Board of Directors

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Samer "Sam" Antonios, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Ascension Via Christi St. Francis
Wichita, Kansas

Sam Antonios, MD is a physician leader serving at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis. He is the Chief Medical Officer for Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita and Medical Director for Information Systems. In his role, he provides oversight for the operations of the Medical Staff, clinical services and works collaboratively with all stakeholders at Via Christi to improve quality and delivery of Via Christi’s mission.

He is a Board Certified internist, hospitalist and is a Certified Physician Executive from the American Association for Physician Leadership.

Chad Austin

Chad Austin
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kansas Hospital Association
Topeka, Kansas

Chad Austin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Kansas Hospital Association (KHA), which co-founded KHC with the Kansas Medical Society. Prior to becoming president and CEO, he was the primary government relations representative overseeing all state and federal advocacy initiatives for the association. He began his career at KHA in 1999. Chad received his bachelor of science from Kansas State University and his master’s in health services administration from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Kansas Association of Health Care Executives. He also is actively involved with the American Hospital Association, National Rural Health Association, and the Kansas Society of Association Executives.

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Debbie Bruner, MHA - Chair
Chief Executive Officer and Administrator
Minneola Healthcare
Minneola, Kansas

Debbie Bruner, MHA, has been Chief Executive Officer and Administrator of Minneola Healthcare in Minneola since 2012. A transformational leader, much of Debbie’s expertise lies in quality, risk, patient experience, and operational performance. Collaborating with the Kansas Frontier Clinical Health Improvement Network on projects has resulted in integration of mental health, improved patient experience, patient outcomes, and chronic care management. She secured USDA funding and successfully facilitated the Minneola Healthcare team through a renovation and new construction project. A passion for service excellence, Debbie continues to lead successful cultural transformation with the Minneola Healthcare team. Through her leadership and focus on all outcomes, her organization has been recognized by the National Rural Health Association as a Top 20 Performer in Quality and Patient Satisfaction. Debbie holds a Master in Healthcare Administration from the University of Southern Indiana.

Liz Carlton

Liz Carlton, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CPHQ, CPPS
Vice President of Quality & Safety
The University of Kansas Health System

Liz Carlton leads the Systems focus on quality and patient safety initiatives, specifically focused on the quest for zero patient harm and empowering health care professionals to provide the best and safest care for the patients they serve. Liz received her BSN from Texas Woman’s University, and a Master’s in Nursing (Adult Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist) from the University of Kansas. Liz has over 32 years of experience with clinical expertise in adult critical care. She is certified in Critical Care, Hospital Quality, and Patient Safety. In addition, she has expertise in program development with a focus on quality and outcomes management in a regulatory environment. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family, including her children and grandchildren; boating, camping, and riding motorcycles.

Rachelle Colombo

Rachelle Colombo
Executive Director
Kansas Medical Society
Topeka, Kansas

Rachelle Colombo is Executive Director of the Kansas Medical Society (KMS), which co-founded KHC with the Kansas Hospital Association. Previously, she was Director of Government Affairs for KMS for more than eight years and has worked in the Kansas Statehouse in a variety of other positions. Rachelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Craig Concannon

Craig A. Concannon, MD
Internal Medicine
Beloit Medical Center, P.A.
Beloit, Kansas

Craig Concannon, MD currently practices Internal Medicine at Beloit Medical Center, P.A. Dr. Concannon earned his degree in Medicine from the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine in Wichita. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Kansas and affiliated hospitals in Wichita. Dr. Concannon is a past president of Kansas Medical Society.

Joe Davison

Joe D. Davison, MD
Family Practice Physician
West Wichita Family Physicians, P.A.
Wichita, Kansas

Joe Davison, MD is a family physician with West Wichita Family Physicians, P.A. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma, graduating in 1981. Dr. Davison completed his family practice residency at St. Joseph Medical Center in Wichita and is board certified in Family Practice. Dr. Davison is a past president of Kansas Medical Society.

Debra Doubek

Debra Doubek, MD
Family Practice Physician
Stonecreek Family Physicians
Manhattan, Kansas

Debra Doubek, MD, is one of four physicians who established Stonecreek Family Physicians, Manhattan, in 1999. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her internship and family practice residency also at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. She is a founding physician of the Flint Hills Community Clinic, a free clinic for Riley County citizens that have no health insurance. Dr. Doubek’s passion is treating obesity, and she holds a second Board Certification in Bariatric Medicine.

