The Kansas CAC Staff are always willing to serve. Feel free to contact our staff using the information on this page or by using the contact form on the “Contact Us” page.

Gary ParkerExecutive Director – Gary J. Parker

Gary lives in Colby, Kansas. A former music teacher, Gary got involved with advocacy, due to his own illnesses dealing with major depression and hospitalizations. Gary spends his time travelling all across the state of Kansas and the country, being a vocal voice for adult consumers with mental illnesses. Gary has been with the CAC since it started in 2000. Gary serves as a mentor of the Leadership Academy and several subcommittees. Gary also serves on the Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council (GBHSPC) representing Adults with Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses.

Gary Parker
PO Box 485
Colby, KS 67701
Office: 316-978-5842    Cell: 785-432-0412
Email: garyjparkeratkansascacdotorg  (garyJparkeratkansascacdotorg)  

Cherie BledsoeAssistant Director – Cherie Bledsoe

Cherie lives in Kansas City, Kansas. Cherie assists our Executive Director, as well as our Leadership Academy Director. Cherie is an active voice at the local, state, and national levels. Cherie is also a member of the Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council.

Cherie Bledsoe

PO Box 171856
Kansas City, KS 66117
Phone: 913-787-3507 
Email: cheriebledsoedotcacatgmaildotcom

Melissa - StaffAdministrative Coordinator – Melissa Patrick

Melissa currently lives in Kiowa, Kansas with all of her furry friends. Melissa works closely with all members of the staff on day to day operations as well as the Annual Recovery Conference and is the editor of the CAC newsletter.


Contact Information
CAC Office
358 N Main
Wichita, KS 67202
Cell Phone: (316) 312-3479
Office Phone: (316) 978-6498
Email: melissapatrickatkansascacdotorg

koleenLeadership for Empowerment Coordinator – Koleen Garrison

Koleen lives in Great Bend, Kansas. Koleen is a vital part of the organization, working closely with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and the Leadership Academy classes.

Koleen Garrison
       2103 Washington, Apt. B
                                       Great Bend, KS 67530
                                            Cell Phone: 620-639-1258     Wichita Office: 316-978-6498
                                        Email: koleengarrisonatkansascacdotorg

sunflower2CRO Specialist – Holly Danley

Bio and picture coming soon!

Holly Danley
 727 W. MacArthur Rd., Apt 406
Wichita, KS 67217
                             Cell Phone: (316) 616-4129
                                    Email: hollydanleyatkansascacdotorg