Hilary Cohen Singer, Executive Director, 816.629.8934

Tara Burkhart, Assistant Executive Director and Acting Director of Health and Wellness, 816.629.8911

Ajibola Adepoju Barbee, Workforce Development Director, 816.629.8901

Malinda Kimmel, Development Director, 816.629.8935

Jeanylle Steward, Human Resources and Operations Director, 816-629-8940

Hilary Cohen Singer, Executive Director, 816.629.8934

Tara Burkhart, Assistant Executive Director and Acting Director of Health and Wellness, 816.629.8911

Malinda Kimmel, Development Director, 816.629.8935

Jeanylle Stweard, Human Resources and Operations Director, 816-629-8940

Vernetta Adair, Operations Manager, 816.629.8895

Ellen Tanner, Fund Development Associate, 816.629.8942

Nancy Gulotta, Accounting Assistant, 816.629.8909

Latrina Kelley, Operations Assistant, 816.471.2808

Fiona Morris, Grants Associate, 816.629.8921

Abeer Riemann, Volunteer Coordinator, 816.629.8904

Randy Rodriguez, Finance Manager, 816.629.8894

Ajibola Adepoju Barbee, Workforce Development Director, 816.629.8901

Robert Crenshaw, Career Skills and Connection Career Coach, 816.471.2808

Halima Dusenge, Refugee Employment Specialist, 816.629.8905

Aimee Hamerle, Refugee Employment Manager, 816.629.8891

Doreen Nakagiri, Regional Data Collection Specialist, 816.629.8936

Sabrina Scholz, Employment Services Manager, 816.616.5018

Sabrina Simon, Career Skills and Connections Manager, 816.895.2764

Melinda Taylor, Youth Mentor Coordinator, 816.629.8890

Angel Washington, Career Service Specialist at FEC, 816.237.8108

Souleymane Adam, Case Manager,

Yelena Akhmedova, Case Manager (MO-RTAC), 816.471.2808

Ayin Ali, Education Orientation Coordinator

Catherine Anderson, Language and Cultural Services Manager, 816.629.8908

Harsamit Bi, Refugee Social Services Case Manager, 816.629.8932

Alissa Fortney-Tombaugh,  Resettlement Services Manager, 816-471-2808

Faisal Haji, Refugee Social Services Case Manager, 816.629.8931

Omar Idriss, Resettlement Case Manager, 816.629.8912

Azizullah Mohammadzai,  Resettlement Case Manager, 816.629.8915

Sara Pitia, Refugee Social Services Manager, 816.629.8927

Jessica Rivera, Immigration Assistant, 816.629.8938

Maria Rodriguez, Interpreter Services Coordinator, 816.629.8933

Becky Showmaker, Immigration Specialist, 816.629.8919

Wakari Guillen Villarreal, Immigration Services Manager, 816.629.8896

Tara Burkhart, Assistant Executive Director and Acting Director of Health and Wellness, 816.629.8911

Elisabeth Birchler, Adult and Family Social Worker, 816.629.8930

Melissa DeVault, Adult Therapist, 816.629.8903

Meaghan Fanning, Social Work Youth Manager, 816.629.8917

Talia Halfon, Youth Therapist, 816.616.0683

Morgan Merrell, Adult and Family Social Work Manager, 816.629.8918

Vianney Mvuyekure, Refugee Medical Education Case Manager, 816.629.8926

Lina Oleik, Health Benefits Navigator, 816.629.8898

Mareah Pomstra, Adult and Family Social Worker, 913.276.0204

Amy Ross, Global Gardens Coordinator, 816.629.8893

Afsaneh Zaeri, Youth Therapist, 816.629.8951

Board of Trustees 2021

President

James Ellis, Healthcare Realty Development, LLC

Vice President

Martha Baird, University of Kansas School of Nursing

Secretary

Allyson Hile, Kansas City Public Schools

Treasurer

Bob Galamba, Colliers International

Members

Andrea Baran, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Jay Benjamin, Utility One Source

Valerie Bordy, CenturyLink

Cal Cohen*, Real Estate Investment

Dr. Babalola Faseru, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Kansas City

Danielle Giarla, VanTrust Real Estate

Jennifer Hack Wolf, The Beacon

Kelvin Igumbor, Dairy Farmers of America

Bill Intrater*, Strategic Alliances, Adknowledge

Angelique Nedved, SchoolSmartKC

Sam Nemeh, Community Volunteer

Brady Poskin, Prier Products, Inc.

Michael Shopmaker*, Vayen Marketing Group

Don Wise*, Park University

Phillip Zeeck, Polsinelli

* Past President

Young Professionals Board 2021:

Co-Presidents

Jessica Ann, Parson & Associates

Talia Halfon, KCIA

Members

Fatima Delic, City of Kansas City, Missouri Office of the City Council

Matthew Von Ende, Cohen-Esrey

Engoma Fataki, Missouri Western State University

Carlen Fidler, Second Chance Risk Reduction Center

Megan Gould, Kansas State-Olathe

Emily Riner, Western Governors University

Elissa Rondeau, DEG Digital

Melanie Schaeperkoetter, Cornerstones of Care

Jasmine Ward, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Workforce Development Advisory Council:

Adidja Suleman Director Physician Recruitment and Retention Saint Luke’s Health System

Bret Fischer, SPHR Senior Director, of Talent Acquisition NetSmart

Brady Poskin Manufacturing Manager PRIER Products, Inc.

Ingrid Hubbard Director Human Resources North American Savings Bank

Katrice Lnaier, M.Ed System Director, Talent Acquisition University of Kansas Health System

Kajuan Cummings, M.Ed.

Principal Hogan Preparatory Academy-Lower Campus

Kreshaun McKinney Manager, Audience Engagement Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

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