Who We Are


Caring Staff

At CAPA we have a lot of people that help run our organization – meet our management team.

Rochelle Parker, MBA

Executive Director

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Kristina Jones, MA, LPC

Program Director

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Megan Campbell, MPA, GPC

Marketing & Community Relations Director

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Melody Morgan, MSW

Director of Grants & Contracts

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Susan Ruddell

Office Manager

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Kathryn Sterling, LPC

Manager of Clinical Services

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Tonika Benson

Community Education Manager

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Mindy Kissner

Family Support Program Supervisor

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Laura Maine, LCSW, RPT, MS Ed.

Intern Supervisor

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Stacy Steely, LCSW, RPT

Intern Supervisor

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Advocating Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Merideth Parrish, President |

          Independence School District

Angie Volkmer, VP of Resource Development |

         KC Elite Realty, Chartwell Realty, LLC

Katie Rooney, J.D., VP of Governance | Lathrop GPM

Mary House, Secretary | Cruise Planners

Shanna Dennie, Treasurer | State Farm – Alicia Allen Agency

Board Members

Jennifer Oswald Brown, Member-at-Large |

       Oswald Roam Rew & Fry LLC

Rickey Lee, II | Cerner Corporation

Emily Snow | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Danielle Trabon | Edward Jones

Tamara Veit | McElligott Ewan & Hall PC

Jhordan Woodard | Social Security Administration




Proud Partners/Affiliations


United Way

United Way

United Way of Greater Kansas City’s work is focused on community impact, seeking to improve lives and strengthen communities. Our partnership with United Way has helped make it possible to reach Jackson County’s at-risk children.



We love partnering with AmeriCorps because it means we get to work with so many smart and passionate students and individuals in our community. We couldn’t imagine CAPA without these amazing members of our team.




Advisory Council

Kristen Abernathy

Kirk Beye

Paul Cesare

Jill Esry

Kelle Burmeister Gilmore

Shelly Hall

Beth Hammer




Ann Mesle

Michele McIntosh, M.D.

Scott Roberson, D.D.S.

Patty Schumacher

Dayla Bishop Schwartz

R. Scott Smith


503 East 23rd Street
Independence, Missouri 64055
Phone: (816) 252-8388

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