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Medical Providers

Kesha Crichlow

Kesha Crichlow

MD, MPH - Medical Director

Dr. Kesha Crichlow is a physician who specializes in Internal Medicine with extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient care, as well as diverse experience practicing in both rural and urban healthcare systems. Before joining HMC, Dr. Crichlow practiced in New York, providing healthcare in communities with a focus on those facing healthcare shortages.

Originally from New York, Dr. Crichlow spent her childhood in Jamaica and Brooklyn. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and her Medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. Fluent in Spanish, she completed her specialized training in Internal Medicine at New York Medical College/Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and also earned a Master’s in International Public Health from New York Medical College.

“I am honored to be a part of HMC’s mission to promote and improve the quality of life of our community by providing integrated health services. I believe in empowering my patients with the knowledge and skills to attain the best health possible.”

Elizabeth Claassen

Elizabeth Claassen

PA-C

Elizabeth has a longstanding history of commitment and service to the Newton and Harvey County community. She previously worked at Via Christi Clinic in Newton as well as other area clinics prior to joining Health Ministries.

She began in the healthcare field as a Registered Nurse earning her Associates Degree at Butler Community College. She worked at Wesley Medical Center as an RN prior to completing the Physician Assistant program at Wichita State University. She is board certified by the National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants.

“I am honored and grateful to continue my journey as a healthcare provider at Health Ministries Clinic. I treasure the faith-based focus of medicine and seek to provide excellent medical care with an emphasis on the physical, psychological, and spiritual/emotional needs of each individual. It is a privilege to be entrusted with your health care.”

Dawn Fair

Dawn Fair

APRN, BC-FNP

Dawn’s clinical background includes work in both urgent and acute care settings. Her professional interests lie in providing comprehensive family medicine.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Wichita State University and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Walden 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 feel connected with the heart of family practice and primary care.  I value being able to establish a relationship with my patients and provide continuity of care.  In addition, I feel privileged to be a part of the Health Ministries Clinic family and work in a setting that aligns with my faith and my passion.”

Lynne Fruechting

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.”

Tiffany Koehn

Tiffany Koehn

APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Tiffany has been in the healthcare field for over 20 years. She began her journey in high school as a CNA, then through college she worked on the trauma/surgery floor at Wesley Medical, and after college she worked as a charge nurse at a local community mental health center. Her prior APRN experience includes working in a large federally qualified health center in Wichita, Kansas.

Tiffany earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Wichita State University. Tiffany received her post-masters in psychiatry from the University of New Hampshire and is board certified in family practice and psychiatric-mental health 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”.

Mario Lanza

Mario Lanza

MD

Dr. Lanza studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. After graduating and completing his residency through USAF Scott Medical Center, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Dr. Lanza practiced medicine both abroad and throughout the United States as a family physician and also as an ER physician. He has spent the last 14 years practicing as a family physician at Alyeska Family Medicine, Inc. in Anchorage, Alaska.

“I believe that I was called to be a physician from a very early age. I was specifically drawn to family medicine because I would be able to take care of patients of all ages and build long lasting relationships. I look forward to practicing at HMC because it is an environment where I
can take care of the whole person, body, mind and spirit.”

Jill Litwiller

Jill Litwiller

APRN

Jill has been a pediatric nurse practitioner for over 20 years. She joined Health Ministries Clinic after previously being employed by Via Christi Clinic-Newton.

Jill earned her Masters of Science in Nursing degree at Wichita State University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Bethel College. She is board certified in pediatrics by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

“I am happy to be providing care to the children and families in Newton, where I grew up and am raising my own daughters.  I am privileged to watch my patients grow in so many ways, and later become empowered to make healthy choices on their own.  I love pediatrics because of the fun and creative ways we can connect with our patients, both in the office and in the community.”

Joseph Luinstra

Joseph Luinstra

MD

Dr. Luinstra is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Before joining Health Ministries, he was employed by Via Christi, Newton.

Dr. Luinstra completed his  Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Southwestern College in Winfield, KS. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency in Family Medicine was completed at St. Joseph Family Practice Residency program in Wichita, KS.

