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Who We Are

Board & Staff

Jalin Gerdes: Executive Director  

Lori McArthur: Co-President  

Sara Paider: Co-President

Carrie Kracl: Vice President  

Debra Novak-Zeman: Treasurer/Secretary  

April Roggasch: Community Member  

Sheri Blaha: Community Member  

Valerie Nigro: KPS Counselor  

Ginny Klingelhoefer: KPS Counselor    

Julia Botts: KPS Counselor  

Logann Collin: KPS Social Worker  

Lisa Cool: KPS Psychologist  

Mary Fruhling: KPS Counselor  

Olivia Oberg: KPS Counselor  

Jaylynn Graham: Community Member  

Jessica Grasz: KPS Social Worker  

Clint Kirschner: Community Member  

Lori McCollough: KPS Social Worker  

Karmen Scharff-Sears: KPS Counselor

Ariana Bishop: Big Friend Representative

Dan Speirs 1953-2023

Dan was a Big Friend, volunteer and led our agency as Board President for decades; his advocacy for the program and the community was admirable. The Friends Program will honor Dan’s legacy by keeping his kindness and generosity in the forefront of our daily work. He is dearly missed.