KVC Health Systems, Inc.
21350 West 153rd Street
Olathe KS 66061
More than 110,000 U.S. children in foster care are waiting for loving adoptive families. In 2017, KVC matched 449 children with adoptive families, and more than 4,000 children since 2005.

Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 322-4900
Fax 913- 780-1284
Mission Statement
Mission: To enrich and enhance the lives of children and families by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education.
Vision: To ensure every person is safe and connected to a strong family and a healthy community.
KVC’s Values:
Since 1968 KVC has operated under a strong set of values that guide all the work we do. We have become who we are by asking “What would you want for your child?” and remembering “Children grow best in families” and “Excellence is not an act; it’s a habit.” We recently refreshed the language of our values, making them shorter and broader to cover all of our programs. Our values are:
  • The heart of our work is helping people.
  • Our character is built on authenticity and compassion.
  • Family connection drives our culture.
  • Collaboration fuels our improvement.
  • Urgency and innovation mark our approach.
  • Diverse perspectives are key to our progress.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Jason Hooper L.M.S.W.
Board Chair Mr. David F Ball
Board Chair Company Affiliation Balls Food Stores
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1968
Former Names
KVC Behavioral HealthCare, Inc.
Kaw Valley Center
Wyandotte House
Volunteer Opportunities
Do you have Volunteer Opportunities? Yes
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer KVC invites you to visit www.kvc.org and click on Donate to explore donating one time gifts, joining our Everyday Heroes Monthly Giving Program, planned giving resources and events sponsorship opportunities. We encourage you to watch for online events, friendraisers and giving campaigns via social media led by our Young Advisory Board, General Board and Foundation Board members. In addition, you may choose to mail a donation to KVC Health Systems at 21350 W. 153rd Street, Olathe, Kansas 66061 or you may direct your gift to any one of our subsidiary locations. We are grateful for your generous support and are always happy to help facilitate your gift over the phone at 913-322-4944.
In Kind donations: The children and families we serve are thankful for the generous in-kind support from the community that flows directly through KVC. We have an ongoing demand for in kind donations to fill our welcome kits/overnight bags including diapers, socks/underwear, pajamas (age 0-18), toothbrushes, toiletries, puzzle/coloring books, snacks, blankets etc. We appreciate groups doing drives for diapers, detergent, school supplies, backpacks and gift/gas cards throughout the year. Leading up to the holidays, we invite you to be a Holiday Hero by selecting and filling a child’s wish list including clothing and toy items.

Volunteers: We are looking for diverse and energetic individuals to help us with special events, participate on our KVC Boards (including our Young Advisory), help throughout the year to manage generous in kind donations, and help us with child care during our foster parent trainings. We are always happy to find individual and group volunteer opportunities! Contact the development team at 913-322-4900 for ways to help across the system.
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Mission: To enrich and enhance the lives of children and families by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education.
Vision: To ensure every person is safe and connected to a strong family and a healthy community.
KVC’s Values:
Since 1968 KVC has operated under a strong set of values that guide all the work we do. We have become who we are by asking “What would you want for your child?” and remembering “Children grow best in families” and “Excellence is not an act; it’s a habit.” We recently refreshed the language of our values, making them shorter and broader to cover all of our programs. Our values are:
  • The heart of our work is helping people.
  • Our character is built on authenticity and compassion.
  • Family connection drives our culture.
  • Collaboration fuels our improvement.
  • Urgency and innovation mark our approach.
  • Diverse perspectives are key to our progress.
Background Statement
KVC has a renowned history of providing impactful services to children and families. From its start in 1968 as a single home serving at-risk children in Kansas City, Kansas—KVC today is a model child welfare and behavioral healthcare continuum national organization. Each year KVC serves 60,000+ individuals in Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and West Virginia.
 
Over the years, lessons about effective treatment have emerged and evolved. KVC’s policy of “no reject-no eject” means no child or family is turned away due to inability to pay or complexity of need. Often children with acute needs are referred outside of their community to receive treatment, many out of state. KVC has helped change this. In late 2009, SRS chose KVC to replicate its psychiatric inpatient services for youth at the Wyandotte County Prairie Ridge campus, into western Kansas. KVC Wheatland Psychiatric Hospital in Hays, Kansas opened in April, 2010 and is the only children’s psychiatric inpatient provider in western Kansas.
 
KVC continues to focus on expanding depth of leadership and staff. The Board of Directors modified the legal structure in 2008 to promote continued growth with quality and fiscal accountability, while effectively managing risk. KVC Health Systems, Inc. provides administrative support to subsidiaries. The Board of Directors reviews and approves all budgets and financial statements for: KVC Hospitals, KVC Behavioral HealthCare—KS, KVC Behavioral HealthCare—KY, KVC Behavioral HealthCare—NE, KVC Behavioral HealthCare—WV, KVC Niles—MO, and the newest addition KVC Riverbend. Together, we work with a common vision and mission to enrich and enhance the lives of children and families. KVC has 1,761 (1,540 FTEs, 221 PTEs) team members and 200 volunteers at 35 locations in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky and West Virginia.
 
As a national leader in child welfare and behavioral healthcare, KVC provides consultation and training to state government agencies, private service providers and international governments. In 2017 KVC provided child welfare or health-related consultation to agencies in 16 U.S. states and four (4) countries. KVC’s pride and honor in its past is equal to its commitment to the future.
Impact Statement
KVC’s nearly 50 years of positive outcomes are in thanks to guiding values such as “Children grow best in families” and “Excellence is not an act; it’s a habit.” Achievements in 2017 include 12,539 children were safely prevented from entering foster care by stabilizing/strengthening families; 5,925 families received in-home family preservation services; 590 families reunified after their child(ren) were in foster care; 6,909 children cared for by family, kinship, or KVC foster families; 21,590 children and adults received in-home services; matched 449 children with adoptive families (over 4,000 since 2005); treated 3,456 youth and adults at KVC Hospitals, which safely reduced the average length of stay for children in residential treatment to about 80 days, as compared to 9-12 months in other states; and recognition as a national leader and trainer in integrating trauma-informed care into child welfare and related systems.

