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Staff

Megan Poindexter, Executive Director

Megan Poindexter joined SRC at the Executive Director in January 2019.  Megan comes to SRC with over 20 years of nonprofit experience, specifically working with seniors in Douglas County having been the Executive Director of Trinity In-Home Care for six years and Director of Development for the Friends of the Lied Center of Kansas. She holds a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and an bachelors in Family Studies Human Services and Community Development.  Megan maintains strong connections within the area community as a member of numerous civic and industry groups dedicated to serving the senior population, including the Lawrence Rotary Club, Douglas County Coalition on Aging, and Lawrence Area Professionals on Aging. In her personal time, Megan’s grade-school aged daughters and husband keep her running, as does her love of reading and the outdoors.

Heidi Briery, Director of Transportation Services
Heidi is married and has two grown children and a Border collie. She grew up in western Kansas, the oldest of eight children, and still tends to call it home. When she’s not in the office, she prefers to be outside gardening, hiking, camping, or canoeing. She also likes to embroider, knit, crochet, and occasionally paint–water color being her preferred medium.  During the auto racing season she can be found with her husband at the race track. Sometimes she just watches and other times she helps with her husband’s favorite pastime: photographing the race. Once a year she herself even participates in a local road rally.

Johnetta Brown, Senior Wheels Coordinator
Johnetta was born and raised in Lawrence. She has three grown daughters, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Johnetta has been with the agency nine years, previously working as a driver and later the Coordinator for the Senior Meals program. Johnetta likes to sew and and is very knowledgeable about plants.  She is the resident “green thumb” of SRC!

Jerry Guffey, Director of Operations 
Jerry is a Kansas native, attended Baker University, and recently moved back to Lawrence after living in Cleveland, Ohio, for 24 years. Jerry and his wife, Edith, enjoy traveling (especially cruising), live theatre, and movies. Jerry is an avid sports fan and enjoys attending KU basketball games.

Charlene Haines, Receptionist 
Charlene has lived in Lawrence for about 33 years now and loves it here. She is the face of SRC and greets everyone who comes to the agency with a smile and often a hug. She is cheerful, outgoing, and loves people. Obviously, Charlene is a loving person!

Janet Ikenberry, Director of Health & Human Services
Janet is a lifelong Douglas County resident. She grew up in Baldwin City and attended Baker University before moving to Lawrence to attend the University of Kansas, where she earned her degree in Sociology and Psychology. Janet celebrated 25 years with the agency in November 2017 and has a passion for serving others.  She leads the SRC Caregivers Support Group and is the resident contact for supports and services for seniors in the area.  Janet is a true dog lover and enjoys life with her beloved sidekicks Lola and Gus.

Stefanie Macfarlane, Director of Administrative Services
Stefanie is new to Lawrence after moving to Kansas from Germany with her husband, a 25-year Army veteran.  She has considerable experience in a variety of settings, including screen printing skills, a diploma in pre-press techniques and graphic design. She has experience working with seniors and is bilingual with fluency in German and English.  Previously, Stefanie worked for 11 years as Transportation Assistant for the Army motor pool fleet at three different Army bases in Germany. In 2009 she received the Employee of the Year award from the US Army Europe, Department of Logistics.

Michelle Meier, Director of Community Engagement 
Michelle Meier has a background in all things marketing and has spent her career in the nonprofit segment where she finds passion in making a difference in the community. Previously Michelle served for six years on the Board of Directors for the Arc of Douglas County, and she continues to work with and advocate for individuals with disabilities.  Michelle has two degrees from the University of Kansas, including a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism (Advertising focus) and a Master’s degree in Journalism (Marketing Communications focus). She also has certification from Fort Hays State University as a grant writer. Michelle and her husband have known each other since grade school in western Kansas and were married in 2011.

Lori J. Phillips, Health Resources Coordinator
A fourth generation Kansan and graduate of the University of Kansas, Lori is proud to call Lawrence, “Home”. Having worked a combined total of 26 years for General Dynamics Information Technologies and the University of Kansas, she is eager to share her Medicare knowledge, administrative skills, and customer service experience with well-established and new residents of Douglas County. When not espousing the benefits of living in the Wakarusa Valley, Lori can be seen downtown at restaurants and bookstores or kayaking and playing disc golf with her avid outdoorsman mate, Dave. Together they have raised a fine young man, George, and are still feeding four scruffy cats.

Larry Woydziak, Program Specialist, Health and Human Services
Larry is a native Kansan and has lived in Lawrence since 1978. He was a member of the Lawrence Fire Department for over 28 years and retired with the rank of Fire Captain in the spring of 2005. Following retirement from the Fire Service he worked at various local non-profits before accepting a position at DCSS (now SRC) in the spring of 2013. His work here affords him the opportunity to meet and assist numerous people and thus has allowed him to extend his career in public service in a community he has come to call home.

Senior Wheels Drivers:  To reach one of our drivers or staff, contact Senior Wheels Dispatch.

Sarah Carver
William Dulin
Randal Fyler
LeMarie Gilbert
Pam Harrell
Dan Hepig
Jeff Lockhart
Dontae McKnight

Laura Ross
R. L. Smith