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.

Sara Anthony

Senior Employment & Litigation Counsel, Compass Minerals

Gary Baker

Director of Community Building Initiatives, UMKC Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership

Jeffrey Byrne

President & CEO, Byrne Pelofsky + Associates

Ann Davis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Ralph L. Smith Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition, University of Kansas Medical Center

Christa Dubill

Vice-President, Chief Communications Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Kimiko Black Gilmore

Chief of Staff, UMKC Office of the Chancellor

Deanna Graves

Community Volunteer

Greg Graves

Community Volunteer, CEO Emeritus, Burns & McDonnell

Jolie Justus, J.D.

Associate General Counsel, Truman Medical Centers

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

Co-Founder, Wickham James Strategies & Solutions