GOALS:
  • Continue being a leader in delivering focused, trauma-informed services.
  • Increase recruitment of adoptive and foster families for at-risk teens.
  • Continue building community support for KVC's mission and programs.
  • Foster innovative technology to advance care.
Needs Statement
  • KVC seeks donor support of the families and relatives who foster children in their home for basic, one-time needs such as a utility bill, car repair, mattress, bed, bedding, wheelchair ramp, transportation, etc.
  • KVC is seeking capital support for infrastructure projects.
  • KVC seeks support for development of Riverbend Center, a campus designed to support youth pursuing higher education while transitioning from foster care.
  • KVC is seeking support for new technological initiatives that will allow children and therapists greater connection through virtual reality and behavioral healthcare mobile apps.
  • KVC is always seeking families to serve as foster families, foster to adopt, and families interested in adopting children.
  • KVC seeks support for advancing solutions to the opioid addiction crisis and expanding substance abuse treatment services for youth and families.
Service Categories
Children's and Youth Services
Mental Health Treatment
Foster Care
Areas of Service
KS
KY
MO
NE
WV
National
International
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
People matter, and because people matter KVC is committed to our mission of enriching, enhancing, and making a transformative difference in the lives of children and families. KVC works tirelessly to help create meaningful, positive impact in the lives of over 60,000 children and families each year. And by far, our biggest commitment is making sure that every child feels safe, loved and connected. We want every child to know that a caring adult will be there for them, to listen to them, to support them, and most importantly to remind them they matter.
 
Building upon our nearly 50 years of positive outcome that have impacted children, families and communities, KVC remains inspired to take action to help families in our communities that are hurting. Guided by our history, focused on finding new solutions and leading through action, KVC is working around the clock strengthening families to help safely keep children in their own homes, recruiting and supporting more foster families than ever before, taking the extraordinary step of opening two emergency children’s shelters so that children have a child-friendly place to stay while we match them with a caring family, creating a new children’s psychiatric center in Wichita, and establishing the nation’s first college campus designed specifically to support youth transitioning from foster care. Our more than 1,600 passionate, dedicated staff across the nation help strengthen children and families each day.
 
We invite you to become inspired by the stories of the children and families we have helped, join us in making a difference in people’s lives, and thank you for supporting this important work. Together, we are protecting childhood for tens of thousands of children. Joy, wonder, relationship, security, belonging, and fun—yes, even fun—are what you have given to so many children through KVC. Together, we are creating healthy families and communities. We’re connecting parents to the resources, supportive people and expertise they need to move toward a bright future. It is true that needs remain. But thanks to you, we’re making a huge impact—the kind of positive change that is meaningful and long-lasting.
Programs
Description

KVC Hospitals provide a continuum of medical and behavioral healthcare services to more than 3,450 children, adolescents and adults each year at its joint commission-accredited 75-acre Kansas City and Hays campuses; the new Wichita facility is being established will be opening soon. Psychiatric hospital and residential treatment facilities are provided with the highest industry safety standards. KVC provides compassionate and effective care through use of timely, individualized treatment planning in collaboration with the individual being treated, their family and community. KVC is a leader in providing trauma-informed care, using trauma systems therapy (TST) throughout all levels of our work. KVC's "no reject, no eject" admissions policy reflects KVC Psychiatric Hospital’s safety net status for eastern Kansas. KVC serves as a teaching site for fellows from the University of Kansas Medical Center completing child psychiatry rotations as well as social workers and nurses.

Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Inpatient Mental Health Treatment
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success More than 3,450 youth and adults were treated at KVC Psychiatric Hospitals in 2017. Short term achievements include that KVC Psychiatric Hospital services include:
  • Increasing the urgency to build youths’ skill sets and identify structured plans to help them transition back into their homes and communities.
  • This urgency is healthy for youth, families, communities and residential providers.
  • Youth clearly understand their treatment goals and how they can prepare to return to their communities.
  • Families and communities remain engaged in learning new skills to prepare for their return.
KVC’s high quality care allows youth to be discharged to less restrictive settings where on-going support reflects the expertise and effectiveness of our services.
Long-Term Success
Children and adolescents requiring admission at KVC Hospitals receive the highest level of quality services from experienced, compassionate physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, and staff. All KVC staff coming into contact with youth in crisis and their families emulates KVC's emphasis on urgency and excellence in improving the overall health of patients. Services are family-centered, culturally, socially and spiritually competent.
 
KVC’s trauma-informed approach allows us to understand symptoms in the context of an individual’s world and take steps toward a safe and healthy future. Timely, empirically validated treatments and access to behavioral/mental healthcare, therapeutic services and medication management are improved for children, their families, and the community. KVC enriches and enhances quality of life by providing comprehensive and compassionate trauma-focused medical, psychiatric behavioral and mental healthcare, and education.
Program Success Monitored By
Measuring KVC’s effectiveness from the start, children are assessed upon entering our care and are closely monitored throughout their time with the agency. Case managers assess family issues leading to removal and develop case plans. Assessments clarify behavioral/medical needs upon admission and every 90 days thereafter. Outcomes measure progress toward goals of safety, priority placement, permanency, and well-being. KVC’s continuum of care helps children and families in crisis move towards positive resolution.
 
