Employee Spotlight: Denise Kelly, Vice President of Human Resources

Employee Spotlight

We are very excited to highlight one of our most valuable assets, our employees! Each month, get to know the HPC team in a fun new way.

Denise KellyName:  Denise Kelly

Department: Human Resources

Title: Vice President of Human Resources

Primary work location: Olathe

How long have you worked at HPC? Almost two years.

How did you get into your field of work?

I really liked law but did not want to be an attorney. I like that it changes frequently with every new law and the ability to make a difference in how the organization defines rules, procedures and regulations, even when things go wrong.

Do you speak any other languages? If yes, which ones?

I only speak English, but I wish I could speak Spanish. I took Latin in high school and it helped with English.

Do you have a favorite quote? If yes, what is it?

I like most quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr. In particular, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

What values are important to you?

Honesty, curiosity, kindness and empathy. And rules are a very important part.

Denise KellyWhat is something about you that would surprise people?

I fenced in college for four years.

What is on your “bucket” list?

Traveling to as many places as I can, especially abroad.

What is your favorite food?

Blue Bell Peaches and Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. Also, Root Beer floats and Snickers ice cream bars.

What is your favorite movie?

“Blues Brothers”, “Blazing Saddles” and action movies.

What is your favorite hobby?

Reading a good John Grisham book.

Are you an animal lover?  If yes, how many pets do you have and what kind are they?

Yes, I love dogs but I don’t presently have one.

Employee Spotlight: Mayra Lemus, NRCMA/Vaccine Manager

Employee Spotlight

We are very excited to highlight one of our most valuable assets, our employees! Each month, get to know the HPC team in a fun new way.

Mayra LemusName: Mayra Lemus

Department: Pediatric Medical/Vaccines

Title: Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA)/Vaccine Manager

Primary work location: Olathe

How long have you worked at HPC?  

It will be two years in August.

How did you get into your field of work?

Since I was young, I have admired health care workers and knew I wanted to serve my community in that way.

Do you speak any other languages? If yes, which ones?

I speak English and Spanish.

Do you have a favorite quote? If yes, what is it?

“Where there is hope, there is faith, where there is faith, miracles happen.”

What values are important to you?

Health, integrity, faith, independence, accountability and compassion.

What is something about you that would surprise people?

Mayra Lemus and TeamI salsa dance.

What is on your “bucket” list?

I would like to travel to Rome and go skydiving.

What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is my homemade Mexican food and Italian food.

What is your favorite movie?

“Taken” with Liam Neeson.

What is your favorite hobby?

I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family.

Are you an animal lover?  If yes, how many pets do you have and what kind are they?

I do not have any pets.

Employee Spotlight: Jennifer Miller, Family Nurse Practitioner

Employee Spotlight

Jennifer MillerWe are very excited to highlight one of our most valuable assets, our employees! Each month, get to know the HPC team in a fun new way.

Name:  Jennifer Miller, FNP-BC

Department: Medical

Title: Family Nurse Practitioner

Primary work location: Ottawa

How long have you worked at HPC? Three years

How did you get into your field of work? I was exposed to an amazing nurse practitioner when my son was a baby and kept getting ear infections.

Do you speak any other languages? If yes, which ones?

No, but I really wish I did.

Do you have a favorite quote? If yes, what is it?

“So shines a good deed in a weary world.” -Willy Wonka

Jennifer Miller in the CommunityWhat values are important to you?

Kindness and treating each person with respect.

What is something about you that would surprise people?

I am doing really cool robotic physical therapy.

What is on your “bucket” list?

I would like to visit most of the national parks.

What is your favorite food?

I like Mexican and Italian.

What is your favorite movie?

My favorite recent movie is “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

What is your favorite hobby?

I enjoy playing games on my iPad and reading.

Are you an animal lover?  If yes, how many pets do you have and what kind are they?

I am a huge animal lover! We have one cat and two dogs.

Employee Spotlight: Anthony Garcia, DDS

Employee Spotlight

We are very excited to highlight one of our most valuable assets, our employees! Each month, get to know the HPC team in a fun new way.

Anthony GarciaName: Anthony Garcia, DDS (Bio)

Department: Dental

Title: Dentist

Primary work location: Olathe

How long have you worked at HPC? I started in May 2018, so one year.

How did you get into your field of work?

I always knew that I wanted to be in a health care profession and felt dentistry would allow the most family time which is something I desired.

Do you speak any other languages? If yes, which ones?

I speak limited Spanish. I can understand quite a bit, but only speak a little.

Do you have a favorite quote? If yes, what is it?

I love quotes. These are two of my favorites:

“Just keep swimming.” -Dory

“All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney

Dr. Garcia's FamilyWhat values are important to you?

Family, loyalty, optimism, open-mindedness and persistence.

What is something about you that would surprise people?

I was born in Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University, but I am a huge Texas Longhorns fan!

What is on your “bucket” list?

I would like to visit Rome and Paris. I would also like to attend several sporting events such as a prime time home game at Louisiana State University.

What is your favorite food?

My favorite foods are Chinese, BBQ and Mexican!

What is your favorite movie?

I have several, “Pursuit of Happiness”, “A Beautiful Mind”, “Boyz N the Hood”, “Remember the Titans”, “Inception”, “The Great Gatsby” and so many more…

What is your favorite hobby?

I enjoy lifting weights, playing golf and watching sports.

Are you an animal lover?  If yes, how many pets do you have and what kind are they?

Yes, I am an animal lover. I would say I prefer dogs however, I have two cats, thanks to my wife.

