Alysia Johnston was recently elected to the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas Board of Directors, representing Labette, Montgomery, and Washington (OK) counties.
Johnston was appointed to fill the position previously held by the late Dr. Jerry Hamm. By design, CHC/SEK has a board member from every region it serves, and the majority (at least 51%) of the health center board members must be patients served by the health center.
“I have had the opportunity to work closely with Alysia when she was the FSCC president as we were expanding in Fort Scott, and she clearly put students first — just as we do our patients — and she’s bringing to the board expertise in education, knowledge of the region and its needs and a passion for improving the lives of others,” said Krista Postai, CHC/SEK CEO. “She’s a great addition and will help perpetuate and expand upon what Dr. Jerry Hamm, who represented that region, began so many years ago. I know Dr. Hamm would be pleased to have her follow in his footsteps.”
Recently retired as the president of Fort Scott Community College, Johnston has 39 years of experience in community college education and 42 years of experience as co-owner of Johnston Farms. Throughout her career, she identified opportunities and turned them into reality for advancing students, communities and the state — including changes and improvements to FSCC facilities and operations, new programs and enrollment stability, and improved strategic planning, communication and collaboration.
Johnston currently serves as a board member of the Kansas Board of Regents. She has also served as vice president of the Bourbon County Economic Development Council, Inc.; advisory board member of the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center – Greenbush; executive board member of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce; board member of the Mercy Hospital Foundation; executive board member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Grant, Healthy Bourbon County Action Team; and board member of the Crawford County Technical Education Center.