Valerie Smith is the Executive Director at KHSS. Valerie has been working in the human services field for the past 12 years at KHSS. Valerie worked in various positions at Kaiser before being promoted to Executive Director three years ago. “Working in this field can be challenging, but the fulfillment I have received far outweighs those challenges.” Valerie believes that, “We have the best TEAM of employees to fulfill our mission and vision here at KHSS. Our team is dedicated, passionate and has compassion for the individuals that we serve.”
Director of HR
Joining the KHSS Team in 2014 as the Director of HR and member of the KHSS Executive Team, Tonya brings 20+ years of experience specializing in small to mid-size organizations, for profit and non-profit. Her broad experience includes workforce planning, recruiting, performance management, employee development and employee engagement. Her experience also includes benefits, compensation, insurance and compliance issues. When she’s not managing the HR Department, she loves spending time with her Husband, 3 Children, 2 In-Law Children and 2 dogs. She loves vacationing to the beach, crafting, reading, watching movies and being out and about in the community. She looks forward to many more years continuing to build a great team of employees who will continue to reach those in need in our area.
Kelley Troutman recently moved to New Albany from Orange County. Kelley has a Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies from IUPUI, and has spent the last 8 years working in the Human Services field, specifically with the Developmentally Disabled population. Kelley strongly believes in the KHSS mission and says that she is, “dedicated to providing a quality service to the individuals we serve.” Kelley enjoys spending time with her four daughters, son and two grandchildren.
Director of Home Services
Trish Evans is the Director of Home Services at KHSS. Her position involves working with individuals with developmental challenges as well as the elderly. Trish has been working in the Human Services field for the last 18 years, the last 5 years with Kaiser Home Support Services. Trish began her career as a Direct Care Staff working with persons with developmental challenges. She says, “I fell in love with the work almost immediately. The rewards I received were beyond my expectations. Because of the passion I have for this field, I worked very hard and progressed very quickly. I’m still loving it!”