Meet Our Staff
Jennifer Maddox, RN, BSN
Jennifer grew up on a farm in central Indiana. Farm life teaches hard work and responsibility, and she is grateful for the lessons that she learned. Jennifer graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with her BSN in 2002. For 14 years, she worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She admires the children and families that she cared for while working there. They are truly remarkable, and she feels forever changed by knowing them! Her family relocated to Niceville in 2016 and they are loving it! Jennifer and her husband have three sons – Isaac, Caleb and Seth. Her family is her world, and she says she is so very proud of her boys! She is very excited about this clinic and the opportunity to stay in the pediatric field of nursing.
Bridgette has called Niceville home since 2000 when her husband’s military career brought the family to Eglin A.F.B. She was a military brat before becoming a military spouse and has been fortunate to travel the world and live in Germany and Okinawa. She has been in the medical field for more than 30 years and has had the opportunity to work in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Dermatology and now Pediatrics. She has two sons who are Niceville High School graduates who are now married with families of their own. She enjoys spending time with her family, visiting historical places, reading and recently started kayaking.
Jeanne grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and Miami, FL with her brothers and sister. She graduated from Florida State University and did graduate work at the University of West Florida. Her work experience includes teaching in preschool, elementary and college settings, marketing for a hospital, and government service with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Florida Department of Children and Families in the child care regulation field, where she retired as a regional manager. She loves going to the beach, the mountains, and anywhere in between! Jeanne is an avid reader and enjoys hiking, outdoor sports, spending time with her family and friends, and meeting new people everywhere. She has one son and the best grandchildren ever.
Bonnie was born and raised in Southern California, in a town that rappers write about in their music. She moved to Florida in 2018 for her husband’s job. After the initial weather and culture shock, Bonnie has grown to love Florida and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.
Bonnie is the mother of four grown children, has been a surrogate four times, and is a “Mimi” to the most beautiful grandchildren in the world (in her opinion). She was a stay-at-home mother for many years but as her children all started attending school, Bonnie decided to go back to school as well.
Bonnie has achieved much in those years. She became an EMT, and also received training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in biological weapon response, CERT, and TERT. Bonnie continued her education earning her LPN license. She then began working at a traumatic brain injury facility where she received certifications in wound care and ventilators.
After moving to Florida, Bonnie was a stay-at-home Mimi for a while until her grandchildren relocated. She was left with the choice of getting a job or spending an extreme amount of time (and maybe money) at her favorite store, Hobby Lobby. She chose to work, and she is happy she found this pediatric nursing opportunity. Bonnie loves to travel to see her grandchildren, shop at Hobby Lobby and paddleboard with her husband in her spare time.
Mary L. Kroese
Mary, a resident of Niceville for the past 50 years, is working remotely but is still very much a part of our practice. Her rich career includes five years in Holland with her Air Force husband. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has worked in financial management for local medical practices in fields ranging from obstetrics and gynecology to internal medicine. Mary has been a member of our staff for more than 20 years. She enjoys being involved with the challenges facing the health care system. In her free time, she reads, does crossword puzzles, walks the beach and spends quality time with her three sons, one daughter and eight grandchildren.