Directors

Helping Children Transition as Their Family Dynamics Change

Directors

Trina A. Nudson, J.D., LBSW
CEO

 

Trina A. Nudson received both her J.D. and Bachelors Degree from the University of Kansas. She earned her BSW in 1998, and later that year received her BGS in Human Development and Family Life with an emphasis on Delinquency and Juvenile Justice. Trina continues to maintain her license as a social worker.

 

While attending law school, Trina worked in the Child in Need of Care Division of the District Attorney’s office in Topeka, and prior to that she held a position as foster care social worker with Kansas Children’s Service League. She also served as a juvenile corrections officer, juvenile intake counselor and case manager, and truancy diversion officer.

 

Trina is a licensed attorney and is currently a member of the Kansas Bar Association, Johnson County Bar Association, Johnson County Family Law Inn of Court, Juvenile Bench Bar, National Association for Council for Children, and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Trina is a trained mediator and case manager. Trina is also trained in collaborative law. The whole of Trina’s professional career has been dedicated to helping children.

 

Trina resides in Johnson County, KS with her husband and their four children.

Naomi Cautadella, LMSW
Director of Service Provision and Program Development

 

Naomi graduated from the University of Kansas with her Master’s degree in Social Work in 2013. She went on to manage the bereavement programs for two hospices in the Kansas City area where she provided grief and loss counseling to bereaved individuals. She decided to begin working on her clinical licensure and went to work for a community Mental health center where she provided therapeutic services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in a correctional setting. From there Naomi went on to work as a family therapist for a Juvenile Correctional facility where she worked with juveniles and their families who have a wide range of dynamics, challenges and high conflict relationships. In 2019 Naomi came onto The Layne Project as a full time therapist and also co-facilitates the cooperative parenting program. Naomi is skilled and trained in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and trauma informed care. Naomi is talented at providing creative solutions to difficult problems and tailoring treatment plans to meet individual needs.

Jessica Morrow
Director of Program Operations

 

Jessica Morrow began advocating for children in KS in 2011 and previously worked at Families Together, Inc., where she specialized in working with families that included a child(ren) with special needs and/or special health care needs. In 2013 and 2014 Jessica attended Johnson County Community College where she studied Business Administration.

 

Jessica began working at The Layne Project in March, 2015 and transitioned into the role as the Services Coordinator and Outreach Specialist in July 2017. Jessica received certification in Program Management from the Supervised Visitation Network (www.svnetwork.net) in July 2017. Jessica resides with her significant other and three children, Lukas, Boden and Sage in Johnson County, KS.