Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors support and act as ambassadors for Goodwill’s mission of empowering people with disadvantages and different abilities to earn and keep employment through individualized programs and services.  It’s through their blend of expertise and diversity that the Board of Directors makes an important contribution in guiding our non-profit to help people in need reach their full potential through the Power of Work.


 

Board of Director Members:

 
 
Chair
Jason Spacek
Executive Vice President
Barkley Health Innovations
 
Vice-Chair
Andrew Place
Director, Financial Planning & Analysis
GEHA

Treasurer
Christian Scharosch
Vice President, 1248 Holdings &
Managing Director, Montage
 
Secretary
Kelly Schemenauer
Vice President, Legal
AMC Theaters
 
......
 
 
Mike Collins
Chief Financial Officer
Foley Equipment
  
Sandra Garcia
Chief Legal Officer
Metropolitan Community College
 
Sheri Johnson 
Senior Vice President
Marketing McCownGordon Construction 
 
Katie Lord
Vice President
Non-Profit Development Proof Positioning
 
Janet Mark
Associate General Counsel
Hallmark Cards
 
Shawn Richardson
Vice President, Human Resources
TVH Parts Co.
 
Awais Sufi
CEO
SchoolSmartKC
 
Brandon Thompson
Vice President and General Manager

Cobalt Health Solutions at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of KC

 
Carolyn Vertovec
Regional Vice President
Fisher Investments
 
Beth Ward
Sr. Vice President - Chief Operations Officer
Smart Warehousing
 
Jill Whitmore
Vice President, Operations & Business Intelligence
Oracle (Cerner) Health
 

 In Memoriam:

Bob Barton, appointed to our Goodwill of Western MO & Eastern KS Board of Directors in 1970, remained on the board until his passing in April 2018. Bob, recruited by a long time board member, felt that the mission of Goodwill was something he wanted to be a part of during his life. Bob served as Board Chair, Treasurer, Chair Finance Committee, Long Range Planning Committee, CEO Selection Committee and Executive Committee. We are so grateful for his dedication to Goodwill to empower people with disadvantages and different abilities to earn and keep employment.

Chris Winger, appointed to our Goodwill of Western MO & Eastern KS Board of Directors in 1992, remained on the board until his passing in October 2017. Chris followed in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who were all appointed to our Board of Directors before him. Chris served as Board Treasurer for four separate terms, as well as Chair of both the Finance and Audit Committees during his tenure. We are so thankful for his dedication to Goodwill to empower people with disadvantages and different abilities to earn and keep employment.
"Long family history with and serving Goodwill. For whom much is given, much is expected." - Chris Winger

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Bob Smart, appointed to our Goodwill of Western MO & Eastern KS Board of Directors in 1958, remained on the board until his passing in March of 2016. During his 58 