Members

Terry Trafton

Chair

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Independence, Missouri

Community Input Committee

Mr. Trafton was appointed to the CAC in 2014. He is the president and CEO of CommCARE Behavioral Health and Alternatives EAP in Kansas City, MO.

Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley

Vice Chair

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Community Input Committee; Nominating Committee

Ms. Lesley was appointed to the CAC in March 2016. She is the executive director of Gilda’s Club Kansas City.


Art Chaudry

Treasurer

Appointing Authority:
Jackson County Executive

Review Committee

Mr. Chaudry was appointed to the CAC in 2016. Prior to his retirement, he was the president/CEO of Swope Community Builders and Swope Community Enterprises.


Twintenia Strother

Secretary

Appointing Authority:
Jackson County Executive

Community Input Committee

Ms. Strother was appointed to the CAC in 2018. She currently serves as a human relations manager for the Kansas City Aviation Department.


Nozella Brown, Ed.D.

Appointing Authority:
Mayor/CEO of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas

Nominating Committee

Dr. Brown was appointed to the CAC in 2014. She is the extension agent for Family & Consumer Sciences at Kansas State University.


Chandra Clark

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Nominating Committee

Ms. Clark was appointed to the CAC in 2020. She is a nonprofit leader, speaker, and author. She She currently serves as the director of community outreach for Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City.


Aaron Crossley

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Independence, Missouri

Community Input Committee

Mr. Crossley was appointed to the CAC in 2020. He is a project coordinator at Truman Medical Centers Behavioral Health.


Damon Daniel

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Community Input Committee

Mr. Daniel was appointed to the CAC in 2018. He is the president of Ad Hoc Group Against Crime in Kansas City, Missouri.


Niki Donawa

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Nominating Committee

Ms. Donawa was appointed to the CAC in 2015 and was elected as chair in 2017. She is the chief community relations officer for Truman Medical Centers.


Alan Flory

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Nominating Committee; Review Committee

Mr. Flory was appointed to the CAC in January 2019. He is the former president of reDiscover and a past member of Health Forward Foundation’s Board of Directors.


Glenna Garcia

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Iola, Kansas

Nominating Committee

Ms. Garcia was appointed to the CAC in 2017. She currently serves at the Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center as the manager of quality improvement and waiver services.


Brian Geary

Appointing Authority:
Johnson County, Kansas County Commission

Nominating Committee

Mr. Geary was appointed to the CAC in 2017. He currently serves as the vice president of commercial loans in Olathe, Kansas.


Henry Hodes

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Community Input Committee

Mr. Hodes was appointed to the CAC in 2020. He is currently a community health consultant at Blue KC.


Aaron Link

Appointing Authority:
Johnson County, Kansas County Commission

Nominating Committee

Mr. Link was appointed to the CAC in October 2015. He is the director of operations at Sivic Solutions Group.


Lana McKinney

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Nominating Committee; Review Committee

Ms. McKinney was appointed to the CAC in 2018. She is the director of community impact at American Heart Association.


Susan Mills-Gray

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Harrisonville, Missouri

Review Committee, Chair

Ms. Mills-Gray was appointed to the CAC in 2015. She is a Nutrition and Health Specialist at University of Missouri Extension.


Thuylinh Pham, M.D.

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Independence, Missouri

Community Input Committee, Chair

Dr. Pham was appointed to the CAC in February 2015. She is a pediatrician at Children’s Mercy Hospital.


Cynthia Riker

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Lexington, Missouri

Community Input Committee; Nominating Committee; Review Committee

Ms. Riker was appointed to the CAC in 2019. She is a practical nursing instructor at Liberty Public Schools.


Carey Spain

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Community Input Committee; Review Committee

Ms. Spain was appointed to the CAC in January 2019. She is the director of social work care management at Children’s Mercy Hospital.


Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Sub-Committees

Community Input Committee
Thuylinh Pham, Chair
Art Chaudry
Aaron Crossley 
Damon Daniel
Henry Hodes
Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley
Twintenia Strother
Cynthia Riker
Carey Spain
Terry Trafton

Nominating Committee
Brian Geary, Chair
Nozella Brown
Art Chaudry
Chandra Clark
Niki Lee Donawa
Alan Flory
Glenna Garcia
Aaron Link
Lana McKinney
Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley
Cynthia Riker

Review Committee
Susan Mills-Gray, Chair
Alan Flory
Lana McKinney
Carey Spain
Cynthia Riker


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