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Acting Chief Executive Officer

Bob Theis

Bob Theis has been part of the Rodgers Health family since 2006. Currently as Acting Chief Executive Officer, he works diligently with the leadership team and Board of Directors to develop meaningful partnerships in the community for the continued growth of the Health Center.  He believes strongly in providing clear guidance and support to all Rodgers Health employees so they are able to do their best work, and thus, is focused on finding ongoing solutions for eliminating the barriers to healthcare from both the patient and employee perspectives. 

Bob has a favorite quote he shares with his staff, from Lily Tomlin: “The road to success is always under construction.” He shares that helping Rodgers Health constantly improve is key to his role. “There’s always a new challenge around the corner and we’re always looking for a better way to do something.”

Although he spends much of his day focusing on organizational oversight and finances, “numbers aren’t the only thing I deal with,” Bob says. “I love the patients we serve. When a kid runs up and gives me a high five, that’s the best.” He is also passionate about the mission of Rodgers Health. “I believe in Dr. Rodgers’ basic reason for creating this: to make people’s lives better.” 

Bob has held several roles at Rodgers Health including Controller, Chief Financial Officer, as well as additional Chief Operating Officer responsibilities.  His work prior to the Health Center included auditing, consulting to CPA firms and accounting at several health care facilities. “I feel like my whole life led me here,” Bob says.  In 2010, Bob received the Chief Financial Officer of the Year Award for Small Nonprofit Organizations from the Kansas City Business Journal. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at the University of Kansas, and his Master’s in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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Chief Human Resources Officer

Janelle Harvey Jordan

Janelle Harvey Jordan began her time with the Rodgers Health family in early 2015. Janelle is particularly passionate about her work because of how the health center was founded. “It’s really the story of Dr. Rodgers,” she says. “His philosophy was that everyone should be able to access the best health care, regardless of their ability to pay. And working here, I get to see that work displayed every day.”

At Rodgers Health, she serves team members at all levels of the organization — “from our hourly employees all the way up to our CEO,” she adds. Janelle brings more than 20 years of experience in the Human Resources field, having managed and directed both benefits administration and human resources departments. In her role prior to Rodgers Health, Janelle was responsible for human resources oversight at nearly a dozen sites around the country. She received her undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources certification.

Janelle and her husband have three children and one granddaughter. She and her family enjoy being active in the community, particularly with their church and the nonprofit organization Jack and Jill of America, as well as entertaining in their home.

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Board of Directors

  • Sidney King, CPA, Chair
  • Thomas B. Wright, III, Vice Chair
  • Jon Trozollo, Secretary
  • Melina P. Johnson, Treasurer
  • Anne M. VanGarsse, MD, FAAP, Health Care Representative
  • Joe Valenciano, MBA, Past Chair
  • Benoit Blondeau, MD, MBA
  • Katie P. Castro-Galicia
  • Dr. Ximena Ilabaca-Somoza, MPH
  • Poornima Kumar
  • Leonardo J. Lozada, MD, MBA
  • Gina Mace, MBA
  • Donna Wilson Peters
  • Mamie Hughes Rodgers, Board Member Emeritus