President and Chief Executive Officer
Wesley Medical Center
Bill Voloch is the president and chief executive officer at Wesley Medical Center. He is an innovative leader with more than 14 years of experience in hospital management.
Prior to joining Wesley, Voloch served as the chief financial officer at the Medical Center of Aurora in Colorado. He began his career with HCA in 1993 at Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago.
Voloch graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, and he and received his Master of Business Administration degree from Regis University.
Voloch has volunteered with the Rotary Club, as a Cub Scout den leader and with the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
He and his wife, Juli, have three sons and two daughters.
Chief Executive Officer
Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER
Steve Edgar is the chief executive officer at Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, and he also has market responsibilities for cardiology in Wichita. He has been involved in healthcare, both clinically and administratively, for more than 25 years.
Prior to joining Galichia, Edgar was the chief operating officer of Wesley Medical Center. He has also worked with HCA hospitals within the Mid-America division both clinically and in departmental leadership capacities.
Edgar is an alumnus of the HCA COO Development Program. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy. Edgar is licensed in Kansas and Missouri for physical therapy, and he has helped develop several outpatient rehabilitation centers.
He and his wife, Lynne, have a son and a daughter.
Chief Operating Officer
Casey Guber is the chief operating officer for the Wesley Healthcare. He began his career with HCA working in facility labor management and providing administrative oversight to several clinics, hospital departments and services lines, including bariatric surgery, radiology and endoscopy. He also previously worked as a consultant for Huron Consulting and Stockamp and Associates.
Guber graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Leeds School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and he received his master’s degree in hospital administration from the University of Colorado Denver.
Guber’s community activities have included serving as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Kisses for Kyle, Habitat for Humanity, Judy’s House, The Gathering Place, The Hope Fund, Wishes for Wheels and Boots To Suits Mentor.
Dr. Francie Ekengren
Chief Medical Officer
Francie Ekengren, MD, is the chief medical officer at Wesley Medical Center, a role she has held since 1999. For more 20 years, she has also worked as an emergency department physician with Emergency Services, Pa.
She is also the president and chief executive officer of Mid-Kansas Wound Specialists, which is based at Wesley.
Dr. Ekengren received her medical education from University of Kansas School of Medicine. She returned to Wichita and completed her medical residency in family practice at Wesley through the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
She has received the Kansas Health Ethics Award and HCA Frist Humanitarian Award. She has provided a number of educational presentations to professional and community audiences.
Dr. Ekengren’s community activities have included serving as a volunteer physician at Good Samaritan Clinic, an elder at Grace Presbyterian Church, a medical missionary volunteer in the Dominican Republic and a participant in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure as a survivor.
She and her husband, Dr. Hugh Ekengren, have two sons and a daughter.
Chief Nursing Officer
Joyce Soule is the chief nursing officer for the Wesley Healthcare. She has more than 20 years of leadership experience, previously serving as a chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, vice president of surgical services at Medical City Dallas Hospital in Dallas and director of perioperative services at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Bedford, Texas.
Soule received her associate’s degree in nursing from College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska, and her bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s degree in healthcare administration from Graceland University in Independence, Missouri.
Soule has served on the community action board for an Atlanta-based organization that serves the underserved and homeless within in Atlanta, and she has served with the Georgia Nurses Association legislative committee.
She and her husband, Greg, have four daughters.
Chief Operating Officer
Wesley Children’s Hospital
Tripp Owings is the vice president of pediatric operations and Wichita business development for the Wesley family. He began his career with HCA working in operations project management and decision support analyst roles. He also previously worked as a senior cost accountant with WellStar Health System and as an associate vice president at Morgan Keegan & Company.
Owings graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance, and he received his master’s degree in business administration from Mississippi State University.
Owings is involved with the development and leadership of the Wichita Young Professionals.
He and his wife, Tijen, have two sons.
Vice President of Human Resources
Jennifer Krier is the vice president of human resources for Wesley Healthcare. She is an experienced human resources professional with more than 10 years of experience in human resources.
Krier graduated from Wichita State University with a bachelor’s degree in human resources management, and she received a master’s degree in human resources development from Webster University in Wichita.
Krier enjoys outdoor activities and is an avid runner. She is a sports fan and loves cheering on the Dallas Cowboys and Wichita State Shockers.
She and her husband, Corey, have two sons and a daughter.
Vice President of Surgical Services
Brian Swallow is the vice president of surgical services for Wesley Healthcare and leads the system’s surgical quality, service and growth initiatives. He is an experienced professional with more than 15 years of experience in management of surgical services.
Swallow graduated from Butler County Community College with an associate degree of nursing, and he received his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Southwestern College. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in hospital administration from Southwestern College.
Brian and his wife, Denise, have three children and three and four grandchildren.
Vice President of Operations
Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER
A licensed certified public accountant, Troy Biggs is the vice president and controller of Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER. Prior to joining Galichia, he worked as the chief financial officer for Hunter Health Clinic and Grene Vision Group.
Biggs graduated from the University of Kansas and received dual bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business administration.
Biggs has served on the boards of directors of The Lord’s Diner, Make-a-Wish Foundation and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Topeka. Biggs was recognized in the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty class of 2010.
He and his wife, Jenny, have a son and a daughter.