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The Mid-Kansas Community
Action Program Staff: 

Joyce Stockham

Executive Director

316.775.3000 Ext 106

Joyce Stockham is a seasoned veteran when it comes to helping individuals and families. After 15 years providing direct employment and training services to limited-income individuals and families, it was a natural move to leadership and program design and development. Joyce is a Certified Community Action  Professional, and works closely with state and local organizations to address and eliminate poverty across Kansas focusing primarily in South Central Kansas.

Gabrielle Brown

Gabrielle Brown has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wichita State University, which she has put to work in the fields of social work and mental health, with prior experience serving children with disabilities. Gabrielle is people-focused and believes when given the right opportunities, anyone can flourish. She is excited to bring her compassion to work and help other young adults build the skills needed to find their Pathway Out of Poverty. 

Kristina Young

Community Support Coordinator

Kristina Young  is a Master’s level licensed Social Worker and brings with her 18 years experience in the social service arena. Kristina has been a trainer in a diverse number of topics such as parenting, child and parent reintegration and various self help topics. She strives to assist customers in setting and achieving goals.  She loves being able to celebrate and appreciate the differences between rural and city atmospheres.

Brittany Kenneson

Community Support Coordinator

Brittany has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and is currently in the Advanced Standing Master Social Work program at Wichita State. She has 10 years of experience working in the social service field. She has worked with developmentally disabled adults as direct care staff and as a shift supervisor.  She has also worked with special needs students in the school setting.  Brittany has spent many hours volunteering with the annual Medical Mission, at Ronald McDonald House, and local homeless shelters. Her passion is helping those in need by teaching them the tools to work towards self-advocacy and maintaining stability in their daily lives.

Mike Roberson

Community Support Coordinator

Mike has spent the majority of his thirty years of professional services in the field of corrections assisting persons in both a supervisory and non-supervisory position. He has experience in individual in county jails, juvenile detention, day reporting and residential re-entry centers. He has a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Psychology and is an information resource for those both seeking and those disseminating information. He doesn’t consider himself more important than the people seeking assistance. Mike sees his mission to consistently remain humble and to remember that “misfortune is but one good door knock away from being my best friend”. He has volunteering spirit, enjoys working with computers and freelance photography.

Leah Wilson

Community Support Coordinator

Leah Wilson has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Addiction Counseling. Leah has experience in community corrections, healthcare, and the financial industry. Her passion is helping those overcome dependence on drugs, alcohol, or other destructive behaviors so they can restore balance and wellness in their life.


Debbie Nguyen

My name is Debbie Nguyen. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 2007 at Friends University.  I have worked at the Department of Corrections and Social Services.  I am very passionate about working in the Mental Health field.  While working as a Community Support Specialist at Mid-KS CAP, Inc., I also work part-time in a youth girl’s home.  My goal as a Community Support Specialist consists of assisting others in the community to improve the quality of their lives.  My future goals are to go back to school to earn my Master’s Degree in Social Work.

Steve Paniagua

Community Support Specialist 

Steve Paniagua is a new face in the work on poverty.  He is a Wichita State University graduate with a Bachelor of General Studies in Psychology.  During his time at WSU, Steve was involved in “Mind Matters” an organization that raises awareness, educates and promotes understanding of mental health and mental illness. Steve presents a holistic standpoint in his work with customers.  He strives to reduce the stigma around the topic of mental health and mental illness and seeks to create an atmosphere of compassion for those seeking services or treatment. He brings his bilingual skills and his passion to help people with a smile and a positive attitude.


Mickey Yaghjian

Mickey Yaghjian, graduated from Butler Community College with a degree in Applied Science, of Nursing.  Mickey has worked with adult developmentally and physically challenged for over 20 years. Mickey is an experienced child/victim’s advocate and forensic interviewer for crimes against children with 10 years of experience.  Mickey’s empathy and compassion in caregiving and assisting others has served  the community and surrounding communities well.  At the end of the day,  her mission is making a difference in the quality of lives directly while having a positive impact on the customers in which she serves.

Jennifer Dudeck

Executive Assistant 

Jennifer brings eight years of experience as an administrative assistant. She is experienced in greeting customer, managing phones and providing initial information. Jennifer is excited to be involved in the process of helping eliminate poverty and helping people help themselves. She is a part of the team to support Mid-KS CAP as a resource to help fight poverty and the opportunity for all to be successful in life. Jennifer is the first face of Mid-KS CAP and wants you to know that “we can all be successful together”.

Jennifer Tackett

Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Tackett joins us with more than twenty years’ experience in customer service. Jennifer enjoys volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club and being involved in hospitality positions. In her years of travel and living in different cultures, she is committed to treating all people from all walks of life with dignity and respect.  She enjoys being the first point of contact to customers needing assistance and to provide a glimmer of hope for the future.  

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