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DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY INTEGRATION & SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

Kelly Cogan, M.S.Ed 

Before joining The Farmer’s House, Kelly worked in the realm of special education as a teacher, autism consultant, and teacher of the visually impaired for seven years. Kelly has bachelor’s degrees in marketing and Education and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Kelly enjoys having the opportunity to work alongside an amazing staff and volunteers while providing meaningful experiences for our Farmers.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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Dana is a senior level non-profit leader with fundraising, marketing and public relations experience in the areas of health care, medical rehabilitation and vocational services. Following her passion of helping increase opportunities for individuals with disabilities, Dana joined The Farmer’s House team in 2017 combining her professional experience and passion for advancing services that expand opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. 

DIRECTOR, SOCIAL ENTERPRISES & ADMINISTRATION

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Melanie has a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Technology from Peru State University and a Bachelor’s degrees in Middle School Education and Exercise Science from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining The Farmer’s House in 2014 as a volunteer, Melanie taught 7th Grade Math, English, Health, and taught inclusionary special education math classes. Today, Melanie is a full-time employee responsible for our Early Work Experience Program including our related social enterprises along with human resource and accounting duties. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys creating custom quilts, reading and traveling back to her home state of California.  Melanie is married to Jeff and has two daughters, Kirsten and Kelli.  

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

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MARKET STUDIO COORDINATOR

Mary Bunker 

CATERING SERVICES MANAGER

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COMMUNITY INTEGRATION COORDINATORS

Stacey Hamann
Linda Mayo

COMMUNITY INTEGRATION SPECIALISTS

Courtney Bittner
Teresa Ellis
Sonya Kramer
Emily Langkamp
 

EARLY WORK EXPERIENCE SPECIALISTS

Colleen Fulton
Nikki Peterson

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES COORDINATOR

Brenda Knutson
 
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES SPECIALIST
 
Debbie Oliphant

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE TEAM

Grace Cogan
John Hughes
Sergio Laura
Colton Mullendore
Sarah McPherson
Robbi Wilson

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The Farmers House

Embracing, Enhancing, and Supporting the Lives of Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities (our Farmers)

23200 Highway 273 - Weston, MO  64098 - 816-800-9386
415 Main Street - Weston, MO  64098 - 816-640-3276
4740 Rainbow Blvd. - Westwood, KS 66205 - 913-283-8402

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