Krista Postai, an original “founder” and former board member of CHC/SEK, serves as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining the organization in November 2004, she was Vice President of Planning and Development at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center. During her 23 years with Mt. Carmel, she was instrumental in the development of several key programs including the regional cancer center, the $17.5 million outpatient expansion completed in 2004, the creation of a physician recruitment and retention program and several mission-directed services including CareVan (a transportation service), Congregational Health Ministry, and the Wesley House Dental Clinic. She served as secretary to the Mount Carmel Foundation and as liaison to the Mt. Carmel Auxiliary. She attended Pittsburg State University and is a graduate of Kansas University in Lawrence with a Bachelor’s of Science.
Douglas Stuckey, CPA, originally served as financial consultant to CHC/SEK during its startup struggles and was instrumental in a highly successful turnaround of its financial situation. He officially became Chief Financial Officer in August of 2005. He has 22 years experience in both the public and private accounting sectors, including five years with a “Big Four” accounting firm in Houston with supervisory positions in auditing, tax and accounting, and chief accounting officer of two publicly held companies. He is a graduate of Pittsburg State University with a BS in Business Administration in Accounting and the University of Texas at Austin with a MBA in Finance.
Dr. Linda Bean, DO, serves as Chief Medical Officer of CHC/SEK, joining the organization full-time in July 2005 following completion of her family practice residency at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita. She received her Board Certification in Family Practice in August 2005. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville with a Bachelor’s of Science and the received her medical degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to primary medical care, she is providing obstetrical and gynecological services to her patients. She directly supervises a ten-member medical staff and is responsible for the overall quality of healthcare services delivered by CHC/SEK. She is a participant in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program.