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Johnson County

Denise G. Dias, M.S.

Family and Consumer Sciences Agent / Home and Family

Areas of Specialization:

  • Adaptive Technology for Aging in Place
  • Budgeting and Basic Record Keeping
  • Cash in with Coupons
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management
  • Clothing, Sewing and Laundry Education
  • Cut the Clutter and Get Organized
  • Dressing Professionally on a Budget
  • Essential Living Skills Programs
  • Hoarding: The Impact of Compulsive Keepers
  • Intentional Harmony – Balancing Home, Work and Family
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers
  • Radon Awareness Program for Kansas
  • SHICK – Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas
  • Stay Strong, Stay Healthy
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Management

Personal History/Background
Denise Dias (rhymes with bias) began her Kansas Extension career in 1996 in Linn County where she was Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H agent. In 1998 she transferred to Sedgwick County and specialized in Clothing and Textiles, Housing and Indoor Environment. Additional duties were added in 2000 to include Foods, Nutrition and Health. In 2012, a decrease in county dollars eliminated the Clothing Program in Sedgwick County and Denise was moved into the Foods and Nutrition Program permanently.

On a personal note, Denise is celebrating 21 years in Extension. She is passionate about teaching and learning. In her spare time she enjoys sewing, cooking and practicing her new skill of spinning fiber. She is married, has 2 grown children, and a sassy yellow cat named Daisy.

Denise has a deep understanding of numerous Extension programs in an urban setting and enjoys sharing her expertise with Johnson County residents.

Education

  • B.S. Home Economics — with a specialization in Consumer Textiles, University of Nebraska
  • M.S. Apparel Marketing, Kansas State University
  • Master’s of International Business and Leadership, Friends University