Melani Kliewer joined the Rainbows’ team in 2018 as Volunteer Coordinator. She brought with her a dedication to serving children and families.
Your point of contact for our services and events.
Lynlea joined Rainbows’ in 2018 as Family Support Services Coordinator. She oversees In-Home and Center-Based services including Camp Woodchuck, Rainbows’ summer program for school-aged youth.
Jenn Metzger joined Rainbows in March 2019 as the Special Event Coordinator. She will manage Rainbows signature events primarily Blarney Breakfast, Rainbows Run, Peter Hampel’s Luau and Fashion Passion.
This self-made woman has taught herself the ins and outs of plug and play, she can run cable and phone lines, and many times she has set ‘em up and taken ‘em down. A life of servers, networks, printers, fax machines and so many computers, we often wonder how she does it.
Lindsay Coffee first joined Rainbows’ Team of Coordinators as the Family Support Services (FSS) Coordinator in 2014.
Michelle joined the Rainbows’ team as Early Education and Child Care plus CBETS Coordinator in August 2015. She brings 23 years of social work experience with her from the Salvation Army, Department of Children and Families, and the Wichita School District.
Research Coordinator, Dr. Jane Eby joined Rainbows in 2004 in a practicum position. She has a Ph. D. in Community Psychology and a MFA in Studio Arts, both from Wichita State University.
A passion for helping children and families is what led her to Rainbows. And the great staff in the Infant/Toddler Department is what kept Alexia Foster at Rainbows for the past eleven years. Alexia began working at Rainbows United in April 2002.
“I’m glad I have a job I love going to everyday” said Susan Harsh, site coordinator of Rainbows’ Bright Beginnings in Butler County. Susan has been a part of Rainbows for 20 years.
Gordon L . Johnson, Facilities Coordinator, has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, and began working at Rainbows in 1998. Gordon is a fan of Rainbows United because of the interactions he has with the children. Walking into their classroom and having them almost yelling “Hi Mr.
Audra Kenneson has shown great dedication to community capacity building, teaching teachers how to work with children, and teaching parents how to bring the best out in their children. She has been working at Rainbows for the past six years.
Perhaps American psychiatrist, Karl A Menninger said it best, "What is done to children, they will do to society." Lee "Paco" Price's favorite quote truly represents the inspiration and mission of Rainbows United staff members to enhance the lives of children with special needs as well as their f
Accounting Office Coordinator, Holly Smith says “Working at Rainbows has transformed my life; I knew I had found my home within the first few months I was here. I am excited to go to work every morning.