Children’s Resource Connection coordinates, monitors, and processes inquiries and eligibility assessments for the eligibility assessors for the TA Waiver. The MATLOC Eligibility Specialists (MES) and coverage areas are as follows:

  • Monique Barnes, RN, MSN., APRN – South Central and Western Kansas

  • Toby Leavendusky, RN, BSN – Northeast and Southeast Kansas

  • Kipp Wilhoit, RN, BSN - Kansas City area

  • Children’s Choice – North Central Kansas

All assessors have been trained and certified by the State on how to properly apply the MATLOC assessment tool to provide consistency in eligibility assessments across the State. They are also required to maintain their nursing license and keep training current.