Community Advisors

The JLKCMO depends on the advice and expertise of professionals in the Kansas City area to assist with fundraising, marketing and public relations, community relationships, training and governmental relations.


 Baker, Gary
 Gary Baker, Ph.D.
Director of Community Building Initiatives UMKC Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
 Byrne, Jeffrey
Jeffrey Byrne
President & CEO, Jeffrey Byrne + Associates
 Davis, Ann
Ann Davis, Ph.D.,
Ralph L. Smith Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition, University of Kansas Medical Center
Christa Dubill
News Anchor NBC News Channel 41 KSHB
Kimiko Black Gilmore
Chief of Staff, UMKC Chancellor
Deanna Graves
Community Volunteer
Greg Graves
Community Volunteer
CEO Emeritus, Burns & McDonnell
Jolie Justus
Kansas City Councilwoman, Kansas City, Missouri
Mary Thompson O’Connor
Senior Vice-President, Logistics Country Club Bank
Stacie Prosser
Publisher, Kansas City Business Journal
Jovanna Rohs, Ph.D.
Director of Early Learning and Head Start, Mid-America Regional Council
Joni Wickham
Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Sly James, City of Kansas City, Missouri