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Our Leadership

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At Salina 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.

  • Desi Flerlage

    Executive Director

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    Desi was named executive director in November 2017 after serving as health services administrator. She joined Salina Presbyterian Manor in July 2008, and she is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Kansas Wesleyan University. She received her licensed practical nurse training at North Central Kansas Technical College. Desi’s previous positions include Medicare case manager, quality assurance coordinator, nursing team leader, and Health Services Director. She previously was a licensed practical nurse with Good Samaritan Society, in Minneapolis, Kansas. Desi is a certified lead wound care nurse.

  • Melissa McCoy

    Sales and Marketing Director

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    Melissa joined Presbyterian Manor in June 2019. Before joining our team, Melissa was director of marketing and international admissions for St. John Military Academy is in Salina. She previously worked for the Salina Airport Authority and was a combat correspondent for the United States Marine Corps for 4 years. Melissa has a bachelor of arts in public relations from Kansas Wesleyan University, and she is working toward a master of liberal arts at Baker University.

  • Stephanie Goetz

    Director of Nursing

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    Stephanie was named Director of Nursing in 2017. She joined Salina Presbyterian Manor as a health services RN in July 2012 and was named assisted living director in July 2015. Prior to employment at Salina Presbyterian Manor, Stephanie worked as a UPS dispatcher and administrative assistant. With her daughter, she is a devoted volunteer in youth sports and Girl Scouts. Stephanie has an associate of science in nursing from Brown-Mackie College in Salina and an Associate of Arts in general studies from Missouri State University.

  • Amy Thompson

    Assisted Living Director

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    Amy joined Presbyterian Manor in June of 2017 as assisted living director. Prior to Presbyterian Manor, Amy worked as a registered nurse case manager for Brookdale Home Health. She has also worked as OSHA director at COMCARE and nurse technician at Salina Regional Health Center. Amy received her associates of science degree in nursing at North Central Kansas Tech.

  • Kelly Wellbrock

    Human Resource Director

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    Kelly joined Salina Presbyterian Manor in February 2014. Her prior HR experience has been in retail, insurance and risk management. Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Capella University and has been a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) since 2011. She is a member of Salina Human Resources Management Association and also the national Society of Human Resource Management.

  • Shanna King

    Administrative Services Director

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    Shanna joined Presbyterian Manor in January 2004. Her previous positions include accounts payable team leader for a leading manufacturer, accounting clerk at a local grain company, and performing accounting and clerical services for an insurance agency. Shanna is a past city councilwoman and a current member of VFS Auxiliary.

  • Grecia Castaneda-Torres

    Social Services Director

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    Grecia came to Presbyterian Manor in August 2017. She previously worked as a case manager and kinship specialist for St. Francis Community Services. A graduate in social work from Fort Hays State University, Grecia also has worked in senior living as a certified nurses’ aide.

  • Lacey Buhrle

    Life Enrichment Director

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    Lacey joined Presbyterian Manor in December 2018 as an activity assistant in memory care and became life enrichment director in September 2019. Lacey previously worked as a home health assistant for Comfort Keepers and as a shift manager at Rib Crib. She is a certified nurse assistant and is working on her activity director certification.

  • Keith Brown

    Dining Services Director

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    Keith joined Presbyterian Manor in 2012 as a cook and was named dining services director in 2017. He has worked in restaurant-style kitchens since 2008, and enjoyed the atmosphere so much that he decided to make it his career. He worked his way up to dining services supervisor and then completed the Barton County Community College Certified Dietary Manager program. Keith has been named to the Barton County Community College Dietary Advisory Board.

  • Anthony DeLaurentis

    Environmental Services Director

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    Anthony joined the Presbyterian Manor team in November 2018 as environmental services director. He previously worked as environmental services director at a rehabilitation center for 10 years. Anthony is a custom cabinet maker. He worked for a cabinet company in New York for 11 years before owning and operating his own cabinet company for 13 years. He entered the health care field in 1996 as a maintenance supervisor. Anthony is a graduate of William E. Grady Vo-Tech High School in Brighton Beach, N.Y., and has a two-year degree in carpentry and cabinet making. He recently passed certification as a home inspector.

  • Mary Bridges

    Chaplain

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    Mary joined Salina Presbyterian Manor in September 2011. She received her Clinical Pastoral Education through Wesley Medical Center in Wichita and Salina Regional Health Center. She is certified as a Parish Ministry Associate by Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and as a Social Services Designee and Activities Director by We Care. In addition to her work at Salina Presbyterian Manor, Mary serves as long-term pulpit supply at Peace Lutheran Church in New Cambria and as a call process minister for the Central States Synod. Her previous positions include interim pastor and staff associate at Messiah Lutheran Church, Lindsborg, Kansas and managing her own business as a medical transcriptionist. She is a member of the Kansas Association of Chaplains, a past church-wide board member of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and past president of the Central States Synodical Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.