Family Health

 
Directions

1000 SW Jackson
Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66612-1274

Link: Family Health Page


Child Care Licensing 
Directions

1000 SW Jackson
Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66612-1274

785-296-1270

785-559-4244


Link: Child Care Licensing Page


Administration 

1000 SW Jackson
Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66612

Topeka, KS 66612


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Mark, Kelli Bureau Chief 785-296-6136  
Mowder, Lynn Administrative Specialist for the Bureau 785-291-3368  
Sellers, Amber Public Service Executive 785-296-8238  

Epidemiology 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Kim, Jamie Epidemiologist 785-296-6467  
Markert, Brandi Epidemiologist 785-296-4110  

Fiscal / Purchasing 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Ray, Christina Fiscal Analyst 785-296-1547  
Hammond, James Central Accounts Payable / Purchasing (CAP) 785-296-7214  

Children & Families Section 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Marsh, Jennifer Women’s / Maternal Health Consultant 785-296-2156  
Hulse, Penny Senior Administrative Assistant 785-296-1300  

System of Supports 
Directions

1000 SW Jackson
Suite 220
Topeka, KS 66612

Link: System of Supports Page

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Smith, Heather System of Supports Section Director 785-296-4747  
Bigler, Kayzy Unit Director 785-296-1316  
Goss, Kaylee System of Supports Program Consultant 785-250-6641  
Ungerer, Cora Family & Consumer Partnership Program Coordinator 785-296-8625  

Infant Toddler Services (Part C) 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Staab, Heather Part C Training, Education and Outreach Coordinator 785-213-6764  
Gustafson, Cally Program Consultant 785-296-1329  
Waggoner, Tricia Part C Coordinator 785-296-2245  
Zachritz, Rob Data Program Analyst 785-296-1294  

Consultant Unit 

Topeka, KS 66612

Topeka, KS 66612


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Wolf, Stephanie Perinatal Health Consultant (Topeka) 785-515-6718  
Nelson, Jill Perinatal Health Consultant (Salina) 785-515-6717  
Torrez, Kelsee Consultant Unit Director/Behavioral Health Consultant 785-296-1327  

Community Partnerships 

Topeka, KS 66612

Topeka, KS 66612


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Akin, Carrie Unit Director 785-296-1234  
Fernandez, Geno Pregnancy Maintenance & Teen Programs Manager 785-296-1307  
HIll, Morgan Home Visiting Program Manager 785-296-7433  
Guyton, Dione Home Visiting Program Consultant 785-296-1311  
Devlin, Pamela Home Visiting Program Consultant 785-296-1311  
Frye, Holly MCH Program Consultant 785-296-1308  
Merrill, Toni Reproductive Health & Family Planning Program Consultant 785-296-6141  
Rivera-Newberry, Ivonne Family Planning Clinical Consultant – Office at KDHE 785-296-1300 316-337-6189

Special Health Care Needs 
Directions

1000 SW Jackson
Suite 220
Topeka, KS 66612

785-296-1313

Link: Special Health Care Needs Page

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Leeker, Zachery Program Manager 785-296-1295  
Garay, Alejandra Bi-Lingual Care Coordinator 785-296-3617  
Del Real, Liz Bi-Lingual Care Coordinator 785-296-1312  
Rokey, Lexie Program Consultant & Financial Eligibility Specialist 785-296-1313  
Perez, Karen Lead Care Coordinator 785-251-8205  
Retana, Ruby Care Coordinator 785-296-1328  

