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.

Carolyn Herron, LMSW
Parenting Time Supervisor


Carolyn obtained her MSW from KU and her BSW from K-State.  She competed internships at KCSL and in the Shawnee Mission School district and has worked at KCSL in foster care and adoption services.  She then worked for a year at UCS of Johnson County, coordinating the Drug and Alcohol Council. Carolyn then took a few years off to raise her children and later went to work for the Blue Valley school district with special needs children.  For the past 2 years she has worked as a school counselor.   Carolyn has always had a focus on working with children and their families, mostly in times of crisis.


In her free time Carolyn enjoys spending time with her children, traveling, soccer and robotics. She is an animal lover – and has a dog, a cat, a turtle, and a fish.

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.

Jaime Kernaghan, LMFT
Parenting Time Supervisor


Jaime graduated from the University of Kansas in 2000, with her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. She received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University in 2006, and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She has worked with children and families her entire career including as a preschool teacher, grief counselor, therapist, mediator and family assessor for the family court. She currently works as a Patient Advocate for children and their families.

Jaime’s true passion is working for the best interest of children. In her free time she enjoys advocating for homeless pets, reading and taking endless walks with her two dogs, as well as spending time with her family.

Shannon Mullican, LMSW
Parenting Time Supervisor

Thomas Hernandez, LMSW


Thomas Hernandez is a provisionally licensed social worker (LMSW) in KS and MO. He is currently working on his clinical licensure. Thomas attended MidAmerica Nazarene University for his bachelor’s degree and completed his degree is 2008. He also attended UMKC for his master’s degree in Social Work and completed it in 2017.  Thomas has worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse since 2004. He served in the U.S. Army for 8 years and also provides services to Veterans and their families. Thomas’ Father and Grandfather are both combat veterans. Thomas specializes in trauma informed care, PTSD, anxiety and depression.

Andrea Mathis, MSW, LMSW


Andrea obtained  her Bachelor’s of Social Work Degree at Virginia Union University, Richmon Virginia. She received her  Master’s Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Virginia in 2012.

Andrea currently works with Court Services, and she is passionate about helping others live life to it’s full capacity in a healthy manner.

Theresa Heller, LMSW


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


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.