Employee Spotlight: Dr. Rhiannon Moore

Employee Spotlight

We are very excited to highlight one of our most valuable assets, our employees! Each month, you can get to know a different HPC team member in a fun new way.

Dr. Rhiannon Moore

Dr. Rhiannon Moore

Name:  Dr. Rhiannon Moore

Department: Behavioral Health

Title: Assistant Director of Behavioral Health

Primary work location: Olathe Schools and Olathe clinic.

How long have you worked at HPC?  Four and a half years.

How did you get into your field of work?

When I was young, I wanted to be a forensic psychologist like I watched on “Law and Order”.

Do you speak any other languages? If yes, which ones? No.

Do you have a favorite quote? If yes, what is it?

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

What values are important to you?

Family, work-life balance, quality time.

Dr. Rhiannon Moore

Dr. Moore at an Event

What is something about you that would surprise people?

I can’t whistle.

What is on your “bucket” list?

I would like to visit the Galapagos Islands and go on a safari in Africa.

What is your favorite food?

Anything Chocolate.

What is your favorite movie?

I’m not a big movie person.

What is your favorite hobby?

I enjoy gardening and anything outside.

Are you an animal lover?  If yes, how many pets do you have and what kind are they?

Yes. 1 Dog, 1 Turtle, 3 Cats.

Employee Spotlight: Dr. Tristen Winston

Employee Spotlight

We are very excited to highlight one of our most valuable assets, our employees! Each month, you can get to know a different HPC team member in a fun new way.

Tristen WinstonName:  Dr. Tristen Winston

Department: Behavioral Health

Title: Licensed Psychologist

Primary work location: Olathe

How long have you worked at HPC?  Four months

How did you get into your field of work?

This was not my first career.   I went back to school 10 years after college. I wanted to help others, give back and make a difference.

Do you speak any other languages? If yes, which ones?

No.

Do you have a favorite quote? If yes, what is it?

Yes! “It makes a difference to that one!” -The Starfish Story

What values are important to you?

To help others, always smile and have a positive attitude.

Tristen WinstonWhat is something about you that would surprise people?

I worked in TV, Movies & Musical Theatre since childhood, and it was my first career.

What is on your “bucket” list?

Skydiving and traveling to Italy.

What is your favorite food?

French fries.

What is your favorite movie?

“Enchanted”

What is your favorite hobby?

Singing and dancing.

Are you an animal lover?  If yes, how many pets do you have and what kind are they?

I have one dog, a Bichon Frise named, Spirit.

HPC names Employees of the Year for 2018

During the annual holiday celebration on Dec. 5, Joe Clark, PA-C, and Andrea Madrigal, MA, were named Employees of the Year. Joe and Andrea were each presented with an award.

Joe ClarkJoe Clark, PA-C

Joe is board certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants. He received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Methodist College in Omaha, Neb., and a Physician Assistant certification from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND.

Joe has been practicing as a nurse since 1994 and as a physician assistant since 2001. He has worked in the fields of general surgery, trauma, critical care and family medicine and performs a variety of minor surgical procedures at HPC.

Joe has been a valuable part the team since starting in February of 2016. “He has not hesitated to add patients to his schedule when needed, and our patients appreciate that,” says Amy Falk, CEO.

Andrea MadrigalAndrea Madrigal, MA

Andrea joined HPC in October of 2016. “Andrea is always willing to help any of her coworkers with a big smile,” Amy adds. “She demonstrates a positive attitude, is dependable and goes above and beyond for her patients with no hesitation.”

According to Wael Mourad, MD, Chief Health Officer, Joe Clark is one of the best physician assistants he has ever worked with. “He is kind, compassionate and an excellent clinician who deeply cares about maintaining his skills and his patients. I am so proud to call him a colleague.”

“If you have to think of one person that personifies why HPC exists, it is Andrea,” Dr. Mourad adds. “For our patients, it is all about access and getting them what they need. That is exactly what Andrea does day in and day out. I am so happy that she is a part of the HPC team!”

Joe and Andrea work together each day and they make a great team! Thank you, Joe and Andrea, for all that you do for HPC.

HPC Employees of the Year - 2018 HPC Employees of the Year - 2018

Employee Spotlight: LaPorscha Vaughn

Employee Spotlight

We are very excited to highlight one of our most valuable assets, our employees! Each month, you can get to know a different HPC team member in a fun new way.

LaPorschaName:  LaPorscha Vaughn

Department: Behavioral Health

Title: Behavioral Health Resource Specialist

Primary work location: Olathe

 

How long have you worked at HPC?

I have been at HPC for about 2 and half months.

How did you get into your field of work?

I started volunteering at a nursing home at a very young age. As I grew older, I knew I wanted to work in a field where I could help people and be a part of their journey.

Do you speak any other languages? If yes, which ones?

I don’t speak any other languages, but that is the goal for 2019.

Do you have a favorite quote? If yes, what is it?

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” -Corinthians 13:4-8

What values are important to you?

Loyalty, Faith, Family and Fun.

What is something about you that would surprise people?

I graduated high school when I was 16 years old.

LaPorschaWhat is on your “bucket” list?

I want to take swimming lessons and run a marathon, half marathon or a quarter marathon.

What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is CHINESE!  I love the honey walnut shrimp at Master Wok.

What is your favorite movie?

“Selena”

What is your favorite hobby?

I like to watch Hulu and chill.

Are you an animal lover?  If yes, how many pets do you have and what kind are they?

I am not an animal lover.