Wildwood Inn Health Retreat - Health Wellness Center

Our Staff


Title and Information

Medical Director (Advisor) Dr. Tim Rittenour, MD

• Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, specializing in pain management and preventative health care, 30+ years experience. ACLS Certified.

• Graduated from Loma Linda University, Loma Linda California

• Lecturer

• Researcher and Therapy Director

Director of CHIP (Corony Health Imporvement Project) Trained and Licensed from the Lifestyle Medicine Institute, Loma Linda, CA. Click here for more information about the program.

Jeanie Ware graduated from Loma Linda University in 1978 with a degree in Nurse Anesthesia. After graduating she took a solo position in Anesthesia in Northern California until she started doing "Locum Tenens" Anesthesia and traveling to many parts of the U.S.

In doing history and physicals for pre-operative evaluations, she started to realize the illnesses that people were having were preventable. She started doing research in lifestyle changes including diet and exercise.

After visiting Wildwood Lifestyle Center in Georgia (no affiliation to us) she had the strong desire to share this knowledge with other people in need of a lifestyle change and converted her large bed & breakfast into a health retreat/lifestyle center.

The inn is on over 100 acres on beautiful Lake of the Woods on the Canadian border in Northern Minnesota. It has 6 guest rooms, a large great room and dining room as well as a fitness room and therapy area.

She gives community health lectures covering such topics as diabetes, heart disease, cancer prevention and hypertension to name a few.

Jeanie Ware
Jeanie Ware, CRNA
Advanced Nurse Practitioner,
Board of Directors
Vice Chair/Vice President

• Lifestyle Director (Practitioner)

Certified Depression Recovery Program Director

• Massage Therapist

Certified in Hydro Therapy, Natural Remedies and Massage

• Lecturer and Health Facilitator

Associate Director of CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project) Trained and Licensed from the Lifestyle Medicine Institute, Loma Linda, CA. Click here for more information about the program.

• Certified by the American Hotel & Motel Association in Resort Management and Convention Management and Service

• State of Minnesota Department of Health Food Manager Certificate  License Number FM117730

• Collegiate Studies include: Nutrition, Health Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Child Development/Psychology, First Aid and CPR

• Prior Lifestyle Director/Health Promotions Manager of Wildwood Lifestyle Center in Wildwood, Georgia (no affiliation to us) in 1992/1993.

• WebMaster

Marcia Vincent
Marcia Vincent
Board of Directors

• Exercise & Walking

Certified in Hydro Therapy and Natural Remedies

Debra Dee
Debra Dee
• Spiritual Advisors Robert & Janis Hopwood
• Cooking School Marcia V. & Debra D.
• Nutritionist (Advisor)
Laura Pinyan, M.S., C.N.S., Director of Dietary Services at Pacific Health Education Center, holds a master's degree in nutrition from Andrews University and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist. She conducts nutrition seminars on heart disease, cancer prevention, nutrition for diabetics, ethnic food choices, osteoporosis, and other topics both at Pacific Health Education Center and in association with community organizations including schools and hospitals. She also provides nutritional counseling for heart disease, diabetes, food allergies, maternal and child nutrition, and vegetarian nutrition. She has held seminars on nutrition and wellness for over 15 years, taught vegetarian cooking classes and written on health topics for publication.
Laura Pinyan
Laura Pinyan, M.S., C.N.S.

Possitions Availabe:


We are currently seeking a physician to be a part of our staff. This is a volunteer position and is perfect for the physician who would like to semi-retire, yet still be mission minded and help those in need of health care and lifestyle changes.

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