Copyright© 1996-2013 Monaco & Associates Incorporated

Greg Monaco, Ph.D.
    President
 
Greg Monaco is the founder and president of the board of directors of Monaco & Associates Incorporated.
He is currently leading efforts of Research Advisors Group (researchadvisors.org) , a subsidiary of M&A, that specializes in training and development services for universities, colleges, and non-profit organizations.
Phone: (785) 272-5501  Extension 100
Email: greg@monacoassociates.com

     Tonya Schuster

Lead Service Coordinator

Tonya joined Monaco in June 2013.

She moved here from Hays, Kansas and is excited to be working as the Lead Targeted Case Manager.    

Tonya has a B.S in Education from Fort Hays State University. She worked as a Service Coordinator for DSNWK for 7 years.

She also worked with KDOT on the Transportation Committee. 

Tonya also knows American Sign Language.

She loves to spend time with her family, cooking, gardening, reading, just being outdoors and doing anything that is creative and fun.

 

Phone (785) 272-5501 Extension 101

Email: tschuster@monacoassociates.com

         Jeanne Tomiser, M.S.
           Vice President

From 1998 to 2018 Jeanne was the Director of the Psychology Department of Kansas Neurological Institute in Topeka, Kansas and a part-time Facilitator for the Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support, providing behavioral support to children living in the community. She has held previous positions as the Director of Service Coordination for Monaco & Associates, as a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional and as a Staff Psychologist for Kansas Neurological Institute and as a Research Assistant at the University of Kansas. Currently retired, she remains Vice President of Monaco and Associates.

Jeanne holds degrees of Bachelor of Science majoring in psychology from the University of Missouri in St. Louis, and Master of Science majoring in Experimental Psychology from Kansas State University.
Jeanne is married to Greg Monaco. They have two children Eliot and Elise. She is a part-time event and portrait photographer.

              Marvin Branch
         Service Coordinator
Marvin joined Monaco in 2000.

As the senior member of the service coordination team, he has witnessed many changes

in service delivery.

Marvin attended the University of Kansas, where he played varsity basketball.
Marvin has a daughter and son who also enjoy hoops. He is very active with his children, and coaches his daughter's basketball team,also his son's baseball, basketball, and football teams.

Marvin enjoys fishing, hunting, going to sporting events, and working with his dogs.

 

Phone: (785) 272-5501 Extension 103 

Email : mbranch@monacoassociates.com


 

      Dave Skinner, M.L.S.
               Director​

Dave joined Monaco and Associates as Director in October 2011. He has worked in various capacities with people who experience intellectual disabilities for 41 years, 33 of those  at Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI), where he retired as Director of Training and Development and a member of the KNI Management Team. Dave also has experience consulting with a variety of community support agencies in the areas of staff training, behavior support, leadership and organizational development.
Dave received his B.A. in Psychology and his Master of Liberal Studies from Washburn University. 
Dave enjoys hunting, fishing, canoeing, attending concerts, cooking and being grandpa to three beautiful granddaughters.

 

Phone: (785) 272-5501 Extension 114

Email : dave@monacoassociates.com
 

Ashley Wolfrum
Service Coordinator

Ashley joined Monaco in May of 2016

She has had previous experience in working with the elderly and developmentally disabled community as a caregiver.

In more recent roles Ashley worked for a financial company as a trainer and working in the special education department at Washburn Rural High School.  

Ashley is working on her BSW degree on her way to becoming a social worker.

Ashley loves to cook, read and go on vacation. Her favorite place to travel is Colorado where she was born and raised.

 

Phone : (785) 272-5501 Extension 110

Email : awolfrum@monacoassociates.com

      Anna Schmidt
  Service Coordinator

Anna joined Monaco in Nov. 2016.

 

She graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2015.

Anna has worked in the mental health field with children with severe emotional disturbances and as summer staff for four summers with a children’s psychosocial group.

She also has worked with adults with intellectual disabilities as an attendant care worker.

Anna enjoys reading, painting, listening to music and gardening.

Phone: (785)272-5501 Extension 102

Email : aschmidt@monacoassociates.com

      Morgan Fry
Service Coordinator

Morgan joined Monaco in August 2018.

 

Morgan went to Ottawa University majoring in Human Services.

 

She has worked as a direct care staff for people with disabilities for 8 years.

 

Morgan grew up in Missouri and visits her family there often.

She earned a scholarship and played varsity softball at Ottawa for four years.

 

Morgan in her free time enjoys spending time with her husband and playing with her dogs.

 

Morgan also likes to Jazzercise. 

 

 

Phone: (785) 272-5501 Extension 113

 

Email: mfry@monacoassociates.com

 

     Edith McCall 
 Service Coordinator

Edith joined Monaco in May 2018.

Edith was born in Cebu, Philippines.

She graduated from the University of Mindanao where she received her Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education.

She has 5 years experience in management in different health care services for those with disabilities.

Her hobbies are fishing,gardening, traveling,and watching K.U. basketball games.

Edith loves spending time with her husband and daughter,as well.

Phone: (785) 272-5501 x 108

Email: emccall@monacoassociates.com 

      Jeanenne Lester
   Service Coordinator

Jeanenne joined Monaco in Oct. 2018.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services Education from Emporia State University. 

She has a Positive Behavior Support(PBS)

Facilitator Certificate from the Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Supports.

