Who We Are

State Home Visiting Leadership Group


To elevate and sustain the early childhood home visitation system, assuring lifelong benefits and values for all Kansas children and families.

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Health Families, Thriving Children, Connected Communities

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Guiding Principles
Quality, cultural responsiveness, equity, diversity, family well-being, transparency, trust, commitment, and sustainability

Team Members

Nichelle Adams
Kansas Department for Children & Families (DCF)

Peggy Kelly
Kansas Head Start Association

Heather Staab
Kansas Department of Health and Environment Infant Toddler Services (ITS) Part C

Carrie Akin
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)

Nis Wilbur
Kansas Department of Education

Leslie Warlen
Project Eagle

Shelly Crawford
KCK Parents as Teachers USD 500

Jacki Hempel
Kansas Parents as Teachers Association (KPATA)

JoAnn Henry
Kansas Department for Children and Families – Early Head Start

Amy Meek
Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund

Kelly Hayes
Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL) Healthy Families America (HFA)

Callie Peace
Kansas Parents as Teachers Association (KPATA)

Brooke Sisson
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)


Coordinate, guide and advise statewide home visiting services and activities in Kansas

Promote home visiting as an essential and effective practice

Operationalize and be accountable for the Kansas Home Visiting Strategic Plan

Coordinate and communicate the status and effectiveness of home visiting services

Inform and track data and progress related to implementation and ongoing program improvement of home visiting services