Supervisors

HELPING CHILDREN TRANSITION AS THEIR FAMILY DYNAMICS CHANGE

Supervisors

Natalie Chaffee, LMSW
Parenting Time Supervisor

 

Natalie is a permanency department trainer for KVC Kansas in Wyandotte County. Natalie got her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work from the University of Missouri- Columbia. She has been working in the field of child welfare in various positions for five years. She maintains licensure in Kansas and Missouri.

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.

Layla Habibi, LMSW
Parenting Time Supervisor

 

Layla Habibi graduated with a Bachelors in Education from the University of Kansas in 2007 because she always knew she wanted to work with children in some capacity. Immediately following graduation she completed a year of community service with Americorps in Denver Colorado working at an alternative high school and family community service site. This experience sparked a passion for social work.

 

After returning to Kansas she graduated with a Masters in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas in 2012. During that time she completed a clinical practicum at the University of Kansas Hospital.Her work history includes program development and case management at the Johnson County Mental Health Center and Amerigroup Kansas.

 

Layla spends her days planning activities and enjoying time with her two young daughters. Her free time is usually spent outdoors with her daughters, trying new restaurants with her husband or finding time to travel.

Ashley Johnson, LBSW
Parenting Time Supervisor

 

Ashley Johnson graduated with a Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Kansas in May 2007.  Over the past 11 years, Ashley has gained experience working with children and families through a variety of settings including foster care, child abuse and neglect investigations, adoption, and in-home services.  Ashley currently serves as Family Services Manager at Cornerstones of Care  where she provides supervision to staff and works with families who are struggling with safely alleviating challenging situations.

 

Ashley’s passion is working with children and families to ensure the safety of children, promote healthy families, and encourage self-sufficiency.  Ashley is trained in Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, the Sanctuary Model, and Solution Based Case Work.

Shannon Mullican, LMSW
Parenting Time Supervisor

Theresa Heller, LMSW
Parenting Time Supervisor and Therapist

 

Theresa graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Missouri. She went on to complete her Masters of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. Theresa spent a year working with families at risk for child abuse and neglect. She currently works as an advocate and therapist at a domestic violence shelter. She is a Licensed Master of Social Work and is working towards the clinical level of licensure. Her passion is working to empower the client and create a safe space for children and their families to interact.  While not working, she enjoys running, baking, and spending time with babies-both children and dogs! Even though she lives in Kansas City now, she is from St. Louis and will always be a Cardinals fan. Go Cards!

Kneshia Lambert, LMSW
Parenting Time Supervisor

 

I am a licensed masters social worker who has been in the field for 6 years working in varying areas of social services such as with youth in foster care, as well as those whom have had Traumatic Brain Injuries in my current role.

Betsy Wilson, LMSW
Parenting Time Supervisor

Lanisha Harrell, LMSW
Parenting Time Supervisor

Halee Brockus, LCSW
Parenting Time Supervisor and Therapist

 

Halee began her career in the social service field upon graduating in May of 2007 with dual Bachelors of Science Degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice.  During this time, Halee worked with children, adolescents, young adults,  and their families across various settings.  Services includes mental health case management, collaborating and assisting needs in the school enviorment, navigating the juvenile justice system, conflict resolution, behavior modification, improving family dynamic, and much more.

 

Halee graduated in May of 2012 with her Master’s in Social work, becoming licensed at the clinical level in both Kansas and Missouri, in 2015. During this time, and presently,  Halee works with those facing the most difficult aspects of mental illness at a state psychistric facility.  In this role,  Halee serves as a team lead,  organizing a multiple disciplinary team, providing individual and group psychotherapy,  completing various diagnistics and assessments, as well as developing teatment and behavioral modifications plans. Halee assists her patients in managing conflict,  promoting behavior change, symptom management, as well as recognizing and building upon their strengths.

 

Halee has future plans to continue her education to ensure best practice for meeting client needs. Her goals include obtaining her Clinical Addiction Counselor license and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist at both the individual and family level.

 

In her free time, Halee enjoys spending time with her husband and their two boys,  unapologetically taking excessive pictures; as well as creating fun adventures through camping, fishing, family game night, and so much more. Halee also enjoys relaxing down time to read a good book, soak in a hot bath, bake a delicious treat, cook a new meal, exorbitantly decorating the family home for all holidays, and over indulging on most anything Disney or on the Hallmark channel.