Ms. Oswald was born and raised in Olathe, KS. She was graduated from Olathe East High School (2006) and earned a BA in history with a minor in legal studies from MidAmerica Nazarene University (2010). Her study of law was at the Kansas University School of Law where she had an emphasis in criminal law and advocacy (2013). Ms. Oswald interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas City, Kansas (2011) and with the Douglas County (Kansas) District Attorney’s Office (2012 & 2013). Subsequent to completing her juris doctor, she worked for Douglas County (Kansas) District Attorney’s Office as a contract attorney (2013), and then moved to Hays to become a prosecutor with the Ellis County Attorney's Office (present).
Dr. Gentry received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1977. He has 20 years of inpatient treatment experience, including 13 years as the Chief Psychologist at Osawatomie State Hospital. Dr. Gentry now works with individuals, couples and families at his offices in Olathe and his hometown of Neodesha, Kansas. Dr. Gentry has a decade of regulatory expertise - first as a member of the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board, then as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). During his term as ASPPB President, Dr. Gentry dealt with such issues as reciprocity, teletherapy and protection of the public at the national and international levels. Dr. Gentry has provided expert testimony on matters ranging from child custody to capital murder. He has consulted with the Department of Justice on several recent cases involving human trafficking.
RICHARD SPANO, Ph.D., LSCSW
DAVID BLAKELY, M.D.
Shawnee, Kansas 66216
KEITH KOBES, Ph.D.
Continuing Education Director
840 Connecticut; Suite B
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
President---James E. Rumsey, J.D.
V.P. for Law---James E. Rumsey, J.D.
V.P. for Mental Health---Gerald K. Gentry, Ph.D.
Executive Director---David R. Mouille, Ph.D.
Assistant Director---Sgt. Steve McCorkel (Ret.)
Secretary---Peter Conley, J.D.
Continuing Education---Keith Kobes, Ph.D.
Judicial Representative---The Hon. Kathleen Lynch
Public Member---Giselle Scott
William Albott, Ph.D. (Founder); Larry T. McRell, J.D. (Founder); Larry Wrightsman, Ph.D. (Founder)
TIMOTHY O. DAVIS, Ph.D., LSCSW
Social Work Representative
CRYSTALYN OSWALD, J.D.
13776 Valleyview Way
Bonner Springs, Kansas 66012
JAMES E. RUMSEY, J.D.
Vice President for Law
Heritage Mental Health Clinic
2955 SW Wanamaker Dr.
Topeka, Kansas 66614
Mr. Hall is an associate attorney with Collister & Kampschroeder of Lawrence, Kansas. Adam is a 2005 graduate of the University of Kansas, majoring in Political Science, and a 2008 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. While in law school, Adam worked as a deputy clerk for the Douglas County, Kansas Citizen Review Board, a local judicial agency charged with reviewing and making recommendations to the juvenile court in Child in Need of Care and Juvenile Offender cases. In 2007, Adam took a position as a research clerk for Collister & Kampschroeder to build his experience in the private practice of law. As an associate attorney at Collister & Kampschroeder, Adam has a general practice, including criminal law, juvenile law, family law, and civil litigation. Adam has represented clients both at the trial level and on appeal, and he has been a Continuing Legal Education presenter in the areas of criminal and family law. Adam is a member of the Douglas County Bar Association, the Douglas County Criminal Defense Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas Association for the Administration of Justice, and the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Adam and his wife, Anne Barker Hall, also an attorney, live in Lawrence with their twin sons.
ADAM HALL, J.D.
Social Work Representative
352 Woodlawn Manor
Lawrence, Kansas 66049
Wyandotte County District Court, Division 10
Wyandotte County Courthouse
Kansas City, Kansas 66101
Dr. Steffan is a Licensed Psychologist in Kansas and Missouri. He earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Texas Tech University and completed an accredited internship in forensic and clinical psychology at the Oklahoma Forensic Center and Oklahoma Department of Corrections. After receiving his doctoral degree, Dr. Steffan sought further specialized training in forensic psychology through a postdoctoral fellowship within the Department of Forensic Services at Western Missouri Mental Health Center (now the Center for Behavioral Medicine) and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Steffan has experience in providing forensic and clinical psychological services through his past work in forensic clinics and hospitals, prisons, and inpatient and outpatient mental health agencies in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Dr. Steffan has maintained a private practice in forensic and clinical psychology since 2007. He has focused his practice on providing expert testimony, evaluations, and consultation for attorneys and courts in criminal, civil, and sexually violent predator proceedings. Lawyers often request Dr. Steffan to testify in these cases. Dr. Steffan specializes in psychological evaluations for criminal matters, including mental state defenses, adjudicative competencies, and identification and management of risk for sexual and violent recidivism. Dr. Steffan has conducted research, published peer-reviewed articles, and presented seminars in the areas of psychological assessment and forensic psychology. He has been a member of the Forensic Subcommittee of the Kansas Governor’s Mental Health Services Planning Council and the Forensic Psychology Committee of Psychologists in Independent Practice (Division 42 of the American Psychological Association [APA]). He also has served on local human service and criminal justice committees. Dr. Steffan’s clinical, civic, and scholarly activities have been recognized through awards bestowed by the American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of APA), Psychologists in Public Service (Division 18 of APA), and American Academy of Forensic Psychology.