“My faith is central to how I try and live my life.  A favorite verse of mine is Jeremiah 29:11; ‘For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future.’”

Laurie Methvin

Laurie Methvin

APRN, FNP-BC

Laurie is a Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Laurie earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Saint Mary of the Plains College in Wichita, Kansas and earned a Master of Science in Nursing Degree from Wichita State University. She has worked in a variety of health care settings including surgery, hospital, clinics, urgent care, rural health, and specialty clinic settings. Laurie will be practicing primarily at the HMC Halstead location.

“I am very excited to begin practicing with HMC and appreciate all the healthcare services that are available to our patients. In addition, Halstead is a wonderful setting and I look forward to building relationships in that community.”

Diane Newth

Diane Newth

APRN-C, CDE

Diane Newth has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner after graduating from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska with a Master of Science degree in 2004. Her experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner includes working in a Family Practice/Rural Health setting, Women’s Health Clinic, Urgent Care Clinic, as well as the Emergency Room. She is an American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Diane has had a wide variety of healthcare experiences including labor and delivery, surgical, cardiac rehabilitation, urology, as well as in the ER. As a Certified Diabetes Educator, she has a passion for educating and encouraging her patients who require chronic disease management.

“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to join the provider team at Health Ministries Clinic. I look forward to working with patients of all ages, and their families, that have entrusted me with their health care needs.”

Jana Nisly

Jana Nisly

MD

Dr. Nisly graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed her residency with UKSM-Wesley Family Medicine. She later worked at United Methodist Urban Ministries (GraceMed) in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Nisly then went on to establish and serve at a clinic in rural El Salvador for 28 years. This clinic specialized in serving the rural poor citizens following a civil war which transitioned into common crime and then into gang warfare.

“One of the great privileges of especially faith-based medicine is that many patients trust us with deep relationship. I hope to honor that trust with integrity of medical decision-making, interpersonal honor, and humility.”

Ricardo Patron

Ricardo Patron

MD

Dr. Ricardo Patron is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He has cared for the children of Newton and the surrounding area since 1991 when he joined the original Bethel Clinic following the completion of his pediatric residency.  Dr. Patron joins Health Ministries Clinic after previously practicing with the Wichita Clinic and the Via Christi Clinic, both in Newton.

Dr. Patron earned a B.A. in Life Sciences at Kansas State University and his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Kansas.  He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

“I truly enjoy working with my patients and their families.  I am grateful that I have been able to follow in the footsteps of my parents, who were both physicians.  Like my mom, Dr. Leyte Patron, a dedicated pediatrician, I am committed to providing compassionate medical care while also educating and training parents to care for the whole child – body, mind and spirit.”

Lindsey Regier

Lindsey Regier

APRN, FNP-C

Lindsey has served as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner in Newton and the surrounding communities for the last 7 years. Prior to being a Nurse Practitioner, she was a registered nurse in Labor and Delivery in Wichita for 6 years. She was also a CNA in the hospital and a long-term care facility in high school and nursing school.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Bethel College in Newton and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Frontier University in Kentucky. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

“I love family practice medicine because it allows me to serve and build long-term relationships with patients and families. I focus on education to allow patients to be informed partners in their healthcare decisions. I appreciate the values and mission of this Community Health Center and am grateful to continue to serve this community.”

Bonnie Tandoc

Bonnie Tandoc

Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC

Bonnie has a long history in this community and joins the Heath Ministries Clinic after previously being employed at Via Christi Clinic, Newton. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Bonnie earned her nursing license at the Presbyterian University Hospital School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh. She then went on to earn her ARNP and Masters of Education at Wichita State University.

“I feel deeply committed to this community appreciate the relationships I have been able to form.  I’m grateful for the opportunity to once again focus on meeting the needs of the community.”

Angel Teck

Angel Teck

DO

Dr. Teck joins Health Ministries Clinic after previously being employed by Via Christi Clinic in Newton. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Teck earned his Bachelor of general studies with an emphasis in chemistry from Wichita State University and his Doctor of Osteopathy degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.  He is also fluent in Spanish.

