Breta Campus, MA, joins Southeast Kansas Respite Services (SEKRS) as Program Coordinator.
A native of Neodesha, KS, Breta received her BA degrees in Psychology and Sociology and her MA degree in Psychology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, NY. She is currently enrolled in the Ed.D. program in Education Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas. Her research interests lie in professional development for online instructors and college access/choice for rural students.
Breta has worked in the fields of higher education and human services for many years. Her professional journey started with Family of Woodstock, Inc., the longest running 24-hour crisis hotline in the U.S.; over the past 30 years she has served in various positions in housing, HIV/AIDS, community education, domestic violence, substance abuse recovery, mental health, career and TRIO services. Her most meaningful accomplishment, she feels, is participating in the national transformation of mental health services from the medical-model to a recovery-model while serving as Director of Operations for PEOPLe, Inc. in Poughkeepsie, NY. She also enjoys teaching as an adjunct at Independence Community College in Independence, KS.
When not working, teaching or studying, Breta enjoys music of all genres, traveling (pre-Covid), reading (pre-Ed.D. program), and keeping in touch with friends across the globe, including fellow members of Leather and Lace Motorcycle Club, of which she is a 30-year member, past Chapter President, and past National Vice President. She is looking forward to working with KU staff, community service providers, and families throughout southeast Kansas.