Medical Providers

Brett Nedich, DO, Medical Director

Dr. Nedich took over as Medical Director at Health Ministries Clinic in January of 2015. Prior to that he was employed at Integrity Medicine, LLC, Newton, and the Medical Plaza in Hillsboro. Dr. Nedich is board certified in internal medicine and licensed by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.

Dr. Nedich completed his bachelor of science degree in biology at Avila University and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. His internal medicine residency was completed at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.

“Medicine is the vehicle I use to help demonstrate Christ’s love for the world because, frankly, nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care. It is my honor and good fortune to practice at a facility that shares this vision.”

Linda Goodson

DO

Dr. Goodson has a rich medical background. In addition to managing a robust family medicine practice she has significant Emergency Room experience and has served as Chief of Clinical Medicine with the Kansas Air National Guard. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Wichita State University and her medical degree from Oklahoma State University. Her residency was completed at the Wesley Family Medicine program in Wichita, Kansas.

“I am honored and humbled that I have been given the opportunities I have had to care for many people in the state of Kansas, the United States and around the world. I look forward to starting and continuing relationships with my patients here at Primary Care Partners-HMC.”

Lynne Fruechting

MD

Following several years of serving as a volunteer, Dr. Fruechting has been on staff as a pediatrician at Health Ministries since July 2006. She is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Pediatrics. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University and her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her residency was completed at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

“I have a deep love for children. I appreciate having an opportunity to work in a setting that allows me to live out my faith in a practical and helpful way.”

Sarah Tauiliili

APRN

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Bethel College, North Newton, Kan., and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Fort Hays State University. Professionally she has worked within a variety of medical settings, including both inpatient and outpatient. Her professional interests lie in providing comprehensive family medicine.

She is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner and licensed in the state of Kansas and California as a Nurse Practitioner.

“I love the fact that working at Health Ministries Clinic allows me the opportunity to provide health care to the entire community. I can provide healthcare instead of trying to figure out what type of insurance someone has”.

Tiffany Koehn

APRN

Tiffany has been in the healthcare field for 15 years, beginning in high school as a CNA, continuing through college at Wesley Medical Center on the trauma/surgery floor, and after college at a local community mental health center as a charge nurse. Her prior APRN experience includes working in a large federally qualified health center in Wichita, Kan.

Tiffany earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Bethel College, North Newton, Kan., and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Wichita (Kan.) State University. She is board certified in family practice by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

“I believe strongly in helping give my patients the information they need so that they can make informed decisions and take responsibility for the choices that impact their health. I love working in a Community Health Center and feel proud about the quality of services we provide”.

Kris Thurber

APRN

Kris’ clinical background includes work as a charge nurse on a Trauma Critical Care unit as well as a staff nurse in an Emergency Room setting. Her professional interests lie in providing comprehensive family medicine.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas, and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Fort Hays State University. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner and licensed in the state of Kansas as a Nurse Practitioner.

“I believe health is affected by the body, mind and soul. Practicing at Health Ministries Clinic allows me to live my faith by truly caring for people and helping them find wellness”

Behavioral Health Providers

Mwenda Yasa, MD

Dr. Yasa specializes in psychiatry focused on children and adolescents. He earned his medical degree internationally. His adult psychiatry residency was completed at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed a child and adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. In addition Dr. Yasa also earned a Master of Public Health (Community Medicine) degree from the St. Louis University School of Public Health.

Dr. Yasa is employed at Prairie View, a local Community Mental Health Center and contracts for two days a week at Health Ministries Clinic. This work builds on a unique and collaborative relationship between Health Ministries Clinic and Prairie View designed to more effectively serve the community.

“I love the opportunity to provide comprehensive psychiatric care to children, adolescents and their families in an integrative care model with primary care providers. I appreciate the chance to partner with others around the common goal of treating the mind, body and spirit at the same time”

Diana Buller

LSCSW

Diana’s clinical background involves not only more traditional behavioral health services, but also experience using mediation skills to facilitate working relationships with others. At HMC, Diana serves as a member of our integrated medical and dental services team and seeks to bring a behavioral health perspective to our patient interactions.

