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




John Armbrust

Richard Baker, MD

Solveig Brant

Ruth Dyer, PhD

Andrew Ellis

Susie Grier

Mark Gros, MD

Melissa Rosso, MD


Karen Brokenicky

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.