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Carrie Herman took over the role as the Executive Director at KLCH in July 2016. Prior, she spent almost nine years at Asbury Park. Her leadership shines brightly thanks to her experience not only from being VP of Operations at Asbury, but also from completing the LeadingAge Kansas Center for Leadership program, serving as the Past President of the Newton Lions Club, and the Chair of the Central Kansas Community Foundation—to name a few. Carrie and her husband Clint enjoy watching their two sons in their multiple sporting activities and also taking frequent lake trips.
Elizabeth joined the KLCH family in the fall of 2019 as the new Office Manager after being the Graphic Designer and Office Manager for Newton Now & Administrative Support Specialist/Marketing Intern for Asbury Park. Elizabeth and her husband, Dave, stay busy with their two daughters, Eleanor and Lucy, and son, Hudson, and their cat, Sheldon. If Elizabeth has any downtime you may find her quilting/sewing, visiting with neighbors, or drinking copious amounts of coffee!
After 14 years working with many children in a childcare setting and being the director of the Marquette Learning Center, Chelsea Graber joined the KLCH family as the main scheduler. Chelsie and her husband, Jeffery, are always trying new projects and crafty activities with their two daughters as well as going on venturesome camping and hiking trips. Their three legged 14-year-old husky and chocolate lab add to their busy family adventures.
Layla brought her medical experience to KLCH back in 2013 after working as a Registered Nurse for 14 years. Layla is a full time employee at KLCH teaching all the individual classes at the center and on the road. Layla leads the KLCH staff in creating new health curriculum and implementing the extended learning labs. After work, Layla enjoys spending time with her family and her two adorable cats. Her creativity shines through her craft projects and she also enjoys sewing and gardening.
With a passion for health and for people, and with a gift of evoking curiosity in students, Riley brings vast knowledge and expertise that she is excited to share. Riley’s degrees in health management, community development, and public health, have fueled her passion to help people make healthy life choices so they can live longer, healthier lives. When she is not teaching, Riley enjoys gardening, walking her dogs, and biking. In the future, she hopes to travel and earn her Doctorate in Preventative Healthcare and Public Health Systems.
Diana joined the KLCH staff in March of 2015 after taking a break from teaching English/Communications to raise her 6 children and mini pig, Gordon. Diana’s passion for health and nutrition makes her a perfect fit for teaching KLCH’s healthy programs. When not teaching at KLCH you can find Diana coaching the Halstead High School volleyball team, managing the local swimming pool, supporting her husband’s Lady Dragon basketball team, or watching her daughters’ 4-H and sporting events.
Tricia is an energetic teacher as well as an artistic genius for KLCH. She is continually creating new exhibits or doing graphic designs to make the center shine. Tricia stays very busy as a co-owner of several family businesses; designing exhibits, illustrating books, graphic designing and helping her husband with their family farm. Tricia’s favorite job is loving her husband of 24 years and five children but if she has a free moment you may find her playing with new art supplies, journaling in her Bible, or having coffee with friends.
Ed joins the KLCH education staff after retiring from teaching 34 years in the public school system. He has a master’s degree and has taught PE/health, Human A&P, and Biology, which makes him the perfect fit for teaching health education at KLCH. If not at KLCH, you can find Ed very busy working around town in Halstead. He and his wife, Beth Ann, have been married for 29 years and enjoy traveling and making trips to Green Bay to watch their beloved Packers.
KLCH’s western Kansas Outreach instructor Aisha Moss’ Social Work degree has helped guide her into becoming and advocate and voice for all children she interacts with. Aisha is able to comfortably have those hard discussions with children helping them learn all aspects of health. Aisha also stays busy baking, reading, and spending time with her children and husband on their family farm.