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Our Team

General phone number 816-763-3277 - general email - fax 816-763-5785

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Rachel Casey

Executive Director

Jackie Knabe

Operations Director

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Tammy Mayhue

Programs Director


Keesha Hinkle



Marshelle Lyons



Shari Simmermon


Josie Donato

Pantry and Happy

Bottoms Appointments

Our People: Meet the Team

Additional staff

Barbara Tillman, Receptionist

Lenese Jackson, custodian

Linda Maxey, AARP front office

Ray Wagner, pantry coordinator

Our People: Text

Board of Directors

Dr. John C. Carmichael, Education Specialist - President

Cecil Wattree, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, Behavioralist, UMKC Professor of Social Work - Vice President

Douglas Smith, H&R Block ret. - Treasurer

Alisha Duarte, Evergy - Secretary

Ashley Papenberg, Children’s Mercy Hospital

Wakisha Briggs, Education Specialist

Ursula Copeland, Kansas City, Mo., Health Dept.

Cynthia Corn, ABD, Consultant and Executive Coach

Megan Elder, Port KC

Irene Kendrick, Hickman Mills Board of Education

Diana Parker, Department of Labor, ret.

Penny Rice, Empower Organization for Change

Major Kari Thompson, KCPD Community Engagement Division

Our People: About Us
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