At Clay Center Presbyterian Manor, 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.

Amy Hoch Altwegg

Executive Director
Amy was named Presbyterian Manor’s executive director in February 2022. For the last 9 years she worked for Mid-America Health Care and for 16 years with memorial health System. She worked with Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Home Health and Hud Housing. Amy has previously served as a board member of LeadingAge Kansas and the Kansas Health Care Association Board of Directors. She is a member of the National Board of Long Term Care Administrators and a Certified Laughter Leader.

Brandy Riggs

Marketing and Sales Director
Brandy joined the team in December 2022 after building a career working as a nurse. She has an Associate's Degree in Nursing and has been a long-term care nurse manager. She's an LPN with IV certifications and an infection control certificate. Brandy likes working with families of children with special needs. She has also assisted and directed several community organizations in the town of Wakefield where she also served on the city council for two terms.

Jessica Lippe

Director of Nursing, Assisted Living and Home Health
Jessica joined Clay Center Presbyterian Manor in July 2011 and was named health services, assisted living and home health director in August 2015. She has worked in Long-Term Care and rehabilitation in various positions from making beds to resident care since 2000. Most recently, she was the quality assurance and restorative nurse for Presbyterian Manor. She received her LPN and an associate’s degree in nursing from Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Neb. She is resident assessment coordinator certified.

Shannon Wurtz

Human Resource Director
Shannon has been with Clay Center Presbyterian Manor since January 2004. She previously worked in administrative services with Kansas Care, in Concordia, Kansas, and served as program director for Little Saints Day School in Overland Park, Kansas, and Lakeview Village Child Development in Lenexa, Kansas. Shannon has a bachelor’s degree in education from Kansas State University and is a member of the Kappa Delta educational honorary society and the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. She is a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Washington, Kansas, where she serves as catechism instructor.

Michelle Alquist

MDS Coordinator
Michelle returned to Clay Center Presbyterian Manor in 2015 as health services supervisor until 2022 when she shifted to the MDS coordinator role. She was previously a floor nurse at the community. Michelle has been a special delivery RN, director of nursing for Clay Center Family Physicians and worked as a night shift supervisor at Clay County Medical Center. She has a degree in interior design from Kansas State University and received her LPN and RN from Manhattan Technical College. She is a certified infection preventionist and is RAC-CT certified. In addition to her work at Presbyterian Manor, she is assistant director for the Clay County Wrestling Club.

Ernest Eisenman

Environmental Services Director
Ernest joined Presbyterian Manor in May 2022 after several years with the Kansas Department of Transportation. There, Ernest was an equipment operator and a highway maintenance supervisor. Ernest has also worked as an EMT, a fire chief, and even for the Texas Department of Corrections.

Julie Cole

Medical Records Coordinator
Julie joined Presbyterian Manor in August 2004 as medical records coordinator and materials management coordinator. She has nearly 20 years in the health care field, and previously worked as medical records coordinator for Clay Center Family Physicians and Belleville Health Care Center, where she also worked as a certified nurse aide. Prior to entering the health care field, she worked at Kansas Wesleyan University as registrar and associate director of development. She has a bachelor’s degree from Kansas Wesleyan and is also a certified medication aide. She is active in her local church, First Presbyterian Church in Clay Center.

Sandra Tate

Dining Services Director
Sandra joined Presbyterian Manor in May 2022 with several years of experience in dining and dietary services for seniors. She's also previously worked as CNA, CMA, RA, and HHA. Sandra is working on getting her CDM (Certified Dietary Manager).

Shelley Eisenman

Accounting & Administrative Assistant
Shelley joined Presbyterian Manor in January 2018 as administrative assistant and took on her new role in accounting in February 2019. She owned her own businesses in remodeling and computer sales and service before entering the health care field and working as business office manager for two senior living communities. She has experience in customer service and also works for Farmer’s Insurance. She studied business management at Metro Community College in Omaha, Neb., and has volunteered with a children’s summer lunch program.