Mr. Liedtke has been with RDI for over 20 years, served as coordinator and evaluator on multiple projects including two SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) projects – a Targeted Capacity Expansion Jail Diversion Program, and Swope Health Services’ Project Your Choice (housing first model for homeless people). He also worked on the Unified Government Project of Wyandotte County assessing access to health care for the immigrant and refugee population, the Jackson County Mental Health Court program; the BRIDGES program, an intensive case management program for individuals with a mild to moderate mental diagnosis located at the Regional Correctional (RCC) Facility; and the Samuel Rodgers Co-occurring Disorder Program, to name a few.
Further, since 2015, Mr. Liedtke manages all of RDI’s financial transactions, organizational accounting as well as RDI’s Human Resource Department. Mr. Liedtke manages multiple projects a year, funded by multiple national, state and local sources; which has been the mark of RDI’s commitment to community and the area in which we work.
Mr. Liedtke also has an extensive history of providing direct services to clients with mental health problems, individuals who were on probation and parole with substance abuse problems as well as individual with physical disabilities. While employed at Western Missouri Mental Health Center he worked as an evaluator on a Social Security Demonstration Grant to identify barriers for people with mental health problems being able to access benefits as well as enrolling qualified participants for benefits. Mr. Liedtke has a BA in Psychology, certification from the Missouri Department of Health in Mental Health Supervision, as well in Multi-Cultural Diversity and Sensitivity Training.