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Emily Trask[/caption]

Emily Trask, human resource director, began working at Newton Presbyterian Manor in October.

We asked her to share a little about herself in her own words:

“My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this July. We met while working at Food4Less when we were 17. I have two daughters: Hailey, 10, and Calli, 7. They keep me on my toes and very busy.

“We are big animal lovers. We have three dogs and two cats. I was raised in Wichita and have lived here most of my life. I have a very large family with seven siblings.

“My favorite season is summer. I feel like this is a great time to hang out, barbecue and have fun with friends and family. Our family enjoys swimming, fishing, camping and just about anything outdoors. My family and friends would say I have a shopping problem, especially with shoes.

“We love college football. My favorite team is the University of Oklahoma Sooners.

“My favorite holiday is Christmas. Being with family and giving back to others just makes everyone more cheerful, and you realize how blessed you are. I really enjoy any time I get to spend with my family, no matter what it may be.

“I have been in the health care industry for eight years. Starting as a CNA, then working in medical records, central supply, social services and now human resources.

“I left health care for two years to work for Wichita Public Schools, and while I enjoyed my work, I always felt something was missing.

"What I realized is that I missed the daily interaction with residents, their families and having that close relationship with co-workers.

“When I set out to look for a new position, PMMA caught my eye because of its mission statement, ‘to provide quality senior services guided by Christian values.’

“When I came to Newton for my interview, I was welcomed so warmly by the management team and a resident that I felt right at home. I chose PMMA because it aligns with my love to help others.”

Welcome to the family, Emily!

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