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Office of the Secretary - Key Staff Phone Number
Secretary - Laura Howard​​   785-296-3274
​Special Assistant to the Secretary - Alicia Johnson-Turner 785-296-8467
​Executive Assistant - Rhonda Schuetz ​785-296-3274
Communications Director - Mike Deines 785-296-0537​
Public Information Officer - Eric Smith 785-368-6358​
Director of Policy & Legislative Affairs - Rebekah Gaston ​785-296-4475​
​Client Services Manager - Kathryn Potterf 785-368-6613

 

Family Services - Key Staff Phone Number
Deputy Secretary - Tanya Keys   785-296-3274
Special Assistant to Deputy Secretary - Deanne Dinkel   785-291-3629
Prevention & Protection Services Director - Jane Meschberger   785-368-8156​
Child Support Services Interim Director - Elizabeth Cohn   785-296-0063
Economic and Employment Services Director - Rebekah Gaston   785-296-4475
Rehabilitation Services Acting Director - Peg Spencer   785-368-8204
​Foster Care & Residential Licensing and Office of Background Investigations Director - Scott Henricks 785-296-3825​​​​
​Kansas City Regional Director - Shanelle Dupree 913-279-7262​
​East Regional Interim Director - Anita Cooper 620-431-5000 x212
​West Regional Director - Pamela Beach 785-776-4011​ x201
​Wichita Regional Director - Thomas Buell ​316-337-6138

 

Operations - Key Staff Phone Number
Deputy Secretary - Vacant   785-368-7039
Deputy Director of Operations-Special Projects - Courtney Johnson   785-368-6267
​Deputy Director of Operations-Grants and Contracts - Linda Cambron 785-291-3251​
​Deputy Director of Operations-Facilities and Security - Brent Whitten ​785-368-6360​
Office of Information Technology Interim CIO - Jason Koehn   785-296-4991
Office of Financial Management Director - Dan Lewien   785-296-0761
Office of Grants and Contracts Director - Vacant   785-368-7039
Office of Property Management Director - Vacant   785-368-7039
Strategic Development Director - Beth Gunsalus​ 785-296-2589​

 

Office of the General Counsel - Key Staff Phone Number
Acting General Counsel - Corliss Scroggins Lawson   785-296-3967
​Deputy General Counsel - Vacant 785-296-2432
​Chief of Litigation - Corliss Scroggins Lawson 785-296-3967​
Audit Services Interim Director - Jay Davis   785-296-6849

 

Office of Personnel Services - Key Staff Phone Number
Personnel Services Director - Katrina Kosmala   785-368-7037

 

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