Mr. McCorkill is a police officer retired from the Shawnee Police Force, and the organizer of the Kansas Critical Incident Training program.
Cross Law Firm
2544 West 47th
Kansas City, Kansas
4782 West Black Swan Drive
Shawnee, Kansas 66216
Mr. Rumsey is an attorney and member of the Kansas Bar who offices in Lawrence. He was admitted to practice in 1972, and functioned as an Assistant District Attorney from January 1973 to January 1977. He has been in private practice in Lawrence, Kansas, since 1977 with his practice emphasis on criminal defense and family law.
Dr. Athey is a doctoral level psychologist licensed to practice in Kansas. He was a partner in private practice at the Heritage Mental Health Clinic in Topeka, KS from 2001 to 2013. He began professional training in experimental psychology and completed doctoral training at the University of Alabama, with major emphasis in clinical psychology and minor emphases in statistics and physiological psychology. He subsequently obtained further training in clinical neuropsychology and forensic psychology. He completed a two-year NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the Menninger Clinic and completed examination for the ABPP Diploma in clinical psychology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and its divisions of clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology and psychology and the law. He was on the staff of the Menninger Clinic for 27 years until 2001 when he and a group of colleagues formed their private practice clinic. At Menninger’s he worked with various hospital units and the outpatient department providing psychotherapy and diagnostic evaluations, provided specialty neuropsychological evaluations, taught and supervised postdoctoral fellows and taught psychiatric residents in the Karl F. Menninger School of Mental Health Sciences and conducted clinical research. He has published in the areas of psychotic thought disorder, alcoholism treatment and psychiatric treatment of brain injured patients. Late in his time at Menninger’s he was part of a diagnostic team assigned to patients with medico-legal and forensic complications. He has provided forensic evaluations in cases involving questions of competence, genuineness and nature of personal injury and mental state in death penalty sentencing.
Dr. Kobes is the Executive Director of Christian Psychological Services (CPS) in Overland Park, Kansas. He accepted employment on a full time basis with CPS in Sept., 1987 and continue to maintain employment with them. He became the Executive Director in 2002. Currently Dr. Kobes holds a split position including part time clinical and part time administrative. Clinically, he provides psychological services under his state license as a psychologist. His practice areas consist of neuropsychological assessments and psychotherapy. Neuropsychological assessments include, but are not limited to, cases of traumatic brain injury, surgical screening for deep brain stimulus implants in cases of Parkinson’s disease, dementia screening, and clarification of neurocognitive status for referrals related to stroke, diabetes, electrocution, multiple sclerosis, and other cortical and subcortical diseases. Dr. Kobes’ practice areas for psychotherapy include, but are not limited to, treatment for depression, anxiety, career, divorce, anger, grief, and relationship issues. Psychotherapy service modalities include individual, couples, and family systems. Settings include primarily an outpatient clinic, with additional work in inpatient rehabilitation and general hospital settings. Administratively Dr. Kobes report directly to the Board of Directors for CPS. His functions include all aspects of organizational functioning include supervision of support staff, clinical staff, and management of operations. Dr. Kobes has hospital consultation privileges at Saint Joseph Health Center and Mid-America Rehabilitation Hospital.
2201 SW 29th Street
Topeka, Kansas 66614
Dr. Mouille is a psychologist licensed to practice in the States of Kansas and Missouri. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Kansas. Prior to his graduate studies, he functioned as a probation and parole officer, and as a priest. Subsequent to licensure, Dr. Mouille was the psychologist for Lansing Prison, and has been in private practice as a diagnostician for twenty years. He was the Chair of Ethics for the Kansas Psychological Association, and he was Chair of Ethics for the Missouri Psychological Association. He was an associate professor and taught graduate courses in statistics and psychology. Dr. Mouille has dealt with different types of forensic files throughout Kansas and other States for more than two decades.