KVC’s Information System (IS) maintains data on placements, length of stay, moves management, and social worker-family contacts. IS tracks each child and daily census data; computing statistics on goals and outcome measurements by county and geographic region. Outcomes are based upon specific measurements in individualized plan goals, and reviewed by staff. Updated daily, extensive outcome reports are generated every month.
Examples of Program Success
KVC was chosen by the state to be the mental health provider for children needing acute or sub-acute psychiatric hospitalization and treatment in the eastern half of Kansas and is the only program offering a Board Certified Child Psychiatrist for follow up care to any child who is discharged from our programs.
 
“Sara,” a teenage girl, was receiving treatment at KVC Hospitals. During a routine health discussion, she became upset and emotionally dysregulated. Having developed a strong relationship with Sara, Dr. Anh Vinh, Director of Integrated Health Services was able to help Sara to open up about the trauma she had recently endured and work through her emotions as well as the physical symptoms she was experiencing. KVC’s treatment team helped develop a trauma-informed treatment plan and ensure Sara received the right help and support she needed.
Description
The availability of strong, nurturing families to provide safe homes for children removed from their birth families is vital. When the courts remove children due to abuse, neglect or other family challenges, foster families provide a safe, supportive environment during a difficult time. KVC believes in treating each child with utmost urgency, matching them with caregivers they know, and working with foster parents as valued permanency partners. KVC’s “Big Idea” for transforming foster care, Safe and Connected model, and Telehealth program strengthen services to children and families 24/7. KVC continually recruits, trains and supports foster parents to care for children.
 
KVC has helped finalize 4,006 adoptions since 2005 and celebrates adoptions each year on National Adoption Day. The annual Resource Family Conference and continuing education and support groups assist families take on the challenge of nurturing children experiencing the loss of their family through abuse or neglect.
Category Human Services, General/Other Foster Care
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Families,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success KVC staff strives to provide individualized treatment plans and goals, working with families to promote permanency and advocate healing. KVC works to find safe placement for them in foster homes, with priority given to relatives, and those with kinship relationships. We strive to find homes in their counties of origin and close to their home community. When a family shows interest in becoming a resource for a child who needs a home, the process from inquiry to pre-service training for families will take not more than 6 weeks. Classes offered: partnership for permanence and safety - Model Approach to Partnerships and Parenting and Deciding Together for those considering adoption. Home studies are completed in a timely manner for identified adoptive resource families.
Long-Term Success
KVC recognizes the importance of maintaining family connections and exploring a family’s natural support system to lead children and families to success. In caring for these children, we believe that KVC’s broad spectrum support system coupled with a positive, pragmatic vision, and committed foster families deliver positive long-ranging impact. KVC has helped Kansas achieve national leadership in child welfare standards set by the federal Children and Family Services Review; outcomes that ensure child safety, permanency and well-being.
 
KVC has over 800 foster homes in Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska and West Virginia. These homes served more than 10,000 children last year. From infant to adult, KVC provides direct, supportive, holistic services; advocating for and enhancing the lives of children and families.
Program Success Monitored By
Measuring KVC’s effectiveness from the start, children are assessed upon entering our care and are closely monitored throughout their time with the agency. Case managers assess family issues leading to removal and develop case plans. Assessments clarify behavioral/medical needs upon admission and every 90 days thereafter. Outcomes measure progress toward goals of safety, priority placement, permanency, and well-being. KVC’s continuum of care helps children and families in crisis move towards positive resolution.
 
KVC’s Information System (IS) maintains data on placements, length of stay, moves management, and social worker-family contacts. IS tracks each child and daily census data; computing statistics on goals and outcome measurements by county and geographic region. Outcomes are based upon specific measurements in individualized plan goals, and reviewed by staff. Updated daily, extensive outcome reports are generated every month.
Examples of Program Success
Foster: The Dawson’s provided foster care for 3 sisters; including the girls’ parents in extracurricular activities, parent/teacher conferences and medical appointments; always advocating to ensure the girls were heard and needs met. After living with them awhile, the Dawson’s surprised the sisters by redecorating their bedroom. Seeing this, the oldest girl became emotional and said that she felt really cared for and loved.
 
Adoption: Jerry and Keira Gross decided to grow their family by adopting Duncan, a 16 year old boy seeking a forever home. “From the beginning of our interaction with KVC, we always knew Duncan was going to be our forever family,” says Jerry. “Bringing Duncan into our family has not only changed us, but it's changed him as well. He’s been given new opportunities, adventures and possibilities. It's amazing what structure, guidance and hope can give to a child that wants to be loved,” said Keira. Duncan is doing well in school with A's and B's in his classes.
Description KVC provides comprehensive services that strengthen our reunification and permanency efforts with children and families. KVC’s permanency services tool-kit of evidence-based approaches tailored to each child’s needs set us apart as a model provider of child welfare services, and the reason KVC is cited as a success story. The service enrichment and family support structure KVC provides are empirically validated interventions that help ensure positive outcomes for children and families. KVC staff utilizes this high level of care to help families solve originating issues that left unaddressed will perpetuate cycles of abuse that require law enforcement and state intervention. In 2017, nationally, KVC kept 5,925 families safely together and provided 21,590 children and adults with in-home services. As the need for mental health services continues to grow, KVC is on the leading edge of finding, developing and providing innovative solutions.
Category Human Services, General/Other Case Management
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Families,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Short-Term Success
Within four hours of children coming into KVC’s care, we find an appropriate placement with preference given to caring relatives, kinship homes, and placement in counties of origin and school area of attendance. Within 24 hours KVC’s treatment team meets to explore options and draft a case management plan designed to address family problems that led to removal from the home.
 
