Sunflower Foundation Rosters

Board of Trustees

The Sunflower Foundation is governed by nine trustees who represent, as much as possible, the ethnic, racial and geographic diversity of Kansas. Eight trustees are appointed through a process overseen by the Kansas Attorney General. One trustee is appointed by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas.

Current trustees of the Sunflower Foundation include:
left to right

Kraig Gross, Treasurer
Hays, KS

Andrea Krauss
Russell, KS

Reginald L. Robinson, Chair
Lawrence, KS

Marty Beezley
Pittsburg, KS

Chris Ruder
Lenexa, KS

Mia Korbelik
Dodge City, KS

Les Lacy
St. Francis, KS

Caroline Williams, Secretary
Wichita, KS

Howard Shuler, BCBSKS appointment
Topeka, KS

Trustee whose term ended during Fiscal Year 2013:

Karen Hauser
Salina, KS


Community Advisory Committee

The nine-member Sunflower Foundation Community Advisory Committee (CAC) nominates candidates for the foundation’s Board of Trustees. The CAC also acts in an advisory role to the foundation and reviews the annual reports. The Kansas Attorney General appoints eight of the committee members; the ninth member is the chair of the Sunflower Foundation Board of Trustees, serving ex-officio with vote.

Current CAC members include:

Kent Bradley, MD
Valley Center, KS

John Coen
Ottawa, KS

Susan Concannon
Beloit, KS

Francie Currie
Neodesha, KS

Terry Presta
Overland Park, KS

Janet Schalansky
Topeka, KS

Glen Singer, MD
Iola, KS

Donna Thomas, DDS
Leawood, KS

Reginald L. Robinson
Lawrence, KS

CAC members whose terms ended during Fiscal Year 2013:

Barbara Carswell
Lawrence, KS

Karen Cochran
Lawrence, KS

Rev. Bobby Love
Olathe, KS


Sunflower Foundation Staff
left to right

Melody Martin
Program Officer

Elizabeth Stewart
Program Officer

Billie Hall
President & CEO

Doug Farmer
Vice President for Policy

Cheryl Bean
Finance Director

Alisa Browning
Operations Manager