Each of the St. Francis Health Center's 17 appointed board members will serve a term of three years. Those returning include Sister Constance Phelps, PhD, and Nason Lui, MD, FACS. Newly appointed board members are John Joliff, MD, FACC; Neil Dobler, PE; and Marvin Spees.
Sister Phelps, SCL, is a member of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth and an educator and academic administrator. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology at the University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, Kan., and her PhD in sociology (medical) from Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. She has served on various boards including the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System and Catholic Health Association. She recently completed her term as councilor for the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System and her tenure as president of Leadership Council of Women Religious. She has also served as vice president of student life, dean of students and professor at the University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, Kan., and as a research fellow at the University of Ghana in West Africa. She currently is a consultant and facilitator for religious congregations in the United States.
Dr. Lui has chaired and served on numerous committees and boards at St. Francis Health Center. He earned his bachelor’s degree at College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. He completed a general surgery residency and a fellowship in vascular surgery at Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, Mich. Lui has been in private practice in Topeka since 1983, specializing in general and vascular surgery.
Dr. Joliff joined Cardiology Consultants of Topeka PA (CCT) in 1995. During his tenure at CCT, the group has grown from five to 13 providers and recently moved to Kansas Heart and Vascular Center adjacent to St. Francis. He and his colleagues participate in five regional outreach clinics in eastern Kansas. He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, Peoria, Ill., and completed medical school and residency at the University of Illinois, Peoria, Ill., and a fellowship in cardiology at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago.
Mr. Dobler joined Bartlett & West Engineers in 2006 after serving as public works director with the City of Topeka. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan., and received a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan. Mr. Dobler is also active on the boards of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Topeka Symphony and Sheltered Living.
Mr. Spees is the owner of Topeka’s Capital City Oil, Inc., a petroleum distribution company catering to commercial customers from Kansas City to Salina. A native Topekan, he earned his bachelor’s degree in business from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark. An active community member, he has donated his time to the Boy Scouts, the Silver Lake Bank board of directors and the Topeka Bible Church.