Community Leadership

Advena Living of Clay Center celebrates the importance of ethics, compassion and commitment in the healthcare profession as we honor our nurses, volunteers and staff, who demonstrate such passion and dedication to our community members every day.

Our staff works side-by-side with families and physicians to ensure our community members are in the most appropriate care setting, customized for their needs and preferences. Our licensed professionals are available to answer questions and address any concerns you or your family may have.

Please feel free to contact our key staff members about our services:

Frank Trimboli, Interim Administrator 

administratorCC@advenagroup.com

I have been an administrator for over 29 years, but I started out as a nursing assistant.  I have never forgotten where I started. As the youngest administrator in the history of Missouri (and eventually the youngest in the history of Kansas), I was literally a nursing assistant on a Saturday, and an administrator the following Thursday.

I have served in many capacities throughout my career, including as the Chief Operating Officer over eight facilities for eleven years.

In my spare time I can be found at the movies, reading comic books or trying out new restaurants. I am the father of three college-aged daughters, as well as four lizards, two Basset Hounds, one Bloodhound, two frogs and a guinea pig.

I am a servant and will work for you and your loved ones. I encourage you to reach out to me at any time with questions or concerns.

Rebekah Brandt, Business Office Manager

bomCC@advenagroup.com

Four years ago, I entered the healthcare field as a Business Office Manager. More than a decade in the direct-selling industry helped me understand the value of building genuine relationships to help people ensure their needs are met. That experience has helped me connect with our residents and their families while navigating the ups and downs that come about. I’m so thankful for this opportunity, and I look forward to many more years serving our community.

Jennifer March, Director of Nursing

donCC@advenagroup.com

I spent half my younger years in sunny California with my mom and grandparents, and the other half in Florida, which I call home. I joined the military at 17 and spent the next 22 years working multiple jobs, but my one true love was in the medical field as a combat medic. I traveled the world, learned about multiple cultures, and was in several combat campaigns. When I finally retired, I returned to my love of medicine and started to pursue my career in nursing. I was a CNA and LPN before finally receiving my RN.

I love working in long-term care because it reminds me so much of spending time with my grandparents, whether it was feeding the fish at the pond with my grandfather or making rock candy with my grandmother. Every day, I strive to make our residents’ home as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Margaret Kelly, ADON/MDS Coordinator

mdsCC@AdvenaGroup.com

My first job in high school was at the nursing home in Oberlin, Kan. I started out in dietary and became a CNA. Working with elderly people inspired me to become a nurse. During my clinicals for college, I fell in love with pediatrics. I spent 28 years of my nursing career working at Children’s Hospital in Denver, and in 2006 I received my masters in organizational management.

Ten years later, I moved to Clay Center to be closer to my family. I started working here in January 2020, and I feel honored to be working again with community members and their families. I work as a nurse on weekends and during the week as needed. I am thankful, grateful and blessed to be a member of this team.

Brittney Torres, Social Services Director

socialservicesCC@advenagroup.com

I began working in the senior living industry because I really enjoy spending time with community members and their families. I consider myself to be a people-person, and love connecting with residents. Some come for short-term rehab stays and return home, while others make Advena Living of Clay Center their new home. No matter what their length of stay, each person holds a special place in my heart.

I have a master’s degree in psychology as well as my CNA license. I’m also an Army veteran. Here at Advena Living of Clay Center, I’ve taken on the role of Director of Social Services. I am honored to be a part of this team and eager to gain more knowledge. I can whole heartedly say that I love my job and all the people that I work with.

My hobbies include spending time with my huge, blended family, nature and soccer.

Misty Hoes, Environmental Services Director

maintenancecc@advenagroup.com

I started as a housekeeper/laundry staff member six years ago. In 2017, I became the supervisor over housekeeping and laundry. I take pride in everything I do and put 100 percent into my work. I’ve been running the maintenance department for the last six months and have enjoyed learning something new every day.

Tammy Liedtke, Dietary Manager

foodservicesCC@advenagroup.com

I started in food service when I was 15. Two years later, I became a CNA. I went back to food service about six years later. I have the best of both worlds!