Health Forward Foundation

Members

Niki Donawa

Chair

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.

Terry Trafton

Vice Chair

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Independence, Missouri

Nominating Committee

Mr. Trafton was appointed to the CAC in 2014. He works as a behavioral health specialist in Kansas City, Missouri.


Mary Jo Moore

Treasurer

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Independence, Missouri

Review Committee

Ms. Moore was appointed to the CAC in 2014. She is a consultant and coach for HealthierChurch.org.


Lisa Peek

Secretary

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Belton, Missouri

Ms. Peek was appointed to the CAC in November 2016. She is an insurance and financial services agent at Farmers Insurance.


Dee Ann Bowles

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Lee's Summit, Missouri

Nominating Committee

Ms. Bowles was appointed to the CAC in 2013. She previously worked as an administrator for Nueterra Healthcare and is now retired.


Nozella Brown, Ed.D.

Secretary

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

Community Input Committee, Chair

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


Art Chaudry

Appointing Authority:
Jackson County Executive

Nominating Committee

Mr. Chaudry was appointed to the CAC in 2016. He is the president/CEO of Swope Community Builders and Swope Community Enterprises.


John Cottrell

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Community Input Committee

Mr. Cottrell was appointed to the CAC in 2015. He is the director of minority and special programs at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.


Damon Daniel

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

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


Mike Enos

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Review Committee

Mr. Enos was appointed to the CAC in 2014. He is Vice President, Marketing Communication for Axis Insurance.


Glenna Garcia

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Iola, Kansas

Community Input 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.


Aaron Link

Appointing Authority:
Johnson County, Kansas County Commission

Review Committee, Chair

Mr. Link was appointed to the CAC in October 2015. He is a project manager at Perceptive Software.


Lana Perry-McKinney

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Ms. Perry-McKinney was appointed to the CAC in 2018. She is an investigations officer at KU Medical Center.


Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Review Committee

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


Susan Mills-Gray

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Harrisonville, Missouri

Review Committee

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

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


Dan Shea

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Nominating Committee, Chair

Mr. Shea was appointed to the CAC in 2014 and elected treasurer in 2015. He is an associate for the Department of Veteran Affairs.


Tenia Strother

Appointing Authority:
Jackson County Executive

Ms. Strother was appointed to the CAC in 2018. She currently serves as a redevelopment coordinator for the City of Independence, Missouri.


Yulonda Swanson-Moten

Appointing Authority:
Jackson County Executive

Ms. Swanson-Moten was appointed to the CAC in 2018. She is a compensated work therapy program manager at the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Terry Thompson

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Lexington, Missouri

Community Input Committee

Mr. Thompson was appointed to the CAC in 2012.


Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Sub-Committees

Community Input Committee
Nozella Brown, Ed.D., Chair
Thuylinh Pham, M.D.
Terry Thompson

Nominating Committee
Dan Shea, Chair
Dee Ann Bowles
Art Chaudry
John Cottrell
Niki Donawa
Glenna Garcia
Brian Geary
Terry Trafton

Review Committee
Aaron Link, Chair
Mike Enos
Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley
Susan Mills-Gray
Mary Jo Moore
Lisa Peek

Health Forward Foundation
2300 Main Street, Suite 304
Kansas City MO 64108
(816) 241-7006