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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 iLink Applied Service Models

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

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Connie Keeling

Senior Administrator of Specialized Services

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

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Stephanie Thorne

Stephanie Thorne

Director of Life Enhancement & Growth

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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Nichole Reiske

Director of Regional Services, Douglas County

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

Director of Regional Services, Johnson County

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 Regional Services, 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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Whitney Lamb

Director of Regional Professional Family Services

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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Melba McNichols

Director of Day & 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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Jenni Bryan

Director of Vibrant Village & Special Programs

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

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Beth McCoach

Director of iLink Research & Development

Beth has worked in a variety of roles supporting individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) at GoodLife for more than 25 years.

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Todd Elmquist

Todd Elmquist

Vice President of iLink Software

Todd has more than 25 years of experience in InternetOps.

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John Wubbels

Director of Service Coordination

John oversees targeted case management (TCM) services at GoodLife and has worked in the I/DD field for almost 20 years.

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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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