Meet our Leadership Team

KVC Kansas’ leadership team brings decades of experience and a commitment transforming child welfare, mental health services, and family wellbeing statewide. In addition to the program and service leaders below, our administrative support comes from KVC Health Systems’ Shared Services teams. Visit to learn about our leaders in areas like finance, human resources, marketing, and technology.

Executive Team

Dr. Linda Bass, KVC Kansas President

Dr. Linda B. Bass, LCMFT

Danielle Bartelli, Vice President of KVC Kansas

Danielle Bartelli, LPC

Vice President
Angela Hedrick, Vice President of KVC Kansas

Angela Hedrick, LPC

Vice President


Matt Arnet, LCPC

Director of Outpatient Services
Adrienne Baars KVC Kansas Director of Admissions

Adrienne Baars, LAC

Director of Admissions
kelly beale

Kelly Beale

Director of Intensive In-Home Services

Krista Bundy, LMSW

Director of Prevention Services
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Gabrielle Darrow

Director of Human Resources
kristina foster

Kristina Foster

Director of Marketing and Communications

Jackie Harwig

Director of Community Engagement
Abbey Herrera KVC Kansas

Abbey Herrera

Director of Transportation
Erica Herzog, KVC Kansas Director of Outpatient Behavioral Health Services headshot - March 2023

Erica Herzog, LCMFT

Director of Outpatient Services - East Region
nicole hines

Nicole Hines, LMSW

Director of Policy, Training and Data Management
Megan Hosterman

Megan Hosterman, LMSW

Director of Permanency - Johnson and Douglas County
Kevin McKenzie

Kevin McKenzie

Legal Counsel
Lisa Milford

Lisa Milford

Director of CPA – Pittsburg, Wichita and Non-Contract
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Regena Pearl

Director of the Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP)
kierstin reed, KVC Kansas adoption director

Kierstin Reed, LMSW

Director of Adoption Services

Jerilyn Smith, LMSW

Director of Permanency, Topeka and Topeka Rural
kimberly smith, director of kinship KVC Kansas

Kimberly Smith, LPC

Director of Kinship Services
Anastasia Trulson

Anastasia Trulson, LMSW

Director of CPA - East Region

Evan Wood

Director of CPA - Kansas City Metro
Rachel Gauntt-Weaver, LMSW

Rachel Gauntt-Weaver, LMSW

Associate Director of Permanency