Our People

Board of Directors

2022-2023 Officers

Julia I. Kauffman, Chairman
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Family Foundation

CiCi Rojas, President
Tico Productions LLC / Tico Sports

Barbara Storm, President-Elect
Community Leader

Rachel Merlo, Vice President
Google Fiber Kansas City

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

David Harris, Treasurer
US Bank

Carolyn W. Parkerson, Secretary
Community Leader

Jeffrey J. Bentley, Executive Director
Kansas City Ballet

Devon Carney, Artistic Director
Kansas City Ballet

2022-2023 Board Members

Aviva Ajmera, SoLVE
Charlotte Kemper Black, Commerce Trust Company
Lucy Wells Coulson, Community Leader
Derald Davis, Ed.D, Kansas City Public Schools
Donna M. Davis, Ph.D, University of Missouri- Kansas City
Stephen Doyal, Hallmark Cards, Retired
Anne Elsberry, J.D., Community Leader
Melissa Ford, Kansas City Ballet Guild President
Cindy Hampton, DecoPac
Matt C. Johnson, Optum
Linda Lenza, Bank of America
Patricia Macdonald, HI-IQ – Healthcare Institute for Innovations in Quality
Susan Lordi Marker, Artist
Steve McDowell, BNIM
Tracy Musolf, Lockton
Sarah J. Nelson, State Street Global Services
Joab Ortiz, Burns & McDonnell
Jack D. Rowe, J.D., Lathrop GPM LLP
G. Mark Sappington, J.D., Community Leader
Suzanne Shank, J.D., Community Leader
Kent V. Stallard, J.D., Stinson LLP
Kathy Stepp, Stepp & Rothwell, Inc.
Angela Walker, Community Leader
Marissa Wickam, BARRE KC President