Executive Team

Rick Wallace

Chief Executive Officer

Wallace is a 30 year healthcare veteran with extensive healthcare management experience. Wallace most recently served as assistant professor and director of healthcare administration programs at Northeastern State University (NSU). Before NSU, Rick held leadership positions at several healthcare organizations across the country. He was the president and CEO at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, New Mexico; CEO of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid, Oklahoma; and CEO of Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, Indiana.


Wallace earned his Bachelor of Psychology degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, his Master of Business Administration from Webster University in Wichita, Kansas, and his Doctorate in Healthcare Leadership from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Marsha Jamison

Chief Nursing Officer

Jamison joined Western Plains Medical Complex in 2020. Marsha joined Western Plains from Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring, Florida, a 126 bed community hospital that transitioned from a CHS to an HCA facility, where she served as Chief Nursing Officer. Marsha also worked for LewisGale Hospital Alleghany in Low Moor, Virginia, a 205 bed community HCA hospital.

During her time at Highlands Regional, she developed hospital-wide patient care programs, policies and procedures, development and implementation of hospital plans for the provision of patient care, and implementation of an effective ongoing program to monitor, evaluate and improve the quality of patient care.

Marsha’s experience as a nursing administrator includes fast paced units such as ICU/Medical/Cardiovascular, telemetry, medical/oncology and dialysis units, level II trauma center, and open heart. Marsha places an emphasis on nursing quality and the patient experience to provide the highest quality service while understanding fiscal responsibility.

Marsha holds a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Phoenix. 

Mark Massey

Chief Financial Officer

Massey joined Western Plains in 2019 with over 15 years experience in Finance, and was a controller at Western Plains from 2011 - 2014.

Massey is a CPA and earned his BBA in Accounting and Finance from Tarleton State University, Texas A & M University System in Stephenville, Texas. 

Massey began his career at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas where he worked in the Accounting. From then, he joined Western Plains Medical Complex as the controller from 2011 - 2014. After that, he went to an HCA hospital in Texas, and did contract labor for 2 years for several hospitals, including Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. After his contract labor work, he worked at Sequoyah Memorial Hospital in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

When the opportunity was available at Western Plains, he came back to join Western Plains where he spent several years of his early career.

2020 Board of Trustees

Rick Sowers, Chairman, City of Dodge City, The Sound Shop, Inc.

Ryan Ausmus, Vice-Chairman, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Gilbert Benton, Mayor, Cimarron, KS

Merrill Conant, MD, Family Practice Associates

Fred Dierksen, PhD, Superintendent, USD 443

Maria Ferreiro, Sunflower Bank

Win Kyi, MD, Medical Heights

Marilyn Treto, National Beef

RC Trotter, MD, Family Practice Associates