Our Board and Staff

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Our Board and Staff


Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Michael Luby, Chair
Neila Whitt, KCP&L
Julie Matlage, Black & Veatch
Jovanna Rohs, UMKC Institute for Human Development 
Stephen Nixon, TYR Energy 
Larry Lerner, Levy & Craig 
Amanda Keller, Mid America Regional Council (MARC)
Dean Olson, The Family Conservancy
Don Ash, Wyandotte County Sheriff
Anthony Andrews, Church of Faith International 
Dennis Barnett, Citi Cards
Olushola Bodie, DST Systems
Erin Brower, Alliance for Childhood Education (ACE)
Cheryl Carpenter-Davis, MCC-Penn Valley 
Brian Dunn, J.E. Dunn Construction 
Joe Harmon, Hallmark Cards
Renee Herrmann, Community Volunteer
Nick Nash, Union Bank & Trust 
Philip McKnight, Stinson Leonard Street
Sandra Olivas, Brotherhood Bank
Ryan Patton, UBS Financial Services
Maggie Ross, Waddell & Reed
Pat Thelen, UMB
Christi Weaver, The Polished Edge Fine Jewelry 
Matt Webb, Bank of Kansas City
JR Majors, Executive Director Emeritus


Executive Staff
Dean Olson, President and CEO
Kristin Graue, Vice President of Administration & Finance
Jocelyn Mourning, Vice President of Development & Communications
Paula Neth, VIce President of Programs