Becca Flowers was raised near Wichita and graduated from Andover High School. She attended KSU for both her undergrad and graduate degrees and she loves to go back to visit and for games - “Purple just makes me feel good!” Becca has been a school counselor at Skyline for the last 22 years. Before that, she was a teacher in Dodge City for a few years. Becca’s husband, Vernon, is a crop consultant with Crop Quest, and they have three children; Jared is a junior at KSU; Adam is a Junior at Skyline and Morgan is a Sophomore at Skyline. As far as hobbies go - “When we're not following our kids around to ball games and track meets (and I really do enjoy that) I enjoy reading, traveling, cooking and gardening.” When asked her reasons for agreeing to serve on the PRMC Board, Becca said, “PRMC holds a pretty special place in my heart. It's been a place where some of the happiest moments of my life have occurred with the birth of my kids and it's also been a place where some of the sadder times have occurred as friends, family and students have struggled with various issues. In all those times I have been so impressed and appreciative of the terrific care that I or people I care about received at PRMC. This a neat opportunity for me to be a part of that and hopefully it's a chance to give a little back.”
A lifelong Kansan, Dennis McKinney lives in Greensburg with his wife Jean and their daughters Kelly and Lindy. Kelly attends Kansas State University while Lindy attends Greensburg High School. Dennis holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in public finance and administration, both from Wichita State University.
McKinney has served as the Kansas State Treasurer, and was appointed to the Kansas House of Representatives in May 1992 and was successfully re-elected for nine terms. He served as the minority leader in that body, leading the Democrats from January 2003 until December 2008. He established a well-earned reputation as an advocate of fiscal responsibility while working with both Republicans and Democrats in supporting efforts to increase jobs and economic opportunity. Prior to serving in the Kansas Legislature, McKinney served as a Kiowa County Commissioner from January 1989 through May 1992. He is a farmer on the family farm and also a stockman in Kiowa and Comanche counties. Dennis says he is looking forward to the opportunity to serve on the PRMC Board of Directors.
“The addition of new Board members, Becca Flowers and Dennis McKinney, will provide added insight to the Board on community, regional and rural issues that impact PRMC’s healthcare mission,” Board Chairman Dr. William Wojciechowski said. “Becca Flowers is well-respected in Pratt County’s rural community, and her networking within that community will bring to the Board table valuable perspectives on local issues. Dennis McKinney is well-known, highly respected and his networking with public officials throughout PRMC’s service area, and all of southwestern Kansas for that matter, brings to the Board a regional perspective which will help the Board focus on its goal of having PRMC recognized as the regional medical center of choice for both patients and healthcare providers.”