PHONE: 785-825-4493

Our mission.

Improving children’s lives and strengthening families through education, advocacy and support to create a world where every child is happy, healthy and strong.

Meet our team.

CAPS is proud to attract and retain highly skilled and qualified employees with the reputation in the community as experts in the field. Because of the variety of human needs and conditions we experience, maintaining personal health and wellness is of our utmost concern. Our culture is to take care of each other as well as we care for our clientele. Modeling the response to trauma that we preach is key to our continued success.

Lori Blake, BA

Executive  Director

About Lori

Carolyn Lathan

Office manager

About Carolyn

Melinda Hansen, BA

BUSINESS MANAGER

About Melinda

Chelsea Sutton, LBSW

Family Mentoring
PROGRAM DIRECTOR

About Chelsea

Vicki Price, MS

CAPS Education
PROGRAM DIRECTOR

About Vicki

Emily Walker, BA

Early education initiatives
PROGRAM DIRECTOR

About Emily

Necol Sample, AA ECE

Child Care services
Program  Director

About Necol

Joan Ray, BA

Family Mentor and 
Costumed Happy bear

About Joan

Reyna Banda Torres, BA

Bilingual Services
Program Director

Egla Eikleberry, BA

CASE MANAGER/ADVOCATE
Parent EDucator
( ENGLISH/SPANISH)

About Egla

Angela Allison-Owens, Ms ECE

Casa Program Director

About Angela

Katy Vinson, BS

PARENT EDUCATOR

About Katy

Cindy Ramsey, CFLE

PARENT EDUCATOR

Mina Soberon, BA

Parent Educator
( ENGLISH/SPANISH)

Carmen San Martin, JD

Casa Volunteer
Supervisor

About Carmen

Jennifer Sturges, BS

Costumed
Happy Bear

Michele Hays, AA ECE

Child Care Worker

About Michele

Jakyma Roughton

Child Care Worker

About Jakyma

Kristi Green, MS

Family Mentor, Youth and Family Services Specialist

About Kristi

Rex Cearley, MS

Parenting Education
partner

About Rex

Claudia Quezada-Commerford, BA

chris’s Place 
Child Adovocacy Center 
PROGRAM DIRECTOR

About Claudia

Working together, we are making a difference.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joe Ryan | President
Thomas Stein | President-Elect
Curt Marshall | Treasurer
Capt. Paul Forrester | Secretary
Shaun Alvarez
Danielle Brown
Dr. Natalie Davis, OB/GYN
Madeline Garretson
Teresa Martin
Chris Ritter
Tom Srack
Monica Woolsoncroft, APRN