Scott W. Kujath, MD, FACS
Scott W. Kujath, MD is a highly-respected, board certified vascular surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, who is well known for his expertise in vascular surgery and for his effective treatment of chronic wounds. Dr. Kujath presently serves as Chief of Vascular Surgery at Truman Medical Center and at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He is Medical Director of the Advanced Wound Care Center at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri, and is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Dr. Kujath’s interests and abilities extend far beyond the routine. He is board certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is trained in the latest treatments for varicose veins and performs those procedures regularly. Dr. Kujath demonstrates his commitment to systemic advancement of his profession by his service on the Medical Executive Committee, Operating Room Subcommittee (which he currently chairs), and Carotid Stenting Subcommittee at North Kansas City Hospital, as well as the Credentials Committee at Centerpoint. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Surgical Society and of the Metropolitan Medical Society, and maintains active membership in many professional organizations, including the Society for Vascular Surgery. Dr. Kujath’s influence reaches far beyond his Missouri roots. His wit and devotion to local and international community service projects are hallmarks of his commitment to his profession and to his patients.
Janet Lowe, Executive Director Emeritus
Janet Lowe was an early champion for the vision of a Safety Net Medical Clinic in the Raytown –Kansas City Metro area. Her vision broadened the Clinical concept to include dental services, which most safety net clinics in the area do not offer. Since 2012, Lowe has served as Executive Director of the Mission of Hope Clinic, retiring in December of 2016.
Lowe’s vision, drive, and reliance on God for provision, led the Mission of Hope Clinic to continually expand under her direction. The Clinic partners with the State of Missouri to offer the Show Me Healthy Women and Wise Woman programs for women aged 35-64 without insurance. The Clinic also offers Primary Care, full Laboratory services, Acute and Chronic Disease Management, Preventative Healthcare and Education, and hopes to add Optometry services for children in the next year.
Lowe currently resides in Florida with her husband and two adorable dogs.
Rhonda Wilt, APRN-BC PHD
Family Nurse Practitioner- University of Central Missouri May 2011.
Doctorate in Counseling- Andrew Jackson University 2009
Masters in Nursing-University of Kansas City Missouri-1995
Bachelors in Nursing-University of Kansas City Missouri-1992
Associate in Nursing-Penn Valley Community College-1982
Certification in the following:
- Care of Stroke Patient
- PICC Line Insertion-2006
- Wound Care Certification-2008
- ACLS-2012 BCLS-5/2012
- Completed 5 week critical care course and TNCC
Michelle Williams, Interim-Executive Director
Michelle Williams holds a Master’s in Occupational Safety Management and a BS in Crisis & Disaster Management—Emergency Management from the University of Central Missouri. Williams previously held the position of Public Relations Director for Mission of Hope Clinic. Prior to her entrance into the world of Non-Profits, Williams worked as a Retail Sales Manager for 10 years and for the Social Security Administration for three years.
Williams is very involved in the Raytown community. She is Past Chair of the Raytown Chamber of Commerce, sitting on the Chamber Membership Services Committee, Financial Task Force, Building Task Force, and Senior Celebration Committee. She also sits on the Parks Department Arts & Music Festival Committee, serves as Parade Organizer for the Raytown Main Street Association Egg-Extravaganza Parade, is a member of the Raytown CERT Team, and is credentialed with the Salvation Army and American Red Cross. Williams is very active in her church serving as Casting Director and Assistant Staging Director for Connection Point’s (formerly First Baptist Raytown) annual Pageant and other presentations.
Williams has been married for 16 years to her husband, Larry. They enjoy traveling, reading, research, and home remodeling shows.
Dorothy Johnson, BSN, MSN
Dorothy is Mission of Hope Clinic’s lead nurse practitioner for Missouri Show Me Healthy Women program. She has been with the program for 8 years. Growing up on a farm in North Central Missouri, Dorothy became aware of the need for additional health care services for women.
Her expertise in this area is saving lives by early diagnosis of breast and cervical cancer.
Daniel Gilstrap, DDS
Daniel is a native of the Kansas City area, having grown up in Blue Springs, Missouri where he spent his childhood immersed in sports and church. After graduating from Blue Springs South High School, he went on to Drury University in Springfield, MO to pursue his undergraduate studies. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Drury, Daniel went on to the UMKC School of Dentistry for his dental doctorate where he also earned high honors, graduating Summa Cum Laude and finishing in the top 5% of his class. Before joining our practice, Dr. Gilstrap practiced dentistry in Independence, Missouri. During his time at Drury, Daniel had the good fortune of meeting his wife and best friend, Sarah. The two live in Kansas City where they enjoy cooking, running, going to church, cheering on Kansas City’s sports teams, and travelling to see friends and family. On a perfect weekend, you could find him grabbing a coffee at the Roasterie with his wife or playing golf with his brother and dad. In addition to his commitment to academic and professional excellence, Dr. Gilstrap has always been committed to a life of serving others, and he has participated in numerous life-changing experiences in the mission field. Most recently, he traveled with a group of dentists to Zambia, Africa where they set up a field clinic and provided dental care to hundreds of villagers. Finally, Dr. Gilstrap believes that dentistry is both a relationship and a partnership with his patients, working together toward the ultimate goals of a healthy mouth and a smile they can be proud of. At our practice, we pledge to always strive to provide our patients with both dental care and an interpersonal experience of the highest integrity.
Garret Guthrie, DDS
Garret Guthrie grew up in Wichita, KS. A collegiate soccer scholarship brought him to UMKC, which is where he met his wife and attended dental school. Dr. Guthrie graduated dental school in 2015 and enjoys every aspect of dentistry. “The best part about being a dentist is the people you meet”
Juan Victorino-Griffin NA, PBT
Juan is the Bi-lingual Nurse-Medical Assistant at Mission of Hope Clinic. Juan knows that he was led here by God. He accompanied a family member for a medical visit and noticed the doctor getting vital signs and knew that he could be of help to the clinic. He offered his services that day and began working the following morning. Juan has a passion to help people in need, not only medically but spiritually. Juan wants to tell you, “I love my job”.
Melissa is our Bi-lingual front desk receptionist and is new to the not for profit organization. She feels blessed to be on staff at Mission of Hope Clinic. She is presently working at the front desk assisting patients navigate the paperwork necessary in the healthcare field. Melissa also helps interpret visits for patients needing such assistance . She has a passion for the medically indigent because she has been uninsured and can relate to their struggles.