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GoodLife’s Executive Team leads a diverse and talented group of highly experienced individuals who together represent more than 250 years of collective professional experience–more than 60% of which has been spent with GoodLife’s clients specifically! This longevity points to the dedication of our team. These leaders positively and powerfully drive operations, development, and innovation every day, each uniquely motivated through GoodLife’s mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.

Yolanda Hargett

Yolanda Hargett

Sr. Vice President of Neighborhood Network Services

Yolanda is passionate about building and implementing service models that promote independence.

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Connie Keeling

Vice President of Quality and Compliance

For more than 30 years Connie has been extensively advocating for and supporting families across Kansas.

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John Griffin

Vice President of Finance and Accounting

John's has more than six years finance experience in the not-for-profit I/DD industry.

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Stephanie Thorne

Stephanie Thorne

Director of Intake

As the Director of Intake for GoodLife, Stephanie is responsible for eligibility and intake assessments.

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Heather Kessler

Director of Nursing

Heather brings more than a decade of experience working as a Registered Nurse in the state of Kansas to the GoodLife team.

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Megan Todd

Megan Todd

Director of Strategic Planning and Development

Megan works closely with senior leadership and external collaborators to generate support for GoodLife’s innovative solutions.

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Nichole Reiske

Director of iLink Support Services

Nichol trains and supports GoodLife’s Remote Coaches, audits monitoring equipment in homes and offices for quality and appropriateness, and oversees day and night staffing.

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Andrea Black

Regional Director of ICF

Andrea brings robust experience at the executive level of management in services for persons with intellectual disabilities (I/DD) and seniors in Kansas and Texas.

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Dale Derrell

Regional Director of Southeast Kansas

Dale brings a varied skill set and robust education background and has worked in a variety of roles within GoodLife over more than 7 years.

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Adriane Murray

Senior Administrator of Workforce Development

Adriane has extensive knowledge in her field and is skilled in streamlining processes for GoodLife and partner organizations.

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Whitney Lamb

Director of Shared Living

For more than a decade, Whitney has been serving the individuals at GoodLife in a variety of roles across the organization.

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Jonathan Tran

Director of Targeted Case Management & Transitional Coordination Services

Jonathan began his journey and experience with GoodLife while he was a student at the University of Kansas.

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Molly Kuzinski

Director of Human Resources

Molly has worked in various roles throughout a variety of departments at GoodLife in her more than 20 years with the organization.

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Melba McNichols

Director of Day and Work Services

Melba brings more than 15 years of experience in the education field and eight years working with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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Jerilynn Burris

Jerilynn Burris

Director of Marketing

Jerilynn provides GoodLife with over 15 years of Marketing and event planning experience.

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Jenni Bryan

Director of Vibrant Village and Special Programs

Jenni is helping us to build next-generation services for the seniors we serve.

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Kristen Kunze

Executive Director for Johnson County Montessori School and North Star Academy 

For the past 11 years Kristen has worked in the early childhood and early childhood special education fields.

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Todd Elmquist

Todd Elmquist

Vice President of iLink Development

Todd has more than 25 years of experience in InternetOps.

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David McDonald

David MacDonald

Vice President of Applied Technologies

Prior to joining GoodLife’s iLink team, Dave supported Fortune 25 companies and designed information systems for successful financial startups.

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Florence DiGennaro Reed

Florence DiGennaro Reed

KU Partnership

Florence has 25 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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Claudia Dozier

Claudia L. Dozier

KU Partnership

Claudia is a Board-Certified Analyst with over 20 years’ experience.

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Pam Neidert

Pamela L. Neidert

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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