Chief Executive Officer
Dennis comes to APS after serving as CEO of Coffey Health System in Burlington, Kan. for 20 years. A graduate of Washburn University with an MBA in Health Services Administration from Webster University, Dennis also served as a Medicare auditor, a physician practice administrator and a healthcare CFO at three different organizations. Dennis served on the APS board of directors from 2000 to 2009 including two terms as chairman in 2006 and 2007. Dennis is currently a member of the Kansas Hospital Association board of directors and has served KHA on numerous councils and committees.
Vice President, Client Services
Kathi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ottawa University – Ottawa, Kansas. She came to APS with 18 years of experience in materials management, serving as Director of Materials Management at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa, Kansas. Kathi is responsible for client services for APS members in the Kansas City area.
Senior Director, Client Services
Bruce holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Human Resources from Mid-America Nazarene University, in Olathe, Kansas. Bruce came to APS with over 20 years of Central Supply and Materials Management experience. Most recently he served as the Purchasing Manager for Olathe Medical Center. Bruce is responsible for client services for facilities in the Southern Kansas and Missouri areas.
Senior Director, Client Services
Barb comes to APS with over 40 years of healthcare supply chain experience in multiple roles. A graduate of Pittsburg State University. Barb has served as past president of the Kansas City Regional Healthcare Materials Management Association for three terms. Barb is responsible for client services for facilities in and around Kansas City and northern Missouri and Kansas.
Director, Regional Services
Traci has extensive experience in administering contracts in the healthcare industry. She worked at the Children’s Hospital Association (formerly CHCA, NACHRI, and N.A.C.H.) for 14 years. During her time with CHA, she held multiple roles in contracting and operations, her most recent role as Contract Manager for more than five years. Over her career, Traci has developed a diverse skillset in administering multi-million dollar GPO contracts. This includes experience in data analysis, legal and regulatory compliance, contract launches, audit projects, and customer service initiatives. Traci’s professional affiliations include the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM), National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and the National Notary Association (NNA). She holds a Master Certificate in Government Contract and Master Certificate in Commercial Contract Management from Villanova University.
Executive Assistant, Business Support
Blanka comes to APS with versatile professional skills adept at managing multiple projects, providing exceptional customer support, streamlining office operations, and providing thorough and skillful administrative support to senior executives. Expert in building client/vendor databases, optimizing billing processes, marketing, and web administrator. Blanka’s professional affiliations include International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW), American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP), Missouri Health Care Executive Assistants (MHCEA), and Notary Public for the State of Kansas. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas.
Administrative Assistant, Member Support
Linda is a lifelong Kansas City area resident and received her Associate Degree from Kansas City Kansas Community College. Before joining APS, Linda worked for a safety consulting company as Administrative Assistant/Office Manager while providing customer support to clients using their compliance software. Linda is responsible for assisting all APS teams and is the customer support contact for our members.