Western Days 2016 Leadership

Western Days 2016 is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, 2016. This year’s event will be the 20th anniversary of a celebration that has become an anticipated evening for Saint Simeon’s Residents, their friends and families, and for loyal friends and supporters of the Home. We anticipate over 700 members of the Saint Simeon’s family gathering in Western casual fashion to celebrate Saint Simeon’s many decades of compassion.

We hope you will join in our efforts with a sponsorship gift toward Western Days 2016: Decades of Compassion. Each Western Days gift helps Saint Simeon’s to provide superior care, an environment of dignity, and life enriching opportunities for Saint Simeon’s Residents. Western Days gifts support operations and capital investments at Saint Simeon’s. The generosity of many, along with our staff, continues to make Saint Simeon’s a special place.

Not only will your generosity be put to good use at Saint Simeon’s, but we promise an evening full of fun, exciting auctions, live music, and a delicious meal. We will celebrate in our traditional Western casual style!

For more than five generations, Saint Simeon’s has offered compassionate care in a loving community. Aging and memory loss are challenging issues for families.   Since 1960, Saint Simeon’s has honored the individuality of each Resident we are fortunate to serve.


Honorary Chairs

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward J. Konieczny, Honorary Chair, Western Days 2016

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward J. Konieczny was elected the fifth Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma in 2007. During his nearly ten year tenure as Bishop, he continues to oversee 70 congregations, three Diocesan Schools, two senior communities, a camp and conference center, and multiple other Episcopalian institutions and ministries.

Bishop Ed has served as Chairman of the Saint Simeon’s Home Board of Trustees and as Chairman of the Saint Simeon’s Foundation Board of Trustees for ten years. His leadership and vision for Saint Simeon’s has made numerous accomplishments possible including the Dotson Family Assisted Living Center, the renovation of the Memory Center, and Bishops’ Plaza in the Healthcare Center. His confident leadership style encourages growth and potential.

Before entering the ministry, Bishop Ed served as a Police Officer with the Garden Grove and Anaheim Police Departments from 1975 through 1992 where he received numerous commendations and was twice cited for Meritorious Service.

Bishop Ed was ordained a Deacon and Priest in 1994 following completion of his Master of Divinity Degree from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California. In 2001, Bishop Ed completed a Doctor of Ministry in Church Growth and Development from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.

Bishop Ed and his wife, Debbie, make their home in Edmond, Oklahoma where they enjoy travel, golf, and cooking. They have two sons, Michael and Daniel, and three grandchildren.

Lindsay Hurley Fick, Honorary Chair, Western Days 2016

Lindsay joined Saint Simeon’s as President and CEO in 2006.  Her decade of guidance and leadership has meant great strides for Saint Simeon’s. Lindsay is committed to the best care for Saint Simeon’s Residents.  While she holds staff members to a high standard, her leadership style keeps her in high regard among employees.
For twenty years prior to joining Saint Simeon’s, Lindsay held leadership positions in both the oil and gas and telecommunications industries in Tulsa, Houston, Chicago, and London.  Her career spanned the breadth of corporate organizations.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Colorado.
Lindsay is a member of LeadingAge National Public Policy Congress and is a board member of LeadingAge Oklahoma.  As well, Lindsay serves on the Board of LIFE Senior Services in Tulsa, and the Janada Batchelor Foundation for Children, a not-for-profit located in Tanzania, Africa.
Lindsay is married to Ron and together they enjoy serving in the community and in their church.  Their greatest joy, however, is found in time spent with their grandchildren!


Pioneer Spirit Award Recipient

John Brooks Walton, 2016 Pioneer Spirit Award Recipient

John Brooks Walton is Tulsa’s most acclaimed living architect. He worked as a primarily “one-man” office for most of his architectural career. Raised in Ponca City, Oklahoma, John graduated from Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University) with a BA in Architecture in 1953. He and his wife, Margaret “Mag” Stanley, moved to Tulsa in 1954 where they raised their six children. His love for traditional architecture led him to create a varied and wonderful series of historic Tulsa homes as a feature in Tulsa People. The series led to a collection of books starting with One Hundred Historic Tulsa Homes.

John went on to co-author two books on the historic homes of Ponca City and Kay County. In 2006, Walton received a grant from the Oklahoma State Centennial Commission to write a book celebrating the state’s centennial in 2007 featuring one-hundred pieces of Tulsa’s art work for the public and private sectors and told the history of each piece.

John moved to Saint Simeon’s in 2014. Since becoming a Resident, he has offered several Resident bus tours of Tulsa homes, offered two talks open to the public, continued his artwork, gave Saint Simeon’s a collection of his original acrylic paintings currently displayed in the Assisted Living Plus dining room.


Chairs and Committees

Phyllis and George Dotson, Event Chairs

Generosity is synonymous with Phyllis and George Dotson.  Their longstanding philanthropic endeavors have left an indelible mark on our community, especially the Saint Simeon’s community.

