The Heart & Soul Hospice of Wichita team provides compassionate end-of-life care guided by Christian values.

In Kansas, the Wichita team accepts hospice admissions from Andover, Valley Center, Park City, Maize, Derby, Haysville, Hutchinson, Winfield, Arkansas City, El Dorado, Wichita and Newton.

Jennie Johnson, RN
Hospice Administrator

Jennie became the administrator for Heart & Soul in September 2018. She previously worked in various positions at the Newton Presbyterian Manor 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 PMMA’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.

Dr. Kimberly Allman,
Medical Director

Dr. Kimberly Allman is a Kansas native, born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Nutritional Science from K-State. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and trained as a resident in family medicine at Wesley Medical Center. Dr. Allman and her husband Kenny are the proud parents of Kyle, Jonathan, Julia and Rebecca.  She became the medical director for Heart & Soul Hospice in 2019.

Melissa Simon,
Clinical Services Director

Melissa joined Heart & Soul in December 2022. She a registered nurse and has extensive experience in hospice work and as a clinical coordinator. She’s also been on the Peer Review Board at a major hospital in Wichita and served as secretary of the Hutchinson Area Nurses Association. Melissa is a member of the Kansas Home Care and Hospice Association (KHCHA).

Sheri Ludlow, MSW,
Social Worker

Sheri joined Heart & Soul in November 2021. She has been director of social services for a senior living community, a renal social worker, and a hospice social worker and bereavement coordinator. She has an associate’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Marymount College in Salina, Kansas, and a master’s of social work from the University of Kansas. She is a board member for the Kansas Dialysis Association.


Greg-Schmidt-ChaplainRev. 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 his 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.

Mayra Castillo-Garcia,
Hospice Aide/CNA

Mayra joined Heart & Soul in July 2021 after working at Wichita Presbyterian Manor for 9 years. Before entering the health care field, she worked as a teacher assistant at Adventure Planet. Mayra is active in the St. Margaret Mary Church.

 

Caitlyn B. Ulbrich, RN,
Case Manager

Caitlyn joined PMMA in November 2022 after working for Wichita’s major hospitals in the surgery department as a circulating nurse. She received her RN degree from Hutchinson Community College Nursing Program in 2021. Caitlyn is a certified in BLS (Basic Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support).

She enjoys singing with her patients. Outside of work, Caitlyn enjoys spending time with her nephew and other family. She also likes to spend time outside hiking.