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.

Sunflower Foundation Board of Trustees

From left to right:
Kraig Gross, Hays
Andrea Krauss, Russell
Krista Postai, Pittsburg
Bebo Lowery-Born, Topeka
Reginald L. Robinson, Lawrence
Martie Ross, Leawood
Les Lacy, St. Francis
Mia Korbelik, Dodge City
Don Sherman, Wichita

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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 committee members are:

Kent Bradley, Valley Center
John Coen, Ottawa
Susan Concannon, Beloit
Francie Currie, Neodesha
Terry Presta, Overland Park
Reginald L. Robinson, Lawrence
Janet Schalansky, Topeka
Glen Singer, Iola
Donna Thomas, Leawood

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Sunflower Foundation Staff

Sunflower Foundation Staff
From left to right:

Melody Martin, Program Officer
Phil Cauthon, Director of Communications
Elizabeth Stewart, Program Officer
Billie Hall, President and CEO
Jessica Goubeaux, Grants Manager
Cheryl Bean, Finance Director
Alisa Browning, Operations Manager

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