Long Term Services & Supports

Amy Penrod, Commissioner

Amy Penrod

Commissioner Amy Penrod leads Long Term Services and Supports for the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Amy’s tenure with KDADS began in 2012, serving as Director of Finance and Budget until 2017 when she was promoted to Commissioner.

Prior to joining KDADS, Amy worked for the Kansas Division of the Budget and the office of former Governor Bill Graves. Amy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Kansas State University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas.

Amy reports to Deputy Secretary of Programs Janis DeBoer and serves on the KDADS leadership team.

Dan Goodman, Assistant Commissioner

Dan GoodmanDan Goodman is a lifelong Kansan. After graduating from Caldwell High School and Pittsburg State University, Dan moved to Olathe Kansas in 1990. It was in 1990 where he began his career in social services starting in Child Protective Services for the Kansas State Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, (SRS). During his 18 years with SRS, Dan held various positions, Adult and Youth Service Supervisor in Olathe, Area Medicaid Manager in Overland Park, Regional Adult Protective Services Supervisor for the KC Metro Region, State Adult Protective Services Program Manager, and Health Care Policy Field Administrator for the KC Metro Region. In 2008, Dan accepted the Director position for the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging. He served the public in this position until September 2021. During his time as AAA Director, Dan was elected by his peers to serve four terms as Association (K4Ad) President.

He has been a Kansas licensed social worker since 1990, received a Certification in Public Management from the University of Kansas in 2007, graduated from the Leadership SRS in 2004 and the State of Kansas Executive Development Program in 2000.

What We Do

The Long Term Services & Supports (LTSS) Commission manages a system of supports and services for the aging population and persons with disabilities, which are delivered through the KanCare system in partnership with organized networks. These services include programs for individuals with physical disabilities, intellectual/developmental disabilities, seniors and children. It is responsible for coordinating intra-agency KDADS activity around KanCare. The commission works with each KDADS Commission to ensure that client services are monitored appropriately. The Commission coordinates with all three KanCare Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) regarding KDADS-specific program areas (home and community-based services waivers, adult care homes and behavioral health).

LTSS also administers a variety of community-based programs for the aging population through contracts and grants of state and federal funds. The programs administered include Older Americans Act, congregate and home-delivered meals, caregiver programs, in-home services, Senior Care Act services, as well as quality assurance programs for the Older Americans Act and Senior Care Act. In addition, it is responsible for the Aging and Disability Resource Center, or ADRC, the single entry point for older adults and persons with disabilities to connect with local experts who can help them choose a long-term services and supports option.

The Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is also administered in the LTSS Commission.  PACE provides comprehensive medical and social services to individuals age 55+ still living in the community. Most of the participants who are in PACE are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

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