On behalf of the Board of Trustees, administration, providers and staff at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS), welcome!
As a valued patient, we appreciate you choosing RMCHCS for your medical care. As a fully accredited institution, we are committed to providing high quality, compassionate care and making your hospital stay as comfortable as possible.
This patient information website provides you with information about RMCHCS and information on what you can expect during your stay. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to bring them to the attention of any staff member.
We will do our utmost to provide you with the best care possible in a safe and caring environment. It is our privilege to serve you and your family during your stay at RMCHCS.
Thank you again for choosing RMCHCS for your medical care.
President/Chief Executive Officer
Prior to joining RMCHCS, Whitaker worked for Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer since 2020. Prior, he served as Chief Operating Officer for the facility from 2015 to 2016.
Whitaker brings several years of experience as a successful hospital CEO/Administrator with a focus on operational and financial performance, collaborative process improvement, and medical staff relations.
Whitaker's executive leadership roles prior to Southwest Medical Center CEO include: CEO for critical access hospital Kiowa District Healthcare and its clinic, located in Kiowa, Kansas; CEO for Hamilton County Hospital, Syracuse, Kansas, where he led turnaround efforts preventing hospital closure; and Associate Administrator for two Universal Health Services' hospitals, Valley Hospital Medical Center and Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, both in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Whittaker earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston, and his Master of Public Health degree from Yale University. He and his wife Amy have five children.
Interim Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Bondi has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare finance and accounting. His career highlights include CFO, Longview Regional Medical Center, Longview, Texas; CFO, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial, Frisco, Texas; and several years as a finance executive with Tenet Healthcare in Louisiana's Lindy Boggs Medical Center, St. Charles General Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Jefferson, and Jo Ellen Smith Medical Center.
Bondi earned his MBA from Loyola University in New Orleans, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of New Orleans. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Rebecca Martell, MS, SHRM-CP, sHRBP
Senior Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer
Rebecca Martell is Senior Vice President/Chief Human Resource Officer for Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS). She joined RMCHCS in June of 2020. Rebecca possesses extensive knowledge of Human Resource functions in a healthcare setting, starting her HR career in 2004 working for both large acuity hospitals and rural communities including critical access.
Rebecca is originally from Manitowoc, Wisconsin where she was born and raised. She was very excited to return to New Mexico, with her husband and youngest child, after serving in the United States Air Force, stationed in Alamogordo, NM back in the late 1990’s, making Gallup their home.
Rebecca is a graduate of Silver Lake College, earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management and Human Resources. She later obtained her Master’s degree in Business and Organizational Development from Silver Lake College. Rebecca values continued learning, and hold two additional certifications in Human Resources, her SHRM-CP and SHRBP in addition to being a Master TeamSTEPPS trainer.
Rebecca is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the American Hospital Association (AHA). In addition, she serves as the chair for the New Mexico Rural HR Executive group and is in her second term serving on the New Mexico Worker’s Compensation board.
Rebecca enjoys spending time with her husband Chad and four children to include her grandbabies.
Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer
Curry Graham currently serves as the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). He started his career with RMCHCS in Fall of 2020 as the Director of ICU. Curry comes with more than 30 years of staff RN experience with the majority being in nursing leadership roles.
Curry has experience in Critical Care, Emergency, and Flight Nursing as well as adjunct faculty for Chamberlain University. Curry also served as a Combat Flight Medic and later as a Nurse while on active duty in the U.S. Army early in his career.
Curry enjoys spending time at his family homestead of 15 years in central NM enjoying the great outdoors in his spare time.
Shannette Begay, MSN, RN, CDN
Assistant Chief Nursing Officer
Shannette Begay is the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer for Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services. As a former administrator, clinical nurse manager, and director of nursing, she possesses over 18 years combined experience in nursing and leadership. Accountability, responsibility, and adaptability are top qualities that will be her priorities as this impacts organizational, personal, and professional success.
Shannette was born and raised here in Gallup, NM where she started her career at RMCHCS after graduating high school. She went on to earn her Associates of Nursing degree at the University of New Mexico – Gallup. Additionally, she holds a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Arizona. She worked for US Renal Care and holds a specialty certification as a Certified Dialysis Nurse prior to advancing her career at RMCHCS. She stays busy as an adjunct faculty for the College of Nursing at the University of New Mexico – Gallup on her free time.
Shannette is humbled and honored to serve her community and committed to providing quality care in a safe and compassionate environment for patients and their families.