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
  • Jenny Grindel, Vice President
  • Deliece Hofen, President
  • April Wasleski, Ex-Officio Treasurer
  • Keith White

RESEARCH REVIEW BOARD

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

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Nichole Asquith
  • Laura Buckman
  • Robin Broder
  • Phillip Charlton
  • Jennifer Claar
  • Brian Dolezal
  • Laura Dolezal
  • Angie Ebright
  • Mikel Flickinger
  • Heather Foil
  • John Fuller
  • Amy Gregory
  • Brian Gregory
  • Amanda Grosdidier
  • Lesley Hewlett
  • Charlie Hill
  • Jene’ Hong
  • Jessica Lilja
  • Shannon Lyon
  • Mark Mahon
  • Steve McCandless
  • Jill Meyer
  • Laurie Minard
  • Tom Oltjen
  • Shelly Oza
  • Laura Read
  • Kim Stanley
  • Cam Walton
  • Lori Werth
  • Jordan Wilcosky
  • Lindsay Weiss

Young Professionals Board

  • Katie Allgood
  • Erin Barham
  • Hannah Babcock
  • Savannah Bellem
  • Blayr Bitler
  • Kelsey Bradley
  • Austin Bradley
  • Abby Curry
  • Bill Cross
  • Mackenzie Fuller
  • Isabell Grisnick
  • Scott Hill
  • Rosie Hollis
  • Carly Johnson
  • Alexis Joski
  • William Miller
  • Madeline Plankers
  • Blake Straatman
  • Brandi Thomas