I have served as the Executive Director since 2011. I hold a BS. Ed. From the University of Kansas and a MS. Ed. From Drake University. My career has been dedicated to working with persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and mental illness. It is my privilege to be a part of Flinthills Services where we are committed to help each person we serve live life with dignity and purpose.
I joined the Flinthills Services team in 2019 after working for 15 years in public accounting. I have a BBA from Wichita State University and am a Certified Public Accountant. I enjoy working with non-profit organizations and helping them reach their full financial potential.
I started my career with Flinthills Services in 1996 in direct care where I fell in love with the organization and the individuals we serve. I have held a variety of positions over the years and I am currently the Director of Client Services. I have my BSBA from Capella University and am currently working towards my master’s degree. I’m very passionate about the services we provide, and have dedicated my career to ensuring the clients receive the highest level of support and commitment.
I started working at Flinthills Services in 2007 as the Training Coordinator and quality assurance director, then in 2015 I became the Director of Targeted Case Management. I love working at Flinthills and strive to ensure everyone has the opportunity for choice and the ability to achieve their dreams.
I have spent the majority of my career working as a Director of Nursing or Consultant for Skilled Nursing Facilities. When introduced to Flinthillls Services I found many similarities in what was needed from me as the nurse, but working with our clients is so much more rewarding for me personally. I love working with our clients and seeing how so many have overcome many difficulties gives me a new appreciation for life.
I have been the maintenance coordinator at Flinthills Services since 2013. I maintain and upkeep all Flinthills properties that we own or lease as well as our fleet of 19 vehicles. I strive to keep our properties and vehicles safe and reliable for the use of our clients for their daily needs.
While attending Emporia State University where I got my Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology, I had begun an internship with Flinthills Services, later accepting a job in direct care. After I received my degree, I began my professional career as the Training and Safety Coordinator. I now have the opportunity to have a big impact on the Direct Care Professionals so they in turn can empower the individuals they serve.
I began my career in direct care in 2012 for Flinthills Services working one-on-one with clients. In 2015, I was promoted to office specialist, and shortly thereafter I was given the position of Executive Assistant. I work closely with all employees in the role of human resources to ensure continued success in providing an elevated level of service, focusing on the individuality of our clients.