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Council Members


Kari Harris

KMCHC Chair: Kari Harris, MD, FAAP

University of Kansas, School of Medicine - Wichita,
Department of Pediatrics

Rebecca Adamson

Rebecca Adamson, APRN-C, FNP, MSN

Crawford County Health Department

Brenda Bandy

Brenda Bandy, IBCLC

Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

Kourtney Bettinger

Kourtney Bettinger, MD, MPH, FAAP

University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics

Joe Caldwell

Joe Caldwell

Parent Representative

Lisa Chaney

Lisa Chaney

Greenbush - SW Kansas Education Service Center

Stephanie Coleman

Stephanie Coleman

University of Kansas Medical Center, Center for Child Health and Development

Julia Connellis

Julia Connellis

Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy

Dennis Cooley

Dennis Cooley, MD, FAAP

Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Mary Delgado

Mary Delgado, MSN, APRN, FNP

United Healthcare

Stephen Fawcett

Stephen Fawcett, PhD

University of Kansas Work Group for Community Health and Development

Beth Fisher

Beth Fisher, MSN, RN

Hays Area Children's Center

Terrie Garrison

Terrie Garrison RN, BSN

Wyandotte County Public Health Department

Cory Gibson

Cory Gibson, EdD

Superintendent, USD 262

Phil Griffin

Phil Griffin

KDHE Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention

Sara Hortenstine

Sara Hortenstine

State Child Death Review Board

Charles Hunt

Charles Hunt, MPH

Kansas Health Institute

Elaine Johannes

Elaine Johannes, PhD

Kansas State University Research and Extension

Kimber Kasitz

Kansas School Nurse Organization

Peggy Kelly

Peggy Kelly

Kansas Head Start Association

Scott Latimer

Scott Latimer, MD

Sunflower Health Plan

Steve Lauer

Steve Lauer, MD, PhD, FAAP

University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics

Melody McCray-Miller

Melody McCray-Miller

Zero to One

Patricia McNamar

Patricia McNamar DNP, APRN, NP-C

Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital and Clinic

Brian Pate

Brian M. Pate, MD, FHM, FAAP

University of Kansas, School of Medicine - Wichita,
Department of Pediatrics

Susan Pence

Susan Pence, MD, FAAP

Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas

Cherie Sage

Cherie Sage

SAFE Kids Kansas

cari schmidt

Cari Schmidt, PhD

University of Kansas, School of Medicine - Wichita,
Department of Pediatrics

Katie Schoenhoff

Katie Schoenhoff

United Methodist Health Ministry Fund

Christy Schunn

Christy Schunn, LSCSW

Kansas Infant Death and SIDS Network

pam shaw

Pam Shaw, MD, FAAP

University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics

Sookyung Shin

Sookyung Shin

Parent Representative

Cassandra Sines

KDHE Title V Family Delegate
Bureau of Family Health

sharla smith

Sharla Smith, PhD, MPH

Univeristy of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Preventative Medicine and Public Health

Juliet Swedlund

Juliet Swedlund

Topeka Doula Project

Alice Weingartner

Alice Weingartner

Community Care Network of Kansas

John Wilson

John Wilson

Kansas Action for Children

donna yadrich

Donna Yadrich

Special Health Care Services, Title V Program, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Taryn Zweygardt

Taryn Zweygardt

Sedgwick County Health Department

KDHE Staff


Rachel Sisson

Title V and Bureau of Family Health Director:
Rachel Sisson, MS

KDHE Bureau of Family Health

carrie akin

Carrie Akin

KDHE Maternal & Child Health Program Manager Team Lead
Bureau of Family Health

Talyor Atwood

Taylor Atwood

KDHE Maternal & Child Health Program Consultant
Bureau of Family Health

Kayzy Bigler

Kayzy Bigler

KDHE Maternal & Child Health Unit Director
Bureau of Family Health

Greg Crawford

Greg Crawford

KDHE Vital and Health Statistics Data Analysis Director
Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics

Geno Fernandez

Geno Fernandez

KDHE Pregnancy Maintenance & Team Programs Manager
Bureau of Family Health

Jessica Grubbs

Jessica Grubbs

KDHE Nurse Consultant
Division of Health Care Finance

Jamie Kim

Jamie Kim, MPH

KDHE Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
Bureau of Family Health

Brandi Markert

Brandi Markert

KDHE PRAMS Epidemiology
Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics

Kelli Mark

Kelli Mark

KDHE Children & Families Section Director
Bureau of Family Health

Jennifer Marsh

Jennifer Marsh

KDHE Women & Maternal Health Consultant
Bureau of Family Health

Elisa Nehrbass

Elisa Nehrbass

KDHE Child & Adolescent Health Consultant
Bureau of Family Health

Angela Oldson, MPA

KDHE Family Planning & Reproductive Health Program Manager
Bureau of Family Health

Brooke Sisson

Brooke Sisson

KDHE Home Visiting Program Manager
Bureau of Family Health

Heather Smith

Heather Smith, MPH

KDHE Title V Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Director, System of Supports Section Director
Bureau of Family Health

Kasey Sorell

Kasey Sorell, BSN, RN

KDHE Perinatal Quality Collaborative/Maternal Mortality Consultant
Bureau of Family Health

Lori Steelman

Lori Steelman

KDHE Early Care and Youth Programs (Child Care) Section Director
Bureau of Family Health

David Thomason

David Thomason, MPA

KDHE Nutrition and WIC Services Section Director
Bureau of Family Health

Kelsee Torrez

Kelsee Torrez

KDHE Behavioral Health Consultant
Bureau of Family Health

Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams

KDHE Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics

Stephanie Wolf

Stephanie Wolf, RN, BSN

KDHE Perinatal Health Consultant
Bureau of Family Health

Daina Zolck

Daina Zolck

KDHE Injury and Violence Prevention Section Director
Bureau of Health Promotion

Project Support


Melissa Hudelson

Melissa Hudelson

Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

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Connie Satzler

EnVisage Consulting, Inc.