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 Administrative Services (Fiscal and Human Resources)

Community Services [Back-to-School Fair, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)/Family Day Care Homes (FDCH), Durable Medical Equipment, Elderly Services, The First Tee Shawnee County, Home and Housing Services/Weatherization/Winterization, Latino Family Development, Project Attention, Rent/Utility Assistance, Safe Kids Shawnee County; Tax Preparation, E-Filing and Counseling]

Early Head Start/Head Start

Administrative Services

Address: 1000 SE Hancock, Topeka, KS 66607
Phone: 785-235-9561 (Toll-Free: 866-235-9561)
Fax: 785-235-9564
E-Mail Addresses:

Susan Wheatley, Executive Director -


David Lunson, Fiscal Officer -
Brigette Arnold, Fiscal Clerk -
Tammy Miles, Fiscal Bookkeeper -

Human Resources
Thea Warren, Director of Administrative Services -
Herminia Chavez, Administrative Assistant -
Michael Bell, Office Assistant -


Jewell Welch, Comptroller -
Jerry Dahlstrom, Facility Support Specialist –

 Community Services
Address: 621 SE Swygart, Topeka, KS 66607
Phone: 785-235-9296 (Toll-Free: 800-792-7056)
Fax: 785-290-3200
E-Mail Addresses:

Community Services:
John Homlish, Community Services Director -
Alice Schimmel, Direct Client Services Coordinator -
Gilberto “Beto
” Chabarria, Family Institute Coordinator, Safe Kids -
Jessica Villegas, Bilingual Community Services Assistant -
Martin Graham, VISTA Volunteer -
Wendy Coonrod, Quality Assurance Coordinator -

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)/Family Day Care Homes (FDCH)

Phone: 785-232-3258 
Michelle Taylor, CACFP/FDCH Coordinator -
Carmen Austin, CACFP Program Specialist -
Emma Ray, Provider Specialist -

Project Attention

Phone: 785-235-9296 
Elmer Robinson, Site Coordinator; First Tee Shawnee County -
Jaime Gonzalez-Vallejo, Latino Family Development -

Home and Housing Services

Phone: 785-235-9296 (Housing/Winterization), 785-232-3499 (Weatherization)
Kelly Meerpohl, Housing Program Director –
Aaron Brucker, Weatherization Services Projects Director –
Billy Fish, Weatherization Inspector II -
Jeannette Hermann, Housing Project Clerk -
Manuel Garcia, Weatherization Inspector I -

Head Start

Address: 2410 SE Highland Ave., Topeka, KS 66607
Phone: 785-266-0245 (Toll-Free 800-792-8039)
Fax: 785-266-4967
E-Mail Addresses:

Head Start
Phyllis Marmon, Program Director (office at Hancock Center, Phone: 785-235-9561,            
Toll-Free: 866-235-9561) -          
Abby Guzman, Bilingual Classroom Assistant -
Abigail Caldino – Bilingual Classroom Assistant -
Alma Galicia – Bilingual Classroom Assistant –
Amber Newman, Assistant Teacher -
Amy Blosser, Education and Early Childhood Development Content Area Expert –
Ana Cortes, Bilingual Family Services Specialist -
Ana Osuna, Bilingual Classroom Assistant –
Angela Smith, Infant-Toddler Teacher -
Brandi Meade, Infant-Toddler Teacher -
Brenda Brown, Assistant Head Start Director -
Brenda Roman, Bilingual Classroom Assistant –
Carmelthia Fields, Program Support Specialist -
Cassie Evans, Program Support Specialist -
Celia Bautista, Health Services Specialist -          
Christine Hickle, Infant-Toddler Teacher –
David Cushinberry, Hudson Facilities Technician –
Denae Ewing, Teacher -       
Edmund Lewis, Bilingual Education Services Coordinator -
Erika Ramirez, Bilingual Classroom Assistant -
Erin Johnson, Assistant Teacher -
Howard Griffie, Support Services Specialist -         
Jackie Herman, Teacher -
Jerome Alexander, Nutrition Services Assistant -
Jessica Wiebe, Head Start Intern -
Katherine Reich, Health Services Content Area Expert -
Kathleen Hayes, Infant-Toddler Teacher -
Kathleen Meiers, Assistant Teacher -
Kathy Johnson, Education Content Area Expert -
Laura Martin, Teacher -
Laura Salas, Assistant Teacher -
Maria Moreno, Assistant Teacher –
Maribel Mayorga, Bilingual Classroom Assistant -
Megan Jones, Center Based Service Coordinator -
Miranda Adkins, McFarland Program Assistant -
Norma DuFont, McFarland Site Coordinator -
Patty Shoenhair, Family and Community Partnership Content Area Expert -
Peggy Seidl, Family Services Specialist -
Raul Romero, Bilingual Classroom Assistant -
Sarah Zibell, Infant-Toddler Teacher -
Sincere Nitonde, Teacher -
Susan Barnett, Information Services Specialist -
Sylvia Sellars, Community Relations Specialist -     
Tamatha Woodman, Teacher -
Taneaya Bryant, Assistant Teacher –
Terrance Hartz, Nutrition Services Assistant –
Tiffany Taylor, Infant-Toddler Teacher -
Veronica Ramirez, Bilingual Classroom Assistant -
Viccie Ducksworth, Family Services Specialist -        
Whitney Lucky, Assistant Teacher -
Zuleika Reynoso, Bilingual Family Services Specialist - 

 Early Head Start Home Visitation: 
Carolyn Cogswell, Bilingual Parenting Specialist -
Denise Beadles, Parenting Specialist -                   
Hope Meredith-Ostrander, Parenting Specialist -
Linda Andrews, Family Childcare Coordinator -             
Sandi Smith, Parenting Specialist -

(As of March 24, 2011)