Our People

Board of Directors

2024-2025 Officers

Julia Irene Dennie-Kauffman, Chairman
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Family Foundation

Barbara Storm, President
Community Leader

Carolyn W. Parkerson, President-Elect
Community Leader

CiCi Rojas, Immediate Past President
Tico Productions LLC / Tico Sports

Stephen Doyal, Vice President
Hallmark Cards, Retired

Kathleen Nemechek, J.D., Vice President, Governance
Berkowitz Oliver LLP

Steve McDowell, Vice President
BNIM

Angela Walker, Vice President
Community Leader

David Harris, Treasurer
US Bank

Patricia Macdonald, Secretary
HI-IQ – Healthcare Institute for Innovations in Quality

David Gray, Executive Director
Kansas City Ballet

Devon Carney, Artistic Director
Kansas City Ballet

2024-2025 Board Members

Aviva Ajmera, SoLVE
Charlotte Kemper Black, Commerce Trust Company
Lucy Wells Coulson, Community Leader
Kyle Danner, EOS Worldwide LLC
Derald Davis, Ed.D, Kansas City Public Schools
Donna M. Davis, Ph.D, University of Missouri- Kansas City
Anne Elsberry, J.D., Community Leader
Cindy Hampton, DecoPac
John D. Hunkeler, M.D., Community Leader
Linda Lenza, Bank of America
Rachel Merlo, Google Fiber Kansas City
Tracy Musolf, Lockton
Sarah J. Nelson, SS&C
Joab Ortiz, Burns & McDonnell
G. Mark Sappington, J.D., Community Leader
Suzanne Shank, J.D., Community Leader
Kent V. Stallard, J.D., Stinson LLP
Alexis Strauss, BARRE KC President
Karen Yungmeyer, Kansas City Ballet Guild President