Staff

Administration & Development:

Michelle Herman, President and CEO

Brenda Horn,  Resource Development Director

Kelley Carpenter, Grants and Communications Manager

Danielle Russell, Special Events and Volunteer Manager

Lindsay Garcia Thompson, Operations Manager

Child Assessment Team:

Cindy Riddell, LMSW Child Assessment Program Director

Erin Miller Weiss, LMSW, Interview Specialist

Monica Cattau, Intake Coordinator

Cheryl Smith, LBSW, Interview Specialist

Jenny Stroup, LMSW,  Family Advocate

Kelly Ware, LBSW,  Family Advocate

Jennifer Washam, Interview Specialist

Education Team:

Bev Turner, Education Program Director

Sara Boatright, Child Abuse Prevention Educator

Esther Guzan Escalera, Bi-lingual Child Abuse Prevention Educator

Stephanie Ward, Part-time Child Abuse Prevention Educator

Therapy Program:

Amanda Adkinson,LSCSW  Mental Health Therapist, PACES

Kristine Harrel,LCP  Mental Health Therapist, PACES

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Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

Michelle Herman, Board President
President and CEO, Sunflower House, www.sunflowerhouse.org

Sheryl Lidtke, Board Chair
Deputy District Attorney, Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office, www.wycokck.gov

Karla Leibham, Vice Chair
Principal, St. James Academy Catholic School, www.sjakeepingfaith.org

J.J. Winston, Treasurer
CPA, BKD, LLP., www.bkd.com

Lt. Col. Kevin Steele, Secretary
Assistant Chief of Police, Kansas City, Kansas Police Department, www.kckpd.org

Board Members:

Larry Backs
Senior Project Manager, Perceptive Software, www.perceptivesoftware.com

Shane Brethowr
Chief Compliance Officer, Lockton Financial Advisors, www.lockton.com 

Sheri Garner
Elementary Counselor, Turner Public Schools

Jennifer Johnson
Attorney, Hinkle Law Firm, www.hinklaw.com

Jeanene Kiesling
Reporter, KCTV5, www.kctv5.com 

Dione M. King
Diversity and Associate Develoment Manager, Lathrop & Gage LLP, www.lathropgage.com/”> www.lathropgage.com 

Frank Koranda
Senior Managing Associate, Dentons, www.dentons.com

Gina McCord
Community Volunteer

Chris McMullin
Assistant District Attorney, Tenth Judicial District, Johnson County KS, www.jocogov.org

Jennifer Myers
Legal Department, Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS, www.wycokck.gov

Edgar Palacios
Manager of Member Experience, Central Exchange, www.centralexchange.org

Tony Rock
Partner, Cimarron Infrastructure Group, www.cimarronig.com

Dr. Lisa Spector
Child Abuse Pediatrician, Children’s Mercy Hospital,  www.childrensmercy.org             

Mary Taylor
Senior Vice President, Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, www.shawneekschamber.com