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Advisory Board and Subcommittees

2015 Leadership Advisory Board 

  • Rob Givens, co-chair
  • Tina Uridge, Clay County Senior Services, co-chair
  • Karen Bartz, community volunteer
  • Barbara Bollier, representative, Kansas House of Representatives
  • Jim Courtney, Community Volunteer
  • John Carney, Center for Practical Bioethics
  • Cindy Cavanah, Communities for All Ages Coalition of Eastern Jackson County
  • Rita M. Cortes, Menorah Heritage Foundation
  • Dennis Domer, retired co-founder of New Cities, University of Kansas
  • Andres Dominguez, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
  • Tom Esselman, business innovation and non-profit leadership consultant
  • Alan Forker, M.D., John Locke Society
  • Barbara Friedmann, community volunteer
  • Phil Hanson, Truman-Heartland Community Foundation
  • Jerry Jones, Community Health Council of Wyandotte County
  • Kathy Macken, Platte County Senior Fund
  • Laura McConwell, community volunteer
  • Joan McDowd, Ph.D., director, UMKC Gerontology programs
  • Mary Kay McPhee, community volunteer
  • Barbara Potts, community volunteer
  • Roy Robinson, community volunteer
  • Carson Ross, mayor, Blue Springs, Missouri
  • Carol Sader, community volunteer
  • Clausie Smith, former mayor, Bonner Springs, Kansas, community volunteer
  • Bob Steinkamp, Kirkland Woods & Martinsen
  • Carol Suter, councilmember, Gladstone, Missouri
  • Maren Turner, AARP Kansas State Office
  • Gene Wilson, community volunteer
  • Susan Wray, Mid-Continent Public Library
  • Kelly Wright, M.A., Center for Aging in Community, University of Missouri Kansas City

 Advisory Board ad hoc members

  • Craig Eichelman, Director, AARP Missouri State Office
  • Dan Goodman, Director, Johnson County Area Agency on Aging
  • Ruth Jones, Director, Area Agency on Aging of Wyandotte and Leavenworth Counties
  • James Stowe, Director, MARC Aging and Adult Services
  • Maren Turner, Director, AARP KS State Office

Subcommittees

Caregiving

  • Chair: Susan Wray, Assistant Director, Mid-Continent Public Library\
  • Barbara Bollier, Kansas State Legislator
  • Barb Friedmann, Outreach Manager, Metropolitan Community College
  • Mary Kay McPhee, Community Volunteer
  • Bob Steinkamp, Attorney and Board Member, Clay County Senior Services
At-large members          
  • Michelle Brown, MARC Area Agency on Aging
  • Richard Odium, LCSW, LSCSW, Director, Clinical Services, Jewish Family Services
  • Megan Ryan, United Way 2-1-1 Older Adult Specialist
  • Pam Seymour, Executive Director, Shepherd’s Center Central
  • SueAnn Strom, Congregation Beth Torah Care Connections
  • Tina Uridge, Executive Director, Clay County Senior Services
  • Barbara Wiman, BE Education Group
  • Eric Wiman, BE Education Group
  • Paula Zigmond, Program Coordinator, Clay County Senior Services

Civic Engagement                                                     

  • Co-Chairs: Karen Bartz, community volunteer and Phil Hanson, CEO Truman-Heartland Community Foundation
  • Rob Givens, Community Volunteer                                       
  • Mary Kay McPhee, Community Volunteer
  • Donna Owens, Community Volunteer                                                                                                   
  • Barbara Potts, Community Volunteer
  • Carol Sader, Community Volunteer
  • Clausie Smith, Community Volunteer
  • Gene Wilson, Community Volunteer

At-Large Members

  • Karen Boyd, Vice President, Organizational Performance and Engagement, United Way of Greater Kansas City
  • Sandra Aust, Director, Coming of Age-Kansas City, Shepherd’s Center Central
  • Noreen Bridgham, Directory of Programs, Nonprofit Connect
  • Cathi Hahner, Directory of Volunteer Programs, United Way of Wyandotte County
  • Cheryl Brown Henderson, Coordinator of Coming of Age/RSVP Johnson County, Shepherd’s Center Central
  • Luann Feehan, Executive Director, Nonprofit Connect
  • Susie Haake, former Employee Volunteer Program Manager, Hallmark Cards
  • Karen Hostetler, Director, Next Chapter Kansas City, Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City Kansas
  • Pam Seymour, Executive Director, Shepherd’s Center Central
  • Cris Siebenlist, Volunteer, Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City Kansas
  • SueAnn Strom, Former Board Member, Council on Certification for Volunteer Management
  • Sandra Vader, SPARK, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Emily Worm, RSVP, United Way of Wyandotte County

Healthy Lifestyles

  • Chair:  John Carney, CEO, Center for Practical Bioethics
  • Andres Dominguez, Program Officer, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
  • Jerry Jones, Executive Director, Community Health Council of Wyandotte County
  • Kelly Wright, Assistant Director, Center for Aging in Community, UMKC

Housing

  • Jim Courtney, Executive Director, Mr. Goodcents Foundation   
  • Dennis Domer,  Retired Co-Founder of New Cities, University of Kansas                                                                               
  • Robert Steinkamp, Attorney, and Board Member, Clay County Senior Services                                                 
  • Carol Suter, Councilmember, City of Gladstone           
  • Kelli Wright, Assistant Director, Center for Aging in Community, UMKC
At-Large Members
  • Katie Boyer, Telecare Global
  • Greg Corpier , Telecare Global
  • Katie Dodd, Lifewise Renovations
  • Lee Foster, Commons Development
  • Kelly Kent, Division Deputy Director, Neighborhoods Work America
  • Clay McQuerry, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together, Clay County
  • John Shreeve, Commons Development

Regional Leadership/Public Awareness

  • Chair: Rob Givens, Co-Chair, KC Communities for All Ages and Community Volunteer
  • Mary Kay McPhee, Community Volunteer
  • Clausie Smith, Community Volunteer
  • Carol Suter, Councilmember, City of Gladstone
  • Tina Uridge, Executive Director, Clay County Senior Services
  • Gene Wilson, Community Volunteer