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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.

2019 Officers

Valerie-Nicholson-Watson

President
Valerie Nicholson-Watson
President & CEO
Harvesters- The Community Food Network

Jake Jacobson Children's Mercy Nonprofit Connect Board Member

Secretary
Jake Jacobson
Director, Public Relations
Children's Mercy

Macaela

Vice President
Macaela Stephenson
Manager of Community Relations and Investment
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Tondee-Lutterman

Past President
Tondee' Lutterman
National Industry Partner- Not-for-Profit
BKD, LLP

Leslie Sims RSM Nonprofit Connect Board Member

Treasurer
Leslie Sims
Partner
RSM US LLP

2019 Directors

Charlotte Barksdale
LaserCycle, Inc.

Laura Berger
Saint Luke's Foundation

Lynne Brown
iBossWell, Inc.

Clifton Campbell
Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City

Rita Cortes
Menorah Heritage Foundation

Drew Elliott
KCPT - Kansas City PBS / The Bridge

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

Jennifer Ingraham
University of Missouri-Kansas City Foundation

Sheri Johnson
McCownGordon Construction

Amy Kligman
Charlotte Street Foundation

Martin Kraus
Unbound

Jami Shipman
Lathrop Gage

Precious Stargell Cushman
Community LINC

Cassie Pikarsky
Truman Library Institute
Ex-officio Director