GoodLife Staff

Get to Know GoodLife's Team

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.

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Mindy Mihalchik

Regional Director of Neighborhood Network Services

Mindy has been with GoodLife for three and a half years, starting as the Douglas County Neighborhood Network Site Director. She now serves as the Regional Director of Neighborhood Network Services.

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Crystal Engel

Director of Property Management

Crystal comes from a long lineage of public service. With a love for all things DYI, Crystal is a natural fit as our Director of Property Management!

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Tabitha Coykendall

Assistant Director of Southeast Kansas Regional Services

Tabitha brings extensive knowledge of GoodLife from her history as a Direct Service Professional, Case Manager, Home Coach, and PFT Consultant and is excited to help grow services in Southeast Kansas.

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Nicole Kanaman

Director of Behavioral and Children's Services

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.

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Linh Nguyen

Director of South Kansas Regional Services

Linh brings a great amount of experience and a passion to expand GoodLife's services in the South KS region. She oversees services in Wichita and Iola.

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Dakota Gehrer

Day Service Coordinator & Training, South Kansas Region

Dakota Gehrer brings passion and a positivity to her role as Day Service Coordinator and Trainer in our South Kansas Region.

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Megan Olafson

Marketing Creative Director

Megan brings a variety of Marketing, Branding, and Production experience to GoodLife. She brings her passion for high-quality content to GoodLife to elevate the brand and make sure it's consistently represented well.

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Michelle Ray

Director of Douglas County Regional Services

Michelle began her career with GoodLife in 2003 as part of our Family Teaching Model. Now, she serves as Director of Douglas County Regional Services.

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Stephanie Thorne

Director of Admissions

As the Director of Admissions 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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Nichole Reiske

Director of Workforce Management

Nichole 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

Director of Johnson County Regional Services

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

Director of Technology Enhanced Employee Training & Support

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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Whitney Lamb

Director of Targeted Case Management, Professional Family Teaching Model, and Quality Assurance

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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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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Jenni Bryan

Director of Development

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

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Todd Elmquist

Vice President of iLink Software

Todd has more than 25 years of experience in InternetOps.

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Kristen Kunze

Director of North Star Child Development Center

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

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Welcome to the GoodLife!

Great news! After 44 years serving individuals with disabilities, CLO has expanded its mission under a new parent company called GoodLife Innovations, Inc. New name, new website, same belief: a purposeful life of choice, dignity, and independence is possible for those with diverse abilities. Come along as we continue to make a meaningful difference.

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