Director of Social Services | PCarpenter@VillageShalom.org
Paula has been a member of the Village Shalom family since 2006. She has worked as a social worker with aging populations her entire career. Paula holds bachelor’s in social work and master’s in gerontology degrees from the University of Central Missouri – go Mules! In 2011, Paula was honored with the LeadingAge Kansas Caregiver of the Year Award.
Paula was born in Harrisonville, Missouri and has lived within 30 minutes of there her entire life. She and her assistant fire chief husband have one amazing son who is the greatest gift of their lives. Paula loves to laugh and make others laugh – something you'll pick up on rather quickly when you meet her. She’s also a bit of a Bon Jovi enthusiast – something you’ll also pick up on rather quickly.
In her free time, Paula loves to read – a lot, like three books a week a lot. She also enjoys going to the movies and keeping up on pop culture. She and her family love to travel, especially to Florida, where they like to soak up the sun on the beach and visit her favorite place on Earth – Disney World.