Becky Tuttle, project manager of Health ICT, is leaving the program next month to return to the Greater Wichita YMCA as its director of community development.
Tuttle worked with the Y before starting MSSC affiliate Health ICT, a CDC-funded program that combats diabetes, obesity, heart attack and stroke. The position was one Tuttle said she couldn’t pass up, as it involves healthy eating initiatives, workplace wellness, after-school programs, community outreach and other areas that overlap with Health ICT’s work.
“They really want to expand what they do in the community. That was really the clincher for me. It was a hard decision,” said Tuttle, who will join the YMCA June 13 but will assist in hiring Health ICT’s next leader.
Tuttle will fill the position held for 17 years by Mim McKenzie, who is now YMCA operations manager.
Among Health ICT accomplishments, Tuttle is proudest that “we are a trusted and reliable community partner, and that we have increased awareness for the need for public health and clinical care to work together.”
The Maternal Infant Health Coalition, founded in 2010 and coordinated by the MSSC, is undergoing a leadership change.
The coalition had been chaired by MSSC Executive Director Jon Rosell and Christy Schunn of the Kansas Infant Death and SIDS Network (KIDS Network). Rosell joined the KMS in January, and Schunn has decided to step aside. Schunn said the decision is a natural step in the evolution of the coalition, as it has succeeded in bringing together people working in common areas to address gaps and problems. Molly Brown, program director of BabyTalk, will become the group’s co-chair, with another co-chair expected to join soon. The coalition consists of professionals, including MSSC member physicians, representing local groups working to make Sedgwick County a better place for children to be born and grow up.
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Bryan Henderson, MD
Wesley Medical Center
550 N. Hillside, 67214
Brian Goentzel, MD
Via Christi Clinic, PA
1947 Founders Circle, 67206
Randall Lais, MD
Advanced Orthopaedic Associates, PA
OFF: 631-1600 / FAX: 631-1698
2778 N Webb Rd, 67226
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Sara E. Purdy, DO
Via Christi Clinic Derby
1720 Osage, 67037
Emily C. VinZant
Primary Care Associates
7111 E 21st St. S-A, 67206
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Tatpati Medical Group, LLC
OFF: 689-6803 / FAX: 689-0818
8110 E 32nd St N S-170, 67226
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Via Christi Psychiatry Clinic
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1131 S Clifton, Suite A, 67218
Kristina M. Manion, DO – moving out of state
Debbie Gruenbacher, DO
Eileen Wong, MD
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