"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Meet the people that help run our organization.

Who We Are

Caring Management Team

Rochelle Parker, MBA President and CEO

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Kristina Jones, PhD, LPC, LCPC, NCC Vice President of Programs

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Amanda Jackson Vice President of Development & Communications

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Susan Ruddell Manager of Administration

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Kathryn McGill, LPC, LCPC Director of Clinical Services

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Mindy Kissner Manager of Family Support Services

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Lexi Wright, MA, LPC, NCC Community Education Manager

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Kiara Ohle, LCSW, LSCSW, RPT-S Intern Supervisor



Emily Bethea-Johnson, PhD, LCPC (KS) LPC (MO), NCC, RPT Intern Supervisor


Kayla Zartman, LCSW, RPT Clinical Supervisor

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Advocating Board of Directors

     Executive Committee

Danielle Trabon, President | Edward Jones

Kimberly Lor, VP, Resource Dev. Committee | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Tamara Veit, VP, Governance Committee | McElligott Ewan & Hall PC

Emily Snow, VP, Program Committee | Children's Mercy

Terri Brewer, Secretary | Independence School District

LaTasha Tuggle, Treasurer | Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA)

Jhordan Woodard, Member-at-Large | Social Security Administration

     Board Members

Tammy Buckner | WeCode KC

Erin Mayfield Craig | Oswald Rew LLC

Shanna Dennie | Farmers Insurance

Mary House | Cruise Planners

Rickey Lee, II | Infor

Daniel O'Neill | Reece and Nichols

Katie Rooney, J.D. | Jackson County 16th Circuit Court

Proud Partners/Affiliations

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