Our Staff

Main phone number: 816-471-2808


Vernetta Adair, ext. 8895, Human Resources & Administration Specialist

Tara Burkhart, ext. 8911, Assistant Executive Director

Malinda Kimmel, ext. 8935 Development Director

Martin Okpareke, ext. 8902, Outreach Manager

Randy Rodriguez, ext. 8894, Finance Manager

Hilary Cohen Singer, ext. 8934, Executive Director

Immigration Services

Gladys Mata, ext. 8923, Manager, Immigration Services

Wakari Guillen Villarreal, ext. 8896, Immigration Counselor

Language and Cultural Services

Catherine Anderson, ext. 8908, Manager, Language & Cultural Services

Maria Rodriguez, ext. 8933, Language & Cultural Services Coordinator

Refugee Services

Muna Abdiext 8930 Refugee Case Specialist

Heba Ahmed, 816-490-0774, CHOICE Neighborhoods Case Manager

Yelena Akhmedova, ext. 8890, Refugee Social Services Case Manager

Harsamit Bi, ext. 8932, Refugee Case Specialist

Simon Eriga, ext. 8947, Warehouse Assistant

Meaghan Fanning, ext. 8917, Lead Social Worker

Molly Fusselman, ext. 8893, Global Gardens Coordinator

Faisal Haji, ext. 8931, Refugee Case Specialist

David Holsclaw, ext. 8912, Refugee Employment Specialist

Aimee Hamerle, ext. 8891, Refugee Employment Specialist

Regina Jacob, ext. 8919, Social Worker, Refugee Marriage Strengthening Program Manager

Anthony Kweri, ext. 8899, Refugee Employment Specialist

Stephen LeCerf, ext. 8915, Manager, Refugee Employment Services

Morgan Merrell, ext. 8918, Social Worker

Amy Mocker, ext. 8925, Refugee Medical Coordinator

Majid Mourad, ext. 8951, Refugee Case Specialist

Lina Oleik, ext. 8898, Refugee Case Specialist

Sara Pitia, ext. 8927, Refugee Team Leader

Melinda Regehr, ext. 8892, Matching Grant Coordinator

Semsudin Skender, ext. 8906, Housing Coordinator

Issa Spatrisano, ext. 8897, Community Orientation Coordinator

Nhi Tran, ext. 8941, Social Worker

Steve Weitkamp, ext. 8907, Director, Refugee Resettlement Services

Anna Woelk, ext. 8929, Refugee Orientation & Education Coordinator

Denis Zijadic, ext. 8926, Manager, Refugee Resettlement 


Rehabilitation Services

Cari Boasberg, 913-730-1449, Manager, Career Skills and Connections

Hilary Gallion, 816-521-5700, Disability Navigator, Full Employment Council

Jamie Winter Dawson , Employment Developer, EDK

Susi Hogsett-Duncan, ext. 8901, Manager, Employment Services

Rachelle Lackey, (913) 752-9327, Job Development and Employment Specialist, EDK

Peggy Lindsay, ext. 8921, Director, Rehabilitation Services

Michael Long, 816-966-0289, Disability Navigator, Full Employment Council

Diane Schmidt, 913-327-8250 CSC Career Coach

Sabrina Scholz, ext. 8924, Employment Specialist

Dana Schwartz, 913-327-8250, CSC Career Coach

Hayley Van Amburg, ext. 8916, Autism Employment Specialist

Jake Watson, ext. 8913, Manager, Employment Training Program