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Flint Hills Volunteer Center Staff

Lori Bishop, Executive Director

Lori has nearly 30 years experience in nonprofit management and is responsible for fiscal and program management. Lori is a Certified Intergenerational Training Specialist. A native Kansan, Lori is actively involved in the community. She serves on several Chamber of Commerce committees, is a member of the Manhattan Referral Network, the Manhattan Catbackers Association, Kansas Association of Senior Corps Directors, and is Past President of the Flint Hills Veterans Coalition. Lori is also on the Board of Directors for the National RSVP Directors Association. She was a member of the 2011 Leadership Manhattan Class and the 2011 American Express Leadership Academy. Lori has received recognition for her work on behalf of the Flint Hills Veterans Coalition and was presented the Lady Victory Coin by Brig. Gen. Sean Swindell, the Deputy commanding general (maneuver), 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley; and was given the Medallion of Excellence Award by the FHVC.

Lori has two sons and four grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys K-State sports, traveling, exercising, reading, and spending time with her family. Lori’s favorite holiday is Christmas and all the hustle and bustle of shopping and decorating!

Aillene Aquino, Volunteer Coordinator

Aillene Aquino is the new Volunteer Coordinator for FHVC. She has been working as a volunteer since she was in college and continues to volunteer after having her own family. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and helped in their family business and continued her passion in helping others.

She married her best friend who is serving in the Army and they have 2 beautiful kids. Being a military spouse, she has been FRG Leader, Funds Custodian, and currently serving as a Senior Advisor. She also volunteers in her kids’ school as the PTO Vice-President and Room Parent Coordinator. She also helps with publicity in her local church. Her awards include the Volunteer of the Month, Volunteer of the Quarter and Commander’s Award for Public Service. On her free time she loves to do crafts, interior design, plan events and spend quality time with her family.


Jessica Wilkus, YVC Program Director

Jessica is the Program Director for the Youth Volunteer Corps. The Youth Volunteer Corps has been serving both the youth and several organizations throughout the community of Manhattan. YVC has been a growing volunteer organization since 1987 dedicated to engaging young people to a life of volunteerism and service while gaining employable skills. Jessica was drawn to this organization due to her love of youth and passion for volunteerism.

Jessica is currently a Kansas State University student studying Business Management with a focus on Non-Profit Leadership. She has chosen this field of study in order to follow her dream of being an executive director of a non-profit In the future. Jessica has worked with several volunteer organizations in the past and has been an active member of YVC over the past year hoping to bring it to new heights.

Growing up in Andover KS, Jessica spent most of her time volunteering and focused on studying. Her family has kept her centered over the years and continues to be her rock throughout life. She grew up with 3 other siblings as a middle child and spent most of her spare time playing outside with them in her younger years.