Alyssa Durham

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.”

Esmeralda Valdivia Munguia

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.”

Monica Miller

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.”


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 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.”

Elease Thompson

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.”

Samantha Lawrence

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.”

Tonya Howser

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.’”

Paul Faber

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.”

Angie Schmidt

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.”

Tionna Botterweck

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.”

Matthew Schmidt

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.”