Ryan King, MA- Executive Director

Ryan holds a bachelor's degree in Life Science/Biology and a master's degree in Managment. He has over 20 years of experience in various public health disciplines.  He values the impact that can be made by focusing on preventive services. Ryan enjoys time with his family activities and anything that takes him into 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 master's 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. WHNP-BC, IBCLC- Clinical Provider

Chelsey Kennedy, born and raised in Nebraska, has worked in Women's 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, her husband, and their 2 children, have lived in Nebraska their whole lives and enjoy traveling and all sports and outdoor activities.  

Stephani Richards, M.A.- Clinic Assistant II

Kearney Office

Stephani is a native of Kearney,  graduating from KHS.  She then went on to Joseph's College of Beauty.  She worked as a Cosmetologist for 5 years, 2 of which were in Omaha while attending Herzing University Omaha Campus.  She graduted with her Associate of Science in Medical Assistant Services.  She then became certified with the AAMA. She worked for CFHC from 2016-2018 and then returned in 2020. She has found that she loves to work with the Title X program, and has found a passion to inform everyone of the important health services we offer.  In April of 2022, she took a Board Position with NSMA to help keep all health professionals educated of the work Certified Medical Assistants can and are able to do. 

Arleen Stephers- Office Manager

Arleen has been with the company for 16 years.  Arleen has 4 kids and 7 grandchildren.  Her and her husband enjoy having family BBQs, movies and Arleen loves to shop. 

Stacia Rice- Education and Outreach Coordinator

Stacia is from Grand Island.  She graduated from Bellevue University with a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice.  She and her husband, Chris, have three 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 I (bilingual) Kearney Office

Iris is from the rural Kearney area. She has worked as a healthcare interpreter for over 10 years.  Iris and her husband, Jared, have 4 children.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends camping, watching her boys race motocross, attending dance/cheer or shopping with her daughter. 


Angie Paul- LPN-Clinic Assistant III

Mary Lucas- Clinic Assistant I, bilingual

Gayle Smidt- Executive Assistant 

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)

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