PILR STAFF

Main Hutchinson Office:

Chris Owens, Executive Director

Email: cowens@pilr.org

I have worked at PILR since the Center’s beginning in January 1997.  I have a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation counseling from Emporia State University.  My position is Executive Director and duties include supervising the Management Team and overseeing the day-to-day activities of PILR.

Andy Reichart, Assistant Director

Email: areichart@pilr.org

Bachelor of Science (BS) University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Certified ADA Coordinator, University of Missouri.  Employment with PILR, Inc.  Since October 2007.  Supervises the following programs: Employment Services (ES),  Working Opportunities Rewarding Kansans Program (W.O.R.K), and Assists with Home Modifications.

Debbie Goertz, Accounting Coordinator

Email: dgoertz@pilr.org

I am employed with PILR since October 2016 as the Accounting Coordinator.  I am a lifetime Hutchinson resident.

Erica Rivera, Independent Living Services Coordinator

Email: ewilson@pilr.org

I am the Independent Living Services Coordinator, and have worked at PILR since 2007. I use my knowledge and skills to assist consumers to reach their goals and live as independently as possible. When I’m not at PILR I enjoy spending time with my two children, family, and friends.

 

Tammy Fuhr, Independent Living Specialist/Older Blind Program

Email: tfuhr@pilr.org

I am an Independent Living Specialist and have been with PILR since 2009. I started in the Pratt office and moved to the Hutchinson office in 2012.

Heather Jones, Independent Living Specialist/Independent Living Counselor

Email: hjones@pilr.org

I am employed as an Alternative Loan & IL Specialist for the alternative finance program K-LOAN, an Independent Living Counselor for the W.O.R.K. Program, and provide Transition Coordination Services for the Money Follows the Person Program. I have been employed at Prairie Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. since 2001.

Adam Fortna, Employment Specialist

Email: afortna@pilr.org

I am the Business Account Manager for the EDK Program. I was born in Wichita KS, and have lived in Kansas most of my life. I have worked in many different fields, including Nonprofit, Inventory Control, Retail, and Transportation. I enjoy helping others, watching science fiction shows, and volunteering at my church. Here at PILR I hope to help people have a better quality of life and be encouraged that they can do it..

Dan Owens, Employment Specialist

Email: dowens@pilr.org

I have a bachelor’s degree in Business from Bethel College and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Emporia State University.  While working my way through college, I worked at various factory jobs.  Then I spent nearly 30 years working for SRS.  Now that I’m retired, I work as an Employment Specialist at PILR and drive for the Executive Director.

Cindy Daniels, Employment Specialist

Email: cdaniels@pilr.org

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology – Fort Hays State University.  Employment with PILR, Inc. since September 2011.

 

Anthony Frischenmeyer, Employment Specialist

Email: afrischenmeyer@pilr.org

Hello my name is Anthony Frischenmeyer I am new in the employment department of PILR. I have been around PILR for quite a long time helping here and there as needed. Recently, I have been working as a Job Coach/Employment Specialist.

Lowell Schrag, Receptionist

Email: lschrag@pilr.org

I started working for PILR in 2001. I am the afternoon receptionist. I have a degree in Business Administration from K-State.

Nicole Scott, Independent Living Specialist

Email: nscott@pilr.org

Hello, my name is Nicole Scott from Hutchinson, Kansas.I am the new Independent Living specialist here at PILR. I have a double associate’s in arts and science with Hutchinson Community College. I have a twelve year old son who is very active in sports. Currently, I have three dogs and three chickens. I love gardening, exercising, and spending time with the family.

Seth Kelley, Business Account Manager

Email: skelley@pilr.org

My name is Seth Kelley and I’m the new Business Account Manager here at Prairie Independent Living Resource Center. I moved to Wichita when I was 16 and have been living here for the past six years. I recently graduated from Friends University with a Bachelors of Arts in Communications. I interned at Make-A-Wish where my passion for helping people only got stronger and I’m very excited to be helping the community here in Hutchinson.  Some of my hobbies include trying new local restaurants, watching the Minnesota Timberwolves, and playing video games when I can.

Satellite Pratt Office:

Linda Adelhardt, Information & Referral Specialist

Email: ladelhardt@pilr.org

I am Linda Adelhardt from Nashville, Kansas.  I live on a farm that is in the middle of nowhere.  It is sure nice and quiet if only I was there longer.  I work part time for PILR as Information and Referral Specialist and Independent Living Counselor for the WORK program. I help raise my 6 year old granddaughter and  care for my 93 year old mother who lives in Pratt. I help out on the farm doing what I can do but my health has limited me somewhat. I have a  great husband that supports my silly ways.  I have one son, Kenny who lives at home.  I am very involved with my church.  I have a degree in Sociology with minors in psychology and management.  I love people and working with PILR.

Chelsey Rose, Independent Living Specialist

Email: crose@pilr.org

I was born and raised in a small Kansas town. In the past, I have taught preschool, worked as a para educator in the Autism room and I have worked in retail for 9 years. I started working with PILR in 2014 and I am currently an Independent Living Specialist. My hobbies are playing with my adorable pets, sewing, reading books, and watching classic television.[/fusion_text]

Tom Harrison, Employment Specialist

Email: tharrison@pilr.org

I’m Tom Harrison. My wife Alanna and I moved back to Pratt for the third time, on purpose. We invest our time in taking care of grandkids and one another. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve others in my age range as an employment specialist in the Pratt office.

Satellite Dodge City Office:

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Tasha Konrade, Services Coordinator

Email: nkonrade@pilr.org

My name is Tasha Konrade and I am the Service Coordinator for the Pratt and Dodge City office. I am currently attending Barton County Community College in the Business Management & Leadership program. I enjoy being outdoors, going to the lake, spending time with my family, and watching movies, among other things! I began with PILR in June 2015, and enjoy working for such an amazing organization and with some amazing people!

Mignon Luckey, Independent Living Specialist

Email: mluckey@pilr.org

Mignon Luckey has been working at PILR, since 2011, in the Dodge City office as an Independent Living Specialist.

Rosa Mendoza, Information and Referral Specialist

Email: rmendoza@pilr.org

Hello my name is Rosa Mendoza. I have lived in Kansas for the last three years. I am the new Information and Referral Specialist in Dodge City. I graduated high school in Texas and obtained a dental hygienist assistant from PCI Health training center in Richardson Tx. I have a three year- old son who is very active and that keeps me busy. My hobbies are painting, sports, and watching movies. My favorite movies are Super hero movies.