Chance Becnel

President and COO

  • Native of New Orleans, LA
  • Graduated with a BSBA with a Major in Management from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette
  • 20+ years Management and Executive  Leadership Experience
  • 15+ years  experience in Senior Care
  • Business owner
  • AHCA’s Future Leader of American in Long Term Care
  • Has been licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in five states
  • Has worked with Senior Care Communities in over 13 states across the country
  • Strengths / Skills: Executive Coaching, Mission/Purpose, Culture, Core Values, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Streamlining Operations, Improving Customer Experiences, Time Mgmt, etc.
  • Adamant reader and searcher of wisdom, knowledge and truth
  • Wife: Samantha.  Sons: Andy and Tristan
  • When he is not working, he LOVES to saddle up and ride mountain bikes all over the country
  • Bill Wagner


  • Bill Wagner is a CPA who earned his BBA and MBA from Pittsburg State University.
  • Bill has a background in public accounting, manufacturing, and real estate development/hospitality, both with private and publicly traded companies.
  • Bill has participated in many financing transactions including construction loans, operating loans, sale leaseback transactions, and joint ventures.
  • Bill also has experience with company acquisitions and divestitures.

  • Carol George

    Vice President of Operations

  • Carol has worked with the community seniors for the past 25 years
  • She has served as a Director of Nursing and Administrator prior to serving as the V.P. of Operations for Axiom
  • Carol believes in the concept of Resident Centered Care, i.e. I.L.E.E., putting the resident first in all aspects of care and services.
  • Carol is married with three children
  • She is currently the Kansas representative for the American Health Care Future Leader Program, based in Washington, D.C.
  • Carol is active in her home community of Augusta, KS and serves as the Medical Officer for the Wichita Battalion of the Navy Seal Cadets.
  • For Axiom, Carol carries her clothing and make-up in her car so she can leave at a moment's notice to any of our buildings.
  • Carol's strong suit is regulations, this makes up for her inability to remember anyone's name.
  • She is fun, funny, and knows a lot of trivial information.

  • Norma Hein

    Sr. VP of Clinical Services

  • 35 years’ experience as an RN, 25 years experience with nursing administration
  • 10 years experience managing skilled units.
  • Experience managing acute rehabilitation, Long Term Acute Care, Cardiac and Neuroscience service lines (ICU, Step down, Telemetry and medical-surgical units), and emergency room. Other nursing experience includes starting outpatient clinics, wound care clinics, managing education departments, infection control/employee health, CQI/PI, and risk management.
  • Nursing Diploma from Asbury School of Nursing, Licensed RN
  • Bachelor of Science from Kansas State Teachers – Major in Biology and minor in Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Nursing from Wichita State University – Double major: Nursing Administration and Adult Health and Certified as APRN-CNS
  • Sigma Theta Tau (National Nursing Honor Society)
  • Member of Kansas State Nurses Association.
  • Married to husband Jim. We have two children that are married and we have four granddaughters. She also enjoys going to car shows with her husband and gardening, cooking and hiking.
  • Kathi Bragg

    VP of Human Resources

  • Graduated with a B.S. from Wichita State University and an MBA from Oklahoma City University
  • Over 20 years of HR & management experience in multi-office and multi-state environments
  • Maintains certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) & SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional)
  • Member of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Came to Axiom from Pyxis, Inc. where she served as the HR Director for over 14 years
  • Strengths include organizational and leadership development, training, benefits administration, compliance, and employee relations
  • Loves HR because it allows her to contribute to the building of a strong company through interaction with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Married to Robert, with 3 young adult kids, and 5 grand kids she adores
  • Brenda Kruse


  • Graduated with a B.B.A. from Fort Hays State University with a Major in Accounting
  • Brenda has over 20 years of accounting experience
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • 15 + years of experience in non-profit healthcare
  • Strengths include financial statement preparation, Budgeting, Strategic Planning, EHR Software Training
  • Member of AICPA and KSCPA
  • Came to Axiom from Harry Hynes Hospice
  • Married to Mike, with two daughters, Lauren & Allie
  • In her spare time, she enjoys watching her daughters sporting activities, spending time at the lake, and getting creative with her craft business, KK Designs.
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