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Kelly Robbins and David Fyler

 Program Director and Therapist

Kelly Robbins and David Fyler co-founded the Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center (WKCAC) in 2004. They are both Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapists. Kelly is the Program Director and prior Executive Director for 18 years.

 

Kelly’s 20 years of experience with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation including seven years as a Special Agent in western Kansas and David’s mental health background is what prompted them to create an organization that would bring help and healing to hurting children and families.

  

Kelly is also the Executive Director for ChildFirst, a forensic interviewing protocol that enhances the education of front-line child abuse professionals. Kelly and David have been ChildFirst faculty members since its founding in 2005.

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Layla Mumgaard

Executive Director

Layla Mumgaard is a Therapist and the Executive Director at WKCAC. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Kansas. Layla is originally from Garden City but lived in Omaha, Nebraska for 5 years prior to moving back in 2015. She and her husband have three boys who keep them on their toes every minute of the day. Layla enjoys working at the WKCAC because of the impact we have on the children and their families. These kids save the lives of other kids by sharing their stories.

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Tammy Vannaman

Office Manager 

My name is Tammy Vannaman and I am the Office Manager at WKCAC.  I graduated from GCCC and Friends University with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership.  Most of my free time is spent with my grandchildren, reading, and listening to podcasts. 

Anna Hayes

Family and Child Advocate - Forensic Interviewer

My name is Anna, and I am a Child/Family Advocate at the Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center in Scott City. I have lived in Scott City all my life and love the community that surrounds it and supports each other when needed. I have been working in the community for the last 3 years at the clinic and can't wait to grow my involvement in a new setting. I am excited to be a part of the WKCAC family and help children start their healing process!

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Laurelle Augustine 

Family & Child Advocate - Forensic Interviewer

Laurelle is currently a Child and Family Advocate and will attend training to become a Forensic Interviewer. She graduated from Fort Hays State University with her Master of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice. In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting, reading, and spending time with her dog, Clover. She is excited about becoming a part of the CAC family and looks forward to making a difference in the lives of many children.

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Dionicio Rivera

Development Director

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Kimberly Lee 

Family and Child Advocate - Forensic Interviewer

Originally born and raised in Colorado. I am a transplant to Kansas. Although I miss my mountains, Kansas has its own beauty that I have grown to love. I studied Early Childhood Education at Adams County Community College in Colorado. I, also, have a bachelor's degree in Criminal Program Support Services, with an emphasis in Juvenile Criminal Justice. My husband and I found our forever home in Oakley, KS about three years ago. We have three beautiful daughters. We love to spend time as a family camping and fishing in the summers and huge get togethers for Christmas. My love for helping children has some personal history and I am so excited to be part of the WKCAC and able to give these kiddos a voice.

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Raquel Perez

Family and Child Advocate - Forensic Interviewer

Raquel is a Family/Child Advocate and Forensic Interviewer. She is in our Garden City Center. Raquel was born and raised in Garden City. She is currently studying to get her degree in social work. She enjoys working with children and families in the community. Her husband and two kids keep her very busy; she enjoys being out in the community with her family and friends. She is dedicated to helping children and families start their healing process of trauma. 

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Monica Limon

Family & Youth Advocate

Monica is our family & child advocate for south west Kansas. After working with students at Garden City Public Schools for 5 years, she pursued a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration & Marketing and graduated with honors. Monica is passionate and committed to helping kids find their place in life. Monica has devoted many years to coaching youth soccer for boys and girls from intermediate to college level. Her greatest accomplishment so far is working alongside other members of the community to create a program in which youth soccer players develop their athletic skills, learn teamwork and respect, build self-esteem, and grow their love for soccer. In addition to helping players become better athletes and young adults, she believes in emphasizing each child’s mental health and awareness in her work. Monica is excited to be a part of the WKCAC.

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Zeus

CAC Dog

Zeus is an Aussie-doodle who is always ready to greet kids and families at the door. He is located in the Garden City CAC but also loves to jump on the Mobile CAC and help even more kids on the road!! However, be warned he loves snacks as much as he loves kids, so keep those snacks close and come in and meet our amazing CAC dog, Zeus! 