KVC ensures that children are safely placed then continue with the case management plan and draw in all interested parties to participate (e.g., children, birth parents, foster parents, therapist, other KVC professional staff as needed). KVC’s short-term success is in placing children in safe, caring homes and providing case management, in-home services, therapeutic guidance, behavioral/mental healthcare and a multi-layered support system.
Long-Term Success
KVC is one of the first organizations to secure the contract with the state of Kansas to provide family preservation, reintegration, foster care, and adoption services, and is the only organization that has continued our contract for 24 years. KVC is responsible for the care of all children served by the Kansas Department for Children and Families in the eastern portion of the state and the Kansas City metro region—roughly 3,500 children are in our care every night. KVC also provides these services in Kentucky, Nebraska and West Virginia.
 
KVC works to ensure every child will have a safe, permanent home, whether with their biological family, a relative, or an adoptive home. Using Parent Management Training (PMT), in-home therapy, and case management, we draw on research and nearly five decades of experience to adapt treatment interventions that help achieve family reunification goals in the shortest possible time frame.
Program Success Monitored By
Measuring KVC’s effectiveness from the start, children are assessed upon entering our care and are closely monitored throughout their time with the agency. Case managers assess family issues leading to removal and develop case plans. Assessments clarify behavioral/medical needs upon admission and every 90 days thereafter. Outcomes measure progress toward goals of safety, priority placement, permanency, and well-being. KVC’s continuum of care helps children and families in crisis move towards positive resolution.
 
KVC’s Information System (IS) maintains data on placements, length of stay, moves management, and social worker-family contacts. IS tracks each child and daily census data; computing statistics on goals and outcome measurements by county and geographic region. Outcomes are based upon specific measurements in individualized plan goals, and reviewed by staff. Updated daily, extensive outcome reports are generated every month.
Examples of Program Success “Barbara,” a foster mother, specializes in accepting teen boys with difficult backgrounds. She has mothered more than 25 youth in her home over the past 12 years, with great success. The boys rave about "Mom's" excellent cooking, saying she’s a great listener who lets them know they are a family first and foremost. It takes two refrigerators and six gallons of milk weekly to keep this family fed. She keeps them busy, all participate in school, church, three boys sing in the church band. On Thursdays the boys play basketball with the men of the congregation. Barbara says, “A difficult childhood and society’s influence may lurk outside my door, but inside, it’s safe, warm and full of love.”
CEO Comments
KVC’s approach to behavioral healthcare uses the latest neuroscience that tells us brain development occurs long into adulthood and correlates with each individual’s capacity to handle life’s challenges. Other organizations across the nation are taking notice and striving to learn from KVC’s innovative approach. This is a great achievement for our organization and the children and families we serve. On behalf of our management team and our board of directors, I want to thank our staff for their part in working to improve the lives of our clients daily. We are proud of their contributions toward making KVC a national leader in providing mental health, social services and education for children and families.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Jason Hooper L.M.S.W.
Term Start Jan 2016
Experience Jason Hooper, L.M.S.W. is the President and Chief Executive Officer of KVC Health Systems, a private, nonprofit child welfare and behavioral healthcare organization headquartered in the greater Kansas City area. KVC is a $135-million organization providing in-home family therapy, foster care, adoption, outpatient behavioral healthcare, youth substance abuse treatment and psychiatric hospitals. KVC works in Kansas, Nebraska, Kentucky and West Virginia and provides consultation and training across the U.S. and around the world through its KVC Institute.
 
Jason has been with KVC for over 20 years, moving from direct service roles helping children and families, to management and ultimately leadership.
 
In his previous role as President of KVC Hospitals, Jason managed a psychiatric hospital system that each year serves thousands of children and adolescents who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and feelings of violence. In seven years, Jason more than doubled KVC Hospitals’ revenue and diversified the client base to serve private families and military family members in addition to children in the child welfare system. These positive business changes came about while achieving strong safety and well being outcomes such as safely reducing lengths of stay, increasing child stability after discharge, and maintaining a low readmission rate. Jason also expanded KVC Hospitals’ consultation and community education, with its core leadership team of experts and its thriving learning environment that trains over 150 students each year.
 
Jason champions a culture that is trauma-informed, technology-based, team-oriented and unafraid to lean into the curve. In the years ahead, he anticipates the unique opportunity KVC has to lead national trends in areas such as the integration of medical and behavioral healthcare, the unfolding lessons of brain science, the importance of evidence-based practices, and the need to innovate constantly.
Jason holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas and bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology from Baker University.
 
He can be found on Twitter @jasonrhooper and on LinkedIn. More information about KVC Health Systems is at www.kvc.org.
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Palle Rillinger Jan 1978 - Jan 1980
B. Wayne Sims Jan 1980 - Dec 2015
Senior Staff
Title Chief Operating Officer
Experience/Biography

Erin Stucky, Chief Operations Officer, joined KVC as a case manager immediately after earning her bachelor’s in social work, and after continual development and experience at every level, has risen to this top leadership position. Ms. Stucky’s journey at KVC has included promotions from case manager to supervisor in 2001, to regional director in 2005 then to President of KVC Behavioral Healthcare Kansas in 2008 before being appointed to Executive Vice President of KVC Health Systems in 2012, and COO as of January 1, 2016. She is a product of the kind of leadership cultivation in which KVC takes great pride.

