KVC Kansas is pleased to announce that Lindsey Stephenson has been named the new Vice President of Operations for KVC Kansas. She is stepping up into the new role after Danielle Bartelli was named President of KVC Kansas at the beginning of May 2016.
Stephenson began her career with KVC in 2006 as a Therapeutic Case Manager in Johnson County. She transitioned into the Training Specialist position and was also asked to specialize in I/DD (Intellectual/Developmental Disability) services so she could assist Case Managers in making decisions for this special population of children. From there, Stephenson became a Permanency Supervisor in Johnson County.
Later, KVC invited Stephenson to take on a Child Placing Agency (CPA) Supervisor position in Johnson County in order to bring her permanency knowledge into the child placing agency. During her time as a CPA Supervisor, Stephenson was able to recruit more foster homes in Johnson County and grow those homes into placements for older youth.
Stephenson was the pioneer of Integrated Services when she agreed to become the first Director over both Permanency and Child Placing in Johnson county in 2014. Stephenson proved there was tremendous benefit in blending these two departments under one director to streamline services to children and families and build better lines of communication between departments. During this time, she also earned her LSCSW.
Stephenson has graciously accepted each challenge presented to her while at KVC and has excelled. She is knowledgeable in policy and procedure for both CPA and Permanency and she provides a hands-on approach when motivating her teams.
“We have a strong leadership team and I’m looking forward to continuing the good work we do for children and families. I’m also excited to focus more on our strategic plan and continuing to grow the work we do,” Stephenson says.
About KVC Kansas
KVC Kansas (KVC Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.) represents one of the strongest and broadest child welfare and behavioral healthcare continuums in the nation. The private, nonprofit organization is responsible for the care of all children served by the Kansas Department for Children and Families’ Kansas City Metro and Eastern Regions, which includes 30 counties and more than half of all children and families who interact with the child welfare system. KVC provides case management, therapy, family education and support, transportation and aftercare services, impacting thousands of children and family members each day. KVC is accredited by The Joint Commission and part of KVC Health Systems. Learn more at www.kvckansas.org.