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Our Advisory Board Members

The Kansas & Western Missouri Salvation Army Advisory Board consists of a wide spectrum of hard-working men and women who share in the vision to transform and restore lives in the Kansas City metro area.

Alexander Wendel
Board Chair
Marketing Consultant
Rosalee McNamara
Board Vice Chair
Lathrop GPM

Committee Chairs

Richard H. Chamberlin - Newmark Grubb Zimmer - Property Committee Chair
Abbie Dillard - Dillard HR Consulting - Programs Committee Chair (Ex-Officio Member - Linwood Council Chair)
John Goodwin - Northwest Mutual - Program Committee Vice Chair
Patrick Martin - Cornerstone Companies - Development Committee Vice Chair
Christoper C. Nelson - SeaCrest Wealth Management - Development Committee Chair
Steve Swanson - Centric - Finance Committee Chair
Jeff Turner - Commerce Bank - Board Development Committee Chair
Committee Chairs are included in the count of regular board members.

Life Members

Sara Colt
Carl J. DiCapo
Anita B. Gorman
Payson W. Lowell
John B. Miller
Robert L. Stark

Members of long and exemplary service who have been honored by permanent election to the Advisory Board. There may be as many as five Life Members but not more than one Life Member per eight members on the board.

Regular Members

Forestine Beasley - Greg Patterson & Associates
Tracey Brogden Miller - WDAF FOX4
Andrew Brought - Spencer Fane LLP
C. Doniele Carlson - Kansas City Southern
Gerry Clemen - Community Volunteer
Christine Cross - KC Business Journal
Steven T. Cox - Providence Financial Advisors, LLC
Liz Deckert - The Colt Group
Leon Dixon, Jr. - Community Volunteer
Bob Dunn - JE Dunn
Jessica Earnshaw - YMCA
Todd Gafney - Commerce Bank
Edward Hayes - Community Volunteer
Katy Jennings - Walz Tetrick Advertising
Brian N. Kaufman - Prairie Capital Management LLC
Charles King - Evergy
Harold L. Lowenstein - Community Volunteer
Patrick Martin - Cornerstone Companies
LaTasha McCall - LM2 Construction & Consulting
Heather Meikenhous - Visible Concepts Group
Drew Meyerowich - Holland 1916, Inc.
Matt Olson - DEG
Rosemary Salarno - Vintage Market Days of KC
Scott Siemers - Cerner Corporation (Ex-Officio Member - Southland Council Chair)
Anne K. Simmons - BKD LLP
Michael T. Sullivan - American Century Investments
Steve Swanson - Centric
Matthew P. Sweeney - Lockton Companies, LLC
Kristin Tyson - CrossFirst Bank
Michael Vrabac - University of Kansas
Taylor Warwick - Saint Luke's Health System
Drew White - Tesseract Ventures LLC
Limited to 45 members. Each member serves a three-year term, which may be extended indefinitely, one term at a time.

Emeritus Members

Richard L. Berkley
Carl E. Bolte, Jr.
Joanne Collins
Coleen Davis
Peggy J. Dunn
Drew Meyerowich
Donald W. Giffin
Esther Atha Giffin
Richard K. Hoffine
Douglas Loos
Ross P. Marine
Virginia B. McCoy
Zahid Nana
Anne M. Sizemore
Robert L. Stutz
Tom Weiford
Charles B. Wheeler
Peggy Wurst

Members who have had long and active service but are no longer able to remain actively involved. There is no limit on the number of emeritus members. While they do not have voting privileges, they may attend advisory board meetings as often as desired. 

Ex-Officio Members

Hugo Becker - Independence Council Chair
Jennifer Bailey - Women's Auxiliary Chair
Clark Eschliman - Olathe Council Chair
Pam Jasinskas - KCK Council Chair
Larry Martin - Northland Council Chair
DeMonte Rochester - Eastside Council Chair
Members whose service is automatic by virtue of their holding chairmanship of a metropolitan-area Salvation Army Advisory Council and includes the president of the Women's Auxiliary.

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The Salvation Army Kansas and Western Missouri Division
3637 Broadway
Kansas City, MO