Kansas Department of Administration

WISE Mentoring - Mary

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Mary McAferty, HR Director

Office of Information Technology Services

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

Committee Co-Chairs:

WISE Mentoring - Dana

Dana Morales, Director of Operations Support

Office of Information Technology Services

WISE 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:

WISE Career Development - Courtney

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Courtney Cyzman, General Counsel

Kansas State Board of Healing Arts

WISE 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:

WISE Personal Development - Lindsey

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Lindsey Dinkel, COO/Assistant Superintendent

Larned State Hospital

WISE Personal Development - Brittany

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Brittany Rakoski, NIBIN Analyst

Kansas Bureau of Investigation

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At-Large Committee

WISE At-Large - Alex

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Alexandra Blasi, Executive Secretary

Kansas Board of Pharmacy

WISE At-Large - Kami

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Kami Cusick, Director of Strategic Initiatives

Department of Administration

WISE At-Large - Allie

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Allie Denning, Director of Public Affairs

Office of Information Technology Services

WISE At-Large - Brandi

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Brandi Turner, DEI Officer

Department for Children and Families

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