Meet the Staff

The Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) division is made up of a diverse group of individuals who are extremely passionate about the mission of the HCBS division and the goals of KDADS as a whole. We would like to take a few moments to introduce those individuals to you:

Michele Heydon, HCBS Director

Michele joined the team April 2017. Michele has an extensive background in HCBS services serving persons with disabilities. She holds a B.A. from the University of Kansas and an M.A. from Northern Arizona University.

Central Office Staff

Brutus Segun, Interim Policy and Program Oversight Manager

Brutus joined the KDADS team in May 2019 as HCBS Project Manager. Heholds an Associates degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Political Science from Ekiti State University, Nigeria and a Master of Arts Degree in Security Studies from Kansas State University. He currently serves in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was appointed as the Commission's Interim Policy and Program Oversight Manager in July 2019 to oversee policy formulation, program oversight and project coordination.

Chris Cintron, PD Program Manager

Chris Cintron joined the KDADS team in January 2019. He comes to us from the education industry where for the past nine years he was instrumental in assisting prospective college students (from all walks of life) further their education. Chris says, "Nothing can compare to the joy and excitement displayed by students, who are just getting started on their educational journey, or have finally completed their journey, earning their degree; it really provided me with a true sense of purpose." He has a true passion for helping people achieve their goals. Chris spent 10 years in the United States Air Force and had the opportunity to see the world. He has a B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies and an M.S. in Performance Improvement from Grantham University.

Susan Segelquist, Frail Elderly / Brain Injury Program Manager

Colin Rork, HCBS Program Integrity Manager

Colin is the HCBS Program Integrity Manager as of July 30, 2018. He oversees three Program Integrity staff who work in different locations across the state who receive and work referrals related to any Adverse Incidents, Fraud/Waste/Abuse and ensure quality and compliance as it pertains to the HCBS waiver programs. Colin joined the HCBS team in May 2016 as the Program Integrity and Compliance Specialist for the Northeast Region. He has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas.  Before joining our team, he worked for Disability Determination Services as a Disability Examiner for the State of Kansas.

Angela Heller-Workman, Autism/SED/TA Waivers Program Manager

Paula Morgan, IDD Program Manager

Paula is the program manager for Intellectual/Developmentally Disabled waiver services. She holds a Master’s Degree in French Language and Literature from the University of Kansas. Her 6-½ years of experience in the I/DD system started in direct supports, then transitioned into working for a CDDO. Prior to I/DD services, she spent several years working in Special Education and with at-risk populations. Paula also has experience working in foster care services, first as an SRS employee, then as a foster parent and later as an adoptive parent of four.

Russell Bowles, ICF-IDD Program Manager

Russell Bowles joined the team in January 2018 and came to us from Big Lakes Developmental Center in Manhattan where, since January 2015, he served as a case manager and most recently as CDDO Quality Assurance/Eligibility Specialist. Russell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Education in 2010 and his Vocational Nursing Certification in 2000. Russell has an impressive 25-year U.S. Army career having achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. While serving and among other duties, Russell provided medical treatment and care for military and civilian patients along with training and supervision of Medical Instructors for Department of Defense medical personnel.

Matt Beery, HCBS Transitions Specialist

Matt Beery joined the KDADS team in January 2018 and has extensive applied experience as a case manager working with at-risk youth as well as adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Over the past 15 years, Matt has worked with group homes, schools, lawyers, physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, addiction services, foster care and biological families to provide positive client experiences. Specifically he coordinated treatment teams and community providers to maintain community tenure and divert hospitalization.

Sandy Chatham, Administrative Specialist

Sandy has been with the state for 22 years; 19 of those years with HCBS programs. Sandy assists the HCBS commissioner and director as well as all of the HCBS waiver program managers with administrative duties. Those duties include helping resolve billing and eligibility issuesfor waiver programs and liaison duties between the KDADS legal department and the HCBS commission.

Anita Flewelling, Administrative Assistant

Anita joined the team in October 2017. She came to us from a private company in Lawrence, Kansas, after 15 years in human resources and customer service. She worked prior to that at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center with the Adult Community Support Program in the office coordinator/medical records department. Anita has many years working in the medical field as an administrative assistant including at the Central Kansas Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Addiction in Salina, Kansas. Anita assists the HCBS commissioner and director as well as the HCBS waiver program managers with administrative duties.

Field Staff

Linda Young, Program Integrity and Compliance Specialist - Southeast Region

Linda joined the KDADS staff in February 2016. Linda is currently responsible for following up on program integrity issues covering primarily the South Central and South Eastern regions of the state. Linda graduated from the University of Kansas earning a Master’s in Social Work. Linda has previously worked in a variety of settings, including experience with the I/DD population, community mental health and the aging populations.

LaTonia Wright, Program Integrity and Compliance Specialist - Northeast Region

LaTonia started with KDADS October 2018. She is responsible for ensuring statewide licensing, program standards, policies and procedures established by KDADS are met by all agencies providing community-based waiver services. She covers the Northeast region of Kansas. LaTonia attended Washburn University and The University of Kansas. She has a Master's of Social Work Administration and has worked in the service areas of intellectual/developmental disabilities, elderly, homelessness, physical disabilities and brain injuries.

Andrea Hohman, Program Integrity and Compliance Specialist - West Region

Andrea started with KDADS in November 2018. She is responsible for ensuring that all agencies that provide community-based waiver services follow all statewide licensing, program standards, policies and procedures established by KDADS. She covers the Western region. She has a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University with a minor in Women's Studies and an emphasis in Gerontology. Andrea has worked in a variety of settings including, SRS, DDS, aging population and the school system.