Community Advisory Council

Appointed by local officials in the six counties that make up our service area, the Community Advisory Council serves as the bridge between Health Forward and the communities we serve.

Advocates for change

The Community Advisory Council’s role in moving our mission forward in a meaningful way includes nominating individuals to serve on Health Forward’s Board of Directors, identifying community health concerns, and publishing an annual review of our work.

Council members

Carey Spain
Chair – Lee's Summit, Missouri
Edgar Palacios
Vice Chair – Kansas City, Missouri
Helen Hurley
Secretary – Independence, Missouri
Marvin Lyman
Treasurer – Jackson County, Missouri
Charles Brown II
Johnson County, Kansas
Alan Flory
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Alex Francisco, Ph.D.
Kansas City, MO
Lischen Reeves Gibson, JD, MEd
Kansas City, MO
Chandra Green
Wyandotte County, Kansas
Breann Hackward
Lafayette County, Missouri
Henry Hodes
Kansas City, Missouri
Susan Lynn
Allen County, Kansas
Arleen Martinez
Belton, Missouri
Liz McClure
Independence, Missouri
JaNia Motley
Jackson County, Missouri
Merideth Rose
Independence, Missouri
Marshanna Smith
Jackson County, Missouri

CAC review

Each year, the Community Advisory Council assesses Health Forward Foundation’s body of work and its community impact.

Our meeting minutes

Review archival minutes from recent meetings.

Support the Community Advisory Council

The Community Advisory Council exists as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity entirely separate from Health Forward Foundation. Donations can be made to the council through PayPal.