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Kansas Family Advisory Network, Inc
Kansas Family Advisory Network, Inc

KFAN's Team

Kansas Family Advisory Network is comprised of staff and board members who are parent partners, adoptive parents, former and current foster parents, kinship parents and community partners.

Executive Director- Nina Shaw-Woody, LMSW


True ministry is being able to help and empower those who are down trodden and less fortunate. Assisting families in creating a vision and then equipping them with the tools to be successful in their own right is very rewarding. Nina has a love for families and a passion to make a difference not only to those families involved in child welfare but also to families who desire to bring about positive change to impact their future. Many have heard Nina say that she felt like the "Mother Teresa" of child welfare as it gives her the ability to work and serve the "least of these" to speaking before organizations CEO's and staff, to Senators and Legislatures on behalf of those who may be struggling across Kansas.  Nina has a Masters of Social Work degree from Newman University and a Bachelors degree in Organizational Management and Leadership from Friends University.


Nina and her husband Conway Woody are the proud parents of eight beautiful children - two biological and six adoptive and 10 grandchildren.

Executive Board


President - Margarita Carlson


Vice President - Vernetta Dixon


Secretary - Venus Cuevas


Treasurer - Kimberli Lee


Board Members


Dennis Dixon - Board Chaplain

Nima Mossallah

Julie Lane

Sharilyn White

Juanita Alexander

Amy Kahler

Casey Linnebur

Dennis Fontelroy




Kowonia Bowen



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