Our Leadership

Board of Trustees


Betty Greer


Darin Smith


Teresa Beaudry

Christopher Pettz

Rex Puckett

George Sauer, Jr.

Mike Bassett

Operational Leadership

Chief Executive Officer & Interim CFO

Marley Koons

Marley Koons, MBA, became Chief Executive Officer in 2024. Having served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since 2018, Marley brings in-depth knowledge, financial acumen, and leadership strength to her position. While the hospital actively recruits a new CFO, she is maintaining both roles in the interim.

As a leader, Marley is a champion for high team engagement, quality, patient satisfaction, and organizational excellence. While continuing to foster KCH’s strengths in rural healthcare and innovation, she also focuses on strategic partnerships advancing the capabilities of the hospital while contributing to the health and well-being of residents in Kearny County and surrounding areas.

She earned her MBA from Friends University, in Wichita, Kansas, after completing her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

Before coming to Lakin, Marley held accounting roles at Pioneer Electric and Pinion (then Kennedy & Coe LLC). Marley and her husband, John, a Lakin native, chose this community to raise their children, Kirbe, Kipton, and Kolby, in a rural setting. In addition to her work with KCH, she serves as a member of the Kearny County Community Foundation and is active with the Religious Education Committee at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.  Marley looks forward to advancing our deeply held mission to enrich the lives of our family, friends, and neighbors.

Chief Nursing Officer

Robin Allaman, MSN, BSN, RN

Robin began her nursing journey at Kearny County Hospital while studying nursing at Garden City Community College. After a 30+ year career as a registered nurse, Robin returned to her nursing roots in Lakin to assume KCH’s Chief Nursing Officer position. Robin has over 20 years of leadership experience in nursing and earned her Master’s in Nursing Leadership from Tabor College. Most recently, Robin served as the Vice President of Patient Care Services for Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas, where she led all nursing and patient care divisions. As CNO at Kearny County Hospital, Robin oversees patient care, as well as fiscal, operational and administrative responsibilities for all KCH nursing departments. Robin collaborates closely with KCH medical staff and the clinical leadership team at KCH’s High Plains Retirement Village. She enjoys traveling with her husband and has two grown children who also live in southwest Kansas.

Chief of Staff

Drew Miller, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Drew Miller, Chief of Staff, has been a physician at Kearny County Hospital since 2010. A board-certified practitioner of family medicine, Drew has extensive experience in areas ranging from obstetrics to dermatology, and procedures like endoscopies, joint injections and vasectomies. Drew graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency at Via Christi Family Medicine Residency in Wichita. He was named the 2021 Family Physician of the Year by the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians for being an exemplary role model and his “compassionate, comprehensive and caring” approach, as well as his professional excellence and involvement in community affairs. In addition, Dr. Miller was also named a Boundary Breaker by the American Academy of Family Physicians for 2021 recognizing his contribution as a physician in empowering change for family medicine. Dr. Miller is married with four children. He coaches local kids’ sports teams and is active in his church. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing the piano.

Director of Nursing for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living

Jessica Blair, RN

Jessica Blair is the Director of Nursing at High Plains Retirement Village and Assisted Living. She started with us on September 25, 2023. Jessica has worked in Behavioral Health and Long-Term Care for over 20 years serving in various roles from case management and social work to Long Term Care Nursing Supervisor. Jessica completed both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Psychology and Associates of Applied Science in Nursing in Arizona prior to moving to the area in 2019.

Director of Information Technology (IT)

Tony Salcido

Tony joined Kearny County Hospital in 2019, bringing over 20 years of IT experience and 5 years of leadership and technology skills from his time serving in the U.S. Army. Previously, he lived and worked in Beloit, Kansas, where he served in a variety of IT roles at AGCO. Tony attended Fort Hays State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in network security in 2016. He also participated in Leadership Mitchell County through the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita, Kansas, honing his ability to serve as a leader in his career. Today, Tony invigorates the KCH team with his energy, passion and desire to foster a positive work environment where technology can be leveraged for positive change within the hospital and the community. In his free time, Tony enjoys coaching youth baseball and football teams and spending time with his wife and children, looking for their next destination to explore in the U.S.

Director of Human Resources

Laci Williams

Laci Williams was born and raised right here in Lakin. She began her career with Kearny County Hospital in 2006 working in the payroll department, and now serves as Human Resources Director for the hospital. Before coming to KCH, Laci worked as an accountant clerk in the shipping department with Tyson Foods. Laci received her associate degree from Garden City Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Friends University. Laci has two children, and in her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, doing yard work, and traveling.