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Our corporate executive leadership team includes professionals with extensive experience in senior living that are focused on blending the needs of existing residents and their families with the changing trends that will affect future residents.


Bruce H. Shogren, President and CEO

Bruce joined PMMA in 1996 as chief financial officer, treasurer of the board and vice president of information systems. He was named CEO in 2011. A certified public accountant, he came to PMMA after 12 years at a public accounting firm serving clients in various industries. He has a bachelor of science in accounting from Kansas State University.


Bill Taylor, COO

Bill Taylor became the Chief Operating Officer of PMMA, effective July 1, 2015. Bill has 30 years of long-term care experience. Prior to his regional director position, he served as the executive director of Salina Presbyterian Manor. He entered into the long term care industry in 1985, garnering experience as an administrator, an owner and operator of two nursing communities, and a CEO of Blue Valley Lutheran Homes in Hebron, Nebraska. His love of and dedication to seniors began as a child because he lived across the street from Bethany Home, a Lutheran continuum-care senior living community in Lindsborg, Kan. He often visited “his neighbors” who supported his lemonade stand and his entrepreneurial spirit.


Karen Harriman, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Public Relations, Communications and Development

Karen Harriman was vice president of marketing and development with Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America from 1999 to 2001, when she left to serve as president of SSM St. Mary’s Health Center Foundation in St. Louis. She returned to PMMA in 2009 as vice president of marketing and communications. She has more than 20 years’ experience in management, marketing, public relations, communications and development. She received a bachelor’s of arts degree in education and a master of arts in communications from Western Illinois University. She received a master’s of business administration from Wichita State University.


Melanie Owens, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Melanie Owens joined Presbyterian Manor in 2017 as senior vice president for human resources and was named chief financial officer in June 2017. She has more than 25 years of experience in human resources, non-profit finance management including a 10-year stint as a CFO, staff training and development, community-based program management and new program development. Melanie has a bachelor of arts in accounting, with a minor in computer science and sociology, from Friends University, and a master’s degree in human resource management and organizational development, from Webster University. She also holds the following credentials: Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Professional Human Resources (PHR) and Society Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).


Jeanne Gerstenkorn, senior vice president of health and wellness

Jeanne holds BS and MS degrees in nursing. In addition, she holds certifications in resident assessment, clinical management, geriatrics and nursing informatics.


Sherry K. Hind, vice president corporate administrative services

Sherry K. Hind joined Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America in 1978 as secretary for interpretation and support (development and marketing). She served in operations and property development from 1980 to 1985 when she became administrative assistant to the president and CEO. She became corporate secretary and executive assistant in 1996 and named vice president for corporate administrative services in 2011. Hind oversees corporate programs including insurance coverage, licensing of communities and resident agreements. She serves as secretary to the board of trustees.


Gary McGuire, vice president information systems

Gary McGuire was named vice president of information systems at Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America in March 2014 after working as a consultant with PMMA for 10 years. Gary has worked in the field of Information Systems for more than 20 years and has been an IT consultant for approximately 18 years, working in the fields of health care, banking, manufacturing and education.

Board of Trustees

As a nonprofit organization operating 18 retirement communities in Kansas and Missouri, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s board of trustees comprises community and business leaders from the two states. In addition to their general governing responsibility, the volunteer trustees provide input about the needs of seniors, approve corporate policies and help with fundraising. Trustees may also serve in an advisory capacity with individual PMMA communities.

  • Gary D. Brennecke – Parsons, Kansas
  • James J. Cook – Wildwood, MO
  • Dan Harris – Dodge City, Kansas – Past Chair
  • Elizabeth B. McKell – Overland Park, Kansas
  • Eleanor Nelson (Chairperson) – Olathe, KS
  • Aaron Morrison – Salina, Kansas
  • Ron Ridgway - July 2014 - June 2016, Board member July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2016 - Past-Chairman
  • Richard W. Cumberland, Rossville, TN
  • Rev. John Goodwin – Steelville, MO

Ex officio members:

  • Bruce H. Shogren – President/CEO
  • W. Stanley Churchill – Legal Counsel

Community Executive Leadership

Executive directors lead the operations of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s individual communities. In addition to the day-to-day activities, their responsibilities include community relations, fundraising, planning for future needs and working with each community’s advisory council.

  • Aberdeen Heights (Kirkwood, Missouri) – James "Jamie" Kneen
  • Aberdeen Village (Olathe, Kansas) -Tim Allin
  • Arkansas City (Kansas) Presbyterian Manor – Sarah Griggs
  • Clay Center (Kansas) Presbyterian Manor - Christian Gilbert
  • Emporia (Kansas) Presbyterian Manor – Susan Siepelmeier
  • Farmington (Missouri) Presbyterian Manor – Jane Hull
  • Fort Scott (Kansas) Presbyterian Village – Ginger Nance
  • Fulton (Missouri) Presbyterian Manor – Dawn Smith
  • Lawrence (Kansas) Presbyterian Manor – Christie Patrick
  • Manor of the Plains (Dodge City, Kansas)
  • Newton (Kansas) Presbyterian Manor – Marc Kessinger
  • Parsons (Kansas) Presbyterian Manor – Maegen Pegues
  • Rolla (Missouri) Presbyterian Manor – Ann Caudill
  • Salina (Kansas) Presbyterian Manor – Desi Flerlage
  • Sterling (Kansas) Presbyterian Manor – Mike Rajewski
  • Topeka (Kansas) Presbyterian Manor – Heather Pilkinton
  • Wichita (Kansas) Presbyterian Manor – Courtney Wolfe