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

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

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

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

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

 

Board Members:

Sheri Garner
Elementary Counselor, Turner Public Schools, www.turnerusd202.org

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

Jeanene Kiesling
Reporter, KCTV5, www.kctv5.com 

Dionne King
Diversity and Associate Development Manager, Lathrop & Gage LLP, www.lathropgage.com/”> www.lathropgage.com 

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

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

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

Kevin O’Connor
Assistant District Attorney,  Johnson County District Attorney’s Officewww.jocogov.org

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

Robert Price
Partner, CertTech, LLC, www.certtech.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