As Chief Operations Officer, Erin oversees organizational and strategic planning as well as the development of programs and services. She is responsible for system-wide performance improvement and the advancement of company goals. She relies on the experience she gained in her early days with KVC, just after Kansas became the first state to privatize child welfare services in 1996, to ensure excellence. She learned from the ground up as the process unfolded and as both KVC and the state continually raised the bar in service outcomes and delivery.

Erin is licensed as a clinical social worker and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, the same university where she earned both her undergraduate and master’s degrees in social work.

Title Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel
Experience/Biography

Marilyn Jacobson, J.D., Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel, has been with KVC for 3 years. She was most recently Special Assistant and General Counsel, working on financial, legislative and related projects. Jacobson worked for the Kansas Department of Administration from 2003-2013, retiring as Director of Office of General Services, a role that included responsibility for the state’s payroll and central accounting services, and serving as legislative liaison and public information officer. She also worked for the Kansas Department for Children and Families from 1992-2003 (at that time, it was known as the Department for Social and Rehabilitation Services), ending as the Assistant Secretary for Children and Family Policy. Jacobson received her law degree from Washburn University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle. She also served in the United States Army for 11 years.

Title Chief Information Officer
Experience/Biography
Lonnie Johnson is Chief Information Officer at KVC Health Systems, a national leader in behavioral healthcare, child welfare, and community health and wellness. As CIO, Lonnie leads three teams working to improve healthcare delivery through technology: Information Technology (IT), Information Solutions (IS) and Enterprise Systems Management (ESM).
Lonnie oversees daily system operations which span from building and supporting KVC’s custom client management software used for case management, foster/adoptive family matching, medication management, mileage tracking and other purposes, to a robust technology infrastructure that supports the productivity of over 1,500 staff at 35 locations across the U.S. Due to his leadership, Lonnie has reduced technical cost and improved services using innovative approaches. Through strategic planning, his teams developed a technology roadmap that moves KVC into the future as an industry leader and top competitor in the behavioral healthcare space. He is known as a positive, results-driven leader who motivates his teams to success.
He has been with the organization since 2000, first as a Software Developer, then Director of the Applications and Software Development Department, and most recently as Vice President of Business Information Technology. This broad experience over 17 years means that Lonnie has gone from creating small applications for KVC’s individual business units to crafting a strategic vision for KVC’s technology agency-wide.
Title Chief Clinical Officer of KVC Health Systems // President KVC Behavioral Care Kansas
Experience/Biography Chad Anderson is the Chief Clinical Officer of KVC Health Systems and President of KVC Behavioral Healthcare Kansas (BHC KS). As Chief Clinical Officer, he oversees all clinical services KVC provides to children and families across the U.S. He also provides leadership for the KVC Institute which uses neuroscience, technology and evidence-based practices to transform the experience of childhood for all children. As President of KVC BHC KS he helped build a safe, secure and stable child welfare system and ensures services provided are family-centered, connected to community and focused by evidence-based practices. Chad began working for KVC as a residential therapist and intake social worker in 1999. In 2002 he advanced to clinical treatment supervisor, serving as lead clinician for in-home evaluations and treatment. Named Permanency Director and Director of Assessments in 2005, he oversaw foster care services in three Counties and managed in-home assessments for KVC’s entire KS service region. In 2007 he became Director of Kansas Outpatient Clinical Services, overseeing, optimizing and standardizing all aspects of outpatient therapy. In 2009 he became KVC Hospitals Director of Clinical Services, managing all aspects of clinical services at Prairie Ridge Hospital and PRTF. Chad became V.P. of Clinical Services for KVC BHC KS in 2011, overseeing all aspects of BHC’s clinical services. Chad was appointed President of KVC BHC KS in 2012. Chad has been integral in KVC’s expansion of the Reintegration/Foster Care/Adoption and Family Preservation into a 30-county area of Eastern KS. Chad’s advancements and his focus on quality and excellence will help KVC exceed expectations of all who come to know us. Chad received his B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; his M.S.W. with a specialization in mental health from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.
Title Executive Vice President
Experience/Biography
Renny is Executive Vice President of KVC Health Systems, an integrated healthcare organization that provides in-home family support, behavioral health, foster care, adoption, and children’s psychiatric hospitals. With over 15 years at KVC as part of a larger 35-year career, Renny’s unique combination of energy, insight, agility and authenticity that motivates her teams to high achievement and meaningful results for tens of thousands of children and families each year.
In her role, Renny manages the Development, Marketing/Communications, Human Resources and Facilities teams which support subsidiaries across the U.S. She has grown three major fundraising events from less than $100,000 to now over $550,000 annually and led a team to complete a $6 million capital campaign. These successes are due to her ability to build relationships that allow corporate partners and major donors to see a substantial return on their philanthropic investment. Her passion for building flexible systems and unlocking the human potential within an organization has supported exponential growth at KVC, from a staff of 300 people to more than 1,600 today. Renny helped select and implement a comprehensive payroll, HR and talent management system; developed strategic recruiting approaches; and most importantly, managed cross-functional teams through massive changes over the years. She’s responsible for risk management, health insurance and other employee benefits, and launched a wellness initiative to positively influence the organization’s future healthcare choices.
Renny received her master’s in human resources from Central Michigan University and her bachelor’s from the University of Kansas.
Title Executive Vice President of Finance
Experience/Biography
Sherri Lohe was named Executive Vice President of Finance on July 1, 2018. Sherri is a highly experienced finance professional with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit industry. Skilled in management and leadership, strategic operations, complex financial statements, forecasting, budgeting, external audits, treasury/cash management, debt financing, and strategic planning. Sherri has made tremendous contributions to KVC’s finance and accounting capabilities, and we are thankful for her ongoing leadership, grace and commitment in serving our many teams.
