BFH Staff Directory


296-1310   Rachel Sisson Bureau Director
291-3368   Lynn Mowder Administrative Specialist
296-1270   Sierra Schumacher Senior Administrative Assistant


296-6467   Jamie Kim Epidemiologist

Children & Families Section

296-6136   Traci Reed Section Director
296-1294   (Vacant) SSr. Administrative Assistant

Maternal and Child Health

296-1311   Debbie Richardson

MIECHV and MCH Manager

296-1300   Carrie Akin

Public Service Administrator
296-1234   (Vacant) MCH Administrative Consultant
Topeka Office - 296-1306   Stephanie Wolf
Salina Office - 785 827-9639
Maternal & Child Health Consultant
296-7433   Phyllis Marmon Home Visiting Administrative Consultant
296-1308   (Vacant) MCH Program Manager (PMI, TPTCM, HV)

Reproductive Health

296-1304  Kristi Wilson Director of Reproductive Health Program
296-8212   (Vacant) Family Planning Clinical Consultant
296-1307   Penny Hulse Senior Administrative Specialist
296-1305   Kay White MCH Administrative Consultant
296-1205   Rebecca Atnip Family Planning Consultant

Coordinating Council on Early Child Developmental Services (CCEDS)

296-1294   Doug Bowman Coordinator, CCECDS,

Special Health Services

296-1316   Heather Smith Section Director
296-1295   Kelly Blake SHS Contract & Payment Coordinator

Infant-Toddler Services

296-2245   Sarah Walters Infant Toddler Part C Coordinator
296-6135   Diane Alexander Public Service Administrator
296-8625   Barbara Kramer Program Analyst Infant-Toddler Part C
296-6134   (Vacant) Health Planning Consultant
296-1329   (Vacant) Part C - Fiscal Analyst
296-1294   Phoebe Rinkel Coordinator ICCS

Newborn Screening

291-3363   Jamey Kendall NBS Program Manager
291-3617   Annie Gile Newborn Screening Educator
296-0109   Janice Conklin NBS Administrative Assistant

Sound Beginnings Newborn Hearing Screening

368-7167   Elizabeth (Liz) Abbey State EHDI Coordinator/Audiologist
368-8376   (Vacant) Data Follow-up Manager
296-6761   Lisa Elliott Data Registrar
296-6861   Crystal Bermudez Program Consultant

Special Health Care Needs (SHCN)

296-4747   Kayzy Bigler SHCN Program Manager
291-3366   Michelle Black Care Coordinator
296-1312   (Vacant) Care Coordinator
296-1312   Jane Kennedy SHCH Nurse Manager
296-1292   (Vacant) Financial Eligibility Specialist
296-1313   Genoveva (Geno) Hernandez KRG Support Specialist
296-0109   (Vacant) Program Consultant

Nutrition & WIC Services

296-1324   Dave Thomason Section Director
296-8956   Cathy Colpitts Administrative Assistant
296-1325   (Vacant) Program Consultant
296-1322   Pat Dunavan Temp-Senior Nutritionist
296-1327   Sandi Fry IT Project Manager
291-3161   Martha Hagan Nutritionist
291-1328   Rachelle Hazelton PSE
291-3134   Erin Hubbard Program Consultant
296-0093   Ashley Warren Program Analyst
296-1323   (Vacant) Nutritionist
296-1320   Cindy Thomas Administrative Assistant
296-1189   Patrice Thomsen Nutritionist
296-2865   Randy Volz Program Analyst
296-1325   Janna Gunckle Program Consultant
296-1323   Lisa Long Program Consultant
296-0094   Julie Ornelas Nutritionist
296-0949   (Vacant) Public Health Nurse
296-0092   Valerie Merrow Program Consultant

Early Care and Youth Programs (Child Care)

296-8026   Lori Steelman Section Director
368-7277   Linda Cottrell Public Service Administrator II
296-8080   Debi Nelson Public Service Administrator II
296-2522   Vacant Public Service Administrator II
296-1275   Heather Ritchey Public Service Administrator II
296-1273   Pam Paden Public Service Administrator II
625-5663   Amy Staab Child Care Surveyor, Hays
620 225-0596   Deborah Rodda Child Care Surveyor, Dodge City
620 225-0596   Jessica Vincent Child Care Consultant, Dodge City
316-337-6033   Jennifer Manuel Child Care Surveyor, Wichita
296-7745   Julia Alfers Coordinator of Children's Services
296-8165   Lisa Walker Program Consultant I
842-4600   Tina Caruthers Program Consultant I
296-1395   Debbie Kern Program Consultant I
296-8234   Kimberly Martin Senior Administrative Specialist
296-8081   Liz Lansing Senior Administrative Assistant
296-8166   Teresa Becher Administrative Specialist
296-1276   Pam Essman Administrative Specialist
296-7745   Heather Ritchey District Child Care Specialist

CPA and Residential Programs (Foster Care)

Foster Care Home Licensing has moved from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to the Kansas Department for Children and Families as of July 1, 2015. For more information on Foster Care services please visit the DCF website:

Policy and Administration

291-3160   Mary Murphy Section Director
296-6922   Micah Ross Public Service Administrator II
296-8238   Dorothy Tenney Public Service Administrator II
296-8475   Beth Greene Public Service Administrator I
296-1278   Tina Rossi Program Analyst
291-3812   Lorraine Gavin-Nwakpuda Consultant
296-7793   Dilip Kar Administrative Assistant
291-3187   Brenda Dreier Administrative Assistant
296-1270   (Vacant) Administrative Assistant

Healthy Homes and Lead Hazardous Program

291-3160   Mary Murphy Section Director
316-683-6629   David Hart Enforcement Officer
291-3218   Gilbert Tabares Enforcement Officer
296-7278   Vacant Enforcement Officer
296-3653   Jenny Nixon Enforcement Officer
368-7010    Karen Miller Temp-Administrative Assistant