Aron Fast

Aron Fast, MD - Immediate Past Chair
Partners in Family Care
Hesston, Kansas

Aron Fast, MD, is a graduate of Southwestern College and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Family Practice and is the Medical Director at Schowalter Villa, Hesston. He is a native of Hesston.

Lynn Fisher, MD

Lynn Fisher, MD
Assistant Professor, Family & Community Medicine
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
Wichita, Kansas

Lynn Fisher, MD, is an Assistant Professor, Family & Community Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Previously, he practiced full spectrum family medicine at LifeLine Family Medicine in Plainville. He is a 2001 graduate of the University of Kansas Medical School and 2004 graduate of the North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program in Greeley, Colorado. He is a past president of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. 

Kiley Floyd

Kiley Floyd
Chief Executive Officer
Nemaha Valley Community Hospital, Seneca

Kiley Floyd has been Chief Executive Officer of Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca since 2016. Previously she was Administrator and CEO at the Osborne County Memorial Hospital, a position she held for 15 years. Before that she worked at the Kansas Hospital Association for 12 years. Kiley is passionate about patient care, patient dignity, and access to care. Kiley received a MBA from Rockhurst University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Kansas State University.

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K. Allen Greiner, MD, MPH
Professor and Vice Chair of Family Medicine
Research Division Director
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas

K. Allen Greiner, MD, MPH, is currently Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) in Kansas City, Kansas. He directs the department's Research Division and has a secondary appointment and teaches in the MPH and MS in Clinical Research Programs in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. He completed an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Brown University and medical school and a family medicine residency at the University of Kansas. In 2000, he completed a Primary Care Research Fellowship at the University of Kansas and a Masters in Public Health degree.

Jenny Niblock

Jenny Niblock
APRN Chief Clinical Officer
Citizens Health
Colby, Kansas

Jenny Niblock is APRN Chief Clinical Officer at Citizens Health, a position she has held since 1988. She earned her Doctorate in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing, both from Fort Hays State University.

Pat Patton

Pat Patton
Chief Executive Officer
Patterson Health Center
Anthony, Kansas

Pat Patton is Chief Executive Officer of Patterson Health Center and has served in this position since 2018. His career in health care began in 1993 as a Rural Health Consultant for KDHE's Kansas State Office of Rural Health. He earned a Bachelor of a Science degree in Health Care Administration from Wichita State University and a Master's Degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas.

Jerry Slaughter

Jerry Slaughter - Vice Chair
Senior Executive Advisor
Kansas Medical Society
Topeka, Kansas

Jerry Slaughter is Senior Executive Advisor for the Kansas Medical Society, which co-founded KHC with the Kansas Hospital Association. Previously, Slaughter served as Executive Director of the Kansas Medical Society from 1975 to 2017. 

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Brian A. Williams 
President and Chief Executive Officer 
Labette Health
Parsons, Kansas

Brian Williams is President and Chief Executive Officer, since 2015, of Labette Health, a 99-bed regional healthcare system. Labette Health serves a six-county region in southeast Kansas. Prior to joining Labette Health, Mr. Williams possesses over fifteen years of experience leading physician and hospital organizations as well as ten years of prior experience leading financial services organizations.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and General Business from Missouri State University, and a Master of Business Administration from Drury University. He is also a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He is a General George C. Marshall Award recipient, is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives, is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (retired).

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Aimee Zimmerman
Chief Executive Officer 
Logan County Health Services
Oakley, Kansas

Aimee Zimmerman is the CEO at Logan County Health Services (LCHS) in Oakley, Kansas. Prior to becoming CEO, she served as Chief Operating Officer for Logan County Health Services. She has been a registered nurse for 26 years and has 16 years of experience in quality improvement and risk management. Aimee is a long-time member of the Kansas Association of Risk and Quality Management (KARQM). She has served on the KARQM Board and also as a mentor to new risk and quality professionals.  Aimee received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fort Hays State University and her Master of Health Care Administration from Grand Canyon University.