Ryan King, MA-

Executive Director

Ryan holds a bachelors degree in Life Science/Biology and a masters degree in Management. He has over 25 years of experience in various public health disciplines. He values the impact that can be made on focusing on preventive services.  Ryan enjoys time with family activities and anything that leads him to the great outdoors. 

Jessica Lothrop, FNP-C- Director of Clinical Services

Jessica is from Grand Island NE. She recieved her nursing degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and then recieved her masters degree in Nursing from Clarkson College in Omaha.  She and her husband, Ted, have three kids. She enjoys staying busy with her kids activities, traveling and being with friends and family. 

Chelsey Kennedy, DNP WHMP-BC, IBCLC- Clinical Provider

Chelsey Kennedy, born and raised in Nebraska, has worked in womens health for over 15 years. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2006 and then her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Women's Health in 2020, both from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Chelsey, and her husband, and their two children, have lived in Nebraska their whole lives and enjoys traveling and all sports and outdoor activities.  

Arleen Stephers-

Office Manager

Arleen has been with the organization for over 18 years. Arleen has 4 kids and 7 grandchildren. Her and her husband enjoy having family BBQs, movies and loves to shop.  Arleen is also a bilingual staff member.  

Stacia Rice- Education and Outreach Coordinator

Stacia is from Grand Island, graduating from Grand Island Senior High.  She graduated from Bellevue University with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. She and her husband, Chris, have 3 children. She enjoys being with friends and family, any sporting event, especially Basketball, shopping and traveling around for all her kids activities.  

Iris Shields-

Clinic Assistant II

Iris is from the rural Kearney area.  She has worked worked as a healthcare intrepreter for over 10 years.  She and her husband, Jared, have 4 children.  She enjoys spending time with friends and family camping, watching various sports activities that her boys participate in, and attending 4H activities or shopping with her daughter.  

Mary Lucas-

Clinic Assistant I (bilingual)

Mary is from Lamar, Colorado. She moved to Grand Island in 1995. Mary and her husband, Ramiro, have 4 kids. Mary enjoys arts and crafts and has a side job crafting and arranging parties for her clients.  Mary loves to take spontaneous trips with her kids. 

Not pictured:

Anglea Paul- LPN, Clinic Assistant III

Jasmine Arredondo- Clinic Assistant I (bilingual)

Grand Island Office 
217 E Stolley Park Ste. E
Grand Island, NE 68801

Phone: (308) 384-7625

Fax: (308) 384-8904

Kearney Office

4503 2nd Ave Ste 209

Kearney, NE 68847-2432

Phone: (308) 234-9140

Fax: (308) 236-5814

Hours Grand Island Office

Monday: 8:30AM-5:00PM (closed 1 - 2pm)

Tuesday: 10:00AM-5:00PM (closeed noon -1pm)

Wednesday: 8:30AM-5:00PM (closed noon - 1pm

Thursday: 8:30AM-5:00PM (closed noon -1pm)

Friday: 8:30AM-3:00PM

Hours Kearney Office

Monday: 8:30AM- 5:00PM (closed 1-2pm)

Tuesday: 8:30AM-5:00PM (closed noon -1pm)

Thursday: 8:30AM-5:00PM (closed noon -1pm)