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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.
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Dawn Veh, Executive Director

Dawn joined Wichita Presbyterian Manor in June 2014. She has more than 30 years of experience in the senior care industry, and was most recently the vice president of health services for a senior living community in Hutchinson, Kansas. She has a bachelor of science in business administration with an emphasis in gerontology from Kansas State University and a master of business administration from Wichita State University. Dawn was a member of the LeadingAge Leadership Academy in 2010-2011.

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Amy Watson, Life Enrichment Coordinator

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.

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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.

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Denise Geist, Dining Services Director

Denise joined Wichita Presbyterian Manor in October 2006. She previously served 11 years as director of food service, Andover, Kansas. Denise has completed her associate of science degree with emphasis on dietetics, and is working toward her bachelor’s degree. She is a member of the Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professionals.

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Angela Page, Activity Director (Independent Living)

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.

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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.

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Greg Schmidt, Chaplain and Activity Director (Health Care)

Greg first joined Wichita Presbyterian Manor in 2007. Following a brief hiatus, he returned in June 2012. He has a master of divinity degree from Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary. Previous positions include director of activities at Catholic Care Center, senior pastor at Crossroads Community Church in Newton, Kansas, and associate pastor of worship and nurture at Koerner Heights Mennonite Brethren Church, Newton. His certifications and affiliations include activities director and social service designee.

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Jill Coleman, Director of Sales for The Westerly

Jill brings successful senior living marketing experience to The Westerly, having previously worked as marketing director for Mesa Springs Retirement Village in Abilene, Texas. In her new role as director of sales, Jill will lead The Westerly sales and marketing team to engage with Wichita seniors at every stage of their decision-making process.

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Chrissie Ammann, Sales Counselor

Chrissie brings extensive experience in senior living to The Westerly Residences. Prior to moving to Wichita, she directed sales and marketing for communities in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Junction City, Kansas. Chrissie is eager to connect with potential residents, provide a listening ear and share the life-enriching benefits available in our welcoming community.

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Jennie Johnson, Assisted Living and Memory Care Director

Jennie joined Wichita Presbyterian Manor in August 2015, but she 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.

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