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State of Kansas LTC Ombudsman


Chanute, KS 66720, USA

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Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties, Schools/Transition, Acquired Brain Injuries, Physical Disabilities, Aging/Older Persons/End of Life, Mental Health, Corrections/Juvenile Justice, Substance Misuse/Abuse


Lifelong Kansas gal who grew up working in family businesses and volunteering in the community.  After a 20 year stint running my own business life course changes allowed for a path to wander into adventures in the human service world.  Not for profit and Government work experience ranging from Director to direct service….address infant to end of life issues.

Long Term Care, Home & Community Based Services (all 7 waivers in Kansas), Foster Care, Community College, Workforce Development, Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol, Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation, Domestic Violence, Adult Education.

Bachelor’s Degree  Justice Studies and Sociology from Fort Hays (FHSU)

Grant Proposal & Program Evaluation Certificate  FHSU

Batterers Intervention Trainer                 Duluth Model

Deciding Together Leaders Trainer              Children’s Alliance

One Kansas Leadership Trainer                    Self Help Network


PS-MAPP Leaders Trainer                           Children’s Alliance

Mediation                                                     University of Kansas


as of 9/2017 I have attended Gatherings in Texas and Portland. Attended 2 day PCT training in June and plan to continue to become a certified PCT Trainer.