Meet our Community Resource Specialists

Dawn Cubbison

Dawn Cubbison came to work at KVC as a Community Resource Specialist in 2013.  Dawn has had several years of experience working with children and their families in previous positions including Area Manager for Head Start.  She particularly enjoys involving the community in KVC’s mission to “enrich and enhance the lives of children and families” through foster parenting, contributing clothing or back-to-school items for children in foster care, and becoming a volunteer with KVC.

Serving Allen, Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, Miami, Neosho, Osage, Wilson, and Woodson counties.

(785) 242-8965 or dcubbison@kvc.org

 Alex Eichman

Prior to graduating, Alex dedicated a semester interning at KVC. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Family Studies & Human Services at Kansas State University, she decided to take the route in placing a job with KVC as a Community Resource Specialist. Alex has a passion for children, as well as helping others, and is dedicated to strengthening existing families and creating new ones.

Serving Shawnee county.

(785) 409-6980 or aeichman@kvc.org

Kari Epperson

Kari Epperson came to work at KVC as a Community Resource Specialist in April 2016.  Kari has had several years of experience working with children and their families in previous positions including Family Preservation and Family Support Worker.  She particularly enjoys involving the community in KVC’s mission to “enrich and enhance the lives of children and families” through foster parenting, contributing clothing or back-to-school items for children in foster care, and becoming a volunteer with KVC.

Serving Labette, Crawford, Cherokee, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson counties counties.

(620) 670-5873  or kepperson@kvc.org

Kerry Hamel

Kerry Hamel has been a member of the KVC family since April 2011.  After obtaining a degree in Family Studies and Human Services from Kansas State University, she continued taking graduate classes in secondary education to provide her with new skills to work with youth. Since leaving K-State, Kerry has worked as a Family Support Worker for KVC as well as a case manager for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at an outside agency.  Kerry especially enjoys working with the people and organizations that help KVC serve thousands of children and families in the community.

Regional Community Resource Specialist

(913) 956-5370 or khamel@kvc.org

Jackie Harwig

After graduating from Pittsburg State University with a bachelor’s degree in Individual and Family Management, Jackie began working for KVC as a Family Support Worker. Over her four years as a Family Support Worker, she specialized in working with teenagers who are aging out of foster care and helped them plan for their future.  Jackie has really enjoyed working as a Community Resource Specialist since 2011.  Her favorite part of her job is engaging companies and local organizations by asking them to help shop for holiday presents for children in foster care.  She would not be able to deliver all of these gifts without the help of the local staff and she admires their hard work.

Community Resource Specialists Supervisor

(913) 956-5319 or jharwig@kvc.org

Kore Lippoldt

Kore’s passion for working with children and families came to be, not only through her career experience, but through her family’s history of fostering and adopting. Kore graduated from Washburn University with a degree in Organizational Communication, and completed terms of service through AmeriCorps. She then began working at KVC as a Family Support Worker, and was dedicated to using a strength-based approach with families. Kore is excited to share the mission and vision of KVC throughout the community, in hopes of engaging possible resource families in this rewarding, important endeavor.

Serving Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Douglas, and Leavenworth counties.

(785) 322-4200 or klippoldt@kvc.org

Brittany Bell

Brittany has dedicated years to serving children and families in her community. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Kansas State University, Brittany came to KVC with a bright determination to make a difference. She is passionate about raising awareness, obtaining resources, and providing fit foster homes for children throughout Topeka and the surrounding areas. Eager to help in any way she can, Brittany invites you to reach out to her at any time.

Serving Jackson, Marshall, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, Jefferson, and Wabunsee counties.

(785) 409-6953 or bcbell@kvc.org

Karre Schaefer

Karre Schaefer received her Master’s in Political Science from Kansas State University in 2013, with her emphasis on Political Thought and Human Rights. She also has her Master’s Certificate in Public Administration, Nonprofit. Karre’s prior experience in business ownership, as well as her leadership in the anti-human trafficking efforts of Kansas, led her to KVC, where she could utilize her skills as a Community Resource Specialist. Karre firmly believes in the KVC mission and believes that helping children is the key to their success and the success of the community in which they live.

Serving Butler, Cowley, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Marion, Reno, Saline, Sedgwick, and Sumner counties.

(785) 409-6854 or kschaefer@kvc.org

Nancy Snyder Killingsworth

Nancy Snyder Killingsworth has been with KVC for 15 years as a volunteer manager, grant writer, foster family recruiter, resource family training manager, and now as a Faith-Based Community Resource Specialist.  Nancy recently celebrated her 30th Ordination Anniversary at Centerville Community Church where she serves as Pastor.  As a part of her current position, Nancy enjoys hosting trainings on many different topics for foster parents and writing the KVC’s newsletter for foster families.  As the Faith-Based Community Resource Specialist, Nancy works with churches and faith-based organizations across the state of Kansas who wish to host foster parenting classes or informational meetings about foster care and adoption on their campus or want to get involved through donating items or their time to children in foster care.

Serves Wyandotte county.

(913) 890-7513 or nsnyder@kvc.org

Campbell Vobach

Campbell joined our team as a Community Resource Specialist in October 2016. She previously worked with foster families as a Foster Care Specialist at KVC Nebraska for nearly a year. After graduating from KU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Science, she knew she wanted to work with children, but did not know in what capacity, so she was excited to find KVC and join in their mission of serving youth and families in the community. She is looking forward to continually finding new foster parents to partner with KVC so they can change the lives of foster youth in Johnson County.

Serves Johnson county.

(913) 956-5326 or cvobach@kvc.org