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 Nursing

Nicole Anthony

Chief Financial Officer

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

Clinical Transition Specialist

Samantha Fatall, BSN, RN

Assistant Director of Nursing

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

"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

“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

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

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

Tina Mathos, RN, MSN

Infection Preventionist and
Staff Development Coordinator

Bobby Holloway

Accounts Receivable

John Tadlock

Director of Dining

"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

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

Director of Transportation

Ben Swanger

Director of Facilities

Monsignor Raymond Burger


Taylor Hodges BSN, RN, RAC-CT

MDS Coordinator

Kacie Lynn RN

MDS Specialist