Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

Chapter 4-Out of Home Care Services (OOHC)

If you have any questions regarding issues in out of home care or need a consultation regarding independent living or interstate placement of children, please contact the following individuals:

  • Paula Saenz, Branch Manager;
  • Denise Weider, Internal Policy Analyst III (Recruitment and Certification, DCBS Foster Care, Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children liaison, Care Plus program)
  • Shelley Brown, Training Assistant (NYTD, Room & Board program, Independent Living, ETVs, Tuition Waivers);
  • Lisa Shaeffer, Internal Policy Analyst III (Interstate Placements, ICPC);
  • Gary Bruin, Internal Policy Analyst III (Difficult to place youth, SCL Placements);
  • Mellisa Cheek, Training Assistant (Interstate Placements, ICPC);
  • Kathy Anders, Social Services Specialist (Kinship Care, PPLA, Emergency Leveling, Foster Care Packets, Youth Credit Checks, religious surveys);
  • Melissa Hopkins, Internal Policy Analyst III (ICWA Contact, ASFA Contact and Permanency Enhancement);
  • Dee Dee Ward, Internal Policy Analyst III (Permanency Roundtables Administrator)
  • Sherry Postlewaite, Internal Policy Analyst III (PCC/PCP Liaison)

Contact Information:

  • 275 East Main Street, 3E-D
    Frankfort, KY 40621
    (502) 564-2147 (phone)
    (502) 564-5995 (fax) 


If you have any questions regarding child safety or need a consultation surrounding kinship care or safe infant act issues, please contact the following individuals:

  • Lucie Estill, Child Protection Branch Manager;
  • Kathy Anders, Social Service Specialist (Kinship Care liason);
  • Kalon Bagby (Kinship Care/Relative Support);
  • Lena Morehead, Child Protection Specialist (Kinship Care/Relative Support)

Contact Information:

  • 275 East Main Street, 3E-B
    Frankfort, KY 406021
    (502) 564-2136 (phone)
    (502) 564-3096 (fax)

For information regarding the medically fragile program or if you are in need of a consultation surrounding a medically complex issue, please contact:

  • Debbie Acker
    275 East Main Street, 3E-A
    Frankfort, KY 40621 
    (502) 564-6852 (phone)
    (502) 564-4653 (fax)

For questions or consultations regarding substance abuse issues, please contact the following individuals:

  • David Gutierrez, Family Violence Prevention Branch Manager
  • Jeanne Keen, MHMR Program Administrator

Contact Information:

  • 275 East Main Street, 3C-G
    Frankfort, KY 40621
  • (502) 564-9433 (phone)
  • (502) 564-9500 (fax)


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