“I feel privileged by patients entrusting me with their health concerns.  The ability of a community to prosper and grow is interconnected to the health of its citizenry. With that in mind, I strongly believe everyone should have access to basic healthcare services. Often, I am surprised by the human body’s resilience to disease and ability to recover from illness. My role as a healthcare provider is identifying opportunities to preserve, maintain and improve patient’s health.”

Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner

APRN-C

Jennifer is a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner with a clinical background primarily comprised of orthopedics, wound care, and plastic surgery. She received her associate degree in nursing from Hesston College in 2009. She then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Tabor College, and her Master of Science in Nursing from Maryville University in St. Louis. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

“I feel blessed to be part of the amazing team at Health Ministries. I love that I can provide holistic care to our community at the same organization that I trust with my own family’s healthcare. As a provider there is no greater honor than to be trusted with your, or your family’s, health care needs.”

Ashley Weis

Ashley Weis

DO

Ashley Weis is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She joins Health Ministries Clinic after previously being employed by the Via Christi Clinic in Newton.

Dr. Weis received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology through Pittsburg State University and her Master of Business administration in healthcare leadership at Rockhurst University. She received her doctor of osteopathic medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed her internship at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  Her residency was completed at Quincy Family Medicine Residency.

“The origin of the word “doctor” is the Latin word “docere” which means “to teach.” That’s how I view my job. I am here to teach you about your options in regards to your health and then we can make decisions as a team to lead you to the health that you want.”

Lisa Wiebe

Lisa Wiebe

FNP-C, PHMNP-BC

Lisa has a blended practice that incorporates both Family Practice and Psychiatric care.

Lisa received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Kansas Wesleyan in 2007 and her Master of Science in Nursing (FNP) from Ft. Hays University in 2014.  Additionally, after spending 7 years as an APRN in a family practice setting, she continued her education to obtain her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate from Liberty University.  Lisa is Board Certified in Family Practice by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and for Psychiatric Mental Health board certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

“I was drawn to work at a clinic that valued treating the whole person.  I love being able to work in a setting that allows me to seamlessly treat both the mind and the body.  In addition, I love the small town feel of this community and am honored to be able to serve.”

Michael Williams

Michael Williams

MD

Dr. Williams joined Health Ministries Clinic following his employment at the Via Christi Clinic, Newton. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Williams earned his Bachelor of Science, biology and chemistry, at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and his Medical Doctor degree at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. His residency in family practice was also completed at the Kansas University Medical Center.

“The part of medicine I enjoy the most is the relationships I develop with my patients.  Family medicine is unique in this way, allowing for ongoing relationships with all members of the family, from newborns to great grandparents.  These relationships enhance and improve my ability to help each individual navigate the often complex healthcare concerns for which they come seeking solutions.”

Mandy Zogleman

Mandy Zogleman

APRN-C

Mandy has been in the medical field for over 15 years. She began her medical career as a CNA at Larksfield Place Nursing Home in Wichita before joining the team on the Oncology Unit at Via-Christi St. Francis. Zogleman graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Newman University and started her career as an RN in the Trauma/Surgical ICU at St. Francis Hospital.

She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University and is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. In her career as a Nurse Practitioner, she has practiced in Neurology and Trauma.

“I have always enjoyed the puzzle of medicine. Unfortunately, sometimes solving that puzzle can be inaccessible and unaffordable. I chose Health Ministries because the care and resources they offer focus on the whole person without discrimination of socioeconomic or financial status. I am very honored to be working in the Halstead Clinic, serving the needs of the community”.

Behavioral Health Providers

Juli Winter

Juli Winter

LSCSW - Behavioral Health Director

Juli is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW). She earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Bethel College in North Newton, KS, and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. Professionally she has experience working in a wide variety of services, from traditional behavioral health, to in-patient psychiatric, residential care and school social work.

At HMC, Juli provides behavioral health consultation to patients in a team-based approach with the medical providers. Her practice involves mainly cognitive-behavioral approaches to guide the patient in making behavioral changes to enhance their quality of life.

