Our Team

Machelle Gilhaus - Director of Hospice

Machelle comes to Evergreen Hospice with over a decade of hospice experience in an executive role. She holds a Master of Science degree from Emporia University. Machelle believes in having a “Hospice Heart” – where caring and providing quality of care always comes first. “Care is the sweetest essence in the world, if someone says take care, it means you live in that persons heart until the last beat”.

 

James Morgan - Chaplain & Grief Support

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.”

 

Amanda Peters - Hospice Social Worker & Volunteer Coordinator

Amanda is Social Worker with Evergreen Hospice. She came to Evergreen Hospice with a little over 2 years of previous hospice experience and 15 years of social work experience. Amanda obtained her Master of Social Work from the University of Kansas and loves to watch Jayhawk basketball. Amanda’s favorite work is with the aging population and she grateful to be able to help others at Evergreen Hospice. She is a lifelong Kansan from central Kansas and currently lives in Gardner with her husband and two daughters. She loves to travel, read, and spend time with her family.

Kris Sallis - Hospice Nurse

Kris came to Evergreen Hospice in March 2022. She has over 25 years of experience as an LPN. She takes pride in providing quality patient care, based on high standards of professionalism and compassion. Kris remarks "being a hospice nurse is one of the greatest privileges, knowing that it gives me the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients, caregivers, and families we serve". She lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri with her husband, Jeff. She has two daughters, Brianna and Taylor and enjoys traveling, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.

Stacy Ross - Hospice Nurse

 

Rebecca Deckard - Hospice Nurse

Rebecca has a bachelor's nursing degree from Pittsburg State University. During college she worked as a certified nursing assistant in assisted living and memory care communities. Upon graduating, sh worked as a pulmonary nurse at St. Luke's Hospital before deciding to return to her true passion - working with the elderly. In Rebecca's words, "I love hospice because it allows me into a most sacred and vulnerable time in peoples' lives. I am gifted with endless reminders of selflessness and unconditional love. Hospice care is about more than helping people die with dignity, it's about helping them live out life with love."

Cory

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. 

Nina

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.