Sherri earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.
Title Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Experience/Biography As Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Thomas Bailey is leading KVC Health Systems’ initiative to create a college in Montgomery, WV for youth emerging from foster care. Prior to joining the KVC team, Thomas worked in government relations for Spilman, Thomas and Battle, PLLC and is a state and federal lobbyist. Thomas is a veteran of the armed forces with more than 20 years of service and is a Major in the Army Reserves. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. He has degrees from Marshall University and the Naval Postgraduate School.
Title President, KVC Hospitals
Experience/Biography
Ryan Speier, L.M.S.W. is the President of KVC Hospitals, a nonprofit psychiatric hospital system that each year serves thousands of children, adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and feelings of violence. KVC’s two psychiatric hospitals – KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital in Kansas City, KS and KVC Wheatland Hospital in Hays, KS – offer acute/inpatient and residential psychiatric treatment.
Ryan began his career with KVC in 2005 as a therapist in inpatient, outpatient and in-home settings. In 2009, Ryan was selected to be Director of Administration at KVC Hospitals and later, Vice President of Administration. In that role, he has overseen the hospitals’ operations, strategic development and growth, fiscal accountability and quality assurance initiatives. He has worked in collaboration with physicians and clinical teams to implement trauma-focused treatment modalities and led programs through accreditation and licensing surveys to maintain state and national standards. Over the last several years, Ryan has developed collaborative relationships with government agencies and other community stakeholders. Ryan also possesses a strong and innovative technology background which has helped KVC leverage technology across the medical and behavioral health environments to achieve improved population health.
Ryan earned his Master’s of Social Work degree at the University of Kansas.
Title Medical Director, KVC Hospitals
Experience/Biography
Dr. Vishal Adma, Medical Director, oversees medical services at KVC’s psychiatric hospitals and psychiatric residential treatment facilities. Additionally, he provides psychiatric care to children and families. Dr. Adma began working at KVC in 1999.
Dr. Adma uses a broad-based, multidisciplinary treatment approach to achieve KVC’s mission of providing the best possible medical and behavioral healthcare. Dr. Adma acts as a liaison with community mental health centers, case managers and family members, and his vision for KVC is to continue expanding services so children and families can have the opportunity to receive essential specialized treatment.
Dr. Adma has Certification in Medical Quality, as well as a master’s in nutrition and food management. He is an assistant professor in the University of Kansas Department of Psychiatry, serves as a hospital surveyor for The Joint Commission and is a diplomat for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Adma serves as the chairman of the board of trustees for the Telugu Association of Greater Kansas City.
Title Executive Diretor, KVC Institute for Health Systems Innovation
Experience/Biography
Suzanne is the Executive Director of the KVC Institute for Health Systems Innovation. n this role, she leads a broad team working to transform the experience of childhood and improve the wellbeing of children, families and communities. The KVC Institute focuses on developing creative solutions to complex social problems and translating research into practice by developing practical learning tools for direct service providers, educators and families. By accelerating research and the adoption of evidence-informed practices, the KVC Institute plays a key role in strengthening families, healing children who have experienced trauma, improving the health of those with mental health needs, and creating a brighter future for people across the country and beyond.
Suzanne has a combined 30 years of experience working and supervising practice in public child protective services and child, adolescent, and adult mental health. She consults and presents nationally and internationally on differential response systems in child welfare, intervention in high-risk child protective service delivery, domestic violence, family involvement, youth development, research-to-practice initiatives, and group supervision in child welfare systems.
Suzanne received her BA from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa; her MS in Community Counseling from Winona State University in Minnesota; and is currently a PhD candidate in Social Work at the University of Minnesota. She is licensed in the State of Minnesota as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.
Title Executive Vice President, KVC Institute for Health Systems Innovation
Experience/Biography
Jodie is the Executive Vice President of the KVC Institute for Health Systems Innovation. Jodie had held dual responsibilities as EVP of KVC Institute and as President on KVC Nebraska for several years, successfully growing both organizations. Focused on maximizing impact of the Institute, Jodie is moving into her role as EVP of KVC Institute in a full-time capacity.
Prior to her work at KVC, Jodie was active in child welfare reform with supervision of safety and in-home service programs. She has completed clinical work in the areas of child welfare; women’s issues; child, adolescent and adult mental health; intellectual disabilities and substance abuse.
A native of Nebraska, Austin has served the needs of Nebraska children and families in significant ways, including serving on the Foster Family Treatment Association National Board of Directors, Secretary for Nebraska Friend of Foster Children Board of Directors and the Foster Family Treatment Association Research Committee. Austin was a recipient of the Midland Business Journal’s “40 under 40” Award for her work in foster care in 2011.
Jodie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W). She holds her Bachelor’s in Social Work and Master’s in Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Title Executive Vice President of Clinical Advancement
Experience/Biography
Elizabeth was appointed Executive Vice President of Clinical Advancement on July 1, 2018, after serving as President of KVC Kentucky since 2009.
After starting her career as a private practice clinical social worker in 1986, Elizabeth established her own private practice in Bourbon County, KY in 1990, where she worked with children and families in her office and in area schools. Responding to the growing needs of her clients, she formed Croney & Clark, Inc. in 1999. This private, for-profit corporation provided services in metropolitan Fayette County and eventually in 16 surrounding counties. Croney & Clark Inc.’s specialty was delivering evidence-based, wrap-around, community-based interventions to children identified by the KY Department of Mental Health as needing intensive services.
