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Our Leadership

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At PMMA, service starts at the top. Our mission is to provide quality services guided by Christian values, and each of us promises to live out this mission every day.

  • Bruce H. Shogren

    President and CEO

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    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

    Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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    Bill Taylor became PMMA’s Chief Operating Officer 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.

  • Karen Harriman

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

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    Karen Harriman was vice president of marketing and development with PMMA from 1999 to 2002, 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 of arts in education and a master of arts in communications from Western Illinois University. She received a master of business administration from Wichita State University.

  • Melanie Owens

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Senior Vice President of Human Resources

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    Melanie Owens joined PMMA 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

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    Jeanne Gerstenkorn became Senior Vice President of Health and Wellness Services effective July 1, 2015. She began her nursing career in 2000, after a successful career in the banking industry. Jeanne was hired as the Nursing Information Specialist at PMMA in 2006, after serving as the director of nursing at Sandpiper Bay in Wichita, Kan. Jeanne holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in nursing. In addition, she holds certifications in resident assessment, clinical management, geriatrics and nursing informatics.

  • Sherry K. Hind

    Vice President of Corporate Administrative Services

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    Sherry K. Hind joined PMMA 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 was named vice president for corporate administrative services in 2011. Sherry 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 of Information Systems

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    Gary McGuire was named vice president of information systems at PMMA in March 2014 after working as a consultant with the organization for 10 years. Gary has worked in the field of Information Systems for more than 20 years, and he 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 not-for-profit organization operating 17 retirement communities in Kansas and Missouri, PMMA’s board of trustees is comprised of 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 also may serve in an advisory capacity with individual communities.

  • Gary D. Brennecke – Parsons, Kansas
  • James J. Cook – Wildwood, Missouri
  • Dan Harris (Past Chair) – Dodge City, Kansas
  • Elizabeth B. McKell – Overland Park, Kansas
  • Eleanor Nelson (Chairperson) – Olathe, Kansas
  • Aaron Morrison – Salina, Kansas
  • Richard W. Cumberland – Rossville, Tennessee
  • Rev. John Goodwin – Steelville, Missouri
  • Robert S. Bonney – Kansas City, Missouri
Ex officio members:
  • Bruce H. Shogren – President/CEO
  • W. Stanley Churchill – Legal Counsel

Community Executive Leadership

Executive directors lead the operations of PMMA’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) – Rick Cumberland
  • 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) – Mike Rajewski
  • 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 – Karen Smith
  • Topeka (Kansas) Presbyterian Manor – Heather Pilkinton
  • Wichita (Kansas) Presbyterian Manor – Courtney Wolfe