Mercy Community Health Foundation
The greatest gift is the gift of time. Volunteers from many sectors make up the Mercy Community Health Foundation Board of Directors.
BOARD CHAIR: Eileen Hinkin
VICE CHAIR: Dan Messelt
SECRETARY/TREASURER: Rich Jankovich
Richard Baker, MD
Ruth Dyer, PhD
Mark Gros, MD
Melissa Rosso, MD
New Board Member Dr. Melissa Rosso
Melissa Rosso is originally from Hutchinson, Kansas. She graduated with a B.A. in Human Biology and a minor in Leadership Studies from University of Kansas in 2004. She then moved to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City and was awarded her Master’s in Public Health (2006) and MD (2009) staying on to complete her residency in Family Medicine (2012, serving as chief resident) and fellowship in Geriatric Medicine (2013). Melissa joined Stonecreek Family Physicians in October of 2013. She practices in the areas of family medicine, geriatrics, palliative care, and wellness promotion. She is a member of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians and recently stepped down as President of the Riley County Medical Society. She also serves on the Manhattan Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion task force. Melissa is married to Felipe Rosso, a MD at Associated Urology. Together they have two children, Isabella (8) and Leo (6), two dogs, Daily (Goldendoodle) and Gizmo (corgi), and 2 guinea pigs. They enjoy relaxing at home with their family and furry friends.
Senior Foundation Development Director
Tina joined the Mercy Community Health Foundation as Senior Development Director in December 2018. She brings over ten years of extensive foundation experience and is passionate about cultivating philanthropic support for healthcare. In her role, Tina provides leadership for fundraising strategy including annual and planned giving, capital campaigns, donor relations, special events, grant proposals, and numerous other fundraising opportunities.
“In what often seems to be a world tainted with self-centeredness, I have the privilege every day to discover ‘gems’ – those that give of themselves for a purpose of helping others through a time when they are ill, weak, scared, and most vulnerable. I can’t imagine a more rewarding way to connect people.”
Tina earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in journalism and public relations from Texas State University and a master’s of arts in education administration from University of Missouri – Kansas City. She has worked in hospital administration since 2004. Beyond her work with the Foundation, she thrives in helping others through volunteering, enjoys spending time with her three grown kids, and taking in the beauty of the Flint Hills.