Who We Are

State Home Visiting Leadership Group

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Mission
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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Vision
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

Nichelle Adams 
Kansas Department
for Children
and 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

Brooke Sission
Kansas Department of 
Health and Environment (KDHE)

Shelly Crawford
KCK Parents as Teachers 
USD 500

Jacki Himpel
Kansas Parents as Teachers 
Association (KPATA)

Heather Daughtery
Kansas Department for Children and Families – Early Head Start

Amy Meek
Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund

Jenny Taylor
Kansas Department of 
Health and Environment (KDHE)

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

Callie Peace
Kansas Parents as Teachers Association (KPATA)

Responsibilities

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

Partners