Holton Community Hospital is a designated Critical Access Hospital operating as a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Corporation governed by an eight-member board of directors.

Holton Community Hospital Leadership

Carrie Saia

Chief Executive Officer


Bart Kenton

Chief Financial Officer


Krista Eylar

Chief Nursing Officer


Cody Utz

Director of Patient Care Services and Quality


Rachel Gross

Clinic Manager

785-364-2126 – ext. 3001

Gretchen Snavely

Director of Human Resources


Holli Dieckmann

Director of Health Information Management and Risk Manager



Kristi Roush

Director of Ancillary Services

Board members are: Front Row (L to R): Henriette Area and Di Gross.

Back Row (L to R): Sahra Meddock, Shannon Henry, Cheryl Yingst, Heather Naylor, Jordan Jones and Jeanetta Shupe

Holton Community Hospital Auxiliary

The Holton Community Hospital Auxiliary is committed to supporting the hospital and enhancing the patient experience. Founded in 1967, we welcome community members to volunteer their time to support the hospital and patients we serve.


To volunteer for the Holton Community Hospital Auxiliary:

Complete the application

  1. Pay $10 annual membership dues
  2. Attend quarterly meetings noon – 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month in January, April, July, and October. 

Holton Community Hospital Board Of Directors

Holton Community Hospital is governed by a eight-member board of directors who seek to further the hospital’s mission of professionalism, compassion and excellence in healthcare for a healthier community.

As elected officials, the Board of Directors oversee the hospital’s operations and guide strategic planning to provide quality care to the Kansas communities we serve. 


Bobbi McGrath, Chair
Dan Brenner, Vice Chair 


Mark Aeschliman
Chad Bontrager
Dr. LaDona Schmidt
Gloria Stavropoulos
Heather Schrick
Marilyn Watkins

Holton Community Hospital Foundation

Through philanthropic giving, the Holton Community Hospital Foundation supports the hospital in achieving its goals of compassion, professionalism, and excellence in healthcare. The Foundation builds lifelong relationships with contributors, raises funds, and dedicates its resources to further advance the needs of Holton Community Hospital and those it serves.

Gifts to the Holton Community Hospital Foundation provide enhanced health care services for the entire community. 

Gifts to the Foundation are made in multiple ways:

  • Cash donation (unrestricted or restricted)
  • Contribution toward a special Foundation project
  • Donation of securities and existing or new life insurance policies
  • Donation of land, buildings, or personal property
  • Creation of a charitable gift annuity
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Memorial or remembrance gifts
  • Endowments
The Foundation greatly appreciates every gift. Thank you!

Foundation Board Of Directors

Sarah Gideon, Chair
Dr. Michael Engelken, Vice Chair
Jennifer Shaw, Sec./Treasurer
Colette Carson
Carrie Saia
Leslie Smith
Gloria Stavropoulos
Kim Tegethoff
Jon Yingst

Holton Community Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Committee

Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) Steering Committee

Krista Eylar, Chief Nursing Officer
Rachel Gross, Family Medicine Clinic Manager
Carrie Saia, CEO
Nicole Wilson, Director of Home Health and Hospice
Cody Utz, Director of Patient Care Services and Quality

Patient and Family Advisors

Mark Aeschliman
Mallory Jacobs
Nicole Meerpohl
Dennis Mulroy
Gregg Watkins
Theresa Watkins

PFAC Co-Chair
Cody Utz