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Meet the Sunflower Health Network Board


Anthony “AJ” Thomas PT, DPT, MS
Board Certified Special in Sports Physical Therapy
Chief Executive Officer at Rooks County Health Center

AJ Thomas was announced as the CEO at Rooks County Health Center in Plainville, Kansas in Feb 2018. AJ earned his Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Masters of Biology both from Fort Hays State University. He went on to complete his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University. AJ has most recently served as the Rehabilitation Director at Rooks County Health Center, overseeing Physical Therapy, Occupation Therapy, Speech Therapy, Cardiac Rehab, and Sports Medicine outreach services. AJ moved to Western Kansas specifically to serve rural populations and promote sports and orthopedic Physical Therapy. AJ is an adjunct instructor at Fort Hays State University in the Biology and Athletic Training departments where he helps mentor students and promote the benefits of serving rural citizens at the highest professional level. He is Board Certified as a Sports Clinical Specialist and serves on the United States Olympic Committee’s Volunteer Medical Team. AJ is on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Physical Therapy Association and Chief Delegate of Kansas to the American Physical Therapy Association.

Most importantly to AJ is he is a proud father of 3 kids: Leah, Landon, and Liam and happy to have his wife, Carla, serve as CEO of the household. AJ also dedicates time serving as the Chair of the Pastor Parish committee of Hays First United Methodist Church and as a coach for youth sports through the Recreation department.