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Brenda Serrato

Medical Advocate 

Brenda is a medical child and family advocate located in Garden City. She is passionate about families and loves working with children. Her priority is to make sure the children are safe. She has been married for 21 years, she has four wonderful children, six wonderful grandchildren, and one husky. She loves spending time with her family and traveling. She got her CNA and worked as a Home Health Aid for two years. After that, she decided she wanted to open her own in-home daycare and worked that for 5 years until her older sister ended up with an illness. After her passing, she went to work for St Francis as a family support worker in reintegration for 2 years and moved to the adoption department for about 4 months. She decided she needed something where she could do more for children and families.

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Marshmello

CAC Dog

Marshmello is a bichon poodle who is ready to greet kids and families with the sweetest smile! Besides hanging out with kids Marshmello loves to run around and around with his best pal Zues in Garden City!

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Haley Rutherford

Hays Program Coordinator & Child/Family Advocate

Haley is a Child and Family Advocate and Program Coordinator out of the Hays office. Haley graduated from Fort Hays State University in 2017 with her Bachelors of Social Work.  She is passionate about helping kids and their families heal from abuse by providing support and resources during their most difficult time. Haley enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter in her free time. When she’s not chasingdaughter around, you can find her enjoying a binge worthy tv series! 

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Tracy Kinderknecht

Family and Child Advocate 

Hi, My name is Tracy Kinderknecht, I am a child/family advocate with the Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center.  I was hired on in January of 2016, and have loved my job ever since! I have been given an opportunity to work with an amazing team here with WKCAC and I have met more awesome kiddos than I ever thought I could. Along with these kids I get to meet and visit/play with, I enjoy spending time with our adult children, and our grandchildren. My husband and I are blessed with a wonderful big family! I also enjoy reading/listening to audio books, quilting,  painting and spending time with our dog, Yogi.

 

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

– A.A. Milne/Christopher Robin  

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Victoria Brady

Family and Child Advocate - Forensic Interviewer and Case Coordinator

Victoria is a Forensic Interviewer based out of our Hays office but travels wherever a family and kiddo needs services. She is also a Family and Child Advocate, so when she is not doing interviews, she is working with families and kiddos as an advocate. In her spare time, she helps with entering information into our database and keeping up with our grants!

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Lisa Reed

Mental Health Therapist

My name is Lisa Reed, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor for the WKCAC.  I am a native Nebraskan, wife to my amazing husband, and mother to my beautiful daughter.  I graduated from the University of Phoenix with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  I have worked with victims of child abuse and neglect over the past 6 years in various roles and I am grateful to continue working with the amazing children and families that are involved with the WKCAC.  I am passionate about helping children and families gain peace, understanding, and healing aft experiencing difficult or traumatic situations in life.  My hope is that every individual may heal from their past and be able to experience a brighter future where they are living life to the fullest.  In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog, traveling to new places, spending time outdoors with family, and playing my favorite video games. 
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Haydee Rodriguez

Family and Child Advocate 

Haydee is an integral part of our Liberal team, she is a Family and Child Advocate out of our Liberal CAC. She is always on the go and ready to help families and kiddos when needed!
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Katrina Zorn 

Family and Child Advocate - Forensic Interviewer

Hello All! My name is Katrina. I am originally from Wilson, KS. After I graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders and a Minor in Psychology, I have had the privilege of calling Hays, KS, my home for 5 years now. I am extremely passionate about helping others in all aspects of my life. I have found a home at WKCAC where I can make that dream a reality. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, reading, and spending time with my family and new fiancé!

