PILR has welcomed two new employees and has seen some changes within the Board of Directors.

Alma has become an Information and Referral Specialist at the Dodge City Office. She graduated from Arroyo high school in 2008. Alma is a proud mother of two lovely daughters.

Karrlita Fortna has joined the ranks as an Administrative Assistant in the Hutchinson office. She obtained her Associate’s degree in Arts for Accounting from Hutchinson Community Her new position involves social media/internet presence and assisting the Executive Director. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; PTK encourages leadership and academic excellence among its members.

The new President on the Board of Director’s is Carlota Ponds. Carlota’s expertise includes Leadership and the Americans with Disability Act. She represents McPherson County and the bi-racial population.

Cammie Rumback has been named as Vice President on the Board. She has a bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies with a secondary degree in American Ethnic Studies.  Cammie’s expertise includes mental health, women and families, and social media. She lives in Hutchinson and represents Reno County on the Board. She is a proud mother of one, serves on the advisory council for the Child Visitation and Exchange Center and a lifelong member of Iota Iota Iota.

The role of Treasurer has been taken up by Betty Pinkston. Betty has leadership and human services experience. She helps represent us in Reno County and the faith-based community.

Billy Thompson is a Safety/Media Coordinator and ADIS Prevention Education Instructor. In addition to being a member of PILR’s Board of Directors, he currently serves on Leadership 2000 Plus Board of Directors and a Co-Facilitator for their Adult Program. He represents Barton and Pratt Counties.

David Herren has shifted to member status and represents Pratt County. David graduated from Wichita Technical Institute. This led him to work for Boeing and Cessna Aircraft until 2000. Then he moved to Pratt and now works at Pratt Rehab and Residential Center, where he works as a CNA and helps with maintenance.

Bonnie Loyd has transitioned to member status and represents Reno County.