Our Leadership Team

The day-to-day operation of Parsons Presbyterian Manor is led by dedicated professionals who bring a wealth of experience and specialized expertise to their positions. As employees of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, our promise to you is to live our mission by:

  • Respecting that seniors, as citizens and individuals, retain their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
  • Extending our role in assisting residents with specific needs and desires.
  • Delivering compassionate service and attention to all levels of senior living.
  • Serving as a knowledgeable and trusted resource for all seniors.
  • Advocating for seniors and their lifestyles, health and wellness.

Maegen Pegues, Executive Director

Maegen joined Parsons Presbyterian Manor in October 2013. Born and raised in Parsons, she attended Oklahoma State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Management with an emphasis in human resources. Previously, Maegen worked in human resources at Labette Health and Beachner Grain, and in quality improvement at Cytocheck Laboratory. In her spare time, Maegen enjoys attending sporting events, traveling and cooking.


Courtney Stangle, Human Resource Director/Accounts Receivable

Courtney became the human resource director in November 2014. Prior to joining Presbyterian Manor, Courtney worked for Labette Health home Care as a home care coordinator/human resource coordinator/auxiliary coordinator. She is a member of Young Professionals of Labette County and Southeast Kansas Human Resource Association.


Shannon Brown, Assisted Living Director/Medical Records

Shannon started in the kitchen at Parsons Presbyterian Manor when she was 16. After becoming a licensed practical nurse in 1999, she worked in health care before moving to medical records and eventually to the position of assisted living director. Shannon received licensed practical nurse training at Labette Community College and worked for a brief period at Missouri Veteran’s Home in Mt. Vernon.


Michelle Lever, Health Services Director

Michelle was named health services director in August, but she is no stranger to Parsons Presbyterian Manor or the long-term care field. She has worked as a CNA, CMA, LPN and RN, and she has been a charge nurse, MDS coordinator, interim DON, DON, state surveyor, and a case manager in both the hospital and home health settings. She got her Associate of Applied Science degree from Labette Community College and also has her certifications in CPR, ACLS and PALS. In addition to her broad medical background and experience, she stays very busy with her family and their many 4-H projects.


Babette Collins, Social Services Director

Babette joined Parsons Presbyterian Manor in March 2014. She is licensed social worker and has a bachelor of science in social work from Pittsburg State University. She has worked as a mental health case worker for children and as a permanency worker. She has one son and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Rick Donley, Environmental Services Director

Rick joined Parsons Presbyterian Manor as the environmental service director in November 2014. He worked for ServiceMaster at the Manor of the Plains campus in the early 1990s and was director of environmental services at other senior living communities before finishing his education. His background includes HVAC repair, building mechanical repair and housekeeping and laundry oversight. Most recently he worked for Johnson Controls Global Workplace Solutions assigned to the BNSF railroad account, where Rick was facility manager. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Central Christian College in McPherson.


Jaclyn Wertz, Activity Director

Jaclyn joined Parsons Presbyterian Manor in September 2013 and was named Activity Director in September 2015. She is a certified nurse aide (CNA) and a certified medication aide (CMA). She graduated from Labette County High School in 2014 and has worked to continue her education at Labette Community College. She previously worked at a licensed day care in Altamont. She also has her own photography business.


Ruth Haile, Dining Services Director

Ruth was named dining services director in May 2016. She has 30 years of experience in dining services for senior living as a certified dietary manager and a certified food protection professional. She also has worked as a certified nurse aide. She has volunteered with the Girl Scouts and as a coach in the Babe Ruth Baseball and girls’ softball league.

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