The Heart & Soul Hospice of Wichita team provides compassionate end-of-life care guided by Christian values to patients in Butler, Cowley, Harvey, Kingman, Reno, Sedgwick, and Sumner counties in Kansas. Team members are dedicated to providing quality end of life care guided by Christian values.
Jennie Johnson, RN
Jennie became the administrator for Heart & Soul in September 2018. She previously worked in various positions at the Newton and Wichita Presbyterian Manor communities throughout her career, most recently as health services director at the Wichita campus. Jennie earned her licensed practical nurse and registered nurse degrees with help from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s Employee Scholarship Fund. She did her licensed practical nurse training at Hutchinson Community College and earned her associate’s degree in nursing at Hesston College. She is a member of Hillcrest Community Church.
Katrina Karanu, RN
Clinical Services Director
Katrina joined Heart & Soul Hospice in May 2017. She previously worked in home health and hospice in the Wichita area. She also has experience as a director of nursing and charge nurse and has worked in the medical field for more than 17 years. She is a registered nurse and received her associate’s degree in nursing from Hutchinson Community College. She is attending Western Governors University for a master’s degree in leadership and management.
Braden Foster, DO
Dr. Foster joined Heart & Soul Hospice in November 2016. He is a physician with Wichita Family Medicine Specialists. He completed his Family Medicine Residency through the University of Kansas and was chief resident for two years. He received his bachelors of science degree in biochemistry from Newman University and his doctor of osteopathic medicine from the University of Kansas. He is a doctor of osteopathy board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Shanda joined Heart & Soul Hospice in September 2015 as the office coordinator. She previously worked as the medical records coordinator at Wichita Presbyterian Manor and has five years of experience as a hospice admissions coordinator. She has certifications in medical records and coding.
Rev. Greg Schmidt, M.Div.
Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator
Greg was named chaplain for Heart & Soul Hospice in August 2015. From 2007 to 2016, he served as chaplain at Wichita Presbyterian Manor. Greg received is Master of Divinity degree from Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary and has served as a pastor to Mennonite Brethren, American Baptist, Independent and Presbyterian congregations in Newton, Hillsboro and Wichita. One of his passions is to walk alongside individuals and families through each step of life’s journey in such a way as to enable and equip them to address life’s greatest challenges.
Jamie Farrelly, LMSW
Social Worker/Volunteer Coordinator
Jamie joined Heart & Soul Hospice in December 2017. She has previously worked as a family educator at Childstart. She also worked for the Women’s Initiative Network and the Center of Hope. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in social work. She’s a licensed master social worker. She was a TRIO Scholar, a member of the Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society and a McNair Scholar.
Stephani Spiess, RN,
Stephani joined Heart & Soul Hospice in October 2016. She has been a pediatric home health nurse and charge nurse at a senior living community. She has an associates’ degree in nursing and is a registered nurse.
Bobbi Barb, RN
Bobbi joined Heart & Soul Hospice in May 2018. She previously worked in admissions for Interim Healthcare. She has an associate’s degree in nursing from Butler Community College. Bobbi has worked as an RN case manager, phlebotomist, certified nurse aide, certified medication aide, vocational trainer and daycare provider.
Shalyn McCormick Bates
Shalyn joined Heart & Soul Hospice in September 2016 as a Hospice Aide. She started her health care career during her Senior year in High school. After 5 years of giving care for both young and old, she achieved her Home Health Aide License. She most recently worked at HomeInstead Senior Care.
Faith joined Heart & Soul Hospice in April 2018. She previously worked at Emporia Presbyterian Manor, DiversiCare of Haysville and Comfort Keepers in Wichita. She received her certifications in home health aide and a certified nurse assistant through Wichita Area Technical College.