Director of Finance
Laura Golden attended Hutchinson Community College and Tulsa Junior College in 1993. In 1994 she started her journey working with the DD population. Laura worked at Kansas Elks Training Center for 5 years as a direct care support staff then in a coordination position. Laura then got married and moved to Topeka, KS. While living in Topeka, she worked for the Topeka ARC as the Respite/Events Volunteer Coordinator for 2 years. During her time at TARC Laura was very involved with the TARC Board. When Laura and her family moved back to the Wichita, KS area she worked for ResCare Life Choices as the Assistant Director of Community Living for 2 years then was promoted to Director of Day/Health Services 3 years. Laura volunteered and coached Special Olympics for 5 years. Laura then spent 6 years as a stay at home mother with her son.
In January 2010, Laura and her family relocated to Arkansas from Kansas to be closer to her parents. In August 2011 Laura was very happy to go back to work as a part of the BOST team. She really enjoys working with the DD population and is very happy to be part of their lives every day! Laura served as the Assistant Executive Director for DD Services for 4 1/2 years.
In March 2016, Laura and her family relocated back to her home state of Kansas. Developmental Services of Jackson County offered her the Executive Director Position. Laura along with the team at DSJC look forward to many new adventures!
Elizabeth Lewis is the Director of Finance for DSJC serving the agency since 2010. She has extensive experience in the not-for-profit arena, previously working as the Senior Accountant for the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma since 2003.
Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance in 1997 from Northeastern State University at Tahlequah, Oklahoma. DSJC serves as a perfect marriage to her love of finance and commitment to providing quality care to individuals with disabilities.
As an active board member of the Interhab organization and her involvement in the community with participation in fundraising events, she is able to consistently be in touch with the current topics surrounding the population of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities. It is her hope she can be a strong voice on Capitol Hill in advocating for the needs of disability services.
In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys golfing and spending time with her family!
Born in Emporia, raised in Wichita.
Will began working in healthcare approximately 15 years ago and has been employed with DSJC since 2013. He started as a DSP while in nursing school and was promoted in 2014 to programs manager/nurse oversight. Will graduated in 2014 with National Technical Honors.
Will has 4 children ages ranging from 16 to 1 1/2 years old. He also enjoys fishing and family time outdoors.
Day Service Manager
Please welcome Danye'l to our Administrative team! Her bio will be updated shortly!