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Abby Works

Special Assistant to Secretary David Toland & Qualified Vendor Tax Credit Program Manager

Abigail Crandall

Regional Operations Manager

Alicia Janesko Hutchings

Manager, Business Recruitment

Amanda Phillips

TAA Case Manager

Amanda Ramsey

WIF Grant Manager

Andrew Jones

Program Consultant I

Angela Fraenza

Program Specialist I

Angelina Butler

Workforce Services Specialist

Anna Barron

Receptionist

April Chiang

International Project Manager

Ashely Conley

Workforce Professional

Ashely Moore

Workforce Professional

Ashla Stowe

Public Service Administrator III

Ashlie McPherson

Program Specialist

Ayesha Murphy

Program Specialist 1

Barbara Anderson

Regional Project Manager

Barbara Hake

Recruitment Project Manager, Kansas City Metro Region

Becky Kester

KIT/KIR Program Manager

Belinda Donley

Program Specialist 1

Bettina Sparkes

Program Manager, Alternative Workforce Specialist

Brenda Mendez-Villa
Brett Sanders

Business Systems Analyst

Brett Sayre

PEAK Program Manager

Brian P. Kayser

AJLA

Brooke Eskilson-Patterson

AJLA

Carissa Contreras

Workforce Professional

Carol Lee

Business Services Representative

Carol Manis

AJLA

Carrie Doud

AJLA

Cassandra Bell

Program Consultant – DVOP

Celeste Coonrod

Workforce Services Specialist

Celia Vega

Administrative Officer

Chang Lu

Recruitment & International Trade Project Manager, South Central Region

Chantele Parker

AJLA

Chastity Troxel

Registered Apprenticeship Coordinator

Cheryl Germann

Kansas Poetry Out Loud Co-Coordinator

Cheryl White

Regional Operations Manager

Chris Frederick

Northwest Region Project Manager

Christa Taft

Program Specialist I

Christijo Plemons

Workforce Services Specialist

Christine Bohannon

AJLA

Christopher Grotheer

DVOP

Chuck Alderson

Program Manager

Community Development Block Grant Program Administrator
Conor Nicholl

Workforce Services Specialist

Corissa Contreras

RESA Supervisor

Craig VanWey

Manager, In-state Business Development Team

Dale Tower

DEI State Lead

Dandi Owens

Business Recruitment Coordinator

Danijela Crncic

Program Specialist 1

Danny Decker

Physical Plant Supervisor Senior

Dashiell Hansen

AJLA

Dave Fairchild

AJLA

David Butts

AJLA

David Eisenbarth

AJLA

David Menotii

DVOP – Program Consultant I

David Soffer

Public Service Executive

Dawn Feldkamp

AJLA

Deb Kohn

Kansas Poetry Out Loud Co-Coordinator

Debbie Beck

CDBG Program Manager

Debbie Cherry

Program Specialist

Deeann Davenport

RESEA Case Manager

Dennis LaMunyon

AJLA

Diana Feldhausen

Administrative Officer

Dixie Cravens

Program Consultant

Dona Thompson

Registered Apprenticeship Grant Coordinator

Donna Klein

TAA Case Manager

Dustin Gale

CDBG Specialist

Ed Gray

Assistant TAA Program Manager

Emily Artzer

Program Consultant

Emily Fitzgerald

Outreach Coordinator

Emily Kelley

Kansas Census Committee

Erica Ramos

Public Service Executive III

Felicia Gibbs

Reemployment Connections Manager

Gary Westerman

Program Manager

General Commerce
George Carter

Applications Developer

Gertrudis (Gert) Cozadd

Program Consultant

Gina Smith

Program Specialist I

Ginny Eardley

Program Consultant

Gordon Bassham

DVOP

Haley Pederson

Research Analyst

Hanna Neuner

Program Specialist

Heather Pierson

Office Manager

Herla Reyes-Meza

Workforce Services Supervisor

Ivan Gonzalez

Workforce Services Specialist

James McCoy

KansasWorks Mobile Center Manager

James Newins

PEAK Consultant

James Stewart

AJLA

Jan Kessinger

Project Manager

Jasmin Fortiz

TAA Case Manager

Jason Brantley

Program Consultant

Jason Foote

AJLA

Jean Claude Kandagaye

AJLA

Jeff Farmer

AJLA

Jeff Freeman

Recruitment Project Manager, Great Lakes Region

Jeffrey Davison

PC1/DVOP

Jenifer Telshaw

AJLA

Jennebelle Roces-Clark

Program Specialist

Jennifer Bliss

AJLA

Jennifer Dalton

Accountant

Jennifer Lucas-Brown

Business Systems Analyst

Jennifer Moore

TAA Case Manager

Jennifer R. Rhoads

Program Specialist

Jennifer Sandoval-Barillaz

TAA Case Manager

Jenny Rogers

Program Specialist I

Jerad Pettus

Program Specialist

Jessica Henry

Program Consultant

Jessica Kemp

Workforce Services Specialist

Jessie Starks

Workforce Services Specialist (RESEA)