“Integrated health care helps to break down barriers to accessing behavioral health services and is simply the right way to treat people. I consider it a privilege to walk with the patients on their journey toward whole health.”

Sydney Denney

Sydney Denney

LMSW

Sydney is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She completed her Bachelors and Masters degree in social work at Wichita State University and has experience working in child welfare, behavioral health in primary care, inpatient behavioral health, and skilled nursing/rehab.

“Behavioral health in primary care has been my passion since gaining experience in my Masters program. The integrated care model makes sense serving patients as a whole and allowing access for vulnerable populations. Giving individuals the option to know we have behavioral health services at HMC gives them the opportunity to treat their overall health and well-being.”

Uyen Dinh

Uyen Dinh

DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Uyen’s clinical experience includes work as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.

Uyen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Wichita State University, and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree at Wichita State University. Uyen is Board Certified by the ANCC as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Uyen appreciates the opportunity to work in an integrated practice setting. “Health Ministries allows for a holistic approach to care. I truly believed that is how health care should be”.

Kealey Marcy

Kealey Marcy

LMSW

Kealey is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She earned her Bachelor of Social Work Degree with a minor in Psychology from Washburn University in 2019, then went on to earn her Master of Social Work Degree at Washburn University in 2020. With a passion for working in a medical setting with any population, she started working as an inpatient case manager and social worker in a hospital setting. Kealey has experience working in multiple units within the hospital including Telemetry, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, and Labor and Delivery.

“I chose to pursue a career at Health Ministries Clinic because the overall environment within the clinic is positive and every employee has the goal to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of every patient and family member. I appreciate that at Health Ministries Clinic we can serve every individual in the community.”

Brittani May

Brittani May

LSCSW, LCMFT

Brittani is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kansas State University, and her Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville. Brittani has experience working alongside families, adults, and children in various case management, clinical, and supervisory roles.  Brittani has experience working in group homes and residential treatment facilities, traditional psychotherapy, inpatient behavioral health hospitalization, and in community mental health.

“I believe that mental health is an integral part of overall health and am excited to be a part of a team that truly looks at a person as a ‘whole’. By exploring the connection between mind and body and providing multiple levels of support to remove the barriers that may prevent a person from accessing services, it allows HMC to offer the best treatment options to the individuals we work with.”

Jessica Peeling

Jessica Peeling

DO

Dr. Peeling earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at SUNY Purchase, in Purchase, New York and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. She completed her psychiatry residency at the University of South Dakota and also completed an additional fellowship in Child and Adolescent psychiatry at the University of South Dakota.

“I chose to work at Health Ministries Clinic because of how genuinely happy staff and providers are, and because of the unique structure that allows a team-based approach. It was important to me to find a community where mental health needs can be met without exclusion. Early intervention, as well as the chance to establish continuity as a child or adolescent transitions through each stage of life, is something that I find very fulfilling.”

Shannon Pelzel

Shannon Pelzel

LSCSW

Shannon is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW.) She attended Fort Hays State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in social work. She then attended the University of Kansas and received a Master of Social Work degree. Shannon has varied social work experience serving individuals in long term care, hospice, and both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings.

“I appreciate the mission and values at HMC and I’m grateful for the team-based approach to providing compassionate, integrated healthcare. It is an honor to serve individuals alongside a group of professionals who share the same desire to treat the whole person.”

Shonda Ratzloff

Shonda Ratzloff

LMSW

Shonda Ratzloff is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS. She later earned her master’s degree in social work with a clinical emphasis from Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS. She has experience in education and the mental health field working with children, groups, and individuals. At HMC, Shonda focuses on providing consultation and intervention focused on assisting individuals with behavioral change to benefit their overall health.

“I chose to pursue a career at Health Ministries Clinic because of the positive, collaborative atmosphere. I love the integrated care approach that HMC practices and that this allows us to provide whole-person care for each individual served. I am excited to see how Health Ministries will allow me to pursue my passion for helping others while also building connections with other professionals.”

