KPQC Staff

Anne Maack, MPA

Coordinator and Administrative Support
Contact Anne: 316-978-6751

Anne’s career has been dedicated to improving opportunities for very young children, especially those living in poverty. The Community Engagement Institute brought Anne on in 2014 to support community early childhood initiatives.

Experience Anne brings to community initiatives includes helping collaboratives make progress on shared goals, outcomes-based planning, early childhood policy, and project management and facilitation. Anne’s previous roles include directing the public affairs office at Child Start, grassroots organizing for the Partnership for Early Success, administering a child care provider training program, and Head Start home visiting.

Anne is a Shocker having earned a Master of Public Administration from the Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in human services from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.

Betsy Knappen, MSN, APRN

KPQC Education and QI Coordinator
Contact Betsy: 816-769-2630

Betsy’s career has been focused within Neonatal Intensive Care. She has a strong desire to change the outcomes of families affected by substance exposure. Betsy co-developed Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s Family Centered Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Program. She will be serving the Kansas Perinatal Quality Collaborative as the Education and QI Coordinator.
Betsy brings the KPQC a skill set in policy and protocol development, NAS program development, quality improvement monitoring and Vermont Oxford Network NAS Education implementation. She has coordinated local NAS lectures and regional workshops.
Betsy is currently a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Betsy attended St. Lukes School of Nursing and received her Bachelor of Science of Nursing from Webster University.