Gina Meier-Hummel, a commissioner with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, has announced her intent to leave the agency May 1 to become executive director at The Shelter, a Lawrence-based crisis-intervention program for children.
Meier-Hummel announced her decision during a March 13 conference call.
Since joining KDADS in June 2013, Meier-Hummel has overseen the administration of the state’s home- and community-based services for people with disabilities and its network of behavioral health programs.
Prior to joining KDADS, Meier-Hummel was director of children and family services, prevention and protection services at the Department for Children and Families. Earlier, she worked 14 years at KVC Behavioral Healthcare, now one of the state’s two foster care contractors.
“I would like to thank Gina for her dedicated service to the state, both at KDADS and DCF,” KDADS Secretary Kari Bruffett said in a prepared statement. “We are grateful for the many things that she has accomplished, and wish her only the best in her new endeavors.”