Leadership team for the senior living facility in Wichita

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Our Leadership Team

The day-to-day operation of Wichita Presbyterian Manor is led by a leadership team of dedicated professionals who bring a wealth of experience and specialized expertise to their positions. As employees of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, our promise to you is to live our mission by:

  • Respecting that seniors, as citizens and individuals, retain their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
  • Extending our role in assisting residents with specific needs and desires.
  • Delivering compassionate service and attention to all levels of senior living.
  • Serving as a knowledgeable and trusted resource for all seniors.
  • Advocating for seniors and their lifestyles, health and wellness.

Brad Radatz, Interim Executive Director

Brad became executive director for Salina Presbyterian Manor in July 2014. He also serves as a regional operations director for Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. He is serving as interim executive director during the search for a new executive director at Wichita.  He came to Presbyterian Manor from the position of Lead Administrator with Frontline Management, which involves responsibility for the day to day operations of Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City. Prior to Frontline Management, Brad was associated with Holiday Resort in Salina. Brad graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences, Secondary Major in Gerontology with an Emphasis in Long Term Care Administration.


Melody Dodge, Marketing & Sales Director

Melody joined Presbyterian Manor in October 2016 as marketing and sales director. She came to Presbyterian Manor after more than five years in community development with a local hospice organization. A native Wichitan, Melody has worked in marketing, sales and management with KPTS Channel 8, Cox Media and The Wichita Eagle. She has a bachelor of arts degree from Wichita State University and is a proud Shocker. Melody is involved in a number of networking groups and committees in the health care and senior care industries.


Kinzie Jo Nelson, Sales and Admissions Counselor

Kinzie Jo joined Wichita in September 2017 as sales and admissions counselor. She primarily works with assisted living and health care. She has a degree in theater from Kansas State. She worked radio on air and ad sales as well as owning a business in Manhattan before entering the senior living industry. She’s been in senior living sales for six years in Manhattan and Stillwater, Okla., before moving back to the Wichita area.


Lori Schartz, Human Resources Director

Lori joined Wichita Presbyterian Manor in May 2014. She has a bachelor of science degree in business administration and human resources and a national certification in human resources (PHR). She has more than 15 years of experience in human resources in the social services field.


Jennie Johnson, Health Services Director

Jennie transitioned to health services director in September 2017 after serving as assisted living and memory care director for two years. Jennie is no stranger to Presbyterian Manor. She was previously the assisted living director at Newton Presbyterian Manor, where she started as a certified nursing assistant in 2000. She subsequently worked as a certified medication aide, transportation aide, medical records and staff coordinator before assuming her current position as assisted living director. Jennie proudly asserts that she earned her licensed practical nurse degree and registered nurse degree with help from Presbyterian Manors’ Employee Scholarship Fund. She did her licensed practical nurse training at Hutchinson Community College and earned her associate’s degree in nursing at Hesston College. She is a member of Hillcrest Community Church.


Amy Watson, Life Enrichment Director

Amy joined Wichita Presbyterian Manor in 2001, and became the life enrichment coordinator in July 2015. Her education includes an associate degree of arts and social sciences from Labette Community College. Previous positions include certified nurse assistant, social service designee, activities director, senior living counselor of Wichita Presbyterian Manor; dietary aide, cook and certified nursing assistant at Parsons Presbyterian Manor. Amy holds certifications as a certified nurse assistant and social services designee. She is a member of West Wichita Woman’s Networking Group, Aging & Wellness Coalition of Central Plains Agency on Aging, 20th Century Club of Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce and Senior Connect.


Angela Johnston, Environmental Services Director

Angela joined Wichita Presbyterian Manor in April 2007. Previous positions include director of housekeeping for Galicia Heart Hospital and Galicia Medical Group for Alternative Sources, and a similar post at the Kansas Spine Hospital in Wichita.


Meggin Nicolas, Life Enrichment Events Coordinator

Meggin joined Presbyterian Manor in December 2015 as a server in The Landing and was named life enrichment events coordinator in February 2016. For the past several years, Meggin has been a full-time student and mom and recently moved to Wichita. She has worked for U.S. Bank and Brotherhood Bank & Trust. She has an associate’s degree in health sciences from Kansas City Community College. She was an active volunteer as a student at KCCC and her church community. She is a lifetime member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society.


Angela Page, Life Enrichment Coordinator – the Westwinds

Angela joined Wichita Presbyterian Manor in August 2003. She completed her certified nurses training at Wichita Technical College. Before assuming her current position, Angela served as a certified nurses assistant in health care at Wichita Presbyterian Manor.


Greg Spring, Chaplain

Greg joined Presbyterian Manor as chaplain in January 2017. Prior to joining the Presbyterian Manor team, Greg worked as a UPS driver, hospice chaplain for four years and worked as a pastor and youth pastor for more than 30 years. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in music and Bible from Arlington Baptist College and a master’s degree in chaplain ministry from Liberty University.


Darcy Weninger, Dining Services Director

Darcy joined Presbyterian Manor in February 2017. She has worked as a dining services director in the senior living industry for the past 13 years. She completed the dining services program at Wichita Area Technical College and is a certified dietary manager and a certified food protection professional. She has served on the board for the Wichita District of the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals, where she served as president-elect, president and treasurer. She is an advisory committee member for the Barton Community College dietary manager course. Darcy also is a member of Sacred Heart Church in Colwich, where she is a member of the Altar Society.


Penny Knapic, Assisted Living Director

Penny joined the Presbyterian Manor team in August 2017. She has an associate’s degree from Hutchinson Community College and is a registered nurse. She previously worked for five years as a health facility surveyor, and has been a director of nursing at two different senior living communities. She also has worked as a hospice case manager. She enjoys spending time with her 12 grandchildren, crocheting and playing card with her folks.

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