Board of Directors and Staff


Jim Dunn, Chair
Chad Rau, Chair-Elect
Kara Bouillette, Vice-Chair
Jennifer Sussman, Vice-Chair
Brad Thies, Treasurer
Lisa Williams, Secretary


Bunmi Alli
Brian Edwards
Kathleen Gound
Jenny Isenberg
Cat Larrison
Colleen LeCount
Jana Meyers
Kristin Raven
Kristin Rosen
Sterling Stanford
Stacy Stotts

Director Emeritus

Lennie Berkowitz



Advisory Directors

Michael Cline
Pam Gradinger
William M. Lyons
Chris Mounts
Heidi Nast
Qiana Thomason
Guy Townsend III
John Vaughn
Reeves Wiedeman
Brian Williams

Our Staff

Martin English
Executive Director
816.531.4022 ext. 1012

Kara Armstrong
Director of Arts Education
816.531.4022 ext. 1011

Marty Arvizu
Director of Marketing &
Business Development
816.531.4022 ext. 1002


Christian Buller
Development Assistant
816.531.4022 ext. 1015

Beth Flemington
Graphic Design & Marketing Assistant
816.531.4022 ext. 1010

Anne Gouty
School & Community Programs Coordinator
816.531.4022 ext. 1007

Mary Needham
Director of Development
816.531.4022 ext. 1004

Janell Rinne
Administrative Assistant
816.531.4022 ext. 1000

Jenny Ruark
Arts Partners Coordinator
816.531.4022 ext. 1009

Tim Valverde
Director of Finance
816.531.4022 ext. 1005


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