Newman Regional Health is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of community leaders.


  • Cathy Pimple, RN, MSN, DNP, Chief Executive Officer
  • Darren Odum, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer
  • Holly French, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
  • Alana Longwell, DO, Chief Medical Officer
  • Heather Aylward, RN, MSN, Chief Nursing Officer


  • Luke Arndt, Chairperson
  • Nancy Wells, Vice Chair
  • Larry Bucklinger, Treasurer/Secretary
  • Linda Adams-Wendling, PhD, Member
  • Bill Barnes, Member
  • Caron Daugherty, Ed.D, Member
  • Rebeca Herrera, Member
  • Diana Kuhlmann, Member
  • Don Hill, Member

2023 Medical Staff Officers & Committee Members

Officers/Executive Committee

At Large Members:

Medical Directors

  • Cardiopulmonary Services: Brock Kretsinger, DO
  • Emergency Department: Kevin Brinker, DO
  • Hospice: Cy Anderson, MD
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation: Alana Longwell, DO
  • Laboratory: Susan Speaks, MD
  • Radiology: Frank Yackovich, MD

Section Chairs

  • Medical Section: W. Timothy Duncan, MD (to 12/24)
  • FP/Peds Section: Derek Brown, MD (to 12/23)
  • OB/Gyn Section: Christine Faulkner, MD (to 12/23)
  • Surgery Section: Matthew Turner, MD (to 12/23)

Infection Control Committee

Ethics Committee

  • Roland Darey, MD
  • Jerald Campbell, CRNA

MSQIC/ UR Committee

Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

  • Brock Kretsinger, DO
  • Christy Jansen, MD
  • Kimberly Schmid, MD
  • Robert Davis, CRNA

Opioid Stewardship Committee

Physician System Integration Group

We are always ready to answer any questions you may have about donations, gift options, or general questions about how we make decisions for the future of the hospital. Contact Newman Regional Health’s Board of Trustees by mailing to the below address:
Newman Regional Health
c/o Administration Office
1201 W. 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801

View Newman Regional Health’s audited financial statements.

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Newman Regional Health
1201 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
Newman Medical Plaza
1301 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801