Executive Director Andrea Clements
Andrea’s background includes management roles in the social service and health-related nonprofit sector, as well as bank management experience.
Clements has served as financial center manager for UMB Bank in Atchison, KS. Clements was a manager of home based services for the University Of Kansas Medical Center’s Project Eagle.
This initiative was responsible for four grant-funded home visiting programs serving approximately 300 women and families with children up to three-years-old. It also ensured program compliance with grant requirements and Head Start performance standards.
Clements previously spent approximately two years as quality assurance coordinator for Cornerstone of Care, Kansas City, Mo., and four years as foster care and adoption case management supervisor for that organization.
She additionally has served as a foster care and adoption case manager for Spofford & Mattie Rhodes located in Kansas City, treatment coordinator for Adventures in Change, Denver, and family support worker/interim case manager for Kaw Valley in Atchison.
Clements holds a B.S. in Human Resources and Family Science from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
As Director of Live Well Live Atchison, Clements will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the vision, mission, and strategic direction set by the board. Principal duties of the role include the following: manage the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the organization’s programs and services; provide leadership for day-to-day operations and short-term and long-term objectives; oversee financial planning, development, and management, including budget preparation and securing adequate funding for the operation of the organization; and plan and implement community relations/advocacy initiatives.
“I look forward to furthering the important work of LWLA,” Clements said. “The board and volunteer group have already laid the groundwork and made significant strides in the effort to improve the health of our county. I see many opportunities to improve the health of Atchison County and its citizens. I also see an increased investment in the county’s well-being from a diverse group of community members. I am eager to capitalize on that community investment by furthering LWLA’s mission to make Atchison County one of the healthiest counties in Kansas.” LWLA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization health initiative created in 2010 by a partnership of community leaders and Atchison Hospital. The organization’s vision is focused on developing one of the healthiest lifestyle cultures found in Kansas. This is being accomplished through collaborative planning with other local and area entities, community action, education, and policy advocacy.