Community Leadership

Advena Living of Cherryvale celebrates the importance of ethics, compassion and commitment in the healthcare profession as we honor our nurses, volunteers and staff, who demonstrate such passion and dedication to our community members every day.

Our staff works side-by-side with families and physicians to ensure our community members are in the most appropriate care setting, customized for their needs and preferences. Our licensed professionals are available to answer questions and address any concerns you or your family may have.

Please feel free to contact our key staff members about our services:

Melissa Preston, Administrator 

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More info coming soon…

Katherine Hourgardy, Business Office Manager

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I maintain office efficiency by assisting with onboarding staff, payroll, accounts payable, receivables, monthly billing and medical records. I started my journey here in 2010 and have worked as a CNA, CMA and Activity Director, as well as helping our community members with transportations. It has been a pleasure not only to assist the people in our community, but also to have a direct bond with our staff as they join our team.

Charis Schultheiss, Director of Nursing

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I have been a nurse since 2012 and have worked in this community almost that entire time. I have known from a young age that working in long-term care was my calling, as I have always gravitated toward the senior population and enjoyed spending time listening to their stories and learning from them. It has been an honor to serve the community members and staff here, and I am dedicated to creating an environment that people of all ages desire to reside and work in.

Haylie Felts, Assistant Director of Nursing / MDS / Infection Prevention

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I have known since I was 16 that my heart belonged in healthcare. Since then, I have worked in many healthcare-related environments including cancer clinics, wound care clinics, assisted living, long-term care communities, dementia units, and with a surgery team. A favorite quote of mine is “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” Nursing is an honorable profession and has been life changing for me. It is an honor to take care of those in need, and I am excited to expand my knowledge here at Advena Living of Cherryvale.

Kara Moon, Therapy Program Manager

Encore Rehabilitation gave me the opportunity to join the family at Advena Living of Cherryvale in March of 2022 as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant. My clinical experience ranges from pediatrics to geriatrics with everything in between, but have really found my passion to be the elder population.  I have been blessed to be the Therapy Program Manager as a new graduate and I knew from the start that I was placed right where I needed to be, in a town near where I grew up. It has been such a rewarding experience to be of positive impact of the senior population and I feel right at home in this small town facility.

Sondra Fockler, Marketing & Social Services Director

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Coming soon…

Shane Fockler, Environmental Services Director

I served my County for 20 years as a United States Marine, retired Honorably from the Corps in 2016 and immediately enrolled in Tulsa Welding School Tulsa Oklahoma. After becoming a certified welder, I worked as a metal fabricator in Bixby, Oklahoma. I moved to Coffeyville, KS where I attended Carpentry & Construction courses at Coffeyville Community College. I worked for myself as a handyman around my community and built the reputation as a dependable and reliable citizen.

I joined Advena Living of Cherryvale in 2021 as the Maintenance Director and Environmental Specialist. I am greatly honored to serve my community directly by caring for those in need. There is no better pride and no greater feeling than leaving a day’s work knowing you made a difference in someone’s life directly. The absolute joy is returning the following day to achieve it for another.

Heather Turner, Director of Food Services

foodservicesCV@advenagroup.com

Food has been a passion of mine since I was young. I began working in the food service industry when I was 18 years old at the YMCA of the Rockies in Granby, Colo., as a summer job. I have been employed with this community since 2001, becoming the dietary manager in 2014. I have lived in Cherryvale all my life, and our community is my second home and family. I could not imagine working anywhere else.