Governor Laura Kelly appointed Heather Pilkinton, Topeka, and Amy Siple, Sedgwick, to the Board of Adult Care Home Administrators.

The Board of Adult Care Home Administrators’ mission is to protect the public through the regulation of adult care home administrators. Through its program, the board examines persons seeking to be licensed as adult care home administrators, establishes standards for the practice of adult care home administrations and requires adherence to those standards.

“This is a necessary part of keeping our citizens safe and ensuring proper care,” Kelly said. “Heather and Amy are highly qualified and will serve important roles in the vital processes of regulation, examination and administration.”

Pilkinton, Topeka, is a licensed facility administrator, and is the executive director of Topeka Presbyterian Manor.

Siple, Sedgwick, is a healthcare and treatment expert who has been working as a nurse practitioner with a geriatric specialist certification. She also is an associate professor of nursing at Newman University.

The governor’s appointments to the board are not subject to confirmation by the Kansas Senate.