OUR TEAM

Committed to healthy children and families

We aim to provide family-friendly, culturally competent services and supports to all families who we have the opportunity to serve. The qualified professionals on our team have both personal and professional experience in the various aspects of child welfare and family services. Scroll down to learn more about us.

Photo: Staff of Family Partners Support Services KC

OUR STAFF

Photo: Beth Holder-Brinkley, founder of Family Partners Support Services LLC

Beth HOLDER-BRINKLEY

Director of Services & Lead Parent Aide

Beth is a KC Native. Her family struggled with barriers but were able to overcome them, together. She feels that by being together, surrounded by love each day, it helped her to become the person she is today. She has a Bachelors of Science from the University of Central Missouri in Child and Family Development and is currently working on her Masters of Social Work at University of Missouri-Kansas City. She plans to get her clinical license after graduation in May 2019. She has worked with in-risk children families since February 2013. Beth is passionate about parenting and the impacts it has on children, understanding developmental trauma, and helping families reach their goals. She started the agency in 2014, hoping to make a positive change for children and families with an emphasis on quality, strengths based skills. Beth recognizes, from her own obstacles that her family overcame, that other families can do the same. When she is not advocating for families, she spends her time with her family and friends, traveling, and trying new spots to eat in the KC scene.

Photo: Jennifer McDaniel, Parent Education & Billing Specialist at Family Partners Support Services

Jennifer MCDANIEL

Parent Educator & Billing Specialist

Background and Experience

Jennifer is originally from the Kansas City area. She has a background in management and is currently a housewife and stay at home mother for twelve years. She also works on payroll, invoices, and documentation for FPSS as well as parent education. During her youth, Jennifer experienced hard times with family addiction and abuse. She has seen family members and herself overcome great barriers and loves to help other families become stronger units. She is excited for the future and the ability to help more families.Jennifer is a mother of three wonderful and mischievous children, which she adores, and a cute miniature schnauzer. She also loves to cook, make jewelry, and spend time with her family.

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Kandi BOND

Behavioral Parent Aide

Background and Experience
Kandi is a life-long Missourian. She has also spent some time in Arkansas and Tennessee building her skills and experiences. Kandi received her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Central Missouri. Kandi has twenty years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum and those with behavioral issues. She is passionate about being trauma informed and understanding how trauma impacts the family unit. She has worked in a variety of capacities in child welfare. When Kandi is not busy working, she enjoys spending time with her family and reading a good book.

PHOTO: Leilani Grover, Behavioral Parent Aide at Family Partners Support Services

Leilani GROVER

Behavioral Parent Aide

Background and Experience

Photo: Lisa Booth, Behavioral Parent Aide at Family Partners Support Services

Lisa BOOTH

Behavioral Parent Aide

Background and Experience

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Lisa Booth became a KC transplant in 2007. She has a Bachelors of Science in Liberal Studies/Special Education from Longwood University. Her degree has allowed her to work both in and out of the classroom working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Emotional/Behavioral disorders. Lisa’s passion is to walk the journey with her families as they overcome obstacles. When working with families, Lisa takes into consideration the impact of her work on the families and their relationships with others, especially their children. Her ultimate hope is that her clients feel valued and supported through their process of growth and change. When Lisa isn’t working, you can find her at any sporting event, traveling the world with her life partner, Sheila, or spending time with family, friends and her three dogs.

Photo: Amber Rikoric, Behavioral Parent Aide at Family Partners Support Services

Amber RIKORIC

Behavioral Parent Aide

Background and Experience

Amber is from Junction City, KS.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with an ESL endorsement from Kansas State University and a Masters of Science in Adaptive Special Education from Baker University.  After receiving her first teaching job, she transferred to the Kansas City, Kansas Public School district where she began teaching at KVC Academy.  She is now a high school teacher, but still works to help students with their emotional and behavioral struggles. Her passion is working with families, adults and children with mental or emotional disorders, as well as learning disabilities and making them aware of their options and empowering them to overcome their struggles to become successful.  She is also passionate about helping women become empowered that have been abused or are currently in abusive situations.  She enjoys helping families and watching the growth that occurs.  Amber’s goal is to make the family feel comfortable and supported. She also enjoys spending time with family, cooking, driving around, and talking to her sister and friends.  She can also be found with friends out within the metro area.

Photo: Aimee Alderman, Parent Educator & 30 Day Parent Aide at Family Partners Support Services

Aimee ALDERMAN

Parent Educator & 30 Day Parent Aide

Background and Experience

Aimee has a Bachelors degree in Human Relations and a Masters in Business Administration.
Her professional background includes parent education, program management, and program development for almost twenty-five years. She has designed and facilitated training, professional development, and workshops for teachers, child care providers, parent educators, and parents. Her professional focus is on parent education because the dual generation impact is so powerful in breaking harmful cycles and creating lasting positive change. She takes a compassionate approach to her clients. She hopes to “be the change she wants to see.”
At home she spends time with a house full of pets who restore her peace and energy.

Photo: Alyssa Vega, Parent Aide at Family Partners Support Services

Alyssa VEGA

Parent Aide

Background and Experience

Alyssa was born and raised in Southern California. She moved to KC in 2012. She graduated from the University of Missouri- Kansas City with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She is currently working on getting her Master’s in Social Work from University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her studies have given her many unique opportunities working with families and young people from various backgrounds and walks of life. She has worked with at-risk teens in London and Los Angeles. She is passionate about working with and helping families and adolescents who are involved in the youth justice system. Although Alyssa’s work brings her much satisfaction and joy, when she isn’t working, Alyssa enjoys traveling or baking with friends and family.

Photo: Shavon Tolliver, Parent Aide at Family Partners Support Services

Shavon TOLLIVER

Parent Aide

Background and Experience
Shavon is originally from Chicago Illinois. She moved to Kansas City when she was twelve years old. She is currently attending Avila University and will graduate in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Shavon has future plans to get her Master’s in Social Work. She has experience at Cornerstones of Care as support staff for at-risk families. She decided to pursue social service to help those who are in need. She found herself continually counseling others and has always wanted to help the youth in her community. Shavon is most passionate about seeing others succeed, she believes that many times people just need a second chance and guidance to help them get there. In her free time she is all about her family. She has a daughter that runs track, a daughter that is in dance and pursuing a modeling career, and her son will graduate next year and plans to pursue a career in photography.

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