Jill Hendershot

Workforce Professional

Jill Wheeler

CDBG Program Specialist

Jill Zimmerman

Program Specialist

Jillian Fisher

Deputy Executive Director

Jillian Love

Main Street Program Manager

Jo Brunner

Program Services Manager

Jocile Arnoldy

Procurement Officer

Jodie Wunder

AJLA

Joe Torres

Technology Support Consultant

John Bowes

Workforce Compliance and Oversight Manager

John Gendron

Manager, Referral Center Programs and Operations

John Ybarra

Compliance Auditor

Jolene Ray

Program Specialist I

Jonathan Clayton

In-State Business Development Project Manager

Jose Romano

Recruitment Project Manager, East Coast Region

Joseph "Joe" Walter

Program Consultant 1

Joseph Comfort

Assistant Manager/Intensive Services Coordinator

Joshua Huckriede

TAA Case Manager

Joshua McGinn

Policy Analyst

Joy Hamsher

Administrative Assistant

Judy Kennedy

Special Projects Coordinator

Julia Brown

Workforce Services Specialist

Julianna Zimmerman

Program Specialist

Justin Carper

Workforce Services Trainer

Justin R. Smith

Program Specialist

Kaitlin Foley

KDC Workforce Services

KANSASWORKS
Karen Farrell

Program Consultant

Kate Craft

Program Consultant, Office of Minority & Women Business Development

Kate Van Steenhuyse

KCAIC Chief Programs Officer

Kathleen Dultmeier

International Trade Representative

Katie Brown

Intern

Katrina O'Hara

Sr. Administrative Assistant

Katy Heger

Intern

Kelly Collins

Public Service Admin II

Kelly Garcia

Senior Administrative Assistant

Kenia Ochoa-Portillo

TAA Case Manager

Kesia Townsend

Program Specialist I

Kevin Lee

Business Service Representative

Kim Porter

Program Specialist 1

Kirstin Hadel

Marketing Manager

Lana Davis

Program Specialist

Larissa Bohr

Regional Operations Manager

Larry Lee

Workforce Services Supervisor

Leisa Shepherd

Executive Assistant

Leticia Lopez

Senior Administrative Assistant

Lidia Smith

Program Consultant 1 – Local Veterans Employment Representative

Liliana Estrada

Program Specialist I

Linda DeLuca

Program Specialist III

Linda Hunsicker

CDBG Specialist

Linda Koci

Administrative Specialist

Lisa Rini

TAA Case Manager

Logun S. Dizmang

Workforce Services Specialist

Luigi Gavino

Workforce Services Specialist

Lynette Courtney

TAA Case Manager

Maria Lira

Program Specialist

Mark Wolf

Workforce Service Specialist

Markala Morton

TAA Case Manager

Marla Canfield

South Central Region Project Manager

Mary Perez

Team Kansas Consultant

Mathew Leiker

TAA Case Manager

Matthew Angell

TAA Case Manager

Matthew Credeur

Technology Support Consultant

Megan Chamberlain

Program Specialist

Megan VanDruff

Program Specialist

Melanie Manry

AJLA

Melinda Stanley

Broadband Acceleration Grant Program Manager

Melissa Graham

Fiscal Analyst

Melissa Guerrero

Program Specialist

Melissa Morris

Program Specialist

Melissa Pugh

Storekeeper

Michael Feiveson

Program Consultant

Michala Thomas

Program Specialist

Michelle Tilford

Workforce Services Specialist

Mike Armstrong

Technical Support Consultant

Mike Vasquez

Technology Support Consultant

Mikell Miller

Program Specialist

Mileidy Ariza-Moreno

RESEA Program Specialist

Miriam Franco

Program Specialist 1

Monica Brede

