DR. MAN ANAND, M.D. Psychiatrist
Dr. Anand is a board-certified psychiatrist who sees patients in the Center
seven days a week. He became interested in the medical specialty of psychiatry
while he was practicing medicine in England. "As a primary care physician,
I saw many people who were dealing with behavioral health issues and that
intrigued me," Dr. Anand says. In fact, he was so intrigued by the
prospect of helping these patients that he decided to specialize in psychiatry,
and came to the University of Kansas to complete his residency. That was
more than 33 years ago, and today Dr. Anand serves as medical director
for Saint John Hospital's Senior Behavioral Health Center. He also
is a past president of the Saint John Hospital Medical Staff. "As
our geriatric population increases, we are seeing a rise in behavioral
disturbances in these patients, such as dementia and depression,"
Dr. Anand says. "In many cases, these are people who have given so
much of their lives to their family and community. It is very rewarding
to be able to help them improve their quality of life and return to their
highest level of functioning."
DIANA TAYIEM, RN, BSN, Director of Senior Behavioral Health Unit
Diana began her career with Saint John Hospital in 2004. She pursued critical
care and enjoyed her years in ICU. In 2009, Diana was the chair of the
Quality Council and was able to use her love of research to participate
in projects and produce best practice processes for various units. Diana
took a clinical supervisor position in 2012 and continued to work in critical
care. She took the nurse management position for SBHU in 2015. Diana graduated
with honors from the University of Kansas in 2004 and has kept her passion
of research and education as she is currently pursuing a Masters in Healthcare
Management. She enjoys working with the geriatric population specifically
mental health and helping others maintain the highest quality of life.
Diana enjoys international travel and is a busy mom to her two daughters.
PAULA McENERNEY, LBSW, Intake Coordinator
Paula was born at St. John's hospital in Leavenworth KS and raised
in rural Basehor. She graduated from Basehor High School and went on to
obtain a bachelor's degree in social work from Washburn University.
While attending college, Paula cared for my great grandmother and provided
private duty support to an elderly woman in her home. She has worked in
long term care and post-acute rehab for the past 22 years as she enjoys
working with seniors.
Paula is married with two teenagers. She enjoys her family and friends,
her dog, gardening, reading, exercise, homemaking, traveling, church involvement,
and country living.
LATOYA HUSTON, LMSW, Social Worker II
LaToya has a great passion working with people of all ages and enjoys getting
to know those she serves. In 2002, LaToya received her Bachelor’s
in Psychology and began her social services career in August 2003, working
in an acute psychiatric hospital. In May 2012, she graduated from UMKC
with her Master’s in Social Work and continued to work with all
ages and populations. LaToya recently completed her Masters in Healthcare
Administration from Park University in July 2018 in hopes to continue
working with those in need and helping to restructure policy surrounding
social services and healthcare.
LaToya enjoys music, reading and cooking for others. She loves being a
mother to her beautiful little girl and spends as much time as she can
with her six nieces and nephews. For LaToya family is everything. “Family
forever, for always and no matter what”. It is because of her views
on family, she enjoys her work as a social worker and strives to provide
the best services possible to not just individuals but their families.
RACHEL HILL, CTRS, Recreational Therapist III
Rachel has a passion for working with people of all ages and all ability
levels. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation, emphasis in
Therapeutic Recreation, with a minor in Psychology from Pittsburg State
University (Pittsburg, KS). She became a Certified Therapeutic Recreation
Specialist (CTRS) in October 2011 and has been fortunate to work with
folks in the adaptive camp and adventure settings across several states.
She is thrilled to be a Recreational Therapist at St. John Hospital and
share her love of playing and laughing to all who visit. Rachel is a proud
mother to a beautiful daughter and loves spending time with her family
MAKAYLA CALLAGHAN, BS, Activity Therapist II
MaKayla was a volunteer for the Senior Behavioral Health Unit while she
was completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from
the University of St. Mary (Leavenworth, KS). During that time, she developed
a love for Recreational Therapy after seeing the impact these activities
had on the geriatic population. She is currently working on her Master's
Degree in Recreation, emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation, through Northwest
Missouri State University (Maryville, MO). Upon completion, she plans
to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).
MaKayla is passionate about helping people reach their fullest potential
and is happy to join the team at Saint John Hospital. She is a talented
dancer and has been a dance instructor for almost three years. She enjoys
teaching others about the importance of having a healthy/ active lifestyle
and loves making people smile. She strives to make a positive impact on
all those she serves. When at home, MaKayla spends time loving her two
dogs: Boone and Sully.
FIDELIS ODOH, MS, Activity Therapist II
Fidelis has been with Saint John Hospital since Nov 2017. Born in Mobile,
AL and raised in Tallahassee, Florida and the eldest of 5. Fidelis obtained
a B.S. in Health-Science/Pre PT from Florida A&M University(06) and
a M.S. in Sports Health Science from Life University(12), while serving
in the U.S. Army. Fidelis is a war veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom
(Afghanistan) and has served for 9 years with the U.S. Army/Reserves.
Since 2006, Fidelis has been a certified personal trainer providing service
in personal training, group fitness, aqua fitness, Livestrong Cancer,
Farmers Autism Program, and special populations.
SARAH HEMBREE, Unit Secretary