It’s Your Business, Sept. 30, 2017




Douglas Rose, M.D., vice president and chief medical quality officer and medical director of Population Health, recently announced his intention to retire from Stormont Vail Health on Jan. 13.

He has been with the organization for 23 years, serving as an Emergency Department physician and then medical director of the Emergency Department before taking on his current role.

He has earned numerous external awards for quality and safety, and was elected chair of the Kansas Hospital Association’s Council on Quality and Patient Safety in 2013.

He has worked diligently on helping develop a culture of high performance grounded in teamwork and the scientific method. During his tenure, the Emergency Department has been redesigned and transformed into a welcoming front door to the hospital.

He has also worked on numerous quality improvement initiatives, including Patient Safety First, Lean process improvement, Clinical Documentation Improvement and the Mayo Clinic Care Network Colorectal Surgery Enhanced Recovery collaborative.

He will be moving to DeKalb, Ill., where his wife has accepted the position of president of Northern Illinois University.

Stormont Vail Health recently announced that Bhavika Patel, M.D., has joined their medical team and will practice as a family medicine physician. Her practice will be located at Cotton O’Neil Garfield, 901 S.W. Garfield, in Topeka. She received her medical degree at the American University of Antigua, Coolidge, Antigua, in 2013. She completed a family medicine residency at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 2016. She is currently pursuing a master’s in healthcare delivery science at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.

Josiah Jackson recently joined Automation Controls, Inc., as a controls technician. His responsibilities include designing electrical control panels, as well as writing programs for Operator Interface Terminals and PLC’s. Prior to joining Automation Controls, Inc., he was in the United States Navy where he served as a Fire Controlman from 2007 to 2013 and Training Operations Department Head from 2013 to 2016. After leaving the Navy, he attended and graduated from Washburn Tech’s Advanced Systems Technology Program in May. His personal achievements include Eagle Scout and NOSC Bessemer Sailor of the Year 2014.



FHLBank Topeka recently announced the following promotions and new employees.

Trent Meyer joined the lending department as a lending officer. He previously was a market risk quality assurance analyst. He has been with FHLBank since 2014.

Rachael Carter joined FHLBank as building services coordinator. She previously served as a medical support assistant for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Alan Rice is FHLBank’s new senior member credit risk analyst. He previously served as the bank surveillance manager for the Office of the State Bank Commissioner.

Steven Townsend joined FHLBank as the new portfolio manager and was promoted to assistant vice president. He previously served as an ES&A consultant at Huron Consulting Group.


The Nominating Committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recently elected Molly Howey, CEcD, senior vice president of economic development at GO Topeka to its Board of Directors for a two-year term. The election took place during IEDC’s 2017 Annual Conference, which was held Sept. 17-20 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She will begin her two-year term in January.

She is a Kansas native and has spent the last six years marketing the capital city, Topeka, to site selectors and prospective corporate citizens. She is a graduate of Washburn University and received her CEcD in 2016. In her role, she manages two industrial parks the organization owns and oversees all business attraction efforts in Shawnee County. Some companies that have grown in or relocated to Topeka during her time with the organization are Mars Chocolate, Big Heart Pet Brands, Target, Federal Home Loan Bank, Home Depot and Frito-Lay. GO Topeka is a public-private partnership funded mostly by a ½ cent county-wide sales tax that was just renewed for another 15 years.

Brewster Place Vice President of Wellness and Community Initiatives Eileen McGivern, RN, BSN, was recently chosen as one of 30 to attend the LeadingAge National Leadership Academy. This prestigious national program is a year-long leadership development academy designed to enhance the leadership skills and core competencies of nonprofit leaders working professionally within the aging services industry. She will begin her training in October in New Orleans at the LeadingAge National Conference and Annual Meeting.

She joined Brewster in 2011 as wellness director and was quickly promoted to her current position. Her work is focused on serving seniors through the Brewster at Home division and includes wellness programming for Brewster Place residents, advocacy for seniors and developing creative options for seniors to age in place.

Mayor Larry Wolgast has announced the following appointments and reappointments to City of Topeka Boards and Commissions:

Francis Kent, appointment and Marilyn Lind, Marijo Mastroianni, Marilyn Lind, Don Moses, and Theresa Packard reappointments to the Americans with Disabilities Act Advisory Council.

Shampayne Lloyd, appointment to the Citizen’s Advisory Council.

TaZaras Isom and Amiee Copp-Hasty, appointments to the Human Relations Commission.

Bill Persinger, Shawn Kimble, appointments and Joel Cromwell, reappointment to the Shawnee County Community Corrections Advisory Board.

Andy Vogel and Jim Ogle, reappointments to the Topeka Metropolitan Transit Board.

Marc Fried and Matt Werner, appointments to the Topeka Planning Commission.

Cindy Wilson, appointment to the Topeka Public Building Commission.

Rick Stones, appointment to the Topeka Sustainability Advisory Board.

Paul Hoferer, reappointment to the Washburn University Board of Regents.


Safe Streets will hold a Safe Property Management Training session from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Safe Streets, 2209 S.W. 29th St. This training is geared for landlords, apartment/rental property managers, maintenance workers and those considering becoming landlords. Learn about local drug trends, screening tenants, leases, lighting, building codes, narcotics recognition, animal control and much more. The registration cost is $25 and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited. Registrations are due by Wednesday, Oct. 4. For more information, call Judy at Safe Streets, 266-4606.


Topeka VFW Auxiliary 1650 will host Dee Guillory, VFW Auxiliary national president, on her two-day visit to Kansas with a luncheon at noon, on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Post Home located at 3110 S.W. Huntoon.

While in Kansas she will visit with members at Auxiliaries in Leavenworth, Holton, Bonner Springs and Lenexa, as well as tour the 190th Air National Guard in Topeka and meet and lunch with military personnel and veterans stationed at Fort Leavenworth.

She was elected national president in July at the 104th National Convention in New Orleans, La. On her 16th birthday, she joined the Wilkins-Edwards Auxiliary 176 in Newport News, Va., joining on the eligibility of her grandfather, who served in the United States Army during World War II from 1943-1946 and Korea from 1952-1954. She is a life member and has served in various capacities, including state president, at every level of the VFW Auxiliary organization.

She resides in Gloucester, Va., with her husband Mark, who is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). They have two sons, Mark Jr., also a life member of the VFW, and Paul, who is a nurse at the VA Trippler Clinic in Hawaii, and five grandchildren.

The Seventh annual Shawnee County Parks &Recreation Golf Tournament is set for Friday, Oct. 6, at Lake Shawnee Golf Course. The deadline to register a foursome is Monday, Oct. 2.

The tournament begins with an 8 a.m. registration followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Golfers will bid on auction items, which will be awarded during lunch at the conclusion of the tournament. A $300 registration fee includes golf cart, range balls, green fees and lunch. Mulligan packages and silent auction items will be available at the event.

The Shawnee County Parks &Recreation Foundation exists to enhance the park and recreation experience in Shawnee County through charitable contributions of time and resources. Tax-deductible donations to the Foundation help parks and recreational facilities remain in first-class condition for generations to come. There is also a newly established golf fund which will fund future improvements to Lake Shawnee, Cypress Ridge and Forbes golf courses.

Formed in 2008, the Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization which uses tax-deductible contributions, bequests and advertising revenues to support major capital improvements, public park land acquisition, programs, and special projects. The SCPR Foundation is an affiliate of the Topeka Community Foundation. The SCPR Foundation has a volunteer board of directors. For more information, contact Rachel Meyer at 251-6885.