During these challenging times, it is our mission to help insure your success by….Helping you Lead. Leading is about creating energy and vision for transforming what we now have into what we would like to be in the future. Just like the transformation of the cocoon into a wondrous butterfly, we must transform our existing buildings and programs into a new model for tomorrow. You don’t do this alone but with a team of experts from your own staff supplemented by outside professionals.
Our group can help you lead in the following ways:
- Create a plan of action through strategic planning
- Improve operations through effective management
- Provide development advice for remodeling or expansion
John R. Grace
With more than 30 years of experience, John has a unique and sought after style that helps organizations successfully design and implement plans for their preferred future.
John began his career in 1977 at the nationally recognized Wexner Heritage Villlage in Columbus Ohio serving as the Assistant Administrator. He went on to serve as first executive director of Meadowlark Hills, a continuing care retirement community in Manhattan, KS. In 1984 he became President of the Kansas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, a trade association serving 165 not-for-profit aging service providers in Kansas and served for twenty years.
From 2004, through 2009 John served as the founder and President of the Aging Research Institute (ARI), a management and development senior services consulting firm with 8 employees. In 2009, John left ARI and formed GraceTeam LLC.
John has provided strategic planning, operational analysis and new project development for over 100 not for profit organizations in 27 states during his career. Grace received his Bachelors Degree from Washburn University and is a 1977 graduate of the University of North Texas Center for Aging Studies with a Master’s degree in Studies on Aging.
Mark established himself as a successful business owner and community leader in a career ranging from retail management, oil, farming and business network development. His volunteer civic responsibilities range from the Great Bend City Council and the United Way board to the Kansas Governor’s Highway Task Force and the Leadership Kansas board of directors.
In 2002 Mark was invited to transition his efforts into a career in healthcare administration and became the Vice President of Medical Staff Development at Central Kansas Medical Center, a 99 bed community hospital in Great Bend, KS and St. Josephs Hospital in Larned, KS. Initial responsibilities included establishing a medical staff development plan and recruit, onboard and retain physicians and mid-levels to the medical staff of both facilities. Over the past 14 years Mark has recruited 35+ providers to the community.
Always open to new challenges, in 2003 the administrative responsibility of the Central Kansas Medical Center Foundation, Inc. was assigned to Mark when he became the President of the foundation. Numerous goals have been achieved under Mark’s tenure including two capital campaigns totaling $1.1M, growing two endowment funds with a current market value of $2M and hosting membership, annual auction and golfing events with up to 450 people in attendance.
In 2006 Mark the accepted the additional position of Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations of the facilities which then included CKMC, SJH, Heartland Cancer Center and Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice and 12 other business units.
In 2009 facilities administration was added to his responsibilities and over the years he has served as interim administrative leadership for the pharmacy, lab, five clinics and finance. In 2010 the ownership and business model of the system changed and Mark has been involved in numerous capacities to insure a successful transition to outpatient services and wellness education.