Family Health

 
Directions

1000 SW Jackson
Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66612-1274

Link: Family Health Page

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Gavin-Nwakpuda, Lorraine Program Consultant   785-291-3812  
Mowder, Lynn Administrative Specialist for the Bureau   785-291-3368  
Sellers, Amber Public Service Administrator II   785-296-8238  
Sisson, Rachel Bureau Director   785-296-1310  
Sorell, Kasey Health Planning Consultant / Maternal & Perinatal Initiatives   785-296-1205  
Torrez, Kelsee Family Health Behavioral Health Consultant    

Adolescent Health Consultant 
Directions

1000 SW Jackson
Suite 220
Topeka, KS 66612-1274

785-296-1305

Link: Adolescent Health Page


Bureau of Oral Health 
Directions

1000 SW Jackson
Suite 300
Topeka, KS 66612

785-368-8264


Link: Oral Health Page

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Almeida, APRN, MSN, Amalia Children's Oral Health Program Manager 785-296-3958  
Brinckman DDS, CHCEF, Dayna Director Bureau of Oral Health 785-296-6536  
Francis, MPH, James M. Epidemiologist 785-296-5116  
Trybom, RDH, ECPIII, Debra Outreach Dental Hygienist 785-368-8264  

Child Care Licensing 
Directions

1000 SW Jackson
Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66612-1274

785-296-1270

785-559-4244


Link: Child Care Licensing Page


Children & Families Section 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Akin, Carrie MCH Program Manager   785-296-1234  
Atwood, Taylor MCH Program Consultant   785-296-1308  
Bigler, Kayzy Unit Director   785-296-1316  
Devlin, Pamela Home Visiting Program Consultant   785-296-1311  
Fernandez, Genoveva (Geno) Pregnancy Maintenance & Teen Programs Manager   785-296-1307  
Francis, James Maternal Child & Health Data Analyst   785-296-7187  
Hulse, Penny Senior Administrative Assistant   785-296-1300  
Mark, Kelli Section Director   785-296-6136  
Marsh, Jennifer Women’s / Maternal Health Consultant   785-296-2156  
Merrill, Toni Family Planning Program Consultant   785-296-6141  
Nehrbass, Elisa ECCS / KIDOS / MCH / Child & Adolescent Health Consultant   785-296-1305  
Nelson, Jill Elizabeth Perinatal Health Consultant - Salina Office   785-515-6717  
Oldson, Angela Family Planning & Reproductive Health Program Manager   785-296-1304  
O'Sullivan, Maria School Health Clinical Consultant   785-296-3970  
Rivera-Newberry, Ivonne Family Planning Clinical Consultant – Office at KDHE   785-296-1300  
Torrez, Kelsee MCH Behavioral Health Consultant   785-296-1327  
Wolf, Stephanie Perinatal Health Consultant - Office at KDHE   785-296-1306  


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Becher, Teresa Administrative Specialist   785-296-8166  
Broky, Michelle Senior Administrative Assistant   785-296-8234  
Craft, Iesha (iesha) Senior Administrative Assistant   785-296-3339  
Crosswhite, Elizabeth (Liz) Business Supervisor   785-296-8080  
Dejarnette, Madilyn (Madi) Administrative Assistant   785-296-8081  
Essman, Pam Administrative Specialist   785-296-1276  
Gasperich-Hurla, Krista Public Service Administrator II   785-296-2522  
Greene, Beth Public Service Administrator II   785-296-6922  
Kern, Debbie Program Consultant I   785-296-1395  
Kravitcz, Lori Section Director   785-296-8026  
Lucero, Ruth Administrative Specialist   785-296-1273  
Nelson, Debi Business Analyst   785-296-1278  
Tellez, Sandy Program Consultant   785-368-7277  
Walker, Lisa Program Consultant I   785-296-8165  
Zillinger, Roxanne Public Service Administrator II   785-296-1275  

Epidemiology 

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Kim, Jamie Epidemiologist   785-296-6467  
Lines, Shannon Epidemiologist   785-296-0842  

Fiscal / Purchasing 

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

Directions

1000 SW Jackson
Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66612-1274

785-296-6135

785-559-4239

Link: Infant-Toddler Services


Maternal & Child Health Block Grant 

Link: Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Page


Directions

1000 SW Jackson
Suite 220
Topeka, KS 66612

785-291-3363

785-559-4245


Link: Newborn Screening Program Page

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Manos, Shawn Education and Outreach Coordinator 785-291-3363  

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
Brinkman, Emily Breastfeeding Coordinator   785-291-3161  
Long, Lisa Program Consultant   785-296-1323  
Medrow, Lisa Nutritionist   785-296-0949  
Norman, Julie Nutritionist   785-296-0094  
Owsley, Amanda WIC Program Consultant 785-296-1322  
Speirs, Linda WIC Program Consultant/LA Fiscal Coordiantor 785-291-3134  
Thomason, Dave Section Director   785-296-1324  
Thomsen, Patrice Nutritionist Senior   785-296-1189  
Vickers, Kelly Public Service Executive   785-296-0092  
Volz, Randy Program Analyst   785-296-2865  
Waldo, Ashley Program Consultant   785-296-1325  

Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative 

785-296-1307

Link: Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative Page


Reproductive Health & Family Planning 
Link: Reproductive Health and Family Planning Page

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Merrill, Toni Reproductive Health & Family Planning Program Consultant 785-296-6141  
Merrill, Toni Reproductive Health & Family Planning Program Consultant 785-296-6141  

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
Anderson, Marc Financial and Eligibility Specialist 785-296-1313  
Bigler, Kayzy Unit Director 785-296-1316  
Guzman, Liz Care Coordinator 785-296-1312  
McCracken, Karlene Care Coordinator 785-296-3617  
Perez, Karen Lead Care Coordinator 785-251-8205  
Retana, Ruby Care Coordinator 785-296-1328  
Totty, Kelly Program Manager 785-296-1295  

Directions

1000 SW Jackson
Suite 220
Topeka, KS 66612

Link: System of Supports Page

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Anderson, Kinsey Newborn Blood Screening Blood Spot Program Coordinator 785-291-3363  
Black, Michelle Newborn Blood Screening Blood Spot Follow-up Coordinator 785-291-3366  
Conklin, Janice Screening & Surveillance Unit Administrative Assistant 785-296-0109  
Dalrymple, Alyson Birth Defects Program Coordinator 785-296-6134  
Duncan, Drew Screening & Surveillance Unit Director 785-296-1292  
Elliott, Lisa Newborn Point of Care Screening Program Consultant 785-296-6761  
Goss, Kaylee System of Supports Program Consultant 785-250-6641  
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  
Smith, Heather System of Supports Section Director 785-296-4747  
Specht, Megan Screening & Surveillance Unit Data Manager 785-296-6674  
Ungerer, Cora Family & Consumer Partnership Program Coordinator 785-296-8625  

Teen Pregnancy Targeted Case Management Program 

785-296-1307

Link: Teen Pregnancy Page