Alyssa and a golden retriever named Rosie, who keep us very busy. I enjoy playing tennis, reading and scrap booking.

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Marcia Smith, APNP

Bio to be posted soon

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Nicole Sixel, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC 

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in May of 2020.