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Our Board

Nonprofit Connect is redefining the nonprofit experience. Our Board of Directors brings together esteemed representatives from the nonprofit sector, for-profit businesses and community funders to maximize our capacity to serve our members.

2021 Officers

Macaela Stephenson Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Nonprofit Connect Board Member

Macaela Stephenson
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Jake Jacobson Children's Mercy, Nonprofit Connect Board Member

Jake Jacobson
Native Digital, LLC

Leslie Sims RSM Nonprofit Connect Board Member

Vice President
Leslie Sims

Valerie Nicholson-Watson Harvesters Nonprofit Connect Board Member

Past President
Valerie Nicholson-Watson
Harvesters - The Community Food Network

Martin edit crop web

Martin Kraus

2021 Directors

Tahir Atwater
Jackson County CASA

Lynne Brown
iBossWell, Inc.

Clifton Campbell
Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City

Rita Cortes
Menorah Heritage Foundation

Precious Stargell Cushman
Community LINC



Karen Donnelly
Copilevitz, Lam & Raney, P.C.

Drew Elliott
Children's Mercy

Lewis Gregory
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Judy Keller
Keller Consulting

Amy Kligman
Charlotte Street Foundation



Merritt Neil

Nicolle Ratliff
Kansas City Art Institute

Eric Rogers

Pat Turner
Habitat for Humanity Kansas City

Gene Willis
United Inner City Services

Kristen Wood
Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas
Ex-officio Director

For a listing of past board leadership, click here.

Board photos by Gary Rohman Photography