Our Dedicated Staff
"I want to say “thank you” for all the patience and kindness the whole staff extended to me." -Marie W.
Meet The Team
Scott Averill and his wife, Susan, are the owners of Wellsville Retirement Community and Brookside Health & Rehab in Overbrook, Kansas. Scott is a licensed long term care administrator, a Certified Medication Aide and a Certified Nurse Assistant. He is also certified in Validation which is a state-of-the-art approach to working with people who have dementia. He and Susan live their commitment to making their communities great places to work, live and visit. They are proud to say: “We are family owned AND operated!” They have five grown children all of whom have worked or are currently working at one of their communities: Bryan, Nathan, MaKaila, Alec and Ciara. They also are the proud grandparents of two grandsons and one granddaughter. In the last several years Scott has pedaled his bicycle across the United States twice! He also has run a marathon in 27 states and plans to run one in all 50 states BEFORE he turns 70 in 2025!!
Susan's experience as a state champion volleyball coach serves her well at Brookside Health & Rehab and Wellsville Health & Rehab. Susan was always pushing her players to be the best that they could be, often getting more from them then they themselves believed possible. She modeled to her team that integrity, discipline and hard work pay off. Her players learned to trust, support, uplift and encourage one another in the rough places challenges took them. With her guidance, they soon discovered that to succeed, they must work as a cohesive whole.
Susan and husband, Scott, have four children: Bryan, Nathan, MaKaila and Alec. Nathan, who also works at Brookside and Wellsville calls his mom “a compassionate, straight-shooter who has the forthrightness to confront nonsense when needed.” 24-7 they energize and inspire co-workers to advance our ongoing mission: to make these two nursing homes great places to work and live. With regards to achieving the highest possible customer service excellence standards, our team motto is that there is no top to the mountain we climb together.
Jill has been employed at Wellsville Health & Rehab since March of 2015 and has been our Administrator for over three years. Jill graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business from Stephens College.
Jill is married to her high school sweetheart, Tommy, and they have a daughter Madie, and two sons, Aidan and Trevor. Jill and her husband grew up in the small town of Archie, Missouri.
Jill is talkative and full of energy! She loves to be around the residents and to make them laugh. She also loves sports and is a huge Kansas City Royals fan…whether it was a good or bad season…she loves her Royals! She truly loves all sports and watching ESPN, especially during March Madness.
Director of Nursing & MDS Coordinator
Kristine Martinez, Director of Nursing and MDS Coordinator, has been with us since 2010. Kristine heard about Wellsville Health & Rehab from her son, Philip, who worked in our Dietary Department as an aide. Philip told his mom how great a place we were to work.
Kristine is married to her husband Steven and the couple have four children: Philip, Gabrielle, Olivia and Noah. Her two oldest children joined the military and her two youngest are still at home. Also, for fun, Kristine says she loves to go on vacation and travel.
Director of Rehabilitation & Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Jenn graduated from Ottawa High School and after working 13 years for a community mental health center, decided to pursue a career in occupational therapy. She has been employed with Wellsville Health & Rehab since September of 2014. Jenn has witnessed the compassion and love that the residents receive not only as an employee, but as family member of a former Wellsville Health & Rehab resident. Jenn is the definition of a “boy mom”. She and her husband, Cory, stay busy keeping up with their three boys. Jenn loves to laugh, connect with the residents and their families. Jenn finds great joy in aiding the residents in meeting their therapy goals.
Business Office Manager
Deanna has been employed at Wellsville Health & Rehab since 2020. Deanna grew up in Wellsville and ended up marrying “the boy next door.” Together they have three children, seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Deanna enjoys spending with her family. She loves camping and boating at the lake as well as motorcycles and Nascar.
Deanna’s goal is to retire and become a Camp Host at Bull Shoals Lake.
Social Services Director & Nursing Staff Scheduler
Dorothy has been employed at Wellsville Health & Rehab since 2005. She LOVES her job and enjoys being a comfort to our residents and their families. She cares for our residents like they are her own family.
Dorothy has lived in Wellsville for over 25 years with her husband Nick. They have two daughters, Monica and Jessica. She has a granddaughter Adria and grandson Russell that she spends time with as often as she can. Dorothy is KC Royals super-fan and enjoys going to the games at Kaufman Stadium. She is the organizer of WRC’s Royals and Chiefs parties and never misses a chance to celebrate gameday with the residents and their families. When not at work, she likes to relax with a glass of wine and cook.
Assistant Director of Nursing & Assisted Living Nurse
Holly also serves as our Infection Preventionist. She has been employed with Wellsville Health & Rehab since April of 2017.
Holly is married to her high school sweetheart, Paul, and they have four children, Owen, Sophie, Aiden and Asher. She loves watching her kids participate in their various activities.
Holly loves to be around the residents and hear all of their great stories. She enjoys spending time with her family as well as gardening, baking, and reading in her spare time.
Brandy is our Laundry/Housekeeping Supervisor and started career with us in October 2014. While working as a housekeeper in 2017, she completed her CNA certification to assist our residents even more. In July 2020, Brandy took over the title of Supervisor for her Department.
Brandy and her husband Nick have been married for 18 years. They have four amazing kids, son Gauge and daughters Kiah, Avry and Ireland. She and her family love to take “road trips”. In their free time, they travel around Kansas and surrounding states to visit historical sites. She also loves to read true crime books and Halloween is her favorite holiday. Brandy has a caring heart and sweet nature that shines through when caring for our Wellsville Health & Rehab family.
Director of Maintenance
Paul previously worked for the Gardner and Wellsville school districts in their maintenance departments. He graduated from Wellsville High School with the class of 1979.
Paul is married to Stephanie, who is our transportation driver. They have four children and six wonderful grandchildren. He likes any sport and enjoys playing them. His biggest passion is following his grandkids in their sporting events and activities.
Paul likes working with people and enjoys being a part of the Wellsville Health & Rehab team. He says, “Everyone is always appreciative of anything and everything we do.”