Executive Leadership

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.

Mike Strouse

Michael C. Strouse

President/CEO

For more than 30 years Mike has led GoodLife Innovations, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

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Lauren Vohland

Lauren Vohland

COO

Lauren brings over a decade of experience working with mission driven non-profit organizations.

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Steve Floyd

Steve Floyd

CFO

Steve has lead the Finance and Accounting Service team for more than 25 years.

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KU Partnership

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

Florence DiGennaro Reed, Ph.D., BCBA-D

KU Partnership

Florence brings more than 25 years of leadership, research and experience working with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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Claudia Dozier

Claudia L. Dozier, Ph.D., BCBA-D

KU Partnership

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.

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Pam Neidert

Pamela L. Neidert, Ph.D., BCBA-D

KU Partnership

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.

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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

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

Sean Miller, Insurance Executive (Advisory Board Member)

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