Rainbows Staff

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Charlesetta Berry
Para-professional

Charlesetta Berry joined Rainbows United 22 years ago as a volunteer. After two years, Charlesetta had taken a job somewhere else and was leaving her volunteer position.

Social Worker

“I am the gatekeeper for Bright Beginnings,” said Stephani Gallion, Social Worker at Bright Beginnings in Butler County. “When our office receives a referral, I schedule time to visit the family at their home.

Taylor Miller
Behavior Technician

Taylor Miller has literally grown up with Rainbows. The son of Kim Becker, Rainbows Autism Consultant, Taylor spent much of his childhood onsite at Rainbows.  Now a Behavior Technician working with children with autism at Rainbows, Taylor has come “back home”. 

Lead Teacher

Autumn Hutchison, a Lead Teacher at Rainbows United Kids’ Point, was inspired to work with children from a very young age.

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Katie Bally, Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with Rainbows United.  I have an undergraduate degree in Communications Sciences and Disorders and a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. I completed both degrees through Wichita State University - GO SHOX! 

Occupational Therapist

In more than 27 years of serving families through Rainbows, Occupational Therapist Laura Barnes finds joy in working with children as well as their families and caregivers. “I chose to work with children because I love them,” Laura said.

Teacher

Melissa Baumgartel is the newest addition to Rainbows’ Bright Beginnings in Butler County. Before coming to Rainbows, she worked with children ages 3-5 through the school district as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher for 12 years.

Family Resource Specialist

For Family Resource Specialist Lutfe Begum, Rainbows is like home. She enjoys coming to work every day with her coworkers that are more like family. Lutfe has served with Rainbows for more than 23 years, ten of which were spent as an Occupational/Physical Therapy Assistant.

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Kenda Belknap, says there was no decision making in how she became a teacher. “I came from a long line of teachers so I think it was just always in the back of my mind,” she said. Kenda has served at Rainbows for 10 years, doing what she loves.

Lead Teacher

Since she was little, Annabel Bentley knew she wanted to be a teacher. Now, serving as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Annabel is the lead teacher for Classroom 6 at Rainbows’ Kids’ Point.

Direct Service Provider

Keller Broadfoot has been working at Rainbows for 5 years.  Keller grew up familiar with Rainbows’ services, because his mother used to be on staff. Over the years, Keller became passionate about the agency’s mission and has enjoyed being a part of Rainbows himself. 

Occupational Therapist

For Allison Bruntz, July 2015 marks two years of her career as an Occupational Therapist for Rainbows’ Sedgwick County Infant/Toddler Services. Allison received her degree in Occupational Therapy from KU Medical Center in 2001.