Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. (MCHS) Executive Staff
Susan Savage, Chief Executive Officer
Saunya Moore, CPA, Vice-President, Finance and Administration
Laura Dempsey-Polan, Ph.D., Vice-President of Community Advancement
Dr. Dempsey-Polan is MCHS’ Vice-President of Community Advancement, responsible for MCHS partnerships, systems expansion, government relations, and strategic initiatives, including foundation planning. She has worked as a health administrator, health and human service analyst and senior planner, researcher, and professor in the fields of disability, aging, behavioral health, and Medicaid for over 35 years. Formerly, Dr. Dempsey-Polan served as an executive administrator in area non-profits and in health care organizations in California, Minnesota, and Iowa. Dr. Dempsey-Polan is an active member of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), currently serving on the Public Policy and Elder Issues Committees. She has held appointments on OKHCA Living Choice and ACO initiatives, helped found the Oklahoma Olmstead Task Force, Chairs the Tulsa City/County TRIAD and serves on the Community Service Council’s Public Policy Committee. Dr. Dempsey-Polan has been recognized with the Pinnacle Award, the Tulsa Woman of the Year award, and the AARP Award for outstanding contributors. Following two Master’s degrees, Dr. Dempsey-Polan received her Ph.D. in health and human services administration, program evaluation, and public policy from Cornell University. She has authored numerous articles and reports and is a licensed behavioral health clinician.
Michael Montague, P.A.-C, Chief Medical Officer
Mr. Montague serves as MCHS’ Chief Medical Officer, providing leadership and oversite for all medical and related clinical services in MCHS’ Community Health Centers across northeast Oklahoma. Mr. Montague has served as a full scope family practice and primary care provider and in a number of leadership positions on MCHS’ executive team for over 14 years. He has consistently worked to assure primary cares services for those most in need and to help eliminate health disparities in Oklahoma communities. Mr. Montague is a licensed Physician Assistant, and previously served in the U.S. Navy as an Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman, working in both clinical and military settings. He has a Bachelor of Science-Physician Assistant Degree from the College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, VA, and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska. Mr. Montague is also an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants.
Susan Mehnert-Kay, MD, Chief of Family Medicine and Director of the Teaching Health Center
Dr. Mehnert–Kay oversees all family medicine services in MCHS’ Community Health Center medical system and directs this Community Health Center’s Teaching Health Center (THC) for family practice residents in coordination with the Oklahoma University School of Community Medicine in Tulsa; MCHS’ THC HRSA award is one of the first in the region. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and received a Medical Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. She completed a three-year residency in Family Medicine at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa, serving as chief resident. During the first 21 years of her career, Dr. Mehnert Kay served as a professor in Oklahoma University’s Family Medicine residency program, as she saw patients in a private practice in the now University of Oklahoma’s School of Community Medicine in Tulsa. Dr. Mehnert-Kay is Board-certified in Family Medicine, a member of AAFP, and has served as the volunteer Medical Director of the SANE program in Tulsa for over 20 years.
Cassie Clayton, RN, Chief Nursing Officer
Ms. Clayton provides leadership and direction for MCHS’ nursing staff in all MCHS health centers, assuring continuity and consistency in this Community Health Center system’s nursing care, while overseeing the implementation of significant clinical and organizational quality initiatives. Ms. Clayton also helps MCHS’ system sustain a focus on key community outreach and education initiatives. Previously, Ms. Clayton served as MCHS’ Director of Nursing and in the role of Nursing Supervisor with the University of Oklahoma’s School of Community Medicine. She is a Board Certified, Registered Nurse and she is also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). Ms. Clayton is a respected speaker, often presenting at events like the Residency Program Services Conference and the Black Executive Exchange Program with the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League Young Professionals. She is a graduate of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Tulsa Community College and Tulsa’s Area Vocational School.
Stan Fosburg, Chief Information Technology Officer
Mr. Fosburg defines, updates, and implements all MCHS information technology strategies and operations. He served as a professional services engineer at Nortel Networks and a customer support engineer with Memorex Telex before assuming his current position. Mr. Fosburg is certified as a CVX technician and as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) among other certifications in information technology and is a former member of the U.S. Navy.