Jeanenne has over twenty years of experience in various support roles for individuals who have been diagnosed with intellectual, mental and behavioral support/service needs.

She was on the Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Training Services (DDT&TS) team, at Parsons State Hospital.

Jeanenne was also an independent PBS facilitator.

Jeanenne has a trained dog named Ozzy, who enjoyed visiting children and making others happy. However, he is retired and enjoys sleeping and rolling in the grass.

Phone: (785)272-5501 Extension 111

Email : jlester@monacoassociates.com

           Kelsi Lawrence

      Service Coordinator

Kelsi joined Monaco in March 2019.

She has previous experience working with the elderly and disabled community as a caregiver for many years.

Her most recent position was a care coordinator for the elderly, coordinating the medication program as well as care plans for many residents in Topeka, Kansas.

Kelsi recently received her operator's license to run and manage an assisted living community with up to 60 residents.

Her plans in the future is to open a Home plus for assisted living and disabled community.

She was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas.

She loves to go visit her grandparents in Colorado.

In her free time she loves to be outside doing various activities and spending time with her family.

Phone: (785) 272-5501 Extension 109

Email: klawrence@monacoassociates.com

Venson Valenciano

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            Greg Ditch
  Administrative Specialist

Greg joined Monaco in November, 2014.

He worked at the Goodyear plant in Topeka,Kansas for 25 years. 

Greg works in administration.  Some of his duties include billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, insurance and payroll.

He also performs a variety of confidential and complex administrative tasks associated with the business.

He was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas.  He comes from a large family, 6 brothers and 4 sisters.  He has four adult children of his own, two daughters and two sons.

He became a proud grandpa for the first time in July 2016.

Greg’s hobbies include:  Putting on softball tournaments in Topeka for 39 years.  In newspaper interviews, he was referred to, and is commonly known as, “Mr. Softball”.  His favorite teams include:  KC Royals, KC Chiefs and KU.  He has dabbled in the stock market and enjoys studying the financial aspects of mutual funds and stocks.

 

Phone: (785) 272-5501 Extension 106

Email: gditch@monacoassociates.com

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

     Geoffrey Schif
Service Coordinator

Geoffrey joined Monaco in May of 2019.

He is currently working on his Bachelor's in Psychology at Washburn University.

He plans to pursue his PhD in Psychology.

Geoffrey was featured on the Dean's list with Washburn University in the fall 2018 and the Spring 2019.

He worked as a Direct Support Professional 1 with individuals with developmental disabilities for almost three years.

Geoffrey likes to spend his spare time outside walking, and camping.

He also likes working on cars and spending time with his family.

Phone: (785) 272-5501 Extension 104

Email: gschif@monacoassociates.com

               Eliot Monaco

       Administrative Specialist

Eliot Monaco joined Monaco and Associates in December 2018.

Eliot is currently completing a master's degree in biological anthropology at Stony Brook University.

He has previously worked in health care,elementary education,and arts education.

Eliot will work in Administration and Sales at Monaco and Associates.

Eliot likes to run,lift weights,and play guitar in his spare time.

Phone: (785) 272-5501 Extension 107

Email: emonaco@monacoassociates.com

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Service Coordinator

Venson joined Monaco in August 2019.

Venson graduated cum laude from Adamson University in Manila, earning a Bachelor of Arts Major in Philosophy, with a Minor in Psychology in 1992.

He continued his graduate studies at Loyola House of Studies a Jesuit institution of learning in Quezon City Philippines.

Venson earned his Master's Degree in Pastoral Theology(Religious Studies) in 1996.He came to the United States in 2007 as an exchange student, under the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education.

Venson received his hospital regency and training as a Professional Hospital Chaplain in William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He continued his chaplaincy work in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Venson moved to Topeka Kansas in 2014 as Pastor-in-Charge of St. Augustine Anglican Church.

Venson also worked for more than two years as a Direct Support Professional.

Phone: (785) 272-5501 Extension 112

Email: vvalenciano@monacoassociates.com

              Mike Graber

Assistant Director of Software

  Development and Support

Mike started with Monaco in May 2016.

For a decade Mike worked full time counseling, tutoring,entoring and leading wayward youth at the youth center at Topeka while attending college part time.

Upon graduation from Washburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Mike had many opportunities over the next couple decades to be involved with projects converting business processes to a more electronic process for the state of Kansas, testing software, training employees, develop/ maintaining software and data analyst.

Mike's past hobbies were hunting, fishing and golfing. His current hobbies are centered on the family’s involvement in 4H; equestrian, beef, rabbits.

Mike hopes that after his daughters go off to college he can get back to his favorite hobby of training a versatile hunting dog.

Phone: (785) 272-5501 Extension 105

Email: mgraber@monacoassociates.com

          Lou Hoover, Ph. D.

         Director of Software 

        Development and Support

After 25 years as a Clinical Psychologist,
Dr.Hoover made an unusual career switch to computer programming.

Since 2001, she has been in charge of technical support, quality assurance, and software development for Monaco & Associates.

Lou has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Information Sciences from Washburn University.


Lou and her husband Ralph have one daughter and one granddaughter. Lou's favorite hobby is "grandma-ing." She also enjoys reading, music, fitness and gardening.


Phone: (785) 272-5501 Extension 105 

Email: lhoover@monacoassociates.com