Kansas Department of Administration

Mentoring - Mary

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Mary McAferty, HR Director

Office of Information Technology

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Mission: Empower, encourage, inspire and support Women In State Employment through mentorship.

Committee Co-Chairs:



Our History

Our History

Kansas WISE was launched as Women's Forum in January, 2021.  Since then, it has transitioned to Kansas WISE (Women In State Employment) with a steering committee made up of four committees and monthly events open to all state employees.

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Career Development

Mission: Provide education, information, support and connection opportunities for women in state employment towards lifelong career and professional aspirations.

Committee Co-Chairs:

Career Development - Courtney

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Courtney Cyzman, General Counsel

Kansas State Board of Healing Arts

Career Development - Marlys

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Marlys Shomber-Jones, Program Consultant II

Parsons State Hospital & Training Center

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Personal Development, Self-Care and Wellness

Mission:  A group of people from different agencies, backgrounds and experiences, working together to uplift women and their allies by promoting overall well-being.

Committee Co-Chairs:

Personal Development - Lindsey

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Lindsey Dinkel, COO/Assistant Superintendent

Larned State Hospital

Personal Development - Brittany

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Brittany Rakoski, NIBIN Analyst

Kansas Bureau of Investigation

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At-Large Committee

At-Large - Alex

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Alexandra Blasi, Executive Secretary

Kansas Board of Pharmacy

At-Large - Kami

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Kami Cusick, Director of Strategic Initiatives

Department of Administration

At-Large - Allie

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Allie Denning, Director of Public Affairs

Office of Information Technology

At-Large - Brandi

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Brandi Turner, DEI Officer

Department for Children and Families

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