Benefits Specialists


Working Healthy Benefits Specialists can explain program eligibility, calculate monthly premiums, help consumers understand how Working Healthy participation and employment can affect other benefits, and connect consumers with other resources.  Listed below are the Benefits Specialists and the counties they cover.

Karen Baessler, Pratt DCF Service Center, 400 S. Main St. Suite B, Pratt, KS 67124
(620) 672-5955 ext. 211
Kbaessler_dcf@kdheks.gov
Barber, Barton, Cheyenne, Clark, Comanche, Decatur, Edwards, Ellis, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kiowa, Lane, Logan, Meade, Morton, Ness, Norton, Pawnee, Phillips, Osborne, Pratt,  Rawlins, Reno, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, Wichita

Maddie Bowens, KDHE Wichita District Office, 130 S Market, 6th Floor, Wichita, KS 67202
(316) 337-6390
MBowens@kdheks.gov
Butler, Chase, Cowley, Ellsworth, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Marion, McPherson, Rice, Sedgwick, Sumner

Earl Williams, KDHE/DHCF, 900 SW Jackson Rm 900-N, Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-5136
EWilliams@kdheks.gov
Brown, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Doniphan, Franklin, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Jewell, Lincoln, Marshall, Miami, Mitchell, Morris, Nemaha, Osage, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Saline, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Washington

Terry Cronin, Kansas City DCF Service Center, 402 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 279-7173
Tcronin_dcf@kdheks.gov
Atchison, Douglas, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Wyandotte

Michael Burt, KDHE Chanute District Office, 1500 West 7th, Chanute, KS 66720
(620) 431-2390x231
MBurt@kdheks.gov
Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Elk, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Lyon, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, Woodson