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

Jackie Hollis, LNHA

Chief Operating Officer

Patrick Karanja, RN

Director of Clinical Operations

Tina Mathos, RN, MSN

Infection Preventionist and
Staff Development Coordinator

Samantha Fatall, 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

"People never care how much you know until they know how much you care." -John C. Maxwell
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Chris DiMaso

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

Ben Swanger

Director of Facilities

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

Director of Transportation

John Tadlock

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

Bobby Holloway

Accounts Receivable