In-State Business Development Project Manager

Monte Weathers

Veterans Employment Services DVOP

MyKaila Ward

Program Specialist

Nadine Derr

Program Specialist

Nadira Hazim-Patrick

Finance Program Manager

Nancy McNealey

Workforce Services Supervisor

Natalie Meugniot

Workforce Services

Nigel Soria

Senior Research Economist

Norma Ramos

TAA Case Manager

Olivia Strenski

Program Specialist 1

Pamala Green

Program Specialist

Patricia Howell

Program Specialist (TAA)

Paula Murphy

TAA Case Manager

Peter Jasso

Director, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission

Peter Ruiz

Recruitment Project Manager, West Coast Region

Petra Aguilera-Trejo

Program Specialist I

Phillip Witzke

Program Consultant 1 (LVER)

Phyllis Gish

TAA Program Manager

Phyllis LaShell

Program Consultant

Rachéll Rowand

Program Manager, ROZ, IDA, KAITC

Randi Tveitaraas Jack

Deputy Director, International Division

Ravyn Ahart

Program Specialist 1

Raymond Clay

Program Consultant I

Renee Lippincott

South Central Region Project Manager

Rhonda Crook

Accountant

Rhonda Harris

Director of Minority & Women-Owned Business

Richard Martinez

HPIP Program Manager

Richard Snook

Program Specialist

Rodney Righter

Veteran's Employment Representative

Rosanne Arellano

Senior Administrative Assistant

Rosie Nichols

International Development Representative

Russell Sharff

Program Consultant

Ryan Brinker

Communications Coordinator

Ryan Wills

Manager of Constituent Services and Hospitality Industry Liaison

Rylie Hyson

TAA Case Manager

Sabrina Tillman

AJLA

Salih Doughramaji

Economic Development Representative

Sam Perrey

Northeast Region Project Manager

Sandra Holloway

Program Specialist 1

Sandy Cole

Senior Administrative Assistant

Sandy Votaw

Administrative Office Assistant

Sarah DeLuna

Workforce Professional

Sarah Karns

Project Coordinator

Scott Sewell

Main Street Program Director

Selena Salas

Program Specialist

Shalandra Taj

TAA Case Manager

Shara D. McMichael

Program Specialist

Sharla Newton

Program Specialist I

Shauna Downing

Workforce Services Supervisor

Shelley Barnhill

Program Specialist

Shelley Paasch

Business Specialist

Shelly Jones

Federal Grants Program Manager

Shelly Thompson

Public Service Executive II

Sherry Heim

Project Director of KHPOP

Sonia Herrington

Program Specialist – RESEA

Stacy Jennings

AJLA

Stanley Adams

Director, Office of Broadband Development

Stephen Blanchard

Veterans Employment Representative

Susan Weidenbach

Public Service Executive

Susannah Kohler

Program Consultant I

Suzanne Ellis

Program Specialist

Suzi Lenker

Workforce Professional

Taelyr Blehm

International Intern

Thomas Kilmartin

Program Consultant

Tiara Rattler

Program Specialist 1

Tiffany Nixon

Manager, Referral Center Operations

Tiffany Porras

UNCL Program Specialist REA

Tim Zimmerman

North Central Regional Project Manager

Tina L. Robbins

Program Specialist

Tonya Carlson

Assistant TAA Program Manager

Trent Howerton

Policy Manager

Wallace Vaughn

Public Service Executive

Wendy Inzunza

MSFW Monitor/Advocate

Whitney Medlam

TAA Case Manager

Wiley Smith

In-State Business Development Project Manager

Yvonne Walter

Workforce Services Specialist