Meet the Team
Our founders understood the importance of applying best practices to important social concerns for the betterment of society as a whole. GoodLife’s Executive Team brings extensive education, experience, and passion when driving our mission forward each day. We are proud to have smart, dedicated, and innovative decision-makers at the helm, who each bring decades of program design, non-profit management, and business development to GoodLife.
President & CEO
Mike’s extensive work encompasses research, development, refinement, and dissemination of evidence-based, nationally-regarded, community service models that consistently produce person-centered care and high quality-of-life outcomes for those served.Learn More About Michael Strouse
Chief Clinical Officer
Nicole is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and has provided behavioral services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan of need for the last 10 years.Learn More About Nicole Kanaman
Executive Director of Kansas Services
Lauren brings over a decade of experience working with mission driven non-profit organizations.Learn More About Lauren Vohland
Chief Financial Officer & Information Systems
Steve has lead the Finance and Accounting Service team for more than 25 years.Learn More About Steve Floyd
Chief Talent Officer
Adriane has extensive knowledge in her field and is skilled in streamlining processes for GoodLife and partner organizations.Learn More About Adriane Murray
Megan McKinney Todd
Chief Strategy & Integrations Officer
Megan works closely with senior leadership and external collaborators to generate support for GoodLife’s innovative solutions.Learn More About Megan McKinney Todd
Chief Operations Officer
Yolanda is passionate about building and implementing service models that promote independence.Learn More About Yolanda Hargett
Chief of GoodLife Enhancement
For more than 30 years Connie has been extensively advocating for and supporting families across Kansas.Learn More About Connie Keeling
Chief Operations Officer, iLink Technologies, LLC
Beth has worked in a variety of roles supporting individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) at GoodLife for more than 25 years.Learn More About Beth McCoach
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
Prior to joining GoodLife’s iLink team, Dave supported Fortune 25 companies and designed information systems for successful financial startups.Learn More About David MacDonald
For more than four decades, GoodLife has maintained a close partnership with the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. GoodLife’s long standing partnership with KU is of vital importance to program development.
This relationship allows for assessment, training, QA/metrics, and continuous improvement of our models that are outcome focused, affordable, time-efficient, replicable, and scalable. Our partnership with KU ensures that we monitor our progress and the quality of our services, implement changes based on the most current research, and continue to create meaningful services for individuals with differing abilities.
The Performance Management Center is a collaborative effort the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas and GoodLife. The goals of the center are to measure, analyze, and use performance, key process, and quality outcome data to improve services and better advance the mission GoodLife. The primary outcome is to improve the lives of the individuals served by enabling, empowering, and supporting employees and volunteers delivering services.
Florence DiGennaro Reed, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Florence brings more than 25 years of leadership, research and experience working with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.Learn More About Florence DiGennaro Reed
Claudia L. Dozier, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Claudia is a Board-Certified Analyst with over 20 years’ experience and her clinical focus is in procedures for increasing appropriate skills and the assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders.Learn More About Claudia L. Dozier
Pamela L. Neidert, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Pamela has more than 24 years of experience with the assessment and treatment of problem behavior and skill acquisition in children and adults with developmental disabilities.Learn More About Pamela L. Neidert
Board of Directors
GoodLife’s Board of Directors is made up of a diverse advisory council, including families/guardians of persons served, client advocates, business leaders, founding members, and professionals. We are proud to benefit from their vast, cumulative expertise in primary health, mental/behavioral health, social service, finance, business, and technology.
President & CEO: Michael C. Strouse, Ph.D., President/CEO, CLO
Chairperson: Edward “Trip” Frizell, Attorney, Polsinelli PC
Vice Chair/Treasurer: Stephen Gish, Retired, Executive Vice President Payless ShoeSource, Inc.
Secretary: Ellen Spake, Ph.D., Retired, Assistant to the President Rockhurst University
David Beck, Retired, President/CEO, Home and Community Based Service Provider
Judith Bellome, R.N., BSNEd., MSEd., Healthcare and Nursing Professional
Nancy Brady, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Speech Language Hearing Sciences, University of Kansas
John Conner, J.D., Attorney, John S. O’Conner Attorney at Law
Claudia L. Dozier, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kansas
Lawrence C. “Larry” Gates, J.D., Attorney, Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond P.A.
David Ginardi, Senior Vice President, Community First Bank
Marilyn Hammond, Retired, Special Education Teacher
Laurie Holmes, R.N.
Tim James, Business Development and IT Consultant
Sylvia Lautzenheiser, Retired, Special Education Teacher
Pamela L. Neidert, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kansas
Rodney Olson, Retired CEO
Daryl Perry, Director of Clinical Contracting
Florence D. DiGennaro Reed, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kansas
Christine Rolston, Community Volunteer
Kaylie Schmutz, J.D., Attorney, Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond P.A.
Jan Bowen Sheldon, Ph.D., J.D., Retired Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kansas
Jim Sherman, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Retired Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kansas
Lanny Tate, Retired, Community Volunteer
Lewis Walton, J.D., Compliance Specialist and Auditor, Kansas Bankers Association
Sean Miller, Insurance Executive (Advisory Board Member)