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

Kimiko Black Gilmore

Assistant City Manager, City of Kansas City, Missouri

Ann Hackett, Ph.D.

Talent & Culture Executive, UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management

Scott Hall

Senior Vice President for Civic and Community Initiatives, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Mary Thompson O’Connor

Senior Vice-President, Logistics, Country Club Bank

Jovanna Rohs, Ph.D.

Director of Early Learning and Head Start, Mid-America Regional Council

Dia Wall

Anchor/Reporter, KSHB TV 41