The Kansas CAC Staff are always willing to serve. Feel free to contact our staff using the inormation on this page or by uing the contact form on the “Contact Us” page.
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, several subcommittees, and as advisor to Wings Upon the Prairie, his CRO located in Colby. Gary also serves on the Governor’s Mental Health Services Planning Council (GMHSPC) 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: garyJparkerkansascacorg (garyJparkerkansascacorg)
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 a member of the Governor’s Mental Health Services Planning Council, and is a member of the Transformation Subcommittee
Cherie BledsoePO Box 171856 Kansas City, KS 66117 Phone: 913-787-3507 Email: cheriebledsoekansascacorg (cheriebledsoekansascacorg)
Melissa currently lives in Kiowa, Kansas with her many cats and giant dog. She currently attends Wichita State University for Psychology and hopefully going to Law School after she gets her Bachelors. Melissa works closely with all members of the staff on day to day operations as well as the Annual Recovery Conference.
CAC Office358 N Main Wichita, KS 67202 Cell Phone: (316) 312-3479 Office Phone: (316) 978-6498 Email: melissapatrickkansascacorg
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 is also the editor of our newsletter, the “Kansas Consumer Connection.” At the state level, Koleen is a member of the Transformation Subcommittee of the GMHSPCKoleen Garrison 2103 Washington, Apt. B Great Bend, KS 67530 Cell Phone: 620-639-1258 Wichita Office: 316-978-6498 Email: koleengarrisonkansascacorg (koleengarrisonkansascacorg)
Chris lives in Leavenworth and heads up our “get Healthy, Kansas! project, which is funded through a grant from SAMHSA.Chris White Phone: 913- 240-8667 Email: chriswhitekansascacorg (chriswhitekansascacorg) mikefreedcoxnet (mikefreedcoxnet) 316-737-6505