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Don Eves

Mental Health Therapist

Don Eve’s is our Part Time Mental Health Therapist. He licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and has been in the field for 7 plus years. It is his goal as a therapist to help clients uncover new strengths and learn new skills to deal with challenges
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Dev Helwer

Mental Health Therapist

Dev is one of our mental health therapists who works out of our Garden City office. However, she also provides therapy services in Liberal, Ulysses, Hugoton, and Scott City. Dev has a background of working in the substance abuse environment along with achieving her own sobriety for over 13 years. Dev graduated from the University of Kansas in 2020 which furthered her education to provide mental health services and the ability to diagnosis individuals to further help in providing services for  individuals who come through the advocacy center. Dev has a passion to help children and adults to overcome the trauma or life events in their lives to help develop emotional stability and recognize healthy relationships. Life experience combined with education has equipped Dev to provide tools for self-growth and self-awareness for those individuals she provides mental health services for along with gaining their voice. Dev has three children, and seven grandchildren of her own whom she loves to spend time with. 
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Tabitha Keith

Mental Health Therapist

My name is Tabitha Keith, and I am one of our Mental Health Therapists.  I graduated with my Bachelor of Social Work from Washburn University in 2018, followed by my Master of Social Work from Fort Hays State University in 2022.  I enjoy creating a trauma-informed, attachment-based environment for children and families throughout their healing.  Everyone deserves to be heard.  My love for kids doesn't stop at the office:  I have two kiddos of my own and enjoy growing my family in Scott City.
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Poppy

CAC Dog

Poppy is a standard size Bernedoodle and is still just a baby learning how to be a therapy dog here at WKCAC. She can be a little shy with adults but she absolutely loves hanging out with all the kids! Poppy is a busy girl and spends time at the Hays CAC, Colby CAC, and on the mobile unit a few times a week. She loves to shake your hand for a treat and run up and down the halls chasing her ball. Poppy is a playful pup, loves naps, and most of all belly rubs!
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Heather Barney

Mental Health Therapist

Heather Barney is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist.  She received her Master's degree in 2017 from Fort Hays State University in Mental Health Counseling.  Her bachelor's degree is in Social Science with and Education Concentration and a minor in Child Development.  Heather has over 20 years of experience working with children and families.  Heather is passionate about play and the power to heal.  She thrives on humor, the salty, briny breeze of the ocean, time with her adult children, art and her dogs.
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Teddy

CAC dog

Teddy is our Hays CAC dog. He is a very energetic toy Poodle. Teddy enjoys being next to people and cuddling in their laps. Snack time and snuggles are his favorites. Teddy naturally reduces stress and anxiety by spreading joy to everyone he meets. Don't be surprised if you see him offering you a toy at the door. 
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Hannah Davis

Mental Health Therapist

My name is Hannah Whitaker (Davis), and I am working to become licensed in the state of Kansas as a Mental Health Therapist for the WKCAC. I recently completed my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and will soon complete my Doctorate in Sports and Performance Psychology, both from the University of Western States. I started my internship at the WKCAC and grew an enormous joy working with children. Helping children and families gain their voice in a safe, inviting environment is invigorating and rewarding. Some hobbies that I enjoy are reading the Bible with my Husband, hand crocheting blankets, coloring, journaling, and reading. I also enjoy attending and watching sports events as well!

Meet our Nurse!

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Dr. Viry Dummermuth

Forensic Nurse, DNP, APRN,FNP-BC,CPN

My name is Viry Dummermuth and I am the Forensic Nurse Examiner for the WKCAC. I have lived in Garden City most of my life. I graduated from Washburn University in 2008 with my BSN and have been an RN for 13 years. I received my Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) through the University of Kansas School of Nursing in May of 2022. I have been involved with the WKCAC as a volunteer in the past but joining the team officially is an honor. I have the most incredible son, Oliver (8), and two very sweet pups, Charlie (2) and Marshmellow (1). My hobbies include traveling, spending time with Oliver and fur babies, reading, interior decorating, and spending time with my nephews. I hope to contribute to the mission of the WKCAC by providing safe, empathetic, and compassionate care to every child and family that come through our door.

Meet Our Board Members!

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President

Diane Gentry

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Brandon Mumgaard

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David Post

Vice President

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Jan Huck

Ashley Jackson

Linda Taylor

Secretary 

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Tiffany Gasseling

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Jessica Vanderweide

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Karma Huck

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Tyler Sharp

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Rebecca Swender

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Alexandria Knoll

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Jacque Timson

WKCAC Board meets every third Wednesday of the month. Meeting dates are listed below.
 

February 21 2024

April 17 2024

June 19 2024

Aug 21 2024

Oct 16 2024

Dec 18 2024

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