Board of Directors

Our governing board of directors represents state agencies and organizations that are concerned about quality child care for Kansas children.


Sam SchisslerPresident
Sales Representative, Brookes Publishing and Kaplan Learning Company (Leawood)

Vera Stroup-Rentier – Secretary and Pre-Elect
Senior Research Associate, Westat (Topeka)

Board of Directors

Jarvis Doleman (Since 2023)
Section Director, Early Care & Youth Programs / Child Care Licensing for KDHE (Topeka)

Bronwyn Fees (Since 2003)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Health and Human Sciences, Kansas State University (Manhattan)

Cathy Gray (Since 2023)
Early Childhood Education Adjunct Professor, Butler County Community College (Andover)

Sheila Bertelsen (Since 2023)
Education/Disability Specialist, Dodge City Public Schools, USD 443 (Dodge City)

David Lindeman (Since 1998)
Senior Scientist, University of Kansas Life Span Institute (Parsons)

Cathy Mong (Since 2020)
Career and Technical Education, Wichita Public Schools (Wichita)

Chiquita Miller (Since 2020)
Family and Consumer Science Agent, K-State Research and Extension (Kansas City)

Kay Mitchell (Since 2020)
Coach/Mentor, NKESC Head Start (Oakly)

Jennifer Oborny (Since 2022)
Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Part B & Part C, Kansas State Department of Education (Oakley)

Stephanie Parks (Since 2022)
Associate Teaching Professor, University of Kansas (Kansas City)

Carla Russell (Since 2017)
Family Group Home Owner (Derby)