dedicated staff

Our dedicated staff is committed to providing the very best in senior care for every resident at Villa St. Francis. Through our person-centered approach and mission-driven focus, we offer compassionate care for the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of our residents and their families. 
“By creating a great place to work we create a great place to live.”
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Rodney Whittington

Chief Executive Officer

Mother, Traveler and Animal Lover “Working every day to create a better tomorrow.”
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Jackie Hollis, LNHA

Chief Operating Officer

Chiefs & Royals fan who's been blessed with an amazing wife & kids. “It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing.” Saint Mother Teresa
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Duke Ondieki, RN

Director of Clinical Operations

Dad and former member of the US Army. Passionate about youth development and helping staff to grow.
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James Njoroge, RN

Director of Nursing

"Our words are buttressed by our deeds, and our deeds are inspired by our convictions." - Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC
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Taylor Lies, BSN, RN

Assistant Director of Nursing

Wife, mom of 3, and lover of exercise and KU basketball.
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Erin Andersen, LMSW

Clinical Transition Specialist

Storyteller, videographer, and Kansas City native.
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Kate McEnerney

Director of Integrated Marketing & Content Development

K-State superfan, Chiefs diehard, sports fanatic, food enthusiast and adventure seeker. "A vision without action is merely just a dream."
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Kendra Unruh

Director of Human Resources

Chiefs lover & proud Taekwondo Mom of a 11 year old Black Belt. "If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life!"
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Priscilla Salinas

Life Enrichment Director

Autism awareness advocate, mom, wife, book lover, & avid concert goer.
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Rebecca Tadlock, SSD

Admissions Coordinator

17 years of loving, serving, and laughing with Villa St. Francis residents.
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Verna Jones

Director of Activities

“The intelligent way to be selfish is to work for the welfare of others.” - The Dalai Lama
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Debbie Szyniszewski, LBSW

Director of Social Services

Proud husband, dad, and grandpa.
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Jeff Kyle

Director of Facilities

Musician, Harley-lover, devoted dad & grandpa.
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Mike Whetstone

Director of Transportation

Husband, dad, chef, and Lakers fan.
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Adonnys B. Jordan, CDM CFPP

Director of Dining

Lover of warm-weather travels, being active, & spending time with family. "Improvement requires continuous effort." - Dalai Lama
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Kristie Onkoba, LPN

Director of Quality Improvement & Risk Assessment

"I believe when people are cared for, respected and know compassion, they see the face of God and their souls are 'straightened out.'"
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Maureen A. Kelly, M.A. Theology

Director of Spiritual Health