Justin Soriano

Justin Soriano

LSCSW, LCAC

Justin attended East Los Angeles College and graduated in 2013. He went on to attend Bethel College and earned his bachelor’s degree in social work in 2017 and his master’s in social work from Wichita State University in 2019. Justin has experience in the Harvey County community at various mental health and addiction treatment centers and is dually licensed in social work and addictions counseling.

“I am excited to work at Health Ministries Clinic and to continue serving the Harvey County Community. Mental health is important and being able to provide integrated services allows me to give back to those who need, or who are looking to improve their lives.”

Lindsey Stewart

Lindsey Stewart

APRN, PMHNP-BC

Lindsey earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Newman University, Wichita, Kansas, and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Professionally she has experience working with both pediatric and adult patients in inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse treatment units.

She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and licensed in the state of Kansas as a Nurse Practitioner.

“As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, my role allows me to intervene with vulnerable populations promoting mental health across the lifespan. I believe in treating the whole person, and with the integrated health care we offer at Health Ministries, I am able to serve my patients in a holistic manner, creating the best outcomes and promoting overall health and well-being.”

Sarah Tauiliili

Sarah Tauiliili

APRN, FNP-BC, PMHMP-BC

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”.

Dental Providers

Gerald Vinduska

Gerald Vinduska

DDS - 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.”

Jared Zimmerman

Jared Zimmerman

DDS

Dr. Zimmerman is a graduate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). After graduation, he began practicing in public health, most recently at the Northeast Missouri Health Council in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. Zimmerman is a General Dentist and is committed to making quality, comprehensive oral health accessible to everyone in the community.

“I’m excited to join the HMC family because of their commitment to the community and their employees. In collaboration with the patient I work to improve their oral health, to beautify their smile, and to relieve and prevent future pain, while creating a comfortable, and enjoyable experience. Helping a nervous patient overcome their dental fear is the best!”

Sarah Andrews

Sarah Andrews

RDH

Sarah was born in North Carolina and moved to Kansas with her family in 1999. She attended Wichita State University for dental hygiene school and graduated in 2019. The thing that she enjoys most about working as a hygienist are her patients. She truly enjoys getting to know her patients and making them feel cared for.

“I truly enjoy my career as a dental hygienist, and I am honored to work closely with so many others that share the same values as I do. I am grateful to work for a company that cares so much for their patients.”

Jenifer Ellis

Jenifer Ellis

RDH, ECPIII

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.”

KATELYN FREUND

KATELYN FREUND

RDH, BSDH, ECP II

Katelyn is a 2016 graduate from Wichita State University where she recieved a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She received her ECP II certifications when she joined the Health Ministries Dental Clinic team in August 2019.

Earning her ECP II certification allows Katelyn to see patients in nursing homes and schools. Katelyn spends most of her time at HMC as part of their outreach program and is occasionally at the dental clinic when needed.

“My goal for HMC is to create an integrated care system between dental and medical as well as grow the school outreach programs. My passion is working with children and watching them learn. I believe by providing oral health education to children, and their families, we are positively impacting their life long oral health and overall health.”

Tara Johnson

Tara Johnson

MS, RDH, ECP

Tara graduated from Wichita State University in 1997 with degrees in Dental Hygiene and Health Sciences. In 2015, she then obtained her Kansas dental hygiene extended care permit level II which allows her to provide services in schools and nursing homes. Tara recently graduated with a Master of Science in Healthcare Management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2022. She has worked in a variety of dental settings throughout her career, including private practice, contract hygienist for the US armed forces in Germany, and mobile dentistry in long-term care facilities.

“I love working in community health because it is a constantly changing and incredibly rewarding field of healthcare. I want to continue to expand the dental outreach program at HMC by working to improve the oral health of the underserved in our community through HMC’s integrated care model. The best part of working in outreach is that you get to be creative and innovative while enhancing the lives of others.”

Pharmacy Providers

Mark Attebery

Mark Attebery

RPh - Pharmacy Director

Mark began his pre-pharmacy classes at Wichita State University and finished up at the University of Kansas, where he also completed his RPh Degree.  Mark has been a pharmacist for 32 years, including the last 27 years in Newton.