GEORGE ATHEY, Ph.D.
MARC A. QUILLEN, Ph.D.
1808 Castle Pines Court
Lawrence, Kansas 66047
4000 West Sixth Street, Suite B166
Lawrence, Kansas 66049
Dr. Davis is the Chair of the Department of Social Work at Fort Hays State University. His appointment to the Fort Hays State University (FHSU) faculty in 2005 brought him back to the university where his collegiate pursuits began. Dr. Davis attended FHSU as a first generation college student, and received a BA in sociology, emphasizing in criminal justice, and a minor in political science. He has received a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) from The University of Kansas with a concentration in clinical social work. He also earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Northcentral University with an emphasis in health psychology - behavioral medicine. He is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) in the State of Kansas. In addition to his academic endeavors, Dr. Davis has an extensive practice history in mental health. He began working in the field as a psycho-educational coordinator at High Plains Mental Health Center. After completing his MSW, he developed and launched the partial hospital and intensive outpatient program at Hays Medical Center. He became interested in forensic social work at the Sexual Predator Program of Kansas, where he served as a clinical team leader. He was featured internationally in a Discovery Health Channel documentary during his tenure at the program. Dr. Davis continues to be active in clinical practice at HaysMed, where he specializes in bio-psycho-social assessment, individual and family psychotherapy, and consultation to the medical staff as an expert in behavioral health. As an extension of his scholarly and clinical interests, Dr. Davis is also very involved in developing and strengthening the practice of social work. In this capacity, he has served on multiple state level boards and advisory councils. He is currently serving as the President of the Kansas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Evolved from a "think tank" of professionals from various specialties, the Board of Directors is a unique gathering of private citizens, judges, attorneys (both prosecution and defense), social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and police officers—all quite experienced, all quite successful, and all contributing freely of time and expertize.
Collister & Kampschroeder
3311 Clinton Parkway Court
Lawrence, Kansas 66047
Chair & Program Director
Department of Social Work
Fort Hays State University
600 Park St. Hays, KS 67601-4099
Dr. Quillen is licensed to practice in Kansas, and has extensive experience in neuropsychology. He has trained psychiatrists and psychologist (Kansas University Medical School—Wichita), and he has supervised the mental health treatment of inmates. At the present time he is in private practice.
Mr. Conley is an attorney functioning in the Johnson County office of the Kansas Public Defenders. He is a graduate of the Kansas University School of Law and a member of the Kansas Bar. He was born in Cherokee, Iowa and lived there until starting college at the University of South Dakota, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Political Science. Before graduation, he was a student member of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He remains committed to the practice of criminal defense law, and to helping the little guy take on the man.
Psychology Representative---George Athey, Ph.D.
Psychology Representative---Marc A. Quillen, Ph.D.
Psychology Representative---Jarrod Steffan, Ph.D.
Prosecution Representative---Gerald Lee Cross, J.D.
Prosecution Representative---Crystalyn Oswald, J.D.
Defense Representative---James R. Watts, J.D.
Psychiatry Representative---David Blakely, M.D.
Social Work Representative--Timothy O. Davis, Ph.D.
Social Work Representative---Richard N. Spano, Ph.D.
Legal Counsel---Adam Hall, J.D.
JAMES R. WATTS, J.D.
Mr. Cross owns and operates Cross Law Firm, LLC, and serves clients with diverse needs throughout Kansas, Missouri, nationally, and abroad. Cross Law Firm offers representation in civil litigation (focusing on environmental, agricultural, business, and employment issues) and domestic litigation, criminal matters, and estate planning (wills, estates, and trusts). In 2010, Mr. Cross was a member of a legal team named as a Finalist for Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Public Justice Foundation. Mr. Cross has been active in the Kansas Association for Justice since being graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Law School in 2007. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees for Johnson County Community College. Originally from Lawrence, Mr. Cross is a 2002 graduate of the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, and is also a member of the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Cross and his wife, Jennifer, have a daughter and a son.
Dr. Spano is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas and he maintains a private practice. He earned a B.S. in Sociology from St. John’s University in 1966, a M.S.W. in Case Work and Group Work from St. Louis University in 1968, and a Ph.D. in Social Work History and Higher Education from the University of Minnesota in 1978. His career in academics is quite lengthy and includes positions at the University of Nebraska and at the University of Minnesota in addition to the University of Kansas. He has held multiple administrative positions within academia, all the while doing research in social work practice, ethical decision making, social work history and philosophy, and child sexual abuse. Part of his academic experience included the development of international courses for both graduate and undergraduate students in Costa Rica, India, Korea and Sweden. The list of his publications and presentations is quite extensive. In his private practice, Dr. Spano has shown his interest in family dynamics and foster care while he has worked with facilities across the nation, from Texas to Minnesota. He has held a License to Practice Social Work in Kansas since 1980.
