Amanda Briscoe, LBSW
Parenting Time Supervisor


Amanda Briscoe graduated with a Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Central Missouri in 2015. Prior to graduation, Amanda worked for the Department for Children and Families (DCF) in Johnson County as a Human Service Assistant. She completed an internship with Metro Lutheran Ministries and her practicum in Child Protective Services at DCF.


Amanda began her career as a social worker in the permanency department at KVC Behavioral Health in Olathe, KS. In this position, she worked to reunite children with their families. In 2017, Amanda transferred to the Aftercare Department at KVC and is currently working full-time as an Intensive In-home Specialist.


In her free time, she enjoys watching sports with friends, including KU basketball and the Kansas City Chiefs. She loves dogs and working on home improvement projects. Amanda began working with The Layne Project in December 2017.

Shimika Burk
Parenting Time Supervisor


Shimika Burk received a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She has worked in the Social Services field for over 12 years. Previously, Shimika worked at the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) as a Juvenile Corrections Officer for four years and later became a Juvenile Intake Specialist for the Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center. While at the Juvenile Detention Center, Shimika was a Evidence-Based Practices Trainer and helped implement new programs to assist youth with the transition back into society. Shimika is trained in Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, and the Sanctuary Model.


Currently Shimika works full-time at Cornerstones of Care. Shimika began her career at Cornerstones of Care as a Family and Youth Specialist within the Acute Hospital and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, she later became a Family Development Specialist, licensing and training new foster parents in the North Kansas City area. Currently, Shimika works at Cornerstones of Care as a Human Resources Generalist in Residential Services.


Shimika was raised by a single mother and can empathize with the trials some young people may encounter. Shimika’s ambition is to mentor at-risk youth and to show them their lives can have better outcomes then the things they may have witnessed or experienced as adolescence. Shimika began working at The Layne Project in January, 2017.

Naomi Cautadella, LBSW
Parenting Time Supervisor


Danielle DellaMarco, LBSW
Parenting Time Supervisor


Danielle graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, KS.


Previously, Danielle worked in Medical Social Work in Long Island, NY. And worked for The Department of Children and Families as investigation Specialist.


Danielle began working at The Layne Project in 2018.

Jessica Morrow
Services Coordinator and Outreach Specialist


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 ( in July 2017. Jessica resides with her two children, Lukas and Boden in Johnson County, KS.

Brit Visser, LMSW
Parenting Time Supervisor


Brit received her Master’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas and obtained her Play Therapy Certificate from MNU.  Her education and career have always focused on working with children and families.  Brit has a passion for working with families to build and maintain healthy relationships.  Brit is trained in Play Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and EMDR. Brit is a LCSW in the state of Missouri and a LMSW in the state of KS.

Reanna Weidner, LMSW
Parenting Time Lead Supervisor


Reanna received her Bachelors in Psychology from Greenville University and her Masters in Social Work from The University of Kansas.  Reanna completed practicums at FosterAdopt Connect, where she worked in the licensing department with foster parents, and Children’s Mercy Hospital, where she worked in the emergency department with children and families.


When Reanna is not working with children and families, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and two dogs.  Reanna is a huge Kansas City sports fan. She enjoys watching the Royals, Chiefs, and (even though she attended KU) is a K-State fan!

Betsy Wilson, LBSW
Parenting Time Supervisor


Betsy Wilson graduated with a Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Kansas in May 2011. Upon graduation Betsy began her career with the Kansas Department for Children and Families, where she began investigating child abuse and neglect in both Wyandotte and Johnson Counties. Betsy currently works as a Kinship Care Coordinator at KVC Kansas where she works to obtain long-term relative placements for children in Kansas DCF custody. Currently, Betsy is working towards her Masters in Social Work at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


Betsy’s passion is working with families and communities to ensure the safety of children,  finding permanency for children in care, and encouraging healthy family systems.