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 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.
Elizabeth, Office Manager
Elizabeth joined the KLCH family in the fall of 2019 as the new Office Manager after being the Graphic Designer and Office Manager for Newton Now & Administrative Support Specialist/Marketing Intern for Asbury Park. Elizabeth and her husband, Dave, stay busy with their two daughters, Eleanor and Lucy, and son, Hudson, and their cat, Sheldon. If Elizabeth has any downtime you may find her quilting/sewing, visiting with neighbors, or drinking copious amounts of coffee!
Julie, Receptionist & Program Scheduler
Julie 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.
Layla 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.
With a degree in musical theatre performance, Bruce started his own edutainment company called Kid Power Cares, Inc. and created a nationally touring Broadway-style production called Kid Power’s Operation Lunch Line 3D. Since 2001, Bruce has performed for more than a million children. Recently Bruce paused touring to restructure for a faith-based family audience. He accepted a part-time position as a youth pastor at a local church directly across the street from the KLCH. Through a series of divinely orchestrated events Bruce is thrilled to join the KLCH team as a full time Health Instructor. Bruce and his wife Melissa are enjoying their new bundle, Piper Joy, born fall of 2019.
Diana 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.
Ed joins the KLCH education staff after retiring from teaching 34 years in the public school system. He has a master’s degree and has taught PE/health, Human A&P, and Biology, which makes him the perfect fit for teaching health education at KLCH. If not at KLCH, you can find Ed very busy working around town in Halstead. He and his wife, Beth Ann, have been married for 29 years and enjoy traveling and making trips to Green Bay to watch their beloved Packers.
Tricia 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.
With a strong background in the field of chemical dependency and addiction, RN Crescent brings great knowledge to KLCH’s Healthy Relationships, Drug Prevention, and all preventative education programs. Besides working at KLCH as a part-time instructor she also has worked as a Dependency/Addiction Nurse for 18 years. Every morning Crescent takes time for her daily devotional and loves to squeeze in a run before her and her husband of 19 years, Paul, follow their son and daughter to all their school and sporting events.