Our Staff

Lori Bishop – Executive Director

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 Association of RSVP Directors(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 three 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!

Aillene Aquino – Volunteer Coordinator

Aillene Aquino is the 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 and 2 fur babies. Being a military spouse, she has been FRG Senior Advisor, FRG Leader and Funds Custodian. She currently serves as the PTO Vice-President, School Council Board Member and Room Parent Coordinator in her kids’ school. 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 travel, do crafts, interior design, plan events and spend quality time with her family.

Paula Dover – Youth Services Program Coordinator

Paula Dover is the Youth Services Program Coordinator. She has served on the Advisory Council with the Reno County Volunteer Center during her time of employment with the Reno County Museum. Paula has coordinated and created fundraising events for several non-profit organizations and looks forward to getting involved in the community here in Manhattan while working with the YVC youth.

She is a graduate of Friends University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration/Management.

Paula moved to the Manhattan area in 2016 with her two children and enjoys taking hikes by the water, visiting local coffee shops, and spending time with her children.