Diana earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Bethel College in Newton, Kansas, and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kansas. She is licensed by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as a Specialist Clinical Social Worker. She received her mediation training from the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) and is a Kansas approved core and domestic mediator.

“I truly believe Health Ministries’ commitment to an integrated care model supports the shared approach so necessary for healing and progress over time for our patients. In my role as Behavioral Health Consultant, I value helping our patients discover and remember how their days can be improved by doing even small changes in their life.”

Dental Providers

Gerald Vinduska

Dental Director

Dr. Gerald Vinduska attended Wichita State University for his undergraduate work, and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Univerisity of Nebraska- College of Dentistry in 1997. After graduation, he practiced rural family dentistry solo in Marion for 19 years ,taking over his father’s dental practice (Dr. Eugene Vinduska) in 1999. Dr. Jerry greatly appreciates the opportunity to provide dental disease treatment to his patients at such affordable fees.

“Eating is one of life’s most enjoyable things. Unfortunately, every human being is vulnerable to the insidious bacterial diseases of tooth decay and adult gum disease, which often leads to total tooth loss and the accompanying loss of critical facial bony features. Neglecting teeth by not brushing thoroughly and flossing every day leads to the painful and expensive realization of the seriousness of tooth decay and gum disease. Visit a good dentist at least once a year to avoid painful and expensive loss of molars, premolars, canines and incisors.”

Jenifer Carter

RDH

Jenifer worked in private practice as a registered dental hygienist for several years before transitioning to community health nearly four years ago. She graduated from Colby Community College/North Central Technical College in 2005.

Jenifer enjoys working for Health Ministries Clinic because she feels it is a great service to the communities the clinic serves that are able to receive dental care. In addition to her work in the clinic Jenifer also serves as coordinator for the school based dental screening program.

“I also enjoy the variety, being able to go to schools and teach children that might not otherwise have dental care.”

Administrative Staff

Dan Evans

Director of Finance

Feeling drawn to the mission of Health Ministries, Dan is excited to be part of a team seeking to provide the highest quality care to everyone in the community.

“My job is to help make sure that the systems are in place to allow Health Ministries to be a vibrant and stable part of the health care environment for years to come.”

His undergraduate degree in business administration with a major in accounting and math was earned at Emporia (Kan.) State University. His Master of Management Information Systems degree was earned at Friends University, Wichita, Kan.

Prior to his work at Health Ministries, he served as vice president of business and finance at a local community mental health center, and chief financial officer for several area hospitals.

Dan is a member of the Kansas Medical Group Management Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, National Association of Accountants and Kansas Association of Clinic Managers.

William Rupp

RN, BSN, Director of Nursing

William earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at Bethel College, North Newton, Kan., and is licensed by the State of Kansas to provide nursing services. William has a diverse nursing background that includes work in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, serving as a Transplant Coordinator, and most recently as an Emergency Room Clinical Coordinator.

“I feel we at Health Ministries Clinic are filling a need, not just to the underserved, but to the community as whole.”

William is passionate about making Health Ministries the health care home of choice for the patients in the area the clinic serves.

Matthew Schmidt

LSCSW, Executive Director

A licensed specialist clinical social worker, Matthew has 19 years experience working in the behavioral health care field, including more than 10 years as Director of Community Support Services and Access/Emergency Services at a local community mental health center. He has served on numerous statewide committees and taskforces and is active in the community.

Matthew earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bethel College, North Newton, Kan., and his master’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, Lawrence, Kan.

“I am excited to work with others who have a desire to ensure that everyone in our community has access to high quality healthcare in a setting that seeks to integrate medical, dental and behavioral health services.”

Tionna Botterweck

Director of Clinic Support Services

Tionna is able to draw upon a diverse background that includes previous supervisory experience as well as direct patient interaction through her work in a pharmacy setting.  Her past experience and attention to detail has prepared her well to assume a multi-faceted role at the clinic.  She brings with her a belief in effective time management, organization, and utilizing logical thinking skills in day to day activities.

“Working at Health Ministries Clinic gives me the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. Our mission is to give all individuals in the community access to quality, dependable care; this serves as its own reward.”