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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.

Kay Patteson

Housing Coordinator

Cell: 316.633.1390

Kay Patteson has sixteen years’ experience in the housing industry. She has successfully managed Senior Tax Credit Property and Multi Family Tax Credit Property. Additionally, she has expertise in working with Section 8 Housing Programs. Her certifications Housing Qualities Standards (HQS), Tax Credit specialist and Accredited Residential Management. Kay is dedicated to providing safe and affordable housing. Her passion is helping Low income individuals and families find a unit they can call home.

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.


Jackie Hudson

Community Support Coordinator

Jackie Hudson brings more than ten years’ experience working with the senior population. She has experience working in nursing homes, hospitals, and private homes and has a Bachelor’s degree in Gerontology. Working closely with individuals who have mental illness, physical or intellectual disability, those in poverty and homeless, Jackie takes the time to really listen and develop professional relationships. Her passion is helping others and she is happiest when she is able to find housing for homeless individuals.

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.


Angela Jewett

Community Support Specialist

Angie is an enthusiastic Social Worker who has spent the last four years working in the mental health field both providing direct services and supervising Peer Support and Attendant Care providers. She is thankful for the individuals who entrust pieces of their lives into her hands. Angie has a true zeal for learning and helping others. Previously, Angie founded a committee that was dedicated solely to obtaining personal hygiene and household items for individuals. With a variety of interests, she volunteers with organizations ranging from holiday programs to tutoring young children. Angie’s goal is provide a learning opportunity such as coping skills, budgeting skills, self-affirmation each individual whose life she touches. One can count on her for a smile and positive attitude. 

Tracie Sharp

Community Support Specialist

Tracy Sharp explains,  having  a daughter with multiple disabilities, it seemed a natural fit to spend the last ten years providing services to adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.  She has pursued her education and is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She brings a positive attitude and states “I am always willing to lend a helping hand” and that she does with customers, co-workers and community members.

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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