Executive Leadership & Dedicated Staff

executive leadership

Leadership is a spirit, not a job description. You see it when the fitness instructor works hand-in-hand with the rehab staff to help a patient get strong enough for surgery. You see it when a housekeeper introduces a newcomer to a longtime resident who shares her passion for the violin. You see it when people pool their talents to create a new activity for everyone. If you want to see leadership in action, meet our staff. If you want to reach our management, we’re always eager to hear from you.

Executive Leadership

With decades of experience in the senior living industry, our leadership team collaborates to fully meet the needs of our residents. Bringing skills and talents honed over decades with a belief that every interaction is an opportunity for a meaningful, engaging connection. Together, they focus on meeting resident needs and improving the quality of life for everyone at Larkfsfield.

  • Michael Hambley - President & CEO

    Mike Hambley

    President & CEO

  • Tim Nikkel - Chief Financial Officer

    Tim Nikkel

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Larry Nanny

    Executive Director-Health Center

  • Chelsea Powell - VP Human Resources

    Chelsea Powell

    VP Human Resources

  • Tammy Flaming - VP Marketing

    Tammy Flaming

    VP of Marketing

  • Karen Nelson - Director of Nursing

    Karen Nelson

    VP of Clinical Services

  • Lisa Smading - Assisted Living Administrator

    Lisa Smading

    Executive Director of Assisted Living

  • Rev. Jermaine Pennington - VP Life Enrichment

    Rev. Jermaine Pennington

    VP Life Enrichment

  • Jenna Arrington - Executive Director of Larksfield at Home

    Jenna Arrington

    Executive Director of Larksfield at Home

  • Lindsey Endres

    Director of Nursing

Mike Hambley
President & CEO

Mike grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. While participating in a high school youth group, he found his calling helping seniors. He later became a pastor, and the strong faith of older adults inspired him to make a career out of serving retirement communities.

Mike holds master’s degrees in divinity and business administration. He has previously served as executive director, president and CEO at continuous care retirement communities throughout the Midwest and the South.

With more than a decade of leadership experience, he guides our organization in supporting the lives of seniors. For Mike, serving residents means engaging in good conversation, sharing laughter, and helping them age healthfully and successfully.

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Tim Nikkel
Chief Financial Officer

Tim grew up near Hutchinson and attended Bethel College, where he earned his degree in accounting and business administration. He was planning to take over the family farm when he discovered his true calling in the senior living industry.

Tim has performed the role of chief financial officer at three other life plan communities. As CFO, he focuses on developing financial strategies that ensure Larksfield’s long-term sustainability. His favorite part of the job is learning about residents and their business experiences. Tim finds extreme value in their perspectives on senior living.

Larry Nanny
Executive Director-Health Center

Bio coming soon.

Chelsea Powell
VP Human Resources

Bio coming soon.

Tammy Flaming
VP of Marketing

Tammy is originally from London, England. Her great passion for senior care led her to Larksfield Place, where she began her career as a retirement counselor. From day one, she saw firsthand how the community provides residents with joy, health and strength.

As vice president of marketing, Tammy engages the community and the media to discover Larksfield’s innovative approach to senior living. She considers herself a lifelong student who loves learning about successful aging, and she uses her knowledge to help transform the lives of residents.

Tammy says she’s never had a bad day at Larksfield. Many residents depend on her to brighten their day, and she will drop everything to lend a hand or let them know how special they are.

Karen Nelson
VP of Clinical Services

Bio coming soon.

Lisa Smading
Executive Director of Assisted Living

While growing up in Salina, Kansas, Lisa remembers accompanying her father to senior living communities where he led worship services. She regularly visited with two particular residents — a grandmother and great-grandmother who lived in the same community. These experiences created a passion for senior service.

Lisa graduated from Kansas State University with degrees in business management and gerontology. After moving to Southern California for a job in senior housing, she returned home to continue her career. As administrator of assisted living, Lisa helps residents make the most of life and enjoys hearing their amazing stories. She says the blessings of working at Larksfield are unequaled.

Rev. Jermaine Pennington
VP Life Enrichment

Jermaine always knew his purpose was to serve others. Even at a young age, he felt drawn to health care and social services. He has lived in Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri and Virginia. But he calls Kansas home. His diverse educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in sociology, a master’s in public health and divinity, and a doctorate in ministry.

As vice president of life enrichment, Jermaine affirms the lives of seniors by imparting the knowledge that their stories matter. He also coaches his team to be fully present in every interaction with Larksfield residents. For Jermaine, every day is a blessed opportunity to explore the purpose of existence and make an impact in each other’s lives.

Jenna Arrington
Executive Director of Larksfield at Home

Bio coming soon.

Lindsey Endres
Director of Nursing

Bio coming soon.

Dedicated Staff

Our exceptional team is a group of professionals with a mission for residents and guests to live their best lives — growing, learning, and experiencing new things every day.

  • Donna Spree - Director of Environmental Services

    Donna Spree

    Director of Environmental Services

    Staff since 1993

  • Jeremy Gingerich - Director of Community Life

    Jeremy Gingerich

    Director of Community Life

    Staff since 1999

  • Amy Hall - Director Health Promotion

    Amy Hall

    Director Health Promotion

    Staff since 2000

  • Ed Jewett - Director of Information Technology

    Ed Jewett

    Director of Information Technology

    Staff since 2014

  • Robby Butterfield - Director of Plant Operations

    Robby Butterfield

    Director of Plant Operations

    Staff since 2018

  • Sean Barker - Director Food Services

    Sean Barker

    Director Food Services

    Staff since 2021

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    Trina Hand

    Director of Activities

    Staff since 2012

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