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KMCH 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

Heather Braum

Heather Braum
Policy Director
Kansas Action for Children

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, Department of Pediatrics, Developmental and Behavioral Sciences

Julia Connellis

Julia Connellis
Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy

Dennis Cooley

Dennis Cooley, MD, FAAP
Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Greg Crawford

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

Deanna Cummings

Deanna Cummings
Parent Representative/Count the Kicks Ambassador

Mary Delgado

Mary Delgado, MSN, APRN, FNP
United Healthcare

Stephen Fawcett

Stephen Fawcett, PhD
University of Kansas Work Group for Community Health and Development

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

Ronda Hutchinson

Ronda Hutchinson
Kansas Nurses Organization

Elaine Johannes

Elaine Johannes, PhD
Kansas State University Research and Extension

Peggy Kelly

Peggy Kelly
Kansas Head Start Association

Lori Steelman

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

Scott Latimer

Scott Latimer, MD
Sunflower Health Plan

Steve Lauer

Steve Lauer, MD, PhD, FAAP
University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics

Elizabeth Lewis

Elizabeth Lewis
Director of Maternal and Infant Initiatives, March of Dimes

Brandi Markert

Brandi Markert
KDHE PRAMS Epidemiology
Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics

Patricia McNamar

Patricia McNamar DNP, APRN, NP-C
Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital and Clinic

Brittney Nichols

Brittney Nichols
KDHE EMS for Children Program Coordinator

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

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

David Thomason

David Thomason, MPA
KDHE Nutrition and WIC Services Section Director
Bureau of Family Health

Alice Weingartner

Alice Weingartner
Community Care Network of Kansas

Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams
KDHE Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics

donna yadrich

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

Daina Zolck

Daina Zolck
KDHE Injury and Violence Prevention Section Director
Bureau of Health Promotion

Taryn Zweygardt

Taryn Zweygardt
Consumer/Family Representative

KDHE Bureau of Family Health/Title V 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

Geno Fernandez

Geno Fernandez
KDHE Pregnancy Maintenance & Team Programs Manager
Bureau of Family Health

Jamie Kim

Jamie Kim, MPH
KDHE Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
Bureau of Family Health

Shannon Lines

Shannon Lines, MPH

KDHE Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
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

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson
KDHE Perinatal/Infant Health Consultant

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

Kelsee Torrez
KDHE Behavioral Health Consultant
Bureau of Family Health

Cora Ungerer

Cora Ungerer
Family and Consumer Partnership Admin
Bureau of Family Health

Stephanie Wolf

Stephanie Wolf, RN, BSN, CLC
KDHE Clinical Perinatal/Infant Health Consultant
Kansas Perinatal Community Collaboratives Program Coordinator
Bureau of Family Health

Project Support

Melissa Hudelson

Melissa Hudelson
Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

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EnVisage Consulting, Inc.

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