Members

Lana McKinney

Chair

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

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

Damon Daniel

Vice Chair

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.


Cynthia Riker

Secretary

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Lexington, Missouri

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


Brian Geary

Treasurer

Appointing Authority:
Johnson County, Kansas County Commission

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


Charles Brown II

Appointing Authority:
Johnson County, Kansas County Commission

Mr. Brown was appointed to the CAC in 2021. He is the associate director of corporation and foundation development at KU Endowment.


Alan Flory

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Lee’s Summit, Missouri

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.


Chandra Green

Appointing Authority:
Wyandotte County

Ms. Green was appointed to the CAC in 2021. She is a program coordinator at Young Women on the Move.


Henry Hodes

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

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


Liz McClure

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Independence, Missouri

Ms. McClure was appointed to the board in 2021. Prior to her retirement, she served 26 years as program officer for Truman Heartland Community Foundation.


JaNia Motley

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Ms. Motley was appointed to the CAC in 2020. She is the Director of Risk Assessment at the USD# 500, Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools.


Edgar Palacios

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri.

Mr. Palacios was appointed to the CAC in 2021. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Latinx Education Collaborative.


Elmore Patterson

Appointing Authority:
Allen County, Kansas

Mr. Patterson was appointed to the CAC in 2021. He serves as administrator for both Allen County Regional Hospital and Anderson County Hospital.


Carey Spain

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Lee’s Summit, Missouri

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
Damon Daniel, Chair
Charles Brown II
Chandra Green
Liz McClure
Edgar Palacios
Elmore patterson
McClain Bryant Macklin, Staff

Nominating Committee
Edgar Palacios, Chair
Alan Flory
Henry Hodes
Cynthia Riker
JaNia Motley
Chandra Green
Qiana Thomason, Staff

Review Committee
Carey Spain, Chair
Alan Flory
Cynthia Riker
Charles Brown II
JaNia Motley
Jennifer Sykes, Staff

CAC Representatives on Health Forward Board Committees
Alan Flory, Ad Hoc Equity Committee
Carey Spain Ad Hoc Permanent Home Committee
Cynthia Riker, Audit Committee
Carey Spain, Board of Directors
JaNia Motley, Executive Committee
Alan Flory, Finance and Investment Committee
Lana McKinney, Governance Committee
Charles Brown II, Program and Grants Committee

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