Back Row: Yolanda, Carrie, Diana
Front Row: Layla, Julie, Cindy; Not Pictured: Denise & Tricia
Carrie Herman, Executive Director
Carrie Herman took over the role as the Executive Director at the Kansas Learning Center for Health in July 2016. Prior to that 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, Vice President of P.E.O. Chapter AK, and the Vice Chair of the Central Kansas Community Foundation—to name a few. When not working or serving her community, Carrie and her husband Clint enjoy watching their two sons in their multiple sporting activities and also taking frequent lake trips.
Denise Calvert, Office Manager
Denise Calvert is KLCH’s office manager who brings a strong background in Microsoft Office Products all while obtaining her upbeat, friendly demeanor. If patrons have a question about billing or donations, Denise is KLCH’s go-to lady. Her passion about the Learning Center’s mission and motto shines through every day and her love for each child’s health education is distinguishable right when you walk through KLCH’s doors.
Julie Boese, Receptionist & Program Scheduler
Julie Boese brings her exercise science and radiology technician degree to KLCH all while her strong organizational skills make her the perfect program scheduler and receptionist for the Center. Julie stays very busy with her three girls always supporting them in their sporting and band events. She also enjoys cooking/baking with her girls and watching them grow. She and her husband, Tim, reside in Halstead.
Cindy Foster, Instructor
Cindy Foster’s Business Education degree helped her transition easily into becoming an instructor for KLCH in October of 2005 after working for Koch Industries. Her favorite part of teaching is never knowing what fantastic and humorous questions students will be asking. Cindy’s creative mind has helped many of KLCH’s programs be enjoyable for all ages. Cindy enjoys living in the country with her husband, cheering on her beloved WSU Shocker basketball team, and reading a good book.
Layla Nightingale, Instructor
Layla Nightingale 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. Layla enjoys going home to her husband, two daughters, and cat. Her creativity shines through her craft projects and she also enjoys sewing and gardening.
Diana Schutte, Instructor
Diana Schutte 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.
Yolanda Kauffman, Instructor
Yolanda Kauffman was a practicing social worker for 25 years before taking on the role as a health educator for KLCH in 2016. She was drawn to KLCH because of her passion for educating kids about the human body and enjoys facilitating learning about the significant changes that happen during puberty. Yolanda enhances the KLCH curriculum and teaching process by bringing attention to social and mental health that supports a holistic health education. For enjoyment Yolanda partakes in traveling and backpacking adventures and never leaves her photographic creative side behind.
Tricia Weber, Instructor
Tricia Weber 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; running an Etsy store, illustrating books, freelance graphic designing and helping her husband with their family farm. Tricia’s favorite job is loving her husband of 20 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.
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505 Main • Halstead, KS 67056
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