Crystal has been the Director of the Butler County Department on Aging since November of 2007. Crystal obtained her Bachelors degree in Family Relations and Child Development with an emphasis in Gerontology from Oklahoma State University. She obtained her Masters of Social Work from Wichita State University. Crystal oversees the agency's various programs, funding sources, duties on various boards, and general operations, as well as being a strong advocate for Butler County's senior citizens
BRENDA LOUTHAN - PROGRAM MANAGER/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Brenda coordinates and/or makes referrals to the various in-home services programs available in Butler County She obtained her Bachelor's degree from Wichita State University. She is a certified Information and Referral Specialist for Aging (CIRS-A) Brenda also is involved in the planning and operation of the annual Spring Fling and has been involved in PEANE (Protection from Elder Abuse and Neglect) grant seminars.
MELODY GAULT - RSVP & FG PROJECT MANAGER
Melody is the project manager for our senior volunteer program, RSVP, and the Foster Grandparent program, both of which part of the Corportation for National Service. Melody also is involved in the planning and operation of the annual Spring Fling and has been involved in PEANE (Protection from Elder Abuse and Neglect) grant seminars. She is very active with various boards and progams that focus on the older volunteer.
PAT HOUCHIN - OFFICE MANAGER/PHYSICAL FITNESS COORDINATOR
Pat's duties include bookkeeping, coordinating the Physical Fitness program, our Shopping for Seniors program, and our Freezer Meals program. Pat is also responsible for publishing our quarterly newsletter and submits weekly articles to the Augusta Gazette and El Dorado Times.
WENDI VITTITOW - TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR
In this position, Wendi's duties include preparing Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) monthly reports and following KDOT procedures and preparing KDOT grants. She also oversees the daily rider/bus schedules, supervises drivers, oversees maintence and operation of the vans.
JAMIE BAILEY - FGP COORDINATOR
Jamie organizes and coordinates the monthly Foster Grandparent Program inservices. In addition to being closely involved with the various workstations, she recruits volunteers for the program, inputs volunteer time sheets, and inputs mileage.
PAMELA MCNOWN- TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AIDE
For our General Public Transportation services, Pam dispatches and schedules rides and records maintenance on the vehicles.
SHANNA CARLSON - RSVP COORDINATOR
Shanna recruits volunteers for our RSVP program, gathers and inputs volunteer hours and mileage, publishes the RSVP monthly newsletter, assists with recognition, and is currently the office receptionist.