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:

Deja Rhodeman, Administrator

I am the oldest of four siblings. At a young age, I loved being a role model and the go-to confidant for my brothers and sister. I have a love for learning and working with computer programs. I graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems. If there was one person that led me down my path in taking care of the elderly, it was my great grandmother. She taught me that helping people was a calling, not just a job.

I have had the opportunity at a young age to work in the nursing home setting as a companion aide, dietary and housekeeping. These roles have served me well. I am able to be the voice for others and advocate in a setting that everyone is able to have confidence that their loved ones are being taken care of. I now can not only ensure the residents are happy, but to be a positive role model and team player.

Rebekah Brandt, Business Office Manager

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.

Krista Wiss, DON

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Darena Bass, ADON/MDS Coordinator

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Misty Hoes, Environmental Services Director

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

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!