Ramona V. Malone has been a Salina Family consumer since 2004 and joined the Board in 2020. When asked what her favorite thing about SHEF, she said, “EVERYTHING!” She loves that SHEF (Salina Health Education Foundation) has everything all in one place, professional staffers, a patient-centered environment, and excellent medical care. Ramona is the Secretary and Minister of Music at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her work with SHEF, Ramona stays busy volunteering for North Salina Community Development, NAACP, Salina Gospel Choir, and MLK Ad Hoc Committee.
Rafael Mendez joined the SHEF Board in 2022. He first learned about SHEF from long-time SHEF Board member, Angie Coble. Shortly after moving to Salina, Rafael and Angie met for coffee and talked about SHEF. Rafael was impressed by the large impact SFHC has on Salina and surrounding communities. Rafael is the Vice-President of Customer Culture at Blue Beacon, Inc. He is also a member of the Kansas Wesleyan University Board of Trustees and SpringBoard: A Board Service Training Program, as well as a graduate of Leadership Salina 2021 and Leadership Kansas 2022.
Jordan Webb joined the SHEF Board in 2020. He first heard about SHEF through our Outreach programs and community presence, in addition to hearing from Todd Shanks, a former Board member. Jordan loves, “Their vision to serve the community in so many different ways, and their constant progress to work and strive at continuing the best care for their patients.” Jordan is a Partner at Pathway Financial Solutions. He also volunteers his time on the Finance Board and Investment Committee for the Diocese of Salina.
Andy Adams has been a member of the SHEF Board since 2020. While Andy was aware of SFHC for many years prior, that year he learned more about SHEF’s involvement in the community and the substantial number of services provided, prompting him to get involved. Andy’s favorite thing about SHEF is how big of an asset it is to the community. “They are always willing to help anyone in need and were a great leader when the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced,” he says. Andy stays busy as Bennington State Bank’s Senior Vice-President and as a volunteer for Salina AM Ambucs Breakfast Bandits and Men’s League Advisory Board at GreatLife Golf and Fitness
Kaci Ashurst joined the SHEF Board in 2022. Her experience with SHEF started by using Salina Family Healthcare’s pediatric services for her children. They love Dr. Rupe and the Red Team! Her favorite thing about SHEF is the diverse services and community care they provide. Kaci is a Commercial Underwriter for Continental Western Group. Kaci and her family stay active in the community through programs and volunteering at the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents, YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ashby House, Ark Church, and various military family activities.
Barrett Halderman, PhD, joined the SHEF Board in 2022. He first learned about us through his job at Central Kansas Mental Health Center, where residents in Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency Program did mental health rotations with the CKMHC Psychiatric Team. After his positive experiences with residents and the retirement of his longtime physician – he called SFHC to arrange care here. “I’m really impressed with how committed everyone is to providing the best care for patients. I had the good fortune of working with medical faculty to co-facilitate resident led professional development groups that focused on the medical, and social/emotional needs of patients. I was impressed with the holistic treatment approach that SFHC teaches residents and provides to patients.
Michelle Nosker joined the SHEF Board in 2021. When she lost her long-time family physician, SFHC became her new Family Physician. Her favorite part of SHEF is the community-based facility that emphasizes training the next generation of medical providers. Michelle is a Chemist at REPCO in Salina.
Sara Nelson joined the SHEF Board in 2020. Her experience with SFHC began when Dr. Rupe, became the family pediatrician. Her favorite thing about SHEF is the community feel and service mindset. “Medical care is such a delicate and personal thing, but also a business, and I think there is a fantastic balance in real-life personality with providers as well as a complete and well thought our business plan within the organization,” Sara says. Sara is the President and Owner of Merry Maids Salina. She is also active in the community through Noon Rotary and panels with the Merry Maids home office.
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Liticia “Tissa” Salter joined the SHEF Board in 2022. When she first moved to Salina in 2015, she ended up at SFHC for medical care, when she had a cold. She says she has “never considered” going anywhere else, and even returned to SFHC for annual checkups, even when she was working overseas! Tissa’s favorite thing about SHEF is the dedication the team has to making all healthcare available to everyone – without any type of ‘elitism.’ She is a Faculty member in the English Department at Kansas Wesleyan University and an active member in Christ Episcopal Cathedral.
Lynn Wuthnow, DDSPA joined the Salina Health Education Foundation (SHEF) Board in 2014. She first learned about SHEF’s work through colleagues. Her favorite thing about SHEF is “how so many healthcare disciplines are offered to fill the void in healthcare access in Saline County.” Dr. Wuthnow is the Owner and Dentist at Fine Art of Family Dentistry, PA. She is also active within the Salina Dental Society, Kansas Dental Association, and American Dental Association.
Robert Vidricksen has been aware of SFHC since our beginning at Kansas Wesleyan University. His favorite thing is how SFHC “serves all walks of life and reaches beyond the borders of Saline County,’ and is ‘amazed at the breadth of health care services available.” Robert is currently retired. You may recognize him as the former Regional Manager for Steel & Pipe Supply Co or as a Saline County Commissioner. He is currently serving his second four year term. Robert says, “It is truly an honor to be selected to serve the community as a Board Member.”