Board of Directors

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

Vera Stroup-Rentier – President
Senior Research Associate, Westat (Topeka)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kay Mitchell
Coach/Mentor, NKESC Head Start (Oakley)

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

Carla Russell
Family Group Home Owner (Derby)