Saint Francis Ministries names new Chief Clinical Officer

Saint Francis Ministries announced today that Amanda Pfannenstiel has been named the child and family services organization’s new Chief Clinical Officer. With 19 years’ experience in behavioral health services, Pfannenstiel will provide oversight and leadership for clinical services across not-for-profit’s six state service area.

Pfannenstiel began her clinical career in 2004 as a child and family therapist, providing outpatient therapy, in-home therapy, psychological testing, and mental health consult services in Hutchinson and Lawrence, Kansas. She then taught graduate courses in clinical psychology at Fort Hays State University before joining Saint Francis Ministries as clinical director of family preservation in 2010. Since 2018, she has served as executive director of clinical services. Over the last several years, her responsibilities have included providing oversight for Joint Commission Accreditation, HIPAA compliance, client best practices, and client standard operating procedures.

“Amanda’s expertise and professionalism amply demonstrate her abilities as both a clinician and leader,” said Chief Executive Officer William J. Clark. “Saint Francis Ministries is fortunate to have her as our new chief clinical officer, and the children and families we serve will greatly benefit from the leadership she will provide.”

“I am honored to have been selected as the chief clinical officer,” added Pfannenstiel. “This position allows me to do what I love while working as part of a team to fulfill the Saint Francis mission and vision.”

Pfannenstiel earned her B.A. in psychology and her M.S. in clinical psychology from Fort Hays State University. She is both a licensed clinical psychotherapist and licensed clinical addictions counselor.

About Saint Francis Ministries

Saint Francis Ministries work encompasses foster care, therapeutic foster care, adoption, family preservation/intensive in-home services, residential care, and community outreach services. Strongly rooted in the Episcopal tradition, SFM was founded by an Episcopal priest in 1945 in Ellsworth, Kansas. The organization now serves more than 11,000 individuals through child and family welfare services in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, and Arkansas. Additionally, Saint Francis provides supervised living and employment services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Mississippi. The organization is headquartered in Salina, Kansas. For more information, visit or call 800.423.1342.

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Shane Schneider

Shane is the Editorial Content Manager for the Marketing and Communications Department at Saint Francis Ministries.

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