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
Tripp Owings is the chief executive officer at Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER. 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 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 than 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
Judith Murphy is the chief nursing officer for Wesley Healthcare.
Murphy came to Wesley from Medical City Alliance in Fort Worth, Texas where she spent the last four years serving as chief nursing officer while overseeing hospital operations. While there, she also held the positions of chief staffing officer and patient experience offer.
In addition to her roles at Medical City Alliance, Murphy has held several other hospital leadership positions, including chief nursing officer at Denton Regional Medical Center in Denton, Texas, associate chief nursing officer, executive development program and chief staffing officer at Medical Center of Lewisville in Lewisville, Texas, and the director of women’s services at Las Colinas Medical Center in Irving, Texas.
Murphy earned both her Master of Science in nursing administration and Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas. She also was a recipient of the Frist Humanitarian Award in 2008.
Active in the community throughout her career, Murphy has worked with March of Dimes, Susan G. Komen, Salvation Army and as a board member of the Texas Women’s University Professional Advisory Council.
Judi and her husband, Jason, have six children.
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Wesley Medical Center
Angie Gutierrez is the associate chief nursing officer for Wesley Medical Center.
Gutierrez began her nursing career at Via Christi Medical Center in the late 1990s serving as a float pool nurse and a cardiovascular interventional unit charge nurse. She then came to Wesley for a short time working as a house supervisor before joining the nursing team at the Veterans Administration. Gutierrez came back to Wesley in 2011 to work as its house supervisor and was promoted to float pool manager before being named float pool market director in 2014.
Gutierrez graduated from Wichita State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and is currently working on a master’s degree in healthcare leadership from Friends University.
Angie enjoys watching Wichita State Basketball and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Daniel, have three daughters.
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 and his master’s degree in business administration from Southwestern College.
Brian and his wife, Denise, have three children and five grandchildren.
Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
Allen Poston is the vice president of marketing and public relations for Wesley Healthcare. Poston has more than 20 years of marketing and public relations experience previously serving as the director of public relations at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, a regional director of physician development for Tenet Healthcare in Dallas, Texas and the director of public relations for the Oklahoma City Blazers professional hockey team.
Poston graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and received his MBA from Oklahoma City University.
Poston loves all sports, is a bicycle rider and a huge fan of the University of Oklahoma and the Dallas Cowboys.
He and his wife, Robyn, have two daughters and a son.
Vice President of Finance
Kellie Williams is the vice president of finance for Wesley Healthcare. Williams comes to Wesley from the Medical Center of Plano/Medical City Frisco, an HCA facility located in Plano, Texas, where she served as the vice president of finance. She has also held the positions of financial controller at Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite, Texas, and assistant controller at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth in Texas.
Williams graduated from Midwestern State University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration.
Williams has previously served as a member of Hope’s Door Financial Council and Hughston Elementary PTA, as well as coached an Upward youth basketball team.
She and her husband, Kent, have two sons.
Vice President of Business Development
James Stepien is the vice president of business development for Wesley Healthcare and works collaboratively across the Wichita market to lead and develop business strategies for services, facilities and operations at Wesley.
Stepien previously served as one of Wesley’s physicians relations and outreach managers, where he was instrumental in signing more than 50 rural Kansas hospitals to affiliation agreements providing partnership opportunities to Wesley Healthcare.
Prior to joining Wesley, Stepien worked as an income development specialist with the Wichita chapter of the American Cancer Society and then as a heart walk director for the Wichita chapter of the American Heart Association.
Stepien graduated from Friends University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in healthcare leadership.
Stepien’s community activities have included serving as a volunteer for Wichita’s Child Advocacy Center, March of Dimes, Dream Big Association and Hope Community Church.
He and his wife, Tiffany, have one daughter.
Vice President of Operations
Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER
Jason Desai is the vice president of operations for Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER
Desai comes to Wesley after serving as the administrative fellow at HCA’s Continental Division office in Denver. As administrative fellow, he managed the division’s hospital growth initiatives and led performance-improvement projects by reviewing and negotiating contracts. Previously in his career, Jason held the position of administrative resident at North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton, Colorado, and various progressing management roles at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado. He co-founded the non-profit organization SELF, which collaborates with leaders in Honduras to assist under-developed communities.;
Desai received his bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in healthcare leadership from the University of Denver.