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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, CDC®
(she/her/hers)

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 Newman
(she/her/hers)

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 a non-profit, where she specialized in working with families that included a child(ren) with special needs and/or special...read more

Amy Hyken-Lande, LSCSW
she/her/hers

Clinical Director

Amy is the owner of KIDS INC KC. She is a child and family therapist who has been in practice for over 25 years. She specializes in counseling children (as...read more

Administration

Kelly Schroeder
(she/her/hers)

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

Amy Piccini
(she/her/hers)

Executive Manager

Fun Fact: Amy has a soft spot for misfits and is the proud owner of two misfit kitties. One with only three legs and the other with an abundance of extra toes.

Amy has always had a passion for helping others and received a B.S. in Justice Studies from Pittsburg State University in 2017. She began working at My Child Advocate, PA...read more

Therapists/Supervisors/Evaluators

Shannon Mullican, LMSW
(she/her/hers)

Senior Services Provider

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

Quisha Mitchell, LSCSW
she/her/hers

Therapist

Fun Fact: Quisha loves to journal! She buys a crazy amount of journals and stickers.

Quisha Mitchell graduated with a Masters of Social Work in 2013 and became clinically licensed in 2020. Quisha enjoys working with children and helping inspire them to find their voice....read more

Jennifer Beech
she/her/hers

Services Provider

Fun Fact: One day, Jennifer plans to own a tiny book store on the Alabama Gulf Coast that also has coffee, a black cat and huge open windows facing the ocean.

Jennifer Beech began working within special education in Kansas in 2016 with the Olathe Public School District. She works within the district Autism Programs and received her registered behavior technician...read more

Erin Brown
she/her/hers

Services Provider

Fun Fact: Erin has always had a love of everything fashion and clothes. Throughout high school she dreamt of going to fashion school and living in LA.

Erin Brown graduated from Pitt State with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in developmental disabilities. Erin began her master’s program in the fall of 2023 for counseling...read more

Emily Harrison
she/her/hers

Services Provider

Fun Fact: Emily loves being outside and being active whether it’s going on long walks, running, playing sports, or going to the park.

Emily has always loved working with kids and families. From 2022-2023 Emily lived in Germany as an au pair and currently works full time as an Autism Para in the...read more

Rachel Schmanke
she/her/hers

Services Provider

Fun Fact: Rachel is the youngest of more than 10 siblings and the age gap between herself and the next sibling is 20 years.

Rachel works full-time as a victim advocate. Rachel is also a mother, a volleyball coach and is back in school preparing to start nursing school! In her free time, you...read more

Autumn Collins
she/her/hers

Scheduling Coordinator

Fun Fact: Autumn loves spending time with her son. She also has a love for fashion and studied Fashion Design. These days she has a new found love for working with chocolate and makes covered strawberries and hopes to expand to other items.

Autumn is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved at a young age to Kansas. She graduated with an Associates of Arts with Emphasis in Paralegal in May of 2022 from...read more

Lori Murnan
she/her/hers

Services Provider

Fun Fact: Lori enjoys music, warm weather, being in nature, and hiking. Her future plans include retiring on some wooded land near the Tennessee River.

Lori has 26 years of experience in the Special Education field. Currently, Lori works with children who struggle in the general education setting in a program that combines the teaching...read more

Crystal Eisenhut, LMSW
she/her/hers

Therapist

Fun Fact: In her free time, Crystal prefers to be in the air as an aerial artist (think circus).

Crystal graduated with a Masters of Social Work from Park University in 2020. Crystal enjoys working with children and families and believes all families are different, and encourages families to...read more

Tiffany Green, LMSW
she/her/hers

Therapist

Fun Fact: Crystal is a proud parent to four amazing kiddos. She is passionate about cooking, traveling and making memories.

Tiffany graduated with a Masters of Social Work from Park University. Tiffany enjoys working with individuals and families and finds joy in seeing the positive changes that can come from...read more

Jaiden Patterson
she/her/hers

Services Provider

Fun Fact: Jaiden’s favorite activities include reading, crocheting, thrifting, playing Mario kart and finding new coffee spots.

Jaiden Patterson graduated from Pittsburg State University with a master’s of science degree in psychology. She will begin her education specialist degree in the fall of 2024 for school psychology....read more

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