Judith Rodman, President and CEO

Judith Rodman

Judith (Judi) Rodman is the President and CEO of Sunflower House, the Child Advocacy Center serving Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. Ms. Rodman has more than 25 years experience in community mental health, family services, therapeutic intervention with children and families, and nonprofit leadership. Ms. Rodman has extensive nonprofit experience in program development and evaluation, staff leadership, and managing state, federal, and private grants.

Ms. Rodman joined Sunflower House in 2020 after serving as the Director of Children and Family Services at Bert Nash, the Community Mental Health Center for Lawrence, Kansas. Before her time at Bert Nash, Ms. Rodman worked for PACES, the children’s mental health center serving Wyandotte County, Kansas, for nine years. Ms. Rodman held several positions at PACES, being promoted to Executive Director in 2014. During her tenure with PACES, Ms. Rodman grew the annual budget to more than $13 million, led a Leadership Team of 16+ directors and managers, and managed more than 200 employees. 

While at PACES, she launched a new children’s emergency shelter, increased services and programs to children and families in Wyandotte County, and increased philanthropic revenue for the agency. Ms. Rodman’s early career includes managing group homes, providing therapy for children and families, and offender treatment programs.  

Ms. Rodman is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education from Northern State University in South Dakota. She is trained in Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Trauma in Schools, Parent Child Interactive Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

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