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.
Dr. Kimberly Allman,
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.
Gina joined Heart & Soul Hospice in August 2021. She previously worked in hospice for five years and for the American Red Cross for 10 years. She has a train the trainer certificate from the American Red Cross, North Central Kansas Chapter. She is president and founder of the non-profit Gypsum Valley Sports Club and was a member of the Salina (Kan.) Rotary Board of Directors.
Kyle Kite, RN,
Kyle joined Heart & Soul Hospice in June 2019 as a case manager and accepted the clinical director position in September 2021. He previously worked in medical research, hospice, dialysis and Wesley Medical Center. Prior to entering the health care field, he was a police officer for the City of Wichita. He has a bachelor of arts in business administration and a master of arts in the administration of justice from Wichita State University, and an associate of science degree from Butler County Community College. He is a registered nurse in the state of Kansas.
Annette Mendez, RN
Annette joined Heart & Soul Hospice in September 2019. She has a background in long-term care, medical-surgical work and the medical clinic environment. She started her health care career as a CNA in 2001, became an LPN in 2008 and an RN in 2012. She was a charge nurse at Halstead Health & Rehab for two years. Annette is active in her church and church-related organizations.
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 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.
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.
Lori joined Heart & Soul Hospice in August 2019 as a health aide. She has a bachelor of arts in healthcare management from Ottawa University. She has a medical office certificate from Butler Community College and her CNA from Allied Healthcare. She previously worked as a unit clerk, pharmacy technician, church secretary, finance assistant and medical records director.
Jasmine joined Heart & Soul Hospice in December 2019. She previously worked at a health care and rehabilitation center for five years. She is an experienced home care provider. She has an associate of science degree from Washburn University and received her CNA from Trinity School of Nursing in Lawrence. She is basic life support and AED (automated external defibrillator) certified.
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.