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Board of Directors

The Children’s Place relies heavily on the support of community leaders who serve on the agency’s Board of Directors. This team of passionate individuals oversees The Children’s Place to help the agency fulfill its mission through strategic direction, oversight, fundraising and more.

Danelle Bender, Chair

Dairy Farmers of America

Katie Gound, Vice Chair

Community Volunteer

Kristen Harrelson, Secretary

Kobel & Co.

Brad Boeshaar, Treasurer

Bank of Blue Valley

Amy Allen

Emery Sapp & Sons

Claire Campbell


David Emley

Commerce Bank

Matt FitzGerald

UnitedHealth Group

Lindsay Ford

The Voter Network

Karen Glickstein

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Blake Goodman

Spring Venture Group

Elizabeth Hastings, MD

Children’s Mercy Hospital

Rhonda Holman

Community Volunteer

Molly Hunter

Gates Westering, LLC

Mike Levitan

LANE4 Property Group

Rudy Liggins

The Children’s Place, Retired

Kevin Martinez

Distribution By Air – Kansas City & Greenville-Spartanburg

Dawn McPherson


Bruce Pendleton

Swagelok Kansas City

Whitney Reagan

Mariner Wealth Advisors

Graham Still

Kala Performance Homes

Kia Walsh

Sherwood Autism Center

William Wells

aSTEAM Village

Board Alumni Club

As board members roll off our Board of Directors, they are welcomed onto our Board Alumni Club to stay involved with The Children’s Place even after their board service through regular happy hours, special event access, volunteer opportunities and more. Learn more by contacting Allison Chael, at or 816.363.1898.

The Children's Place Board Alumni Club