Tanya Dorf Brunner
Executive Director

Tanya Dorf Brunner most recently served as executive director of Independence, Inc. in Lawrence. Previously, Dorf Brunner worked at the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services in various positions, including Chief of Staff and Director of Legislative Affairs. She also served as the Director of Training and Communications for InterHab, the resource network for Kansans with disabilities. Tanya earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bethany College and a master’s degree in management from Baker University. Tanya lives in Topeka with her husband Scott and her stepsons; Ryan, Evan, and Leyton.

Contact Tanya regarding:
Oral Health Kansas Board of Directors
Overall grants and budget management
Organizational spokesperson
Dental Champions Leadership Program
DentaQuest Regional and National Oral Health Connection Teams
American Network of Oral Health Coalitions

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Kathy HuntKathy Hunt, RDH, ECPII
Dental Program Director

A clinical dental hygienist for 33 years, Kathy Hunt began her work in public health in 2004 when she took advantage of a new expanded dental practice act to design the first system in Kansas that provided preventive dental care in schools, Head Starts, and health departments. She was also instrumental in developing, implementing, and directing a dental safety net clinic in her local community of Wamego. Hunt served as Project Director for Kansas Cavity Free Kids, a Kansas Head Start Association oral health project, for 8 years. She is co-author of several oral health resource materials focused on families with young children and works as a tireless advocate for the oral health needs of pregnant women and children birth to five.

Contact Kathy regarding:
Oral Health and Head Start
Oral Health and Community Health Workers
Access to care for pregnant women and children birth to five
Oral Health presentations for a variety of audiences
Teeth for Two© - a workshop for home visitors and health educators on oral health for pregnant women
Teeth for Tots© - a workshop for home visitors and health educators on oral health for infants and toddlers
All Aboard the Cavity Free Express© - a fun, interactive family event focused on adopting "tooth-healthy" habits
Feeling Good about Your Smile© - a hands on workshop for adults with disabilities
Extended Care Permit (ECP) legislation

Sonia OlmosSonia Olmos
Operations and Communications Manager

Sonia Olmos is the Operations and Communications Manager for Oral Health Kansas (OHK). Prior to joining OHK, she was the Director of Administrative Operations with the Kansas Health Consumer Coalition where she managed day to day operations, finances and human resources. Sonia’s background entails working with diverse families to help them access and navigate the health care system. She understands first-hand the barriers families face when they don’t have access to proper health care.
Sonia speaks Spanish and English. She holds a BA in Psychology and a MA in Social Work, both from Washburn University.

Contact Sonia regarding:
Managing social media and public awareness activities
Assisting with website management
Production of Weekly Wednesday Update
Sugary Drink Display reservations




Christi NanceChristi Wells
Policy Director

Bringing with her nearly a decade of experience in health policy, Christi joins Oral Health Kansas as the Policy Director. Prior to joining the organization, Christi worked as a Policy and Program Specialist utilizing stakeholder engagement and community collaboration to improve the health of Eastern Jackson County, Missouri. In her new role, Christi serves as state representative for DentaQuest Foundation’s Midwest Regional Oral Health Connections Team, as well as, represents Oral Health Kansas at the state house. Christi graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a BS in Business Management and earned a Master in Public Health from the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Contact Christi regarding:
Kansas Oral Health Connections
Advocacy Efforts
Policy Priorities

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If you have questions regarding any of the programs below contact

Thirsty for Health Grant
Questions regarding Water Access Project
School districts interested in encouraging healthy drinking behaviors
Information regarding community water fluoridation or visit


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