Program Officers

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Ashlyn Frederick

Executive Director

Ashlyn leads the Mission Project allowing her to utilize her background in communications, donor relations and stewardship. Ashlyn grew up in a family with a sibling affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities. She earned her B.A. from Benedictine College in Atchison, Ks and her M.A. in Education from Avila University in Kansas City, Mo.

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Charotte Johnson

Support Specialist

Charlotte was awarded the M.S. in Special Education, Emotional/Cognitive Disabilities from Missouri State University. She worked for private and public schools in a 30 plus year career as a special education teacher for Emotionally/Behaviorally/Cognitively delayed students.  She served also as a principal for the Excel School, an alternative school for adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems.

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Michelle Niedens

Parental Liaison to the Staff and Board

Michelle just finished a term as a board member for the Mission Project and now acts as the family liaison with the staff and board.  A licensed clinical social worker, Michelle is the director of the Alliance for Cognitive Health in the Alzheimer's Disease Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 

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Christine Hernandez

Ed.D., Manager Mission Project Personal Care Assistants

With us since our founding, Jordan Parker is one of our veteran team members. They bring their years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.

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Alvan Berry

Parent & Volunteer Co- Director Transportation

At the Mission Project, we help our participants get to medical appointments and find jobs.  They get where they need to be on time with the help of our transportation services.

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Bob Randall

Volunteer Co-Director Transportation

At the Mission Project, we help our participants get to medical appointments and find jobs.  They get where they need to be on time with the help of our transportation services.