Kansas’ first Teen Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Steven Rains - August 6, 2019 3:22 pm

The Kansas attorney general has appointed the state’s first Kansas Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Tuesday appointed Gina Meier-Hummel to the job, which was created after recommendations from a task force.

Meier-Hummel was secretary of the Kansas Department of Children and Families under former Gov. Jeff Colyer. Previously, she was executive director of The Shelter, a nonprofit focused on intervention with at-risk youth.

The appointment takes effect immediately. Meier-Hummel will be coordinator on a part-time basis because of her work as executive director of the O’Connell Youth Ranch in Douglas County.

 

Latest Stories

Liberal Area Rape Crisis Receives Coronavirus Grant Funding

Governor Laura Kelly announced $6,202,603 in grant awards to state and local jurisdictions in preventing, preparing...

KDHE Amends Travel Quarantine list Arkansas, Alabama and South Carolina Removed

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has removed three states from the...

Liberal City Commission Reschedules Meeting

The Liberal City Commission will not meet Tuesday evening at 5:30pm for their regularly scheduled meeting...