Members

Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley

Chair

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

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

Lana McKinney

Vice 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.


Twintenia Strother

Secretary

Appointing Authority:
Jackson County Executive

Ms. Strother was appointed to the CAC in 2018.


Aaron Link

Treasurer

Appointing Authority:
Johnson County, Kansas County Commission

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


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.


Art Chaudry

Appointing Authority:
Jackson County Executive

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.


Aaron Crossley

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Independence, Missouri

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

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

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

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.


Brian Geary

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.


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.


John Hoffman

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Harrisonville, Missouri

Mr. Hoffman was appointed to the CAC in 2021.


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.


Cynthia Riker

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.


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
Art Chaudry
Aaron Crossley
Niki Lee Donawa
Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley
JaNia Motley
Carey Spain
Twintenia Strother
Karen Dehais, Staff

Nominating Committee
Brian Geary, Chair
Charles Brown
Alan Flory
Henry Hodes
Lana McKinney
JaNia Motley
Edgar Palacios
Cynthia Riker
Qiana Thomason, Staff

Review Committee
Carey Spain, Chair
Aaron Crossley
Alan Flory
Lana McKinney
Cynthia Riker
Jennifer Sykes, Staff

CAC Representatives on Health Forward Board Committees
Alan Flory, Ad Hoc Equity Committee
Twintenia Strothers, Ad Hoc Equity Committee
Art Chaudry, Ad Hoc Permanent Home Committee
Lana McKinney, Ad Hoc Permanent Home Committee

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