George Dotson became a Saint Simeon’s Trustee in 1985 and served as President during 1990-1992.  George and Phyllis both serve as Trustees for the Saint Simeon’s Foundation and George most recently served as President of the Foundation Board 2013- 2014.  Together, they chaired Saint Simeon’s successful $24,000,000 capital campaign Our Home is Built on Love.  They are members of the Society of Saint Simeon’s, supporters of Saint Simeon’s through planned giving.  They have prepared Saint Simeon’s to face the ever changing needs of seniors while building on a superior tradition of care.

Phyllis and George Dotson know first-hand of the care offered at Saint Simeon’s.  George’s late mother, Alma Dotson, lived at Saint Simeon’s during the eventide of her life, 2000 through 2004.  Their experience here deepened their connection to Saint Simeon’s and the talented front line staff members who continue to make Saint Simeon’s such a special place. 

Phyllis is a graduate of Simmon’s College, Boston, Massachusetts, with a BS in Nursing. Phyllis is known throughout the community for her fundraising skill and her ability to bring people together for common goals.  She serves on the Advisory Council of the Assistance League of Tulsa, which she chairs, Crosstown Learning Center, Mental Health Association of Oklahoma, and the Ronald McDonald House.  She is actively involved at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tulsa.

George Dotson is the former President and COO of Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co. and the current Chairman of Atwood Oceanics, Inc.  He graduated from MIT as a Mechanical Engineer and from Harvard Business School with an MBA.  George is a native of Chickasha Oklahoma, and is a current Trustee of Gilcrease Museum, an Advisory Council Member of the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma, and actively involved at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

While they have supported every aspect of Saint Simeon’s for many decades, this is their first time to serve as Event Chairs of Western Days, the 20th annual, and we are grateful for their leadership, generosity, ideas, and enthusiasm.


Blake and Mandy Atkins, Patron Chairs

Blake Atkins is the Executive Vice Chairman for Saint Simeon’s Home Board of Trustees. He has been a Trustee since 2010, following in the tradition of his father, Don Atkins, who served as a Home Board Trustee from 1988 until 2003.   Blake is President of Atkins and Atkins, PC in Tulsa. Mandy and Blake served as Chairs of Western Days 2013. Since that time, Mandy’s mother, Betty Ammann, became a Saint Simeon’s Resident and Mandy became such a regular visitor she quickly became friends with the staff who directly cared for her mother.



Lisa and Tom Schooley, Auction Chairs

Tom Schooley is Treasurer for Saint Simeon’s Home Board of Trustees. He has served as a Saint Simeon’s Trustee since 2013. Tom is an Executive Vice President for Bama Pies. He and Lisa are long-time supporters of Western Days and agreed to serve in this new position and share their talents for the live and silent auction. Lisa and Tom are members of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tulsa.




Western Days 2016 Committees

Western Days Leadership


Advisory Committee


Honorary Chairs


Karen and John Abney



The Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward J. Konieczny
Lindsay Hurley Fick


Anne and Bob Burlingame



Event Chairs


Angela and Ky Chaffin



Phyllis and George Dotson


Sheri Colpitt



Patron Chairs


Allison Cotton



Mandy and Blake Atkins


Mary and J.P. Culley



Pioneer Spirit Award


Andrea and father Irv Cutter



John Brooks Walton


Barbara and Arlo DeKraai



Auction Chairs


Gayle and Frank Eby


Lisa and Tom Schooley


Anne Lee Evans


 Patron Committee


Toni Garner

Phyllis and Steve Anderson  

Karen and Rick Garren



Lucy and John Barker  

Earlene Gathright



Phyllis and George Dotson


Kathleen Page and Michael Graves



Donna and Will Farrior


Sharon Bell and Greg Gray


Jane and Lowell Faulkenberry


Brenda Haesloop



Ashley and John Griffin


Elaine and Ted Hanner


Nancy and Hank Harbaugh


Marlo and Father Bill Holly


Helen Jo and Jim Hardwick


Debra and The Rt Rev. Dr.
Edward J. Konieczny


Mary Ann Hille


Juley Roffers and Jim Langdon


David Hogan


Beth and Ben Latham


Kelly and Tony Jezek


Judy Lawson


Leslie and Steve Lake


Lindsey and Father Stephen Mckee



Caron and Shawn Lawhorn


Donna and Robert Merrifield



Debbie and Dean Luthey


Millie Millspaugh


Rob Lyon, Jr.


Jimmie and Ed Monnet


Marcia and Ron MacLeod


Dona and The Honorable
Joseph Morris


Marilyn Morris


Kevin and Annette Murray


Will S. Smith


The Rev. Canon John Powers


Margaret and Ross Swimmer


Becky and The Rev. Shelby Scott


Priscilla and Joseph Tate


Becky and David York




Lindsay Hurley Fick,
President and CEO
Saint Simeon’s

Carolyn Blair,
Executive Director
Saint Simeon’s Foundation