Employed by the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office since December 2004, Ms. Holm has single-handedly operated the Programs section of her agency’s Adult Detention Center with limited resources and increasing demands. Her section processes more than 10,000 inmate requests yearly while conducting religious, employment, and alcohol/drug education programming six days a week. Limited resources, however, do not deter Ms. Holm. She continues to locate and provide meaningful programs, and despite limited staff and her own daily duties, she often helps her program assistants facilitate inmate programming.
Ms. Holm is recognized throughout her agency for her dedication, focus on improvement, drive for excellence, and charity. She is instrumental in book drives to obtain reading material for inmates at no cost and coordinates fund raising and toy collection for the agency’s Toys for Tots program, which supports the children of detention center inmates. Her influence also extends beyond facility walls into the community where she works with the Kiwanis Club, Girl Scouts, American Cancer Society, Law Enforcement Torch Run, United Way, and the local Adopt-a-Highway program. She is known as the go-to person when a volunteer is needed for a community service project, often taking the leadership role. Over the years, she has received many accolades and letters of appreciation for her efforts.
Ms. Holm’s drive and dedication have introduced progress into an aging, mostly indigent detention center population. Her programs offer hope and provide charity to those most in need.
A wife and mother of three children, Ms. Holm holds a master’s degree in legal analysis and is a Certified Paralegal; she is also certified by the American Correctional Association as a Corrections Manager and an Auditor.