Board of Directors

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

Sam Schissler –  President
Sales Representative, Brookes Publishing and Kaplan Learning Company (Leawood)

Shana Schmidt – Past President
Unification Place, LLC (Newton)

Janet Newton – Treasurer
Infant Toddler Specialist, KCCTO-KITS Infant/Toddler Specialist Network (Alma)

Vera Stroup-Rentier – Secretary
Senior Study Director, Westat (Topeka)

Bronwyn Fees – Member at Large
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Health and Human Sciences, Kansas State University (Manhattan)

Carla Russell – Member at Large
Owner, Family Child Care Group Home (Derby)

Cathy Mong – Member at Large
Career and Technical Education, Wichita Public Schools (Wichita)

Chiquita Miller – Member at Large
K-State Research and Extension (Kansas City)

David Lindeman – Member at Large
Senior Scientist, University of Kansas Life Span Institute (Parsons)

Lorrena SteelmanMember at Large
Program Director, Child Care Licensing, Bureau of Family Health, KDHE (Topeka)

Kay Mitchell – Member at Large
Teacher/Case Worker, Graham County Early Childhood Center (Hill City)

Nis WilburMember at Large
Education Program Consultant, Kansas State Department of Education (Topeka)

Teresa Thompson – Member at Large
Department Chair of Early Childhood Education, Butler Community College (El Dorado)