Lori has 32 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 is a member of the Chamber Champions Committee and the Manhattan Catbackers Association.
Lori serves on the Board of Directors for the Flint Hills Veterans Coalition, Kansas Association of Senior Corps Directors (President), and the National RSVP Directors Association (Secretary).
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 five grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys K-State sports, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family. Lori’s favorite holiday is Christmas and all the hustle and bustle of shopping and decorating!
Jennifer is the Youth Services Program Coordinator. She will manage our two youth programs: The Youth Volunteer Corps has been a growing volunteer organization since 1987 dedicated to engaging young people, ages 11-18, to a life of volunteerism and service while gaining employable skills. The Schools of Hope program is an in-school mentoring program for qualified students in grades K-3.
Jennifer moved to Lawrence, “the big city”, where she worked for the public-school system for 15 years. This is where her love of working with kids was born. She learned many valuable lessons on families, students, and working for a common good.
Jennifer grew up in Westmoreland and learned early on what it means to have a sense of community. She loves the feeling that comes from helping others and bringing people together.
Now living in Wamego she is ready to work with the youth and empower them. Jennifer likes watching sports with partner in crime, Matt; being with family and especially her kids – Evan, Samantha, and Justin.
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.