Chance Becnel

President and COO
  • Native of New Orleans, LA
  • Graduated with a BSBA with a Major in Management from ULL
  • 25+ years Management and Executive  Leadership Experience
  • 20+ years  experience in Senior Care
  • AHCA’s Future Leader of America in Long Term Care
  • Has worked with Senior Care Communities in over 14 states 
  • Strengths/Skills: Executive Coaching, Culture, Core Values, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Improving Customer Experiences

Tricia Phillips

Executive Nurse
  • Formerly an Intensive Care Nurse, Private Nurse, Hospice and Director of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, studied Nursing at Butler Community College
  • Member of many associations, including Kansas Health Care Association and Kansas Nursing Association
  • Grateful to be able to improve the lives of friends and neighbors
  • Passionate about geriatrics 

Carol George

Vice President of Operations
  • Has worked with the community seniors for the past 25 years
  • Previously served as a Director of Nursing and Administrator with Axiom
  • Believes in the concept of Resident Centered Care (ILEE), putting the resident first in all aspects of care and services
  • Currently the Kansas representative for the American Health Care Future Leader Program, based in Washington, D.C.
  • Serves as the Medical Officer for the Wichita Battalion of the Navy Seal Cadets

Karla Baum

Regional Executive Director, Denver Market
  • Master's degree in Healthcare Management Administration from Webster University
  • Worked in healthcare for over 20 years
  • Held positions of Activity Assistant, Social Services Designee, Activity Director and Consultant, Sales and Marketing Director, Assistant Administrator, Executive Director, Regional Operations Manager, and Vice President
  • Previously served on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Healthcare Association for many years, as well as the committee that wrote the Peak Award Program

Kathi Bragg

Vice President of Human Resources
  • MBA from Oklahoma City University
  • 2017 WBJ HR Professionals Award Winner 
  • Over 20 years of HR & management experience in multi-office and multi-state environments
  • Certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) & SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional)
  • Strengths: organizational and leadership development, training, benefits administration, compliance and employee relations

Brenda Kruse

Controller
  • Graduated with a B.B.A. from Fort Hays State University with a Major in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Possess over 20 years of accounting experience
  • 15 + years of experience in non-profit healthcare
  • Member of AICPA and KSCPA
  • Strengths: financial statement preparation, Budgeting, Strategic Planning, EHR Software Training
  • Came to Axiom from Harry Hynes Hospice
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