Dorothy Gathungu-McPherson is a BOSS LADY, an entrepreneur, a Registered Nurse and a season executive with over 30 years of experience in Health Care and Business. She brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as business start up, business development, strategic planning, Marketing/sales, Leadership development, Mentorship, empowerment, Talent recruitment, downsizing and organization management. She is a reliable and highly regarded Executive who offers a wealth of expertise, a passionate high energy leader who can think outside the box with a can do attitude, tenacity, strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Dorothy is astute professional who is driven to succeed in private sector with an exceptional understanding of North American, Kenya and other African Markets.

Currently, Dorothy is the President /CEO of Progressive Home Health & Hospice which she co-founded in1995 with her husband Shawn. She has worked in all aspect of this organization from start up spearheading growth and expansion, operations, direct patient care, image management and development of new service lines. She has also been responsible and has overseen numerous acquisitions resulting in the compounded growth in Kansas and Nebraska.

Prior to Progressive Home Health & Hospice, Dorothy started her career as a Bank clerk in Nairobi Kenya. She then immigrated to North America where she trained as a nurse. She practiced nursing in Medical surgical units, intensive care, community health, Home health and Hospice.

In Addition to her executive career, Dorothy serves in the board of directors for Hesston College and board of advisory for Hesston Nursing Department. She is also a certified leadership coach with the John Maxwell Team. She hosts LIVE2 LEAD leadership conference annually in Wichita Kansas and Nakuru Kenya, and Global youth leadership conferences annually here in Wichita. Dorothy also serves as a volunteer in her Wichita based Church New spring Church

Dorothy Gathungu-McPherson obtained her Associate Degree in Registered Nursing from Hesston College, Bachelors in Business Administration from Tabor College and is currently working on her graduate degree in Healthcare leadership at Friends University.

Dorothy is a self driven, over achiever with a can do attitude. She credits her Godly Grandparents who were both pastors for grounding her in faith and prayer. She married to Shawn McPherson for over 30 years and together they have 3 adult successful daughters. She thrives at overcoming obstacles, motivating others and teaching the art of persistence. She encourages those around her to push past their comfort zone and to discover their true potential. She believes everyone should challenge themselves to greatness and success by taking RISKS, being BOLD and being KIND, (a difference maker) adding VALUE to others.


“I wish you great leadership. Pursue your dreams. Strive for excellence. Become the person you were created to be. Accomplish your destiny. Challenge yourself to greatness. Develop your leadership momentum by adding value to others.”

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