Board Members

The KANSASWORKS State Board serves as a review board and change agent empowered with the responsibility of making recommendations to the Governor and to state agencies to align workforce development with the needs of economic development in the state.

Laura Kelly, Governor

State of Kansas


Daniel Decker, Director

DCF / Rehabilitation Services


Scott Grandon, Business Manager

Pipe Fitters Local 533


Stephanie Harder, VP, Communications  

Textron Aviation


David Harwood, Sr Vice President {Chair}

Terracon Consultants


Shaun Junkins, Machinist

Beech Aircraft


Sara Koehn, Human Resource Director

Western Plains Medical Complex


Sheila Martinez, Retired

ASK Associates-Conference Management Solutions


Laurie Minard, VP of Human Resources

Garmin International


Sarah LaFrenz, President

Kansas Organization of State Employees


Robert North, Chief Counsel

Kansas Department of Commerce



Kristen O'Shea, Senator

Kansas Legislature


Neelima Parasker, CEO

SnapIT Solutions


Carol Perry, VP Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer {Co-Chair}

Stormont Vail Healthcare


Jason Probst, Representative

Kansas Legislature


Rob Roberts, Chief Elected Official

Local Area 5


Scott Smathers, Vice President for Workforce Development
Kansas Board of Regents


Blanca Soto, Commissioner

Dodge City, Kansas


Devon Teran

Ad Astra, Kansas City, Kansas


Janeth Vazquez, Director of Marketing & Business Development

Southwest Medical Center, Liberal Kansas


Perry Wiggins, Governor's Military Council

Military Transition Employment


Brian Threadgold, International Representative

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers


The KANSASWORKS State Board is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Any individual with a disability may request accommodations by emailing, TDD 711 or 1-800-766-3777. Requests should be made at least (5) working days in advance of the event.

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