Your Advocate

Your Advocate

Your advocate is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. She/he will have a relationship with you from day one and ensure you are getting the resources you need to stay at home and well as long as possible.

Meet the LifeChoices® at Bethany Team

Our Team: Paige Healy, Kylla Olsen, Austin Mortvedt, Ali Hansen

Austin Mortvedt

Director of LifeChoices® at Bethany
To learn more, call Austin at (515) 290-6756 for a personal consultation.

Paige Healy, RD, LD

Assistant Director and LifeChoices® at Bethany Advocate
I am a Registered Dietitian and earned my Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Iowa State University and completed my dietetic internship at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. While going to school in Ames, I fell in love with the town and the surrounding communities. I now live with my husband, Erick, and our Australian Shepard, Chance, in Story City. When I’m not at work I love to exercise, spend time outdoors, read, listen to music and try out new recipes! I have a true passion for health and wellness and helping others be the best version of themselves. My favorite part about my job is that I have so many opportunities to reach and help people. I get to make a difference in so many lives and help our LifeChoices members live healthy, happy lives and stay in their homes independently while they age in place.

Kylla Olsen

LifeChoices® at Bethany Advocate

I am originally from Willmar, MN but moved here as soon as I could right out of high school. I fell in love with Iowa because of the people. I found that Iowa people are the most polite and welcoming people I had ever met. I am currently living in Nevada with my son Jonah. He is an absolute delight! I graduated from Iowa State University with my BS in Kinesiology. I have worked in the Health and Medical fields for over a decade. I have also spent the last decade of my life engulfed in my passion for health and fitness. I believe everyone can enjoy an abundant and productive life if they lead a healthy balanced lifestyle!

Ali Hansen

LifeChoices® at Bethany Advocate

I am originally from The Garden State of New Jersey. I attended The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York where I specialized in the art of cooking, nutrition and hotel restaurant management. While there I met my future husband Chris Hansen and moved to Story City. My husband and I owned and operated a restaurant, The Cottage on Broad, in Story City for 10+ years. I really enjoy my position because I’m able to use my culinary background to organize and teach cooking classes for Bethany Life and our members. Chris and I have two beautiful children Aidan and Cydney. We decided to retire from the restaurant life and focus on our family. My husband Chris was the head Chef at Bethany for 8 years. I have always felt like I was part of the Bethany family so when a position for an advocate for the LifeChoices program presented itself to me I felt like I was born for the job. I’ve always had a gift for gab and talking to people came natural to me. I am so blessed to be able to help our members and look forward to furthering my role with Bethany and the LifeChoices program. I really enjoy my position because I’m able to use my culinary background I also organize and teach cooking classes for Bethany Life and our members.