Leadership Team


The Very Reverend
Robert Nelson Smith

Dean, President, & Chief Executive Officer


  • Master of Arts, Ministry, Cum Laude | Nashotah House Theological Seminary
  • Master of Arts, Business | Webster University
  • Bachelor of Arts | Eastern Illinois University
Fr. Robert Smith | President, Dean, and CEO

Tom Blythe | Vice President, Human Resources

Tom Blythe

Vice President | Human Resources


  • Master of Arts, Human Resources Management | Webster University
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration| Drake University

Trish Bryant

Vice President | Children & Family Services


  • Master of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy | Friends University
  • Bachelor of Science, Education | Fort Hays State University
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Trish Bryant | Vice President, Children & Family Services

Brian Carlgren | Vice President, Financial Services / Chief Financial Officer

Brian Carlgren

Vice President | Financial Services / Chief Financial Officer


  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration | Kansas State University

Kevin Carrico

Vice President | Legal Services, General Counsel


  • Juris Doctorate | Creighton University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication/Political Sciences | Washburn University
  • Certifications
    • United States Supreme Court, duly admitted and qualified as Attorney and Counselor
    • United States District Court, District of Kansas, Attorney and Counselor at Law
    • Supreme Court of the State of Kansas, Attorney and Counselor at Law
    • District of Columbia, Court of Appeals, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Kevin Carrico | Vice President, Legal Services

Brian Dempsey | Vice President, Business & Program Development

Brian Dempsey

Vice President | Business & Program Development


  • Juris Doctorate | University of Kansas
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing | University of Kansas

Mike Dobson

Chief Information Officer


  • Master of Business Administration | Southwestern College
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Programming Technology | Southwestern College
  • Certified Project Management Professional | Project Management Institute
Mike Dobson | Chief Information Officer

Fr. David Hodges | Chief Development Officer

The Reverend David B. Hodges

Chief Development Officer


  • Master of Divinity | Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest
  • Master of Science, Criminal Justice | University of Alabama
  • Bachelor of Science, Public Administration | Samford University

John Hoskins

Senior Philanthropic Advisor


  • Bachelor of Science, Management Human Resources | Mid-America Nazarene University
  • Midwestern State University
  • Certified Direct Marketer
John Hoskins | Vice President, Marketing & Development

Cheryl Rathbun | Vice President, Clinical Services

Cheryl Rathbun

Vice President | Clinical Services


  • Master of Social Work | University of Kansas
  • Clinical Independent Practitioner
  • Sexual Abuse Speciality
  • Elder Care

Cory Rathbun

Vice President | Foster Care Reintegration, West Region


  • Master of Health Science | Wichita State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Sociology | Kansas State University
Cory Rathbun | Vice President, Foster Care Reintegration - West Region