At Manor of the Plains, service starts at the top. Our mission is to provide quality services guided by Christian values, and each of us promises to live out this mission every day.
Michael has served as executive director of Sterling Presbyterian Manor since joining our team in February 2007. He spent the previous six years managing the Hutchinson branch of Home Healthcare Connection. Over his 30+ year career in health care, Michael has served as executive director of the Homestead Assisted Living Center of Hutchinson, director of operations for inpatient and outpatient centers at Wichita Dialysis, executive director of Horizon Specialty Hospital and Cherry Creek Village, administrator of Sandstone Heights, and director of therapeutic recreation at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. He has also served on the faculty of Phoenix University’s Wichita campus. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fort Hays State University and a master’s degree in management from Friends University. He is a certified home adult care administrator and is also a certified cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructor by American Heart Association. In addition to his current membership in Sterling Rotary Club, Michael is past grand knight in Knights of Columbus and past board chair of Prairie Independent Living Resource Center. He is a CPR instructor, member of Holy Cross Church-Hutchinson and a volunteer bus driver for Trinity Catholic High School in Hutchinson. He also volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels. The American College of Health Care Administrators named Michael a 2012 recipient of the ACHCA Facility Leadership Award.
Before joining Manor of the Plains in February 2011, Kurt owned and managed Signature Signs Inc., developing signage for the businesses and organizations. He previously served as general manager and senior account executive for Rocking M Radio/NRG Media. Kurt has been an account executive with Cellular One, and managed the meat department for Spearville Mercantile. A graduate of Spearville High School, Kurt is a board member and past-president of United Way of Dodge City. He chaired the city’s 2008-09 United Way campaign and has served as United Way president for more than six years. He is a co-founding board member of the Ford County Humane Society and away from work enjoys raising and showing American Kennel Club dogs. He has served as a United Kennel Club agility judge from more than a decade. He was a pet therapy instructor and spent several years providing pet therapy to area hospitals and retirement communities including Manor of the Plains.
Human Resource Director
Wendi worked her way through the nursing department before being named the human resource director in 2014. She previously was the health services director. When not at work, Wendi helps out at her Dad’s horse ranch and spends time with her granddaughter.
Director of Nursing
Tammy was named health services director/director of nursing in January. She is no stranger to Manor of the Plains. She first worked at the community as a CNA, then a CMA while she was going through nursing school. She left for about nine years, but returned in 2016 as a part-time nurse. She has a nursing background in long-term care, home health and surgical services. A native of Bucklin, she had her husband James have two daughters.
Assisted Living and Home Health Director
Amanda started her career at Manor of the Plains in March 2014 as a CMA. In 2017, she went to PRN (as needed) status and took on a full time role at Minneola District Hospital as a floor nurse, working in the emergency room and surgery. She briefly worked as the assistant director of nursing at another senior living community before coming back to Manor of the Plains full time in April 2018 as a charge nurse in health care. She has been a registered nurse since July 2014. She has an associate of science degree in nursing. Before entering the health care field, she worked in quality assurance at a meat processing plant.
Beki joined us as administrative assistant in September 2005. Before that she was business office coordinator for the Outpatient Therapy Department at Western Plain Medical Complex. Her past work experience includes receptionist at Dodge City Medical Center; administrative assistant at a public accounting firm; and teller and clerical duties at a local credit union.
Social Services Designee
Joy started at Manor of the Plains as activity director in January 2005. She had spent the previous 14 years in a similar position at Morton County Health Systems. Prior to that time, Joy was owner of a retail family shoe business. She earned her activity director/social service designee at Pratt Community College. Joy is accredited by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals.
Kristi joined Manor of the Plains in February 2018 as MDS coordinator. Before entering the health care field, Kristi worked as a band and vocal teacher and school librarian in Kansas and Oklahoma. Since 2005, she has worked in the health care field in various clinical roles. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and an associate’s degree in nursing from Pratt Community College. She is a member of Borderline Theater, where she is a singer and actress.
Jacque joined Manor of the Plains in December 2000. In addition to her work as activity director, she has served in dining services and as a certified nursing assistant and certified medication aid. Prior to joining the Manor, Jacque was assistant manager at Golden Corral where she had worked since age 14. She is a certified activity director and has been named activity director of the year by the Kansas Activity Directors Association. She has also been active in Senior Olympics.
Assistant Activity Director
Lisa joined our team as activity director in October 2004. She worked the previous 10 years on the production line at Evans Products and helped train new employees in New York after the company was acquired by D’Addario & Co. Lisa attended Dodge City Community College and is activity director provisionally certified by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals. She is also credentialed as a certified nursing assistant, certified medication aide, social service designee, activity director and home health aide. She is a member of the Senior Olympic Committee. Away from work Lisa enjoys sewing, crocheting and gardening.
Dining Services Director
Lisa was named interim dining services director in December 2014. She has worked for Manor of the Plains since October 2010, staring out as a dining services aide. Before joining Manor of the Plains, she worked for 15 years as a cook for USD 240 in Tescott, Kansas, as a cook. She is a certified dietary manager, ServSafe certified, and has Gracious Dining training. When she’s not working, Lisa likes to spend time with her grandchildren.
Environmental Services Director
Scott joined Manor of the Plains in January 2014. Before joining the team, he worked for TCI of Kansas as a lead technician for 10 years and as the director of maintenance at Youthville for 20 years. He has an associate of arts degree from Dodge City Community College and a bachelor of science in psychology from St. Mary’s of the Plains College. He is a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe and a third-degree knight in the Knights of Columbus.
Libby became the accounting assistant at Manor of the Plains in February 2018, but she’s not a new face. She first joined the campus as a CNA in September 2005. She has been a home health aide, office assistant, biller, receptionist, patient services representative, central supply coordinator, and transportation aide. She is a CNA, CMA, and home health aide.