Development Team:

Michelle Herman, President and CEO

Brenda Horn,  Resource Development Director

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,

Karla Leibham, Board Chair
Principal, St. James Academy Catholic School,


Larry Backs, Secretary
Senior Project Manager, Perceptive Software,

J.J. Winston, Treasurer


Board Members:

Sheri Garner
Elementary Counselor, Turner Public Schools,

Jennifer Johnson
Attorney, Hinkle Law Firm,

Jeanene Kiesling
Reporter, KCTV5, 

Dionne King
Diversity and Associate Development Manager, Lathrop & Gage LLP, 

Frank Koranda
Senior Managing Associate, Dentons,

Sheryl Lidtke, Board Chair
Chief Deputy District Attorney, Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office,

Gina McCord
Community Volunteer

Jennifer Myers
Attorney, Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS,

Kevin O’Connor
Assistant District Attorney,  Johnson County District Attorney’s

Edgar Palacios
Manager of Member Experience, Central Exchange,

Robert Price
Partner, CertTech, LLC,

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

Mary Taylor
Senior Vice President, Shawnee Chamber of Commerce,