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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.

2023 Officers

Leslie Sims

President
Leslie Sims
RSM US LLP

Tahir Atwater

Secretary
Tahir Atwater
Jackson County CASA

Jake Jacobson Children's Mercy, Nonprofit Connect Board Member

Vice President
Jake Jacobson
Parris Communications

Macaela Stephenson

Past President
Macaela Stephenson
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

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Treasurer
Martin Kraus
Unbound

2023 Directors

Lynne Brown

Lynne Brown
iBossWell, Inc.

Judy Keller

Judy Keller
Keller Consulting

Eric Rogers

Eric Rogers
BikeWalkKC

Rita Cortes

Rita Cortes
Menorah Heritage Foundation

Amy Kligman

Amy Kligman
Charlotte Street Foundation

Precious Stargell Cushman

Precious Stargell Cushman
Community LINC

Karen Donnely

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

Merritt Engel Neil

Merritt Neil
M&C

Gene Willis

Gene Willis
GEHA

Drew Elliott

Drew Elliott
Children's Mercy

Nicolle Ratliff

Nicolle Ratliff
Kansas City Art Institute

Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor
Unbound
Ex-officio Director

For a listing of past board leadership, click here.

Officer photos by Gary Rohman Photography