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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.

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.


Jill Coleman, Director of Sales and Marketing

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


Greg Schmidt, Chaplain

Greg is chaplain for Wichita Presbyterian Manor and Senior Independence Hospice of Mid-America. He 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.


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.


Dany Chebat, Executive Chef

Dany joined the Presbyterian Manor team in October 2015 as executive chef. As a chef, he is committed to producing the highest quality food and food presentation. A native of Lebanon, he has more than 18 years of mastery in the culinary arts. He graduated from the Lebanese Republic College in 1998. He trained at Republic Hotel Management of Rome. He worked at Maronite Catholic Institute in Rome, Italy, the Intercontinental Hotel in Asmara Eritrea and Doha, Qatar, before becoming the Lebanese Cuisine executive chef at Cedar Grill Restaurant. He has worked at Ali Baba, The Palms and The Daily Egg Restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Georgia Marie Green, Concierge

Georgia joined Presbyterian Manor in November 2015 as concierge. She has more than 10 years of experience in the hotel and hospitality industry, working the front desk, sales and marketing and as operating manager for Hilton Hotels, Choice Brand Hotels and Wyndham Brand Hotels. She also worked for 18 years for various airlines in passenger service, working as a ticket counter and gate agent and a mid-level manager.


Teresa Scoles, Health Services Director

Teresa came to Wichita Presbyterian Manor in February 2015 and was named health services director in September 2015. Before joining the Wichita campus, Teresa was health services director at Sterling Presbyterian Manor for 10 years and worked at the Sterling campus for more than 18 years. She has an associate’s degree in nursing from Dodge City Community College. She is donor coordinator for Kairos Outside and volunteered with Reins of Hope and has been a member of the American Contract Bridge League (Duplicate Bridge) since 2008.

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