Jane Ankenbauer at Independent Family Doctors

Jane Ankenbauer, COO

Leadership and Medical Team

Jane is a prior Office Manager, CNA, and certified in Hospice and Palliative Care. She is the COO of Independent Family Doctors and has worked with Dr. Josh to grow their direct practice in Canyon County. Jane is the front line in Caldwell and has been a staff support person through the transition of sparkMD from the ownership of Dr. Gunther to the ownership of Dr. Leavitt. Jane will welcome you and answer any questions you may have as you get to know us and learn how we operate as a team. 

Jane grew up in Central Pennsylvania, where her health care career started at just 15 years old. While finishing High School, Jane worked as a personal care assistant and strived to know more about the patients, their lives, and their families, and ultimately how she could best serve them in their current chapter of life. Jane and her husband relocated in 2013 to be closer to his family. Since then, they have grown their family to 5 with the most recent baby who arrived in 2020.

Jane took every opportunity to learn more and was often a new employee mentor during her time as a CNA and Office Manager at a local Hospice Agency. Jane has a passion for all things nursing. She prides herself on delivering excellent customer service to every patient, potential patient, and visitor she encounters. She is committed to educating the public on this unique way of accessing healthcare services.

When not working, Jane enjoys being at home with her family. Summer is her favorite season, and if Idaho had a beach with fresh warm waters, she would live there.