Who we are

Dedicated to providing the very best for our community

Our Founder’s Story

 

For over fifty years, we have believed in the strength of family. Our story begins with our founder, Dr. Samuel U. Rodgers, MD, MPH. In 1968, Dr. Rodgers opened the first federally-recognized community health center in Missouri—only the fourth center of its kind in the United States at the time.

Dr. Rodgers believed families deserve access to everything they need to thrive. That’s why he chose to open his health center at the Wayne Miner Housing Project, so families received the care they needed right in the heart of their community. Family was the focus of Dr. Rodgers’ vision, and it’s family that’s at the heart of the healing work we do today.

In 1988, the Wayne Miner Health Center was renamed in honor of our founder and Executive Director, becoming the Samuel U. Rodgers Community Health Center. In 1996, Dr. Rodgers became the Executive Director Emeritus. Both we at Rodgers Health and the entire Kansas City community felt the weight of his passing in 1999. Dr. Rodgers dedicated his life to providing quality, compassionate, and affordable health care to Kansas City. 

His passion lives on today through the healthy families who are at the heart of everything we do.

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Mission

Our mission is to provide high quality, compassionate, and affordable healthcare for all. Our health services encompass several areas of expertise and we also provide programs that are designed to help you get the care you need.

We want healthy people in a healthy community. Without vision, we will not have an ideal for which to strive; nor will we be successful. We need to be advanced thinkers; proactive to needs and opportunities and receptive to new ideas when they help us successfully accomplish our mission.

Values

Core values are the most important and deepest beliefs held to be true by the team members of the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center. They form the foundation on which we perform our work and conduct ourselves every day.

  • Kindness – We are friendly, courteous, polite, respectful, and considerate in our conduct. 
  • Integrity – We are trustworthy, honest, and just in everything we say and do. 
  • Professionalism – We are committed to our mission and we take responsibility for our actions and their results. 
  • Excellence – We are an exceptional organization committed to exceeding expectations.

Leadership & Board

Faisal Khan headshot.

Chief Executive Officer

Faisal Khan, MBBS, MPH

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Bob Theis headshot.

Chief Operating Officer

Bob Theis, CPA, BA, MA

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Toni S. Zink headshot.

Chief Medical Officer

Toni S. Zink, MD & CMO

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Chief Financial Officer

Christopher Walker, CPA/CTIP, CGMA, MBA

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Chief Human Resources Officer

Janelle Harvey Jordan, SPHR

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Board of Directors and Board Members

Board of Directors

Cemal Gungor

Chair

Rhonda Holman

Vice Chair

Gina Mace, MBA

Secretary

Melina P. Johnson

Treasurer

Rita Rodgers-Stanley

Healthcare Representative

Mamie Hughes Rodger

Emeritus

Board Members

Manuel Abarca

Dr. Arif Ahmed

Elizabeth Bordenave

Victor Hammonds

Dr. Michael McCunniff

Chad Moore 

Betty Nwabuonwu, PMP, PSM

John P. Smith, DO

John Trozzolo

Our Facility

Awards & Designations

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