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 SegunPolicy and Program Oversight Manager

Brutus joined the KDADS team in May 2019 as HCBS Project Manager. He holds 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 and was appointed as of August 2019 Manager for Policy and Program Oversight.

LaTonia WrightHCBS Project Manager

LaTonia joined the KDADS team in October 2018 as the Program Integrity and Compliance Specialist for Northeast Kansas. In October of 2019 she became the HCBS Project Manager. She is currently responsible for providing project support for KDADS’ HCBS programs and training initiatives. LaTonia attended Washburn University where she received a Bachelor’s of Social Work and the University of Kansas for a Master’s of Social Work Administration. She has worked in the service areas of intellectual/developmental disabilities, elderly, homelessness, physical disabilities and brain injuries.

Ian KuenziHCBS Program Specialist

Ian joined the KDADS team in March 2021. He is a person with a disability who has been involved in disability services, both personally and professionally, for 23 years. It is his mission to create systematic change for people with disabilities. At KDADS he is the subject matter expert on HCBS programs. He will provide unique prospective on policies and program manuals.

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 Waiver Program Manager

Inspired by an aunt with developmental disabilities, Susan has always been a champion for the opportunity for a full and quality life for all. She began working at KNI and went on to work in the community I/DD service system. Over a 38-year span she was privileged to work with people of all ages within residential, day habilitation and case management I/DD services in the Topeka community. She has served as a foster parent to several youth with unique needs and has been an active supporter of Special Olympics. Susan attended Kaw Valley Vocational Technical School and Washburn University. However, the people she has had the privilege of working with continue to be her best resource for her own personal growth throughout her career. With the desire to be a positive resource to others, she served as a Disability Determination Examiner. Her commitment to the Home and Community Based Service system has lead Susan to her current position supporting those whose lives have been affected by a brain injury, or are in need of supports to remain in their home in their senior years.

 HCBS Program Integrity Manager - VACANT

Todd Segraves, ADRC/ACM Program  Manager

Todd joined KDADS team in November 2018 as the ADRC Program Manager. He comes to us having previously worked for KDHE as well as the Department of Labor. He has several years of experience working with different levels of health of insurance. Todd is now also the Administrative Case Management (ACM) Program Manager, managing a soon to be released program that will provide case management services to recipients of HCBS waiver services.

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

Angela joined the KDADS team in May 2019. Over the past 20 years, Angi has applied her social work background by providing case management and program management for individuals and their caregivers in an assortment of spectrums. She has previously worked in a variety of settings with an understanding in autism, I/DD population, community mental health and the aging population.  Angi is a social work graduate from Washburn University and is licensed with the State of Kansas.

Paula Morgan, IDD Program Manager

Paula is the program manager for Intellectual/Developmentally Disabled waiver services, joining the team February 2017. 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 KDADS 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.

Mitzie Tyree, HCBS Quality and Program Coordinator

Mitzie joined the KDADS team in May 2021. She comes to us with over 30 years of employment experience navigating the Medicaid disability service system. She has a BS in Recreational Therapy, a MBA and is currently a Certified Case Manager through the Case Management Society of America (CMSA). Through her experience as a mother and wife of loved ones with physical disabilities, and working her way up the system in various positions as a direct support professional, Targeted Case Manager, Sheltered Workshop Program Coordinator, Community Developmental Disabilities Organization Funding Coordinator, Self Determination Director, Quality-CARF Management Director and Managed Care Manager, she is knowledgeable of state and federal regulations and systems. She is a dedicated person centered advocate who is committed to continuous quality improvement of programs and services for Kansans with disabilities. Her dedication to her career is based upon her ability to assist others in living their preferred lifestyle and reaching their dreams.

Anita Flewelling, Senior Administrative Assistant

Anita joined the KDADS 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 as the office coordinator and medical records department. Anita has many years working in the medical field as an senior 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

Pilar Cordes, Program Integrity and Compliance Specialist - Southeast Region

Pilar joined the KDADS team in June 2021. 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 Pilar covers the Southeast region. She has a bachelor's degree in Sociology and a masters in Public Health from Wichita State University. Pilar worked for the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office in Hutchinson, Kansas for the past two years. She enjoyed working with the veterans, since she too is a veteran with 13 years as an enlisted soldier with the Army Reserves. During her military stint was called to serve the country on two separate occasions including the support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm and was stationed at Fort Sam, Texas for nine months, then several years later was deployed to Europe for six months to support the Operation Joint Endeavor.  

Kaitlyn Urban, Program Integrity and Compliance Specialist - Northeast Region

Kaitlyn joined the KDADS team in December 2019. 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. Kaitlyn covers the Northeast region. She has a bachelor's degree in human services from Washburn University with a victim survivors certificate. Kaitlyn has worked as a targeted case manager while providing direct support to adults in a residential setting. Kaitlyn has worked with at-risk youth in a psychiatric residential treatment facility.

Andrea Hohman, Program Integrity and Compliance Specialist - West Region

Andrea joined the KDADS team 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.