Meet Our Staff

Sister Bridget Dickason, Director

In 1986 when Sister Bridget joined the Benedictine Sisters, she came to them with a degree in Education and English so naturally her talents seemed best suited for teaching in the area high schools. When the need for a principal arose at Mount St. Scholastica Academy, she returned to school to obtain a Master's in School Administration, serving as principal for six years through the merger with Maur Hill. In the summer of 2010 she found a new calling as Associate Director of Keeler Women's Center. In June 2012, she completed her certification as a spiritual director through the Souljourners program at Sophia Center. 

Brenda Mortell, Associate Director

Brenda Mortell previously was the family services director at Heartland Habitat for nine years. In that post, she oversaw the home-buyer purchase, education and financial literacy processes. She also was a community organizer and community safety initiative coordinator at Community Housing of Wyandotte County, was the Kansas City, Kan., study circles program coordinator for United Way of Wyndotte County and was a project coordinator for the Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce. A second-generation immigrant and a long-time resident of Kansas City, Kan., Mortell graduated from F.L. Schlagle High School and Donnelly College and attended Rockhurst University. She has served on the Keeler advisory board for two years, and teaches the monthly Common Cents classes at the center.

 

 Other Staff

Gabe Rickard, intern, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Megan Dieme, Counseling in partnership with MOCSA

Jackie Tigges, LSCSW, LCSW, Counseling