ECKAN Board of Trustees overview

At ECKAN, we help people and change lives. To do this, we use advocacy, resource coordination, and direct services. Our work as a private, non-profit corporation is overseen by a 12-member, volunteer Governing Board of Directors. The members of the Board represent the communities we serve and are elected in 3 categories: Private Sector, Public Sector, and Low-Income Sector.

Board meetings are held at the ECKAN Central Office, 1320 S. Ash, Ottawa, Kansas, the third Tuesday evening of the month, 6:30pm.

Looking for a way to make a difference for your county?

ECKAN Board of Trustees Volunteer Opportunities

ECKAN is actively seeking volunteers for our Board of Trustees.  Currently, ECKAN is in recruiting for a two low-income/consumer representatives, one private sector representative, and one public representative. ECKAN services the following counties in East Central Kansas: Anderson, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Lyon, Miami, Morris, and Osage.

A low-income representative must be someone of the low-income population, employed by a company that provides services for the low-income population, or volunteers at an agency that provides services for the low-income population.

A private representative would include a person from business, industry, labor, religious groups, welfare, education, and other groups or interests in a community.

A public representative must be a publicly elected official or appointed by a publicly elected official.

If you or someone you know is interested, please complete the Questionnaire for Potential ECKAN Board Members 7-21 and return to ECKAN or contact ECKAN at 785-242-7450, ext. 7100 or

Multi-County Board of Trustees

Cody Haddock, President

Amber Vogeler, Vice-President

Susie LeGault, Treasurer

Stephanie Coleman, Secretary

Dave Pracht

Tim Johnson

Roy Dunn

Wes Cole

Donna Darner

Fred Diver

Ronald Carter

Scott Jones-Head Start Representative to Board

ECKAN Head Start Policy Council

3 to 5 Center-Based Representatives:


Brandi Snyder


Tabitha Chambers


Nikki Bastarache

Christina Duncan (alternate)


Haley Lobner

Justin Putney (alternate)


Alex Fortner


3 to 5 Home-Based Representation:

(1 representative)

Osage (HS & EHS HB)

Kayly Croucher

0 to 3 Childcare Partnership Representative:

Liaison from Board to PC

Scott Jones (current HS Parent)

Community Representative

Andrea Manes, Principal

Swenson Early Childhood Learning Center


Kathryn Stevenson, Attorney

0 to 3 Home Based-Representation: