Board Governance

We have four boards that guide our work. We are governed by a seven member Board of Directors who primarily deals with issues of compliance, finances, and assurances. We have two advisory boards, our Young Professionals Board and our Advisory Board of business and community members who guide us through pragmatic programming for our fundraising and awareness efforts. Our fourth board is our Research Review Board and this board’s primary responsibility is to work with the researchers at Children’s Mercy Hospital and KU Cancer Center to insure that the research we are funding matches our mission, is feasible, and that our accountability criteria to insure that the dollars we invest are making a difference is being met.

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Stacy Albin, Secretary
  • Andrea Bennett
  • Dave Flickinger
  • Rob Gorman
  • Deliece Hofen, President
  • Jon Holmes
  • Brian Hofen
  • Steve Linder
  • Rob Rogers
  • Kim Stanley, Vice President
  • April Wasleski, Treasurer
  • Keith White

RESEARCH REVIEW BOARD

  • Dr. Keith Ratzlaff, Chair
  • Dr. Carlos Monzon
  • Kristin Stegenga
  • Dr. Kathleen Neville
  • Deliece Hofen

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Nichole Asquith
  • Robin Broder
  • Laura Buckman
  • Phillip Charlton
  • Jennifer Claar
  • Brian Dolezal
  • Laura Dolezal
  • Angie Ebright
  • Mikel Flickinger
  • John Fuller
  • Heather Foil
  • Amy Gregory
  • Brian Gregory
  • Amanda Grosdidier
  • Lesley Hewlett
  • Charlie Hill
  • Stephanie Ingelhardt
  • Jessica Lilja
  • Mark Mahon
  • Mallory McCandless
  • Jill Meyer
  • Laurie Minard
  • Barry Nelson
  • Tom Oltjen
  • Jim Ondick
  • Laura Read
  • Allie Sanchez
  • Jennifer Utting
  • Lindsay Weiss
  • Lori Werth
  • Jordan Wilcosky
  • Ellen Wood

Young Professionals Board

  • HannahBabcock
  • Erin Barham
  • Hanna Bohl
  • Austin Bradley
  • Kelsey Bradley
  • Bill Cross
  • Abby Curry
  • Brittney Diehm
  • Katelyn Ehrnman
  • Mackenzie Fuller
  • Rosie Hollis
  • Kory Kirkegaard
  • Steve Lotz
  • Will Miller
  • Madeline Plankers
  • Blake Straatmann
  • Blayr Studer
  • Brandi Thomas