LARNED — Kevyn Soupiset is serving his first year on the Central Kansas United Way board of directors after previously serving as co-chair for the United Way Campaign 2014.
A native of Elkhart, Kevyn has been a part of Central Kansas since arriving in 2003. He has served in the local medical community as a physical therapist in Great Bend and Larned. He currently is co-owner of Advanced and Progressive Therapy & Sports Medicine in Great Bend, Larned and Hays.
Kevyn is a board member of the Larned Area Chamber of Commerce and recently completed the Golden Belt Leadership Program. He recently completed his doctorate in physical therapy and continues to advance his physical therapy practice in the Central Kansas area specializing in orthopedics and sports injury.
Julie Bugner-Smith, United Way of Central Kansas director, said United Way of Central Kansas is an organization that has become very important to Kevyn as he has found a new appreciation for its role in serving the local and area needs of Barton and Pawnee County residents.
Paulette Soupiset, a native of Larned, is serving her first year on the board of directors as serving as co-chair for the United Way Campaign 2014. She is very excited about the opportunity to continue serving UWCK. She is a past board member of the United Way, serving from 2005 to 2007.
“The board is thrilled to have Kevin and Paulette on the board. They have been very active with United Way, and they served as 2014 co-chairs,” said Smith. “ I feel confident that they will continue to help us build United Way to help even more people in the community. Kevyn is very excited to continue serving with the United Way Central Kansas board of directors.”
Smith said the Soupisets wanted to remain active in their Central Kansas communities. They are passionate about their service and continue to take pride in the role they are asked to serve in.
Paulette is a native of Larned and relocated to the area with her family in 2003. She and husband, Kevyn are parents to three children — Grace, Joey and Eli. She and her family are members of Prince of Peace Parish and she volunteers with religious education classes.
“Serving UWCK and its beneficiaries is something I am very excited to continue,” Paulette said.
Smith said that United Way of Central Kansas recently surpassed its $250,000 goal.
“We also met our goal for the campaign and our dedicating the campaign to Dolores Newell,” Smith said. “She passed away suddenly and was a vital part of the campaign and United Way of Central Kansas. Her bright smile and disposition will be missed by all.”