Board of Directors

Brenda Weaver, RN

Brenda has been a registered nurse since 2001.  She has been the Maternal Child Health and Immunization Coordinator at the Dickinson County Health Department since 2007. In September 2016, she accepted the position of Deputy Director of Health. She appreciates the role of public health in her community and thoroughly enjoys the variety of public health services provided to the residents of Dickinson County. She looks forward to representing the Quality of Life Coalition and working towards healthier communities within Dickinson County!

You can call Brenda at 1-785-263-4179, ext 611, or email her at

John Barker

John Barker, Kansas House of Representatives 70th District (Dickinson County and Northern Marion County), is a farmer, retired District Court Judge, and U.S. Army veteran. John served 25 years as a judge for the Eighth Judicial District covering Dickinson, Geary, Marion, and Morris counties.

John has been recognized for his work with Kansas youth – championing initiatives to prevent drug and alcohol abuse, working with local school districts to reduce truancy rates, and working with juvenile offender programs.

John and April, his wife of over 30 years, live in Dickinson County where they raised their two children.

Jean Gobber, LBSW/FSC

The work experience Jean brings to the QLC Board has been in public health, at Social and Rehabilitation Services, and with private contractors with foster care and Family Preservation Services.  Since June 2009, she has been with OCCK, Inc. as family service coordinator with Infant Toddler Services, Dickinson County and as service coordinator specialist with older children and adults receiving IDD (Intellectual Developmental Disability) services.

You can call Jean at 1-785-263-2208 or email her at

Pat Kinnaird

Pat has been the Community Relations Director at CKMHC for nearly 20 years providing education and outreach services in our service area of Dickinson, Ellsworth, Lincoln, Ottawa, and Saline Counties.  Her primary responsibilities in Dickinson, Ellsworth and Saline Counties are to act as a liaison for CKMHC by attending community meetings, providing educational presentations, serving on committees, and for QLC – serving on their Board of Directors for more than more than 5 years. She is a Mental Health First Aid trainer and has provided this training to more than 400 individuals in CKMHC’s 5-county service area.

You can call Pat at 1-785-823-6322 or email her at

Meta West

Since 1989, Meta has worked with USD 435’s Parents as Teachers program and is currently serving as part-time program supervisor. A brief history of the program: During the fall of 1989, USD 435 received funding from the federal government allowing them to become one of four pilot Parents and Teachers programs in Kansas.  The money came from a Carl Perkins grant and was available through a Consumer and Homemaking grant. West and Marlin Berry, who was the assistant superintendent at the time, developed the grant and the program has served young families ever since.

You can call Meta at 1-785-263-4006 or email her at

Larry Avery

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Kris Kobiskie

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Ben Smith

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Tiffany Ramey

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Jill Martinson

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Kelly Coup

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Vicki Gieber

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