Our Staff

Lori Bishop – Executive Director

Lori has 35 years of experience in non-profit management and is responsible for fiscal and program management. Lori is a Certified Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Trainer. A native Kansan, Lori is actively involved in the community and serves on several committees.

Lori serves on the Board of Directors for the Flint Hills Veterans Coalition, Kansas Association of Senior Corps Directors (Immediate Past President), and past secretary for National Association of RSVP Directors. She was recently appointed to the Governor’s Board Sub-Committee for Service Members, Veterans & Families.

Lori 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 former 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 Flint Hills Veterans Coalition. 

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!

Amanda Yenzer – Volunteer Outreach Coordinator

Amanda Yenzer is the Volunteer Outreach Coordinator for FHVC and is a native to the Manhattan area. She has worked with non-profit organizations for 6 years prior to joining FHVC. Amanda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services focusing on youth through Washburn University and a Master’s Degree in Human Services specializing in Social and Community Services from Capella University. She is currently working towards a Master’s in Social Work through Capella.

When she isn’t working (or studying), Amanda is often found with a book in hand or spending time with her family and friends. She’s a proud parent of a teenager and a 2-year-old bichon and has found that she truly loves being an aunt!

Karen Paulus – Program Services Director

Karen Paulus is the Program Services Director with FHVC in Junction City and a Virginia native. She has worked with several nonprofits prior to the Flint Hills Volunteer Center and is an AmeriCorps VISTA alumna. Karen has her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from Christopher Newport University and her Master’s of Science in Education from Old Dominion University.  

When not working, Karen is often chasing her toddler daughter around the Flint Hills or spending a quiet moment with friends.  She also enjoys reading, traveling, warm beverages, and the company of her husband and their cat, Larry. 

Stephanie McGivern – Youth Services Coordinator

Stephanie is the Youth Volunteer Corps Program Coordinator. Stephanie is a K-State grad with Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Anthropology. She grew up in Kansas and spent most of her life in El Dorado, but she has lived in Manhattan for the last four years. She has a Jack Russel Terrier named Lucy and she enjoys spending time with her siblings and nephew. Stephanie has a strong passion for public service and is excited to work with the Flint Hills Volunteer Center and YVC.