Keri is a native Kansan, growing up in western Kansas and graduating from Fort Hays State University with a degree in elementary and secondary education. She then began a long career supporting individuals with disabilities to live successfully in the communities of their choice. Over the years, she wrote and developed several award-winning grants and programs. In 2005, Keri graduated from Friends University with a master’s degree in organizational development. She subsequently received certification as a Brain Injury Specialist.
Keri began her employment with the organization in 2002. She has worked in various capacities in the organizations, including case manager, pod leader, behavior therapist, and regional therapy director. She is an unapologetic advocate for consumers and their families, with a particular interest in legal justice issues and equal access to health care systems and other resources.
Keri’s interest is running, having completed the Chicago Marathon and Grandma’s Marathon. She also enjoys experiencing the diversity of living in the “urban core.”