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Supervised parenting time (SPT) has prevented our children from experiencing some of the range of emotions that we as spouses may have experienced during our divorce process. Additionally, SPT allowed the children to spend quality time in a safe environment. When the kids reflect back onto the early days of their supervised visits, they have nothing but fond memories of the staff, rooms, and visits.

Meet Our Team

Directors

Trina A. Nudson, LBSW, JD

CEO

Fun Fact: Trina is the ultimate party planner and beyond. Not only does she ensure party themes are met through décor and activities; she is known for never missing a detail and always having a yummy treat, or ten, to match.

Trina A. Nudson founded The Layne Project, Inc. in 2008 after working eight (8) collective years in the field of Social Work and Family Law. This unique agency was founded...read more

Jessica Morrow

Director of Operations

Fun Fact: One day Jessica aspires to open her own organizational business, Organize Your Mess with Jess.

Jessica began advocating for children in KS in 2011, previously working at Families Together, Inc., where she specialized in working with families that included a child(ren) with special needs and/or...read more

Stephanie Russi, LCMFT

Clinical Director

Fun Fact: Stephanie was a dancer for 20 years, 4 of which professionally where she performed on cruise ships, at Disney Land & Disney World, & internationally.

Stephanie has always been drawn to working closely with children & their families, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Developmental Psychopathology from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a...read more

Jessie Turner, LCSW

Clinical Director

Fun Fact: Jessie lives in a tiny house and spends as much time outdoors as possible. She has hiked the Grand Canyon twice and backpacked in various states. She considers herself an outdoorswoman who loves plants, trees, flowers, gardening, kayaking, camping, and many other outdoor adventures.

Though Jessie knew from a young age she wanted to help people and bring peace to situations with conflict, she took a winding path to her current career as a...read more

Christabel Appiah, LMSW

Director of Supervised Services

Fun Fact: Christabel enthusiastic about being an aunt, Ghana jollof, and social justice. She enjoys traveling, cooking for friends, and gardening.

Christabel graduated with her bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Northwest Missouri State University in 2011 and graduated with her MSW from the University of University of Missouri-Kansas City...read more

Administration

Kelly Schroeder

Account Resolution Specialist

Fun Fact: Kelly loves to listen to music while doing life and once made all her kids hold “I Love Q104” signs at the Snake Day Parade to score tickets to the annual Q104 Birthday Bash for herself and four of her closest friends.

Kelly Schroeder is an experienced Accountant who has utilizes her knack for numbers and her passion for details to assist a wide range of companies ranging from Non-Profit to International...read more

Shailie Touch

Services Coordinator

Fun Fact: Shailie loves to sing and knows at least the chorus to almost every song on the radio, but could not tell you the names of the songs.

While navigating the chaotic life of a military spouse, Shailie realized her passion for budgeting, scheduling, and all things organization. As she traveled across the U.S. and the Atlantic with...read more

Chaaya Minhas

Client Engagement Specialist and Services Coordinator

Fun Fact: Loves spending time with family, her dog, and friends, loves playing soccer, loves being outdoors, and loves to take tons of pictures!

Chaaya recently graduated from the University of Kansas in the Spring of 2022. From the University of Kansas she received her B.A. in Psychology and her B.A. in Women, Gender,...read more

Therapists/Supervisors/Evaluators

Halee Brockus, LSCSW, LCSW

Therapist

Fun Fact: Takes excessive pictures, exorbitantly decorates the family home for all holidays, and overindulging on anything Disney or on the Hallmark channel.

Halee began her career in the social service field upon graduating in May of 2007 with dual Bachelor of Science Degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice. During this time, Halee...read more

Kayla Gallagher, LMSW

Therapist, Parenting Time Supervisor and Custody Evaluator

Fun Fact: Kayla played soccer for 20 years, 4 of which she played at the collegiate level.

Kayla graduated with her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Avila University in May 2018. She started her career serving individuals with disabilities in an educational program and in home health...read more

Rae Jefferson, LMSW

Therapist and Parenting Time Supervisor

Fun Fact: Rae graduated high school and started college when she was 16 years old.

Rae realized her passion for social work when she was a sophomore in college studying nursing. Rae earned her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Washburn University in 2012. During...read more

Lauren Kuebelbeck, LBSW

Parenting Time Supervisor

Fun Fact: Has traveled to 28/50 states and 8 countries, binge-watching Netflix and taking on DIY projects.

Lauren has always had a passion for helping people and working with children. Lauren earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Lindenwood University in 2018, where she graduated Cum...read more

Rachel Moore, LMSW

Therapist and Lead Parenting Time Supervisor

Fun Fact: Rachel has a 5-year-old son and two chihuahua terriers. She enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and has recently gotten into pickleball!

Rachel received her B.S.W. from the University of Kansas in 2012. And graduated with her M.S.W. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in May 2018. Rachel’s experience includes working with...read more

Shannon Mullican, LMSW

Therapist, Parenting Time Supervisor and Custody Evaluator

Fun Fact: Shannon wants to be a National Park Ranger when she grows up.

Prior to working at The Layne Project, Shannon worked as a child and family therapist, individual therapist, Foster Care and Adoption case manager. Currently, Shannon works for United Health Care...read more

Laurie White, LSCSW, LMAC

Therapist, Parenting Time Supervisor and Custody Evaluator

Fun Fact: Laurie has had four different careers in her life. The first as a Cake Decorator, next a Paralegal, then a Social Worker and now a Counselor. Laura enjoys baking, research, being supportive, and encouraging others to reach for their dreams.

Laurie began her Social Work Career in 2013 while mentoring at-risk-youth that reside in a local group home. During this time, she was pursuing her bachelor’s in social work at...read more

Ashley Roberts

Lead parenting time supervisor

Fun Fact: Ashley is a nerd about Trauma Informed Care and enjoys learning more about how the body processes trauma. When Ashley isn’t cuddling with her 2 kitties and reading, you can still spot her scooping ice cream behind the counter at Sylas and Maddy’s.

Ashley Graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in social work from Pittsburg State University. Through her practicum placement, Ashley was able to gain experience working with those who have...read more

Alyssa Cusumano

LBSW Parenting Time Supervisor

Fun Fact: When Alyssa isn’t helping those in the community she is spending time with her cat, writing poetry and making those around her laugh.

Graduated in 2021 from Missouri Western State University with bachelors of social work. During her time in undergrad Alyssa worked in the state forensic mental health sector. Alyssa started her...read more

Interns

Rachel Tittle

MSW Intern

Fun Fact: Rachel still finds time every week to play Dungeons and Dragons. Her favorite characters are good druids and clerics.

Rachel grew up in Montana and eventually moved to Kansas to be closer to family after they moved here. Rachel transferred from the University of Montana and eventually graduated in...read more

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Resilient, Open minded, Competent, Keep it real

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