Kansas Families and Schools Together, Inc.
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The KFAST board of directors includes Kansans who give their volunteer time to further the goals and mission of KFAST.
Nancy Ellis - President
Nancy has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and a master's
degree in Social Work. It was during her student teaching experience that
she learned how much she enjoyed working with the parents of her students
and has spent her entire career focusing on work with the family unit. Her work
experience includes several years in the early childhood setting, both in day
care centers and in children's community mental health. For over 23 years she
has worked as a school social worker in the public school system. Her interests
include Positive Behavior Implementation Supports within the school setting
and childhood trauma and its effect on brain development.
Ken Park - Treasurer
Kathy Boyer - Secretary
John Biggs - Director
John is a lifelong resident of Kansas and was a participant in the Leadership Kansas Program. He’s toured as a professional musician and taught American History at the high school level. For the past 30 years, John has worked as a fundraiser for non-profit organizations supporting arts, health, education, social service, spiritual pathways, and medical research. Currently, he’s a fundraising consultant working out of the Kansas City area. His daughter received an outstanding education attending Kansas public schools; and John encourages all Kansans to, once again, support quality in our state's education system at all levels!
Sue Bolley - Director
Sue is the mother of a son, Scott, and a daughter, Lea, and has a grand- daughter, Naomi, and a grandson, Micas. She has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and a master's degree in Leadership. She has been an elementary educator for 21 years. She loves teaching children. Sue is honored to be a director on the KFAST board to help support the tireless work for families and children in education.
Sharon Dabzadeh - Director
Sharon has been employed with the State of Kansas for 30+ years. Her current position is with the Kansas Department on Aging and Disability Services as well as with the CARE/PASARR Program. She has a bachelors degree in Social Work from Washburn University. She has served on the KFAST Board for three years. She has also been a volunteer counselor with the Kansas Children’s Services League Parent Helpline for ten years. Lastly, she is a proud mother of four children, all grown with wonderful children of their own.
Richard Davis - Director
Richard is married, the father of a son and has two stepchildren. He started a Watch Dog program at his son's elementary school. He liked the idea of fathers and male role models being more involved in their child's life and school day. He was excited to be able to start this program and saw the success and difference it made in the kids' lives. He voluntarily teaches the Boot Camp for New Dads at St. Francis Hospital. He likes being able to share his experience as a dad and also provide valuable information to new dads. He is employed with the Target Distribution Center and was awarded the Best in Community Award in 2014. Richard believes in giving back and helping out in the community. He believes it's been an honor to have been selected to be on the KFAST board.