After more than 16 years of legal experience with 11 years as a prosecutor, Mr. Watts now functions as a defense attorney. His educational background is extensive. He obtained his bachelor's degree at Missouri Southern State University in 1983, and a master's degree from Pittsburg State University in 1991. He then pursued teaching for 12 years. This eventually led Watts to attend the University of Kansas and to obtain a juris doctor degree from Kansas University in 1999. He then joined the county attorney's office in Butler County, Kansas, which he left in 2010 for private practice. Watts is currently a member of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. After 11 years prosecuting all types of cases, James R. Watts now uses his experience to defend those facing prosecution for a wide variety of charges. His experience means that he knows the ins and outs of the legal system.
Ellis County Attorney
107 West 12th Street
Hays, Kansas 67601
The Board meets on the third Saturday of January, April, July, and October, at 9:00am. Meetings are open to all interested parties. The next meeting is on July 16th. The Board will meet at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library, 1515 SW 10th Avenue, between 9:30 and 11:30.
DAVID R. MOUILLE, Ph.D.
Dr. Blakely is a Kansas licensed Board Certified psychiatrist officed at the Heritage Mental Health Clinic in Topeka. He was graduated from Stanford University (with Distinction), the University of Kansas Medical School, Stanford University Medical Center, Austen Riggs Center, and the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Blakely has held staff positions at different institutions in several states (California—Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Santa Clara Valley Jail; Massachusetts—Westfield Area Mental Health Center, Berkshire Medical Center, Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children; and Kansas—Prairie View, The Menninger Clinic, St Francis Medical, Third Judicial District Court), and multiple teaching positions (University of Kansas School of Medicine at Wichita, Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry, Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Institute). Previously, he held memberships in the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, the Berkshire District Medical Society, the Harvey County Medical Society, and the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis. At the present time, Dr. Blakely is a member of the American Medical Association, the Kansas Medical Society, the American Psychiatric Association, the Kansas Psychiatric Society, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center, the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Foundation, the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Institute, the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Dr. Blakely has received honors as the Alpha Sigma Phi Scholar of the Year, the Outstanding Young Man of America, and as an American Psychiatric Association Fellow. He has engaged in research and published articles.
GERALD GENTRY, Ph.D.
Vice President for Mental Health
224 West Central Avenue
El Dorado, Kansas 67042
8575 West 110th Street; #218
Overland Park, Kansas 66210
Mr. Collister is a founding partner of Collister and Kampschroeder. He was graduated from the University of Kansas in 1961 and from the University of Kansas Law School in 1964. He was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 1964, to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, in 1972 and to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1972. He has been a member of the Judge Hugh Means American Inn of Court, the Kansas Judicial Council Criminal Law Advisory Committee, the Kansas Law Review, and the Governor-Appointed Kansas Criminal Justice Recodification, Rehabilitation and Restoration Project. He has published article in the Kansas Law Review, the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, and the Washburn Law Journal. Mr. Collister has been on the faculties of the Washburn School of Law and the University of Kansas School of Law. Mr. Collister was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Kansas, and he currently practices in the areas of real estate; zoning, planning and land use, and civil, commercial and criminal litigation. He also functions as an Examiner for the Kansas Commission on Judicial Qualifications, and is a member of the Douglas County Bar Association, the Association of Judicial Disciplinary Counsel, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
EDWARD G. COLLISTER, Jr., J.D.
GERALD LEE CROSS, J.D.
PETER CONLEY, J.D.
128 S. Chestnut St., Suite A
Olathe, Kansas 66061
THE HON. KATHLEEN M. LYNCH
District Court Judge
Continuing Education Promoting Collaborative Forensics
Mr. Finney is retired from Aon Corp / Alexander & Alexander where he was a Vice President and District Manager of the Midwest Division of A&A Benefits Services. In this position he had management responsibilities for offices in six Midwest cities. He also served in a consulting role to several major Kansas City companies pertaining to their self-funded and insured employee benefits plans. Mr. Finney is a graduate of Kansas State University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.
1125 S Rock Road
Wichita, Kansas 67207
Collister & Kampschroeder
3311 Clinton Parkway Court
Lawrence, Kansas 66047
JARROD STEFFAN, Ph.D.