TO GIVE

OUR LEADERSHIP

STEADY AT THE HELM

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.

Dani Pounds Kuhlman

Marketing and Sales Director
Dani joined Presbyterian Manor in May 2021 as marketing and sales director. She previously worked for a pipeline company as a logistics coordinator. Dani has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan. She enjoys going on walks with her husband and dog, reading any book she can get her hands on and playing and coaching sports.

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.

Christina McKale

Assisted Living Supervisor
Christina joined Clay Center Presbyterian Manor in December of 2021 as assisted living supervisor, but began her medical career with PMMA in the early 2000’s working as a CNA. Christina received her practical nursing degree in 2014 and an associate degree in nursing in 2017. She holds an IV Certification and is a member of “CHAP” Community Health Accreditation Partner and a volunteer for Accord Hospice.

Kelly Otott

Health Services Supervisor
Kelly joined Clay Center Presbyterian Manor in February 2022 as health services supervisor. She previously worked at Washington County Hospital for 17 years, 11 of those years she worked as the Director of Nursing. Kelly started in healthcare as a CNA at the age of 16 and has worked in various specialty areas, including emergency room, obstetrics, operating room and medical/surgical nursing. She received her LPN from Manhattan Technical College and her BSN from Tabor College. Kelly is a member of the Kansas State Nurses Association and is an active member of Zion Lutheran Church.

Craig Easterberg

Environmental Services Director
Craig joined the Presbyterian Manor team in January 2019 as a member of the environmental services team and was named director in April 2020. He previously ran his own construction company for 20 years.

Anica Tholstrup

Life Enrichment Director
Anica joined the Presbyterian Manor team in December 2016 and was named life enrichment director in December 2019. She has worked as transportation aide, restorative nurse assistant and CNA. Before joining Presbyterian Manor, she worked as a cosmetologist at Mane Effect, where she still works a couple of nights a week. Anica enjoys attending her children’s sporting events, taking family vacations and spending time outdoors with their dogs.

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.

Taylor Burgardt

Social Services Director
Taylor joined the Presbyterian Manor team in February 2020. She previously worked in customer care and as a paraprofessional for the Crisis Center LLC in Manhattan before beginning her social work career for the Department for Children and Families as a child protection specialist. She has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Kansas State University. She is part of the KSU Social Work Community Advisory Committee, a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and a Court Appointed Special Advocate.

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.