Make Kansas Work!

House Bill HB2416 - Targeted Employment Act is in this reawakening of Kansas plan! It would help not only our own population, but an entirely bigger one altogether!

"Kansas House Republican Leadership has unveiled a five-point plan to spur rural revitalization, increase workforce, and reduce dependence on public assistance. The plan - Make Kansas Work - focuses on five bills that leadership will introduce for the Legislature’s consideration during the 2020 session."

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Chris Patton, Executive Director

Chris received his bachelor's degree in sociology from Eastern Illinois University and his master's degree in rehabilitation administration and services from Southern Illinois University.  Chris has approximately 30 years of diverse and pertinent experience in the field of developmental...
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Carla Bienhoff, Chief Financial Officer

Carla received her bachelor’s degree in business from Fort Hays State University and her master’s degree in management from Baker University. Carla currently serves as COF's Chief Financial Officer.  Carla has previous experience with COF as grant writer and project manager. During her first year...
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Patrick Gardner, Director of Operations

Patrick completed his undergrad studies at Emporia State University in 2010 graduating and majoring with a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Science.
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Rachel Green, Area Director of Franklin County

Rachel Green has worked with individuals with Disabilities throughout her entire life.  Rachel’s experience with individuals with I/DD began when her sister was diagnosed with Aspergers at age 3, and continued as she studied, volunteered, and worked in the field. Rachel graduated from Ottawa...
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Dawn Brannen, Area Director of Burlington

I was born and raised in Burlington, Ks.  Graduated from Burlington High School in 2005.  Obtained my Certified Nurse Aide certificate in 2004.  I worked at a local nursing home for five years, before starting at COF Training Services, Inc. in 2008.  I was a DSP from 2008-2009, Home Advocate 2009-...
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Kristen Punches, Area Director of Osage County

Kristen joined COF Training Services in 2015 as a Targeted Case Manager over the Coffey and Osage county areas. After 11 months as a TCM, Kristen became a Lead Advocate of Day Services for Osage county in January, 2016. By November, 2016 Kristen was promoted to Direct Support Manager of Osage...
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Jennifer Star, Director of Case Management

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2008, the same year she began working for COF. She has enjoyed working in multiple areas of the agency such as Direct Support Professional, Targeted Case Manager, Director of Targeted Case Management and Director of Operations. She has a...
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