Deb Ohnoutka brings more than 35 years of leadership and clinical experience to the position of CEO. Prior to being named CEO, Deb served as vice president and Chief Nursing Officers for St. Joseph and St. Mary's Medical Centers.
Ohnoutka spent 12 years at Shawnee Mission Medical Center as the Administrative Director of Women’s and Children’s Services. She has worked at Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital as the Director of Maternity Services and as the Maternal/Child Director at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Ia.
Ohnoutka has a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Central Michigan State University, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Midland Lutheran College and a registered nurse diploma from the Jennie Edmunson School of Nursing. Ohnoutka has served on SAFEHOME’s board and as president of the Perinatal Association of Kansas.
Ohnoutka lives in Lee’s Summit, Mo., with her husband, Kevin. Her two daughters, Melissa and Rachael, reside in the Kansas City area.