Ranking Minority: Senate Ways and Means Committee, Public Health and Welfare Committee, Legislative Post Audit Committee
Member: Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, KanCare Oversight Committee, Joint Committee on Legislative Budget, Pensions, Benefits, and Investments, State Building Construction, Capitol Area Plaza Authority, State Employee Compensation Oversight Commission, Kansas Public Employees Retirement System Study Commission, Health Care Stabilization Fund Oversight Committee
American Re-Investment and Restoration Act (Stimulus) Advisory Committee, 2009-2010
Gubernatorial Appointments: Kansas Children’s Cabinet, Kansas Inc. (2005-2009), Kansas Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Council on Travel and Tourism, BEST (Budget Efficiency and Savings Team) on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Civic Involvement: Kansas Children’s Discovery Center Board of Directors Treasurer, Pottawatomie County EcoDevo Business Education Workforce Roundtable, Shawnee County Legislative Delegation, Kansas Leadership Center Board of Directors (2006-2011), Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2009-2011), Greater Topeka Leadership Class (2003), North Topeka Business Alliance, Heartland Visioning Steering Committee, Sunflower State Games Board of Directors (1989-2012), Family Service and Guidance Board of Directors (2006-2008), CASA Advisory Board, Topeka City of Character Advisory Board.
Previous Professional Positions
Executive Director, Kansas Recreation and Park Association, 1988-2004
Director, Recreation Therapy and Physical Education Department, National Jewish Hospital for Respiratory and Immune Disease (Denver, CO, 1980-1986), Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center (Orangeburg, NY, 1973-1979)