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

Susan Henry | Chief Financial Officer

Susan Henry

Chief Financial Officer


  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration | Valparasio University
  • Certified Public Accountant | American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Fraud Examiner | Assocation of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Certified Financial Forensics | American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant | American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Certified Internal Auditor | Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Certified Forensic Litigation Counsultant | Forensic Expert Witness Association

The Reverend David B. Hodges

Chief Development Officer, President of The Saint Francis Foundation


  • Master of Divinity | Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest
  • Master of Science, Criminal Justice | University of Alabama
  • Bachelor of Science, Public Administration | Samford University
Fr. David Hodges | Chief Development Officer

Tom Blythe | Chief Human Resources Officer

Tom Blythe

Chief Human Resources Officer


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

Brian Dempsey

Chief Operating Officer / President, SFCS Operations


  • Juris Doctorate | University of Kansas
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing | University of Kansas
Brian Dempsey | Chief Operating Officer / President, SFCS Operations

Mike Dobson | Chief Information Officer

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

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

Kevin Carrico | Vice President Legal Services, General Counsel

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

Diane Carver

Vice President | Foster Care Reintegration


  • Bachelor of Social Work | University of Kansas
  • Kansas Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW)
  • Kansas Leadership Center Graduate
  • Executive Development Program | University of Kansas
Diane Carver | Vice President, Foster Care Reintegration

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