KSAEYC Board of Directors

KAEYC board of directors

Our board of directors and members work hard to provide quality information and programs all year long.

Executive Officers:

  • Berni Howe, Junction City – President
  • Michelle Gilbert, Topeka – Past President
  • Jennifer Oborny, LaCrosse – President-Elect
  • Dawn Brown, Dover – Vice-President
  • Tristen Cope, Lincolnville – Secretary
  • Shanna Todd, Lawrence – Treasurer

Member-at-Large Positions:

  • Amy Cochran, Olathe
  • Caroline Teter, Mulvane
  • Laney Roths, Hays
  • Megan Smith, Lawrence
  • Sarah Goertz, Wichita
  • Deb Crowl, Emporia
  • Melissa Mosher, Topeka
  • Cheryl Peters, Lansing
  • Keeleigh Smith, Wichita
  • Cecelia Courter, Eudora

Chapter Representatives:

  • Amy Gottschamer, Lawrence Chapter
  • Sam Schissler, Greater Kansas City Chapter
  • Christina Turner, Topeka Chapter
  • Angela Hagan, Salina Chapter
  • Ann Gascon, Greater Wichita Area Chapter
  • Brett Schmidt, Northwest Kansas Chapter

Student Representative:

  • Janelle Dean, Wichita 

Non-Voting Board Members:

  • Mitch Rucker, KAC
  • Mary Murphy, KDHE
  • Amanda Petersen, KSDE
  • Samantha Sulsar, Child Care Aware of Kansas
  • Mark Stair, Accountant
  • Rachel Anno, DCF


  • Kelsey Trower

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