Our Team


Machelle Gilhaus - Director of Hospice



James Morgan - Chaplain

James came to Evergreen in July 2016. Before then, he was a hospice Chaplain Team Coordinator in Missouri for four years. James has also served as a pastor, was on the Air Force Academy faculty, and was a Missile Launch Officer. James has earned a Master of Divinity, a Master of Science (Management), and a Bachelor of Science (Psychology). James remarked, “It’s a true honor to be a part of an amazing Evergreen team who puts patients and their families first.”



Pam Lewis - Hospice Clinical Director



Amanda Peters - Hospice Social Worker & Volunteer Coordinator


Rachel Fleming - RN/Hospice Case Manager

Rachel comes to Evergreen with nearly 2 years of hospice experience and is very excited to join a team and culture that believes passionately in patient-centered care. She is an RN who starting off her nursing career in a hospital and was a nurse case manager in home health for nearly 5 years. She found that many of her patients were declining and more appropriate for hospice care than home health and felt a tug on her heart to move into hospice. Besides her love for hospice nursing, Rachel loves God, her family (she’s married to Jeff and they have 2 teen boys, Jacob and Eric), her dog (Noey Joey) and her extended family and friends. “I feel like I’m home at Evergreen and plan on being here for a long time!”


Michael Shields - RN/Hospice Weekend Nurse

Michael is an RN with over 5 years of experience in hospice nursing and over 18 years of community education, including experience in public schools and university level. He earned his nursing degree from Neosho County and his Master’s of Education from Bemidji State University. Michael is the proud father of two sons, Ted and Conner.


Christina Simpson - HHA Hospice Aide



Cory Webb - Health Information Specialist

Cory joined the Evergreen Hospice team in October of 2016 as the Health Information Specialist. She earned her RHIT degree from DeVry University. Although most of her time is spent maintaining the medical records for our hospice patients, she also helps to take phone calls throughout the week. She feels honored to work with such a dedicated and compassionate team, and has found her home away from home with them. When Cory is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors or watching movies, as well as watching her three kids participate in their various activities. 


Kendyl Frerking - Music Therapist

Kendyl is a board-certified music therapist. She has a degree in Music Therapy from Drury University and has over three years of experience working in hospice and memory care. She has a passion for making music with others and providing opportunities for self-expression and support. She resides in Overland Park with her family and enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Buddy. 


Nina Huffman - Administrative Coordinator

Nina has been with Evergreen Hospice since January 2019. She is excited to be a part of the Evergreen team! She helps out in all aspects of the front office and is always there to greet you with a smile. Outside of work, Nina is a foster parent and has recently adopted her son. She has a passion for helping others and it really shows in everything she does.