Our Employees

Deena Ziegler

Director 13 YEARS

Deena Ziegler (Executive Director) has been employed with Prairie Family Center for the last 12 years and was promoted into her current position 5 years ago. She is a passionate leader who pays strict attention to our programs' fidelity, each family's needs and each one of her staff members - making sure they have time for their families as well. Deena is available to assist staff and participants in creating a strength-based approach to advocacy. Deena works closely with the Board of Directors to assure adequate cash flow and plans for financial sustainability.  (deena@prairiefamilycenter.com)

Kelly Mullis


Kelly Mullis (Early Childhood Education) began her employment with Prairie Family Center in September 2019. She is a mother of one child. Kelly has previous experience in both the elderly setting and with children. Kelly’s experience from past work life is an asset to the organization. Kelly facilitates Nurturing Parenting program, CATCH program, Tai Chi, and works with children in daycare settings.

Kathy Lee


Kathy has been the rock of our organization giving us over twelve years of employment and expertise. She has devoted these years to bringing school readiness to the many daycares in our county and has coordinated and implemented Day Camps during the summer. Kathy is the Early Childhood Education coordinator. To date, she implements Teaching Strategies Gold and Ages/Stages to these children.  Her expertise has allowed us to reach out to the public school preschool and provide CATCH, and Exploring Foods. Kathy is loved by all who come into contact with her. We love watching young to much older children run to give "Miss Kathy" a hug throughout the years. (kathylee@live.com)

Teresa Stuart


Teresa has worked with Prairie Family Center's thrift store (aka Twice As Nice Thrift Store) for eight years. She runs a tight ship and continually brings in donations by networking with community members as they hold their garage and yard sales. The store is always clean and with her finger on the pulse, Teresa knows what sells and typically gets top dollar for quality items. The bottom line shows it as well... the annual income for the thrift store has increased from $15,000 6 years ago to $88,000 this past fiscal year which ended on June 30, 2018.

Susan Sandoval


Susan is a wife and mother of two teens. Susan started at Prairie Family Center in August of 2019. She is the Assistant Grant Manager. Susan graduated with her Bachelor’s in Criminal/Social Justice and Behavioral Sciences from Ashford University in May of 2016, and is currently pursuing her Master of Science Degree in Criminal and Social Justice from Colorado Christian University. Susan also has experience in social work and in substance abuse prevention and suicide prevention.

Aimee White


Aimee White joined Prairie Family Center to help coordinate and facilitate the Nurturing Parent Program. She is a mother of 2 with another on the way, and is currently working on her Bachelor's in Christian Ministry.  

Rita Mandis


Rita is our new bilingual advocate, she loves being able to serve our community and helping families who need groceries from our pantry. Rita's coworkers have become her family and is vey blessed to be given a chance to work for PFC.