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Our Leadership

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At Fort Scott Presbyterian Village, 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.

  • Ginger Nance

    Executive Director

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    Ginger came to Presbyterian Village as executive director in April 2003. Previously, she was a counselor with Fort Scott Community College working with a college retention program for first-generation students. She had spent the previous 10 years as the administrator for two other retirement communities. She also worked approximately six years as a case manager for Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging assisting seniors with services in their own homes. Nance has a master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis on human development and motivation from Pittsburg State University. She is a licensed adult care home administrator. Active in professional and community organizations, she is a member of Family & Consumer Educators, Sheldon Baptist Church and Pioneer Kiwanis. Nance is past-president of the local United Way and a volunteer in Youth 4-H.

  • Ellen Fairchild

    Director of Nursing & Assisted Living

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    Ellen rejoined the Presbyterian Village staff in September 2017 as director of nursing for assisted living. She previously worked at Presbyterian Village while attending nursing school at Fort Scott Community College, where she received her nursing degree. A native of Fort Scott, she has worked as a wound care nurse and then a medical/surgical and pediatric nurse at Via Christi Hospital and a nurse at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott. Ellen was drawn to nursing because of her oldest child’s health problems. She and her husband have three children.

  • Becky Kellum

    Marketing Director

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    Becky joined Presbyterian Village in March 2018. She has worked in senior living since 2007 in various positions, including activity assistant, social service designee, health information management, and marketing director. Prior to entering the health care field, Becky was manager for Braum’s Ice Cream. She is a pastor’s wife and is active in the Prescott Women’s Group. She volunteers at the Food Pantry and assists with church services in the area.

  • Judith Davis

    Life Enrichment Director

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    Judith joined Presbyterian Village in May 2018 as a CNA and was named life enrichment director in January 2019. She has previously worked as an activity director and a social service designee at other senior living communities in the area and has worked in health care since 2002. She received her certified home health aide certification through Johnson County Community College and her CNA and activity director and social service designee certifications through Fort Scott Community College. She’s active in her local church, particular with youth and women’s Bible study.

  • Joy Ngatia

    Dining Services Supervisor

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    Joy has been our dining services supervisor since October 2010. She came to Fort Scott from Kenya, Africa. Her husband entered his family in the annual lottery which awards citizens of other countries a “pass” to come to the United States to live. Her name was drawn, allowing the family to move. Joy’s work experience in Kenya includes two years as a shipping clerk for the Kenya Port Authority and as a supermarket supervisor. In Kenya, Joy chaired the youth and women’s groups at her church. She was a founder of the Humanitarian Movement and a member of Christian Truth International.

  • Freida Hierholzer

    Human Resource Supervisor & Accounting Assistant

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    Freida has worked at Presbyterian Village since 2004, serving in many capacities including certified medication aide, transportation aide and quality assurance coordinator. Her previous work experience includes working as a claims processor for a local insurance company. She also served a short time in the U.S. Air Force. Freida attended Ottawa University and is certified as an activity director, certified nursing assistant, certified medication aide and home health aide. Away from work she is an avid fan of football and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is a member of the United Methodist Church of Redfield, Kansas.

  • Fred Hixon

    Environmental Services Director

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    Fred came to Fort Scott Presbyterian Village in 2002. He was a cattle rancher and had worked at Digital Lighthouse as their supervisor of quality and control for the financial department. He is a member of the Grace Baptist Church and active in the Fort Scott community.