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On January 1, 2017, the KHI News Service became part of KCUR public radio’s new initiative, the Kansas News Service. The Kansas News Service will continue to cover health policy news and broaden its scope to include education and politics. All stories produced by the former KHI News Service are archived here. Stories and photos may be republished at no cost with proper attribution and a link back to KHI.org.

Meier-Hummel leaving KDADS for Lawrence post

By Dave Ranney | March 17, 2015

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.

Photo by Dave Ranney Gina Meier-Hummel, a commissioner with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, is leaving for a job with The Shelter in Lawrence.

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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.”