Meet our Team

Our team is ready to assist you. With a collective 130 years of association and human services experience, we proudly provide gold standard advocacy, education, and business solutions. Reach out to us today at [email protected]! 



rachelheadshotRachel Monger, JD, LACHA is President/CEO. 
Rachel joined LeadingAge Kansas in 2011 as the Director of Government Affairs and has been a powerful voice for our membership ever since.  Rachel is a Kansas licensed attorney and adult care home administrator. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, MA, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law.  Over the years, Rachel has served in many volunteer roles in her community and in the state of Kansas to support senior needs, aging services education, and community mental health services. She is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Kansas Health Care Stabilization Fund. As an award-winning trial lawyer turned award-winning senior care advocate, she has spent nearly two decades passionately supporting quality of care and quality of life for Kansas seniors.  When not at work, Rachel loves reading, crafting, volunteering with her church, and spending time with her partner, Steven. 

You can reach Rachel directly at (785) 670-8046 or email [email protected].


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Kevin McFarland is the President and CEO of KING and Executive Director of EBI. As President/CEO of the KING Workers’ Compensation Program, Kevin built and refined the program during his nearly forty-year tenure at LeadingAge Kansas. Not one to back away from a new venture, Kevin also took on management of LeadingAge Kansas Employee Benefits, Inc. (EBI) in 2023 as Executive Director. A 1982 graduate of Kansas State University, Kevin began his career in aging services as a Social Worker for current member, Meadowlark Hills, and to this day, maintains his Social Work license, in addition to being a licensed insurance agent. Kevin frequently engages with his community by facilitating current events discussion groups at Topeka member organizations and the Shepherd’s Center of Topeka, and by serving as a Eucharistic Minister at St. David’s Episcopal Church. He enjoys cooking, golf, K-State athletics, and the Kansas City Chiefs. Kevin is married to his wife, Cinnie, and has two grown sons. 

You can reach Kevin directly at (785) 670-8052 or email [email protected].


 

tinaheadshotTina Andres is the Director of Administrative Operations. Since joining LeadingAge Kansas in 2001, Tina has held many different roles during her time at the association. Her current focus is overseeing accounting, human resources, and office management. Having attended Kansas State University and Pratt Business College with an emphasis in accounting, Tina utilizes her education and work experience to provide accounting functions for LeadingAge Kansas, LeadingAge Kansas Employee Benefits, Inc. (EBI), LeadingAge Kansas Foundation and KING. Tina is passionate about being a team player and is willing to help others in all capacities. Outside of LeadingAge Kansas, Tina’s hobbies include all kinds of sports, spending time with her family, and most of all, being a grandma. 

You can reach Tina directly at (785) 670-8045 or email [email protected].

 


 

Nicole HeadshotNicole Schings is the Director of Member Services and Business Development. Nicole joined the association in 2018, and oversees our Member Services program, our Partnership and Associate Member relationships, and our online education system. A graduate of Washburn University, Nicole uses her 22 years of experience in the association world to enhance the support of our members, problem solve their issues and bring new partners into the LeadingAge Kansas family.  Outside of work, Nicole is passionate about geocaching and moments spent with her dog Blu. 

You can reach Nicole directly at (785) 670-8048 or email [email protected].



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Stephanie Gfeller, MS, LACHA is the Director of Professional Development and Leadership.  Stephanie joined the association in 2019 and oversees the development of our education programs, writes and manages all of our federal grant programs, and leads our Center for Leadership program.  With her master’s degree in Gerontology from Kansas State University, adult care home administrator license, experience as a researcher and instructor at the K State Center on Aging, and endless creativity, Stephanie is ideally suited to her leadership role in our field. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys reading, supporting her kids at all their activities, serving as a 4-H club leader, and being outside helping on her family farm. 

You can reach Stephanie directly at (785) 670-8047 or email [email protected].


 

kyleeheadshotKylee Childs, LMSW, is the Director of Government Affairs. Since joining the association in 2023, she continues to be a fierce and resourceful advocate for aging services in Kansas. Her professional focus has always been service to others through advocacy. Kylee has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a bachelor's degree in criminology with a minor in Conflict Analysis and Trauma studies from Kansas State University, and a certificate in Grant Proposal Writing from Fort Hays State University.  With a professional background in law enforcement and child welfare, and a successful 2023 legislative practicum with the Children's Alliance of Kansas, she brings rich professional experience to her role as Director of Government Affairs, and a front-line perspective on the needs of health and human services providers in our state. When not working, she's spending time with her husband and two daughters.

You can reach Kylee directly at (785) 670-8051 or email [email protected].


 

addyheadshotAdrianna (Addy) Mead is the Administrative Coordinator. 

A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Wichita State University’s Math Education program, Addy has been using her planning and organizational skills, creativity, and love of helping others to support our providers and members since 2023. As Administrative Coordinator, Addy’s primary duties include overseeing general member communications through social media, our Weekly Member Calls, the Aging Update, and database and website maintenance. She also collaborates with Stephanie and Nicole to plan, produce, and market professional development events, manage Continuing Education processing, as well as assisting with office administration activities. Outside of the office, Addy enjoys crafting, bartending, and spending time with her partner, Brody, and their two cats.

You can reach Addy directly at (785) 670-8049 or email [email protected].


 

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Ann Castro is the Group Purchasing Advisor for Kansas. Ann has been with Value First for two years and is currently responsible for LeadingAge Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and LeadingAge Gulf States. She has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, focusing specifically on group purchasing and supply chain solutions within the non-acute market.  She is best reached through email at [email protected]