Screening & Surveillance Unit 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Ellis, Grace Administrative Assistant    
Luna, Aidee Point of Care Program Consultant 785-296-6861  
Elliott, Lisa Newborn Point of Care Screening Program Consultant 785-296-6761  
Dalrymple, Alyson Birth Defects Program Coordinator 785-296-6134  
Black, Michelle Newborn Blood Screening Blood Spot Follow-up Coordinator 785-291-3366  
Duncan, Drew Section Director 785-296-1292  
Morris, Shane Screening & Surveillance Outreach & Education Coordinator 785-296-8212  
Anderson, Kinsey Newborn Blood Screening Blood Spot Program Coordinator 785-291-3363  
Lowrey, Marilee Newborn Blood Screening Short Term Follow-up Coordinator 785-368-8376  
Schardine, Liz Newborn Point of Care Screening Program Manager / Audiologist 785-368-7167  
Sorell, Kasey Health Planning Consultant / Maternal & Perinatal Initiatives 785-296-1205  
Neuhofel , Connie Screening & Surveillance Support Specialist 785-291-3363  

Early Care & Youth Administrative Staff Unit 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Force, Kim Senior Administrative Assistant 785-296-3569  
Arizpe, Alecia Senior Administrative Assistant 785-296-7745  
Jimerson, Tricia Senior Administrative Assistant 785-291-3187  
Kar, Dilip Administrative Assistant 785-296-7793  
McDaniel, Larissa Administrative Assistant 785-296-3279  

Early Care & Youth Programs 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Branizor, Paula Section Director 785-296-8026  
Crosswhite, Liz Business Supervisor 785-296-8080  
Nelson, Debi Business Analyst 785-296-1278  
Becher, Teresa Administrative Specialist 785-296-8166  
Broky, Michelle Senior Administrative Assistant 785-296-8234  
Jellison, Tammy CCL Help Desk 785-296-3339  
Buckridge, Wyatt Administrative Assistant 785-296-8081  
Gasperich-Hurla, Krista Public Service Administrator II 785-296-2522  
Webb, Shelley Public Service Administrator II 785-296-6922  
Kern, Debbie Program Consultant I 785-296-1395  
Hodgens, Ericka Public Service Administrator I, Concordia, Kansas 785-230-9398  
Tellez, Sandy Program Consultant 785-368-7277  
Walker, Lisa Program Consultant I 785-296-8165  
Zillinger, Roxanne Public Service Administrator II 785-296-1275  

Early Care District Staff 

Topeka, KS 66612

Topeka, KS 66612


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Schoenberger, Melissa Field Services Supervisor, Northwest District Office, Hays, KS 785-207-0623  
Stabb, Amy Northwest District Office, Hays, KS 785-207-8112  
Keller, Jill Northwest District Office, Hays, KS 785-213-0635  
Donovan, Tina Southeast District Office, Chanute, KS 620-860-7241  
Manuel, Jennifer South Central District Office, Wichita, KS 316-706-3523  
Claussen, Patti Southwest District Office, Dodge City, KS 620-213-0913  
McCluskey, Nicole Southwest District Office, Dodge City, KS 620-952-3975  
McCluskey, Nicole Southwest District Office, Dodge City, KS 620-952-3975  
Finney, Laura Child Care Licensing Surveyor: Chautauqua, Elk, Harper & Sumner Counties 785-250-6404  
Kester, Libby Child Care Licensing Surveyor, Stockton, KS 785-207-2041  

Nutrition & WIC Services 
Directions

1000 SW Jackson
Suite 220
Topeka, KS 66612-1274

785-296-1320

785-559-4242

Link: Nutrition and WIC Services Page

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Pelzel, Danica Nutritionist 785-296-0094  
Hollaway, Susan Vendor Manager 785-296-0093  
Olaya, Jhonny Project Manager 785-296-8956  
Brinkman, Emily Nutritionist 785-291-3161  
Sanders, Krista Administrative Specialist 785-296-1320  
Florea, Casey Nutritionist 785-296-0752  
Thomason, Dave Section Director 785-296-1324  
Thomsen, Patrice Nutritionist Senior 785-296-1189  
Vickers, Kelly Public Service Executive 785-296-0092  
Owsley, Amanda Program Consultant 785-296-1322  
Hirst, Bethany Vendor Manager 785-296-1325  
Speirs, Linda Local Agency Fiscal Coordinator 785-291-3134