KVC Health Systems of Olathe, Kansas acquired Croney & Clark in 2009 and appointed Elizabeth President of KVC KY. In December 2010, she was additionally appointed president of the KVC West Virginia subsidiary, turning around that company over a two-year period while growing the Kentucky agency. She stepped down from KVC WV in 2012 when KVC KY was awarded eight Intensive In-Home and Family Preservation contracts, doubling the size of KY operations to 235 employees.
Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of South Florida and a masters in social work from the University of Kentucky. She is a published author in the area of ethics and supervision and is a sought-after workshop leader, trainer and speaker in the U.S. and Canada.
Title President, KVC West Virginia
Experience/Biography
Brent Lemon is the President of KVC West Virginia. He currently oversees administration of programming and program implementation. He works closely with directors and staff members to increase productivity and program outcomes. He also works closely with community partners, building alliances and advocating for needed services for children and families in the state of West Virginia.
Brent came to the organization (it was then called Croney and Clark) in August of 2000 as an Impact Plus Clinician. Through the years, he has worn a number of hats and worked with each of our programs in this agency. His favorite part of work is the design, development and final implementation of projects. His best days at the agency are when the projects and initiatives come to fruition. Whether it be Chart Online or a newly funded program, he enjoys being an active participant in creating positive change in the organization. Having the freedom to be able to actively brainstorm and create solutions to enhance systemic change is invaluable.
Title President, KVC Niles
Experience/Biography
Astra Garner is the President of Niles, a subsidiary of KVC Health Systems. Niles provides residential and day treatment behavioral health programs for children and adolescents in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri. Astra provides leadership to strategic planning, manages the residential and day treatment programs and develops collaborative relationships with government and community agencies.
Astra began her career with KVC in 2009 as a therapist helping children and adolescents in inpatient and outpatient settings. In 2014, she was named Director of Clinical Services and Community Outreach at KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, overseeing treatment implementation, interventions, program evaluations, and consultations. In 2016, Astra appointed Vice President of Program Services for Niles helping to ensure performance standards, developing program direction and elevating therapeutic care. With extensive experience in staff supervision, treatment, and clinical services and client care, Astra is an integral part the successful growth of KVC Hospitals and KVC Niles.
Astra completed her master’s in counseling and guidance with an emphasis in mental health from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She serves as parent representative on the Family Advisory Board for Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Title President of KVC Kentucky
Experience/Biography
Regina was appointed President of KVC Kentucky on July 1, 2018. Prior to her appointment as President of KVC KY, she served as Vice President of Operations since 2012. Regina brings 18 years of experience in direct service provision, clinical oversight, program development and implementation in the areas of behavioral health treatment, substance use treatment, child welfare programming and therapeutic foster care. She began her career in adult protective services and home visiting programming in Indiana and delivered Family Preservation Services in Missouri. Since joining KVC in 2005, Regina has held many service and leadership roles ranging from direct services to clients to program management, culminating in her previous appointment as vice president of operations across all KVC programs in 2012.
Regina graduated from DePauw University in 2000 with a BA in psychology and earned a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Missouri in 2003.
Title Vice President of Development
Experience/Biography
Michelle Lawrence, Vice President of Development, has twenty years of experience in healthcare, nonprofit resource development and community outreach. She is pleased to be back in the child welfare arena, raising funds and building long-lasting relationships on behalf of children in KVC’s care and the amazing foster parents or hospital staff who care for them. Michelle was drawn to KVC Health Systems, where staff are committed to using family-centered, culturally informed and evidence-based practices to heal children and their families.
Michelle most recently served as Senior Director of Community Giving for the Saint Luke’s Foundation, where she created a robust foundation program for Saint Luke’s South Hospital. Previously, she worked as Senior Vice President for Community Development at Sunflower House. In her role at KVC, Michelle is fostering a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization, promoting donor-centered giving and building strategic relationships to support KVC’s industry-leading child welfare work.
Michelle holds her Bachelor’s degree from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)/Rockhurst University. She has her Certification as a Fundraising Executive from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Bloch School of Business.
Title Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Experience/Biography
Jenny is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for KVC Health Systems, a national leader in behavioral healthcare, child welfare and community health and wellness. The team she leads operates as an internal creative agency serving 8 different business units who employ over 1,700 people at 35 locations. The team is responsible for developing and implementing strategic communication plans, creating inbound and content marketing campaigns, generating leads and achieving program growth, supporting major fundraising events, advancing internal communications, elevating interactive/social media engagement, spearheading media relations and more.
Jenny has 17 years of marketing experience in a diverse set of environments. She was previously Marketing Manager at fast-growing tech company Rhythm Engineering (Lenexa, KS), Director of Communications at international nonprofit WorldServe international (Washington, DC), and spent several years as a marketing consultant to more than 40 businesses (Raleigh-Durham, NC). She is active in community and professional organizations including the Greater Kansas City chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (GKC-PRSA).
Jenny received her undergraduate degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.
Title Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Experience/Biography
Cheryl is the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for KVC Health Systems, a national leader in behavioral healthcare, child welfare and community health and wellness. She has been a licensed attorney for 25 years, with experience in child welfare, family law. Cheryl provides legal support to KVC’s business units.
Cheryl attended the University of Kansas.
Title Vice President of Information Solutions and Team Development
Experience/Biography
