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Our Leadership Team

The day-to-day operation of Fort Scott Presbyterian Village is led by dedicated leadership team of professionals who bring a wealth of experience and specialized expertise to their positions. As employees of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, our promise to you is to live our mission by:

  • Respecting that seniors, as citizens and individuals, retain their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
  • Extending our role in assisting residents with specific needs and desires.
  • Delivering compassionate service and attention to all levels of senior living.
  • Serving as a knowledgeable and trusted resource for all seniors.
  • Advocating for seniors and their lifestyles, health and wellness.
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Ginger Nance, Executive Director

Ginger came to Presbyterian Village as executive director in April 2003. Previously, she was a counselor with Fort Scott Community College working with a college retention program for first-generation students. She had spent the previous 10 years as the administrator for two other retirement communities. She also worked approximately six years as a case manager for Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging assisting seniors with services in their own homes. Nance has a master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis on human development and motivation from Pittsburg State University. She is a licensed adult care home administrator. Active in professional and community organizations, she is a member of Family & Consumer Educators, Sheldon Baptist Church and Pioneer Kiwanis. Nance is past-president of the local United Way and a volunteer in Youth 4-H.

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Deborah Crawford, Marketing & Sales Director

Deborah joined Presbyterian Village in July 2017. She has worked in sales for more than 20 years and attended Missouri Southern. She most recently owned her own home-based direct sales business for 12 years while staying home with her 3 children. She’s looking forward to making connections in the Fort Scott community.

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Freida Hierholzer, Human Resource Supervisor/Accounting Assistant

Freida has worked at Presbyterian Village since 2004, serving in many capacities including certified medication aide, transportation aide and quality assurance coordinator. Her previous work experience includes working as a claims processor for a local insurance company. She also served a short time in the U.S. Air Force. Freida attended Ottawa University and is certified as an activity director, certified nursing assistant, certified medication aide and home health aide. Away from work she is an avid fan of football and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is a member of the United Methodist Church of Redfield, Kansas.

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Joy Ngatia, Dining Services Supervisor

Joy has been our dining services supervisor since October 2010. She came to Fort Scott from Kenya, Africa. Her husband entered his family in the annual lottery which awards citizens of other countries a “pass” to come to the United States to live. Her name was drawn, allowing the family to move. Joy’s work experience in Kenya includes two years as a shipping clerk for the Kenya Port Authority and as a supermarket supervisor. In Kenya, Joy chaired the youth and women’s groups at her church. She was a founder of the Humanitarian Movement and a member of Christian Truth International.

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Fred Hixon, Environmental Services Supervisor

Fred came to Fort Scott Presbyterian Village in 2002. He was a cattle rancher and had worked at Digital Lighthouse as their supervisor of quality and control for the financial department. He is a member of the Grace Baptist Church and active in the Fort Scott community.

Ellen Fairchild, Director of Nursing/Assisted Living

 Ellen rejoined the Presbyterian Village staff in September as director of nursing for assisted living. She previously worked at Presbyterian Village while attending nursing school at Fort Scott Community College, where she received her nursing degree. A native of Fort Scott, she has worked as a wound care nurse and then a medical/surgical and pediatric nurse at Via Christi Hospital and a nurse at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott. Ellen was drawn to nursing because of her oldest child’s health problems. She and her husband have three children.

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