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LeadingAge Kansas
217 SE 8th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603-3906

Phone: 785.233.7443
Toll Free: 1.800.264.5242
Fax: 785.233.9471
Twitter:  @leadingageks

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Debra Harmon Zehr, President and CEO of LeadingAge Kansas
Debra oversees all aspects of the association as well as our foundation ASTRA.  She is a key contact for fundraising, board development and reimbursement.  You can contact her by phone at 785.233.7443, ext. 111.          

Kevin McFarland, President of KING
Kevin is responsible for the overall management of the KING workers compensation pool, including oversight of claims management, loss control, legal representation and finance.. Kevin can be reached at 785.233.7443, ext. 110.

Dana Weaver, Chief Operating Officer
Dana oversees public relations/communications, workforce, grant activities, association operations and other special projects. She provides leadership in the areas of membership, sales, human resources, internal operations and education.  Contact Dana at 785.233.7443, ext. 109.         

Rachel Monger, Director of Government Affairs
Rachel works with the President in policy, regulatory and legislative items for the association. She is the key contact in the areas of regulatory and legislative advocacy.  Rachel is the voice behind our Regulatory Help Desk.  Rachel can be reached at 785.233.7443, ext. 102.    

Tina Andres, Accounting Coordinator
Tina is responsible for bookkeeping duties for LeadingAge Kansas, ASTRA and KING.  She coordinates the ASTRA Scholarship program and assists with our expos.  Tina can be reached at 785.233.7443, ext. 101.

Diana Stettnisch, Office Manager
Diana coordinates internal office operations and the association database.   She is the key contact and manager of the Associate Member/Exhibitor program.  Diana also provides administrative support for the Presidents of LeadingAge Kansas and KING. Diana can be reached at 785.233.7443, ext. 100.   

Leanna Chaffee, Director of Education and Membership
Lea provides strategic direction for all LeadingAge Kansas education and recruitment/retention of membership.  She also coordinates the Center for Leadership and Alumni Network. She is the key contact for the awards program.  Lea can be reached at 785.233.7443 extension 106.

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Lisa Owen, Events Manager
Lisa coordinates all education for the association including conferences, workshops, webinars and online education.  Lisa can be reached at 785.233.7443 extension 108.

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Dave Auch, Value First Regional Sales Representative
Dave is your go to guy on anything about purchasing, saving money and Value First.  He travels most of the time visiting members in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.  Dave can be reached at 316.253.7807 or 785.233.7443 extension 104.