Mark’s clinical expertise and experience is a huge asset for both our prescribers and our patients.

“I’m incredibly excited to be the Director of Pharmacy at Health Ministries Clinic. At Health Ministries, I’m able to collaborate with other health care professionals to attain the best possible outcome for our patients. It is a privilege to provide high quality healthcare in a patient friendly environment.”

Megan Crowe

Megan Crowe

PharmD-RPh

Megan pursued her pre-pharmacy coursework at Oklahoma State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in December 2014. Megan also completed a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Studies in May 2017 from The University of Kansas. She continued her education at The University of Kansas and obtained her Doctorate of Pharmacy in May of 2019.

“I am excited to be a part of the Health Ministries Clinic Family and enjoy working closely with other practitioners to provide the best care for our patients.”

Jerri Parsons

Jerri Parsons

PharmD-RPh

Jerri worked as a pharmacy technician for 25 years before attending Hutchinson Community College to complete her pre-pharmacy coursework.  Jerri then attended The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and obtained her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2017.

“I feel blessed to be able to work at Health Ministries and care for the patients in my community.”

Tina Reese

Tina Reese

RPh

Tina began her pre pharmacy studies at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and received her RPh from the University of Colorado Health Science Center. Tina has been practicing pharmacy for 25 years.

“I’m excited to be a part of the Health Ministries team and provide the best care possible to our community.”

Marsha Smith

Marsha Smith

PharmD

Marsha completed her pre-pharmacy coursework at Bethany College in 2006 then transitioned to the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2011. Marsha was born and raised in rural Kansas and has a variety of experiences working in rural communities including corporate pharmacy, independent pharmacy, and long-term care.

“The culture here at Health Ministries has made me feel so valued not only as a professional but as a person. It is amazing to be a part of a team that has such an undeniable passion for serving the community.”

Jeconiah Spangler

Jeconiah Spangler

PharmD-RPh

Jeconiah has worked locally as a pharmacy technician for 10 years prior to becoming a pharmacist. He completed his pre-pharmacy coursework at Hutchinson Community College. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Studies from The University of Kansas in 2015 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from KU School of Pharmacy in 2017.

“I am excited to be part of the HMC team where I will be able to build relationships with our patients and providers. It is truly a blessing to be able to work for a facility that cares so much for its employees and patients.”

Administrative Staff

Matthew Schmidt

Matthew Schmidt

LSCSW - Chief Executive Officer

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

Tionna Botterweck

Chief Operations Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer, Tionna is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and general management of HMC’s operations at our three locations. Tionna leads employees in advancing the company’s mission, vision, core values, strategic priorities and growth goals. She assists in identifying organizational needs, and plays a pivotal role in facilitating resources to develop solutions to solve HMC’s most complex challenges. She partners with the Executive and Leadership Team’s to identify the unmet needs of the patients that HMC is uniquely positioned to serve.

“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.”

Paul Faber

Paul Faber

Chief Financial Officer

Paul graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from Walla Walla University and received
his Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Chadwick University. Paul brings over 20
years of non-profit financial management.

Paul is committed to helping HMC meet its mission to our community.

“I am grateful to be part of the Health Ministries Clinic family. I have spent my entire career
with not-for-profit companies who have a mission of helping people. When we focus on others,
we help ourselves, our families and our communities grow and mature.”

Alyssa Durham, BSN, MLS, RN

Alyssa Durham, BSN, MLS, RN

BSN, MLS, RN - Quality/Risk Officer

Alyssa is a proud Newton native whose journey intertwines the realms of healthcare and law. Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma, where her passion for patient care took root. With a background predominantly in emergency nursing and peri-anesthesia care, Alyssa has been instrumental in ensuring patient safety and comfort during critical medical moments.

Alyssa continued her education at the University of Oklahoma’s School of Law, where she earned her Master of Legal Studies with an emphasis in Healthcare Law. This educational background helps Alyssa to navigate the complex intersection of healthcare policies, regulations, and patient advocacy.

“I am blessed to be given the opportunity to serve a community that helped raise me.”