Katie is the Vice President of Information Solutions and Team Development for KVC Health Systems, a national leader in behavioral healthcare, child welfare and community health and wellness. She is highly skilled in technology related specialties, as well as project management, business analysis, quality management and strategic initiatives and planning. Prior to her appointment, Katie was the Director of Information Systems at KVC.
KVC attended Brigham Young University – Idaho.
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 1540
Paid Contractors 2
Volunteers 200
Retention Rate 60%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 277
Asian American/Pacific Islander 16
Caucasian 1338
Hispanic/Latino 76
Native American/American Indian 19
Other 35
Other (Please Specify) Mixed and/or undefined
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 1426
Male 335
Not Specified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
KVC’s adaptation of TST to child welfare, through a six-year partnership with its developer, Dr. Glenn Saxe, Chair of the NYU Department of Child Psychiatry and Director of the NYU Child Study Center, has been a ‘game changer’ for KVC. It has led to KVC’s expertise in adapting TST training, including the development of manuals to support training for therapists (inpatient and outpatient), direct care staff, case managers, foster families and community stakeholders. Currently, KVC is partnering with Dr. Saxe, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Child Trends to complete research on using Trauma Systems Therapy as a mechanism to reduce length of time in out-of-home care, increase placement stability and improve child and family wellbeing for children in the child welfare system.KVC partners with area universities including Kansas University Medical Center to provide psychiatric rotations on our children's hospital for residents and nursing students. Other partners include District Courts, Unified Government, DCF, KDHE, Community Developmental Disabilities Organization, the Kansas Health Institute, Community Mental Health Centers and the faith community.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
United Way Member Agency2013
Alliance for Children and Families - Member2012
National Council of Community Behavioral Health Organizations2016
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) - Behavioral Health Care Accreditation2013
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) - Hospital Accreditation2013
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Building Brighter Futures AwardChild Welfare League of America2006
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. David Ball
Company Affiliation Balls Food Stores
Term Oct 2014 to Oct 2019
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Mr. B. Wayne Sims
Company Affiliation Past President & CEO, KVC Health Systems, Inc.
Term Apr 2008 to Dec 2019
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. David Ball Ball's Foods, Inc., President & CEO
Mr. John Barnes Treat America Food Services, President
Mr. Michael E. Copeland City of Olathe, Mayor
Mr. Patrick Desbois Garmin International, Inc., Vice President of Operations
Mr. William H. Dunn Jr.J.E. Dunn Construction
Mr. Jason Hooper KVC Health Systems, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Teresa A. Markowitz Annie E. Casey Foundation, Vice President of Center for Systems Innovation
Mr. Bill Self The University of Kansas, Head Coach of Men's Basketball
Mr. B. Wayne Sims Past President & CEO of KVC Health Systems, Inc.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 30%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Executive
Nominating
Program / Program Planning
Endowment
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Chad Anderson KVC Health Systems / Niles Board
Mr. Chad Anderson KVC Health Systems; and KVC Behavioral
Diane Ball Community Volunteer
Dave Blankenship AXA Advisors
Michelle Cormack Garmin
Clarissa Crumpton KCP&L / Niles Advisory Board
Levi Donals Analysts International
Tom Evans Netsmart
Nicole Feltz American Family Insurance
Astra Garner KVC Niles
Jared Gulbranson Parsons Brinckerhoff
Victor Hammonds Great Western Bank / Niles Advisory Board
Ryan Hogue Kansas Speedway
Jason Hooper KVC Health Systems / Niles Board
Marilyn Jacobson KVC Health Systems / Niles Board
Megan Krier Community Volunteer
Julie Longergan Hallmark Cards, Inc. / Niles Advisory Board
Carrie O'Connor Community America Credit Union
Don Ransdell Anthem Ventures
Erin Stucky KVC Health Systems / Niles Board
Debbie Swinney State Farm
Laura Treas ContourMDShapewear
Ryan Vaughan Professional Nursing Services
Richard Webdell Webdell Financial
Jerry Williams Sprint Corporation / Niles Advisory Board
Kristina Young Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City / Niles Advisory Board
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $145,051,285
Projected Expenses $141,850,499
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported from KVC Health Systems, Inc. Consolidated Audits.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line items may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$3,647,550$5,817,905$2,988,271
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
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$130,421,796$118,551,126$115,351,261
Investment Income, Net of Losses$3,187$5,506$5,917
Membership Dues------
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$1,078,606$443,406$532,569
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$117,158,073$113,157,229$107,741,584
Administration Expense$14,536,230$14,962,388$15,521,086
Fundraising Expense$231,014$198,010$256,305
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.020.970.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%88%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%3%9%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$39,021,020$37,511,340$35,453,496
Current Assets$19,291,886$16,899,812$20,459,803
Long-Term Liabilities$6,424,032$838,588$941,126
Current Liabilities$11,776,967$19,078,553$13,418,490
Total Net Assets$20,820,021$17,594,199$21,093,880
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.640.891.52
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets16%2%3%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Dates Apr 2018 to
Amount Raised to Date as of July 2018
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments
KVC has demonstrated a history of strong management and stewardship of resources, and continues on a path of steady growth. Effective and ongoing collaboration with foundations, individuals and community support in the regions we serve, help us to maintain KVC’s pattern of excellence. This kind of strength has proactively created and sustained services and programs that have moved children and families toward successful outcomes throughout our nearly 50 year history. Our most recent audit history is sound. The consolidation of our admissions, accounting, human resources and information services functions together in our corporate offices in Olathe continue to create efficiencies that serve KVC well.
Other Documents
Organization Name KVC Health Systems, Inc.
Address 21350 West 153rd Street
Olathe, KS 66061
Primary Phone (913) 322-4900
Contact Email mlawrence@kvc.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Jason Hooper L.M.S.W.
Board Chair Mr. David F Ball
Board Chair Company Affiliation Balls Food Stores
Year of Incorporation 1968
Former Names
KVC Behavioral HealthCare, Inc.
Kaw Valley Center
Wyandotte House