AMANDA FAIR

AMANDA FAIR

Halstead Clinic Manager

Amanda was born and raised in the Harvey County area. She continues to reside locally and raises her family within the Harvey County community. She joined HMC as a Dental Assistant in 2020 and went on to transition into her current role as HMC Halstead Office Manager.

“It is my passion to assist anyone who needs a helping hand. At HMC I have the opportunity to help fellow members of my community, every day. I enjoy serving such a wonderful community that I also get to call home.”

Brody Flavin

Brody Flavin

Safety Officer

Brody is a lifelong resident of Harvey County, Kansas and joined Health Ministries in 2021. He brings with him over 16 years of public safety experience, across several disciplines. At HMC Brody is responsible for workplace safety and emergency preparedness.

“I believe in the mission at HMC, I believe everyone should have access to health care, regardless of their ability to pay or their story in life. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with a company that cares so deeply about all members of our community and with a staff committed to helping others.”

Tonya Howser

Tonya Howser

RN - Director of Nursing

Born and raised in Hutchinson, Kansas, Tonya has worked in nursing since 1989. Beginning in 1990, she worked at McPherson Hospital, most recently serving as the Director of the Intensive Care Unit and the Medical-Surgical Unit.

In 2020, Tonya joined Health Ministries to lead the nursing department. Her passion is to sew value into her staff, which in turn allows the staff to value each and every patient, and each other. She enjoys process improvement and is always looking for ways to improve and develop a new standard of care.

“My goal is to ‘Be Better.’ Be a better clinic. Be better nurses. Be better humans. No matter what we are facing, we can ‘Be Better.’”

Samantha Lawrence

Samantha Lawrence

Director of Patient Services

Samantha is responsible for supervising the Departments that are directly related to Patient Services. Samantha came to Health Ministries in 2019 bringing over 15 years of management and supervision experience.

Samantha graduated from Friends University with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and Leadership and a master’s degree in Business Administration. Samantha was born and raised in Newton and is proud to raise her family in this community.

“I am blessed to be a part of a team that its focus is taking care of patients. I chose HMC because of the commitment to the patients and the community. Being a part of a team that focuses on treating the whole person and that focuses on eliminating any barrier for care is very important to me.”

Monica Miller

Monica Miller

Human Resources Director

Monica completed her undergraduate at Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, in Business Administration. She then went on to receive her Master of Science in Employment Law from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Monica joined HMC with over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, as well as HR Certifications of ‘Senior Professional in Human Resources’ from the HR Certification Institute and ‘Senior Certified Professional’ from the Society of Human Resource Management.

“I am passionate about our employees and what they do for the community, and I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing clinic.”

Angie Schmidt

Angie Schmidt

Compliance Officer

Angie earned her Bachelor’s degree in social work from Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colo., focusing on long-term care administration. She has experience working in a variety of private and public service settings. Angie came to work at Health Ministries in 2014 and helps provide oversight to areas related to compliance and workplace safety.

“I believe everyone deserves access to excellent medical care, regardless of the ability to pay for services. I believe in the mission of Health Ministries Clinic and am proud to work at a clinic that works under an integrated health model that attempts to integrate medical, dental and behavioral health services.”

Elease Thompson

Elease Thompson

Laboratory Director

Elease attended Wichita State University, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences. For over 7 years, she performed a wide spectrum of laboratory testing at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS.

“I’m truly proud to work for an organization that values all individuals in our community. My goals for our laboratory are providing consistency with our results, giving all of our patients a positive experience, and creating efficient processes.”

Esmeralda Valdivia Munguia

Esmeralda Valdivia Munguia

Dental Clinic Manager

Esme was born and raised in Newton, Kansas. She is proud to continue to be a part of the Newton community. Esme joined HMC in 2018 as a Patient Services Representative and Dental Biller. She later transitioned to her current role as HMC Dental Clinic Manger. She is passionate about growing and improving the HMC Dental team to provide the best experience and care for HMC patients.

“There is nothing more rewarding in life than being able to help others. At HMC I am able to accomplish that every day. It makes me proud to work for an organization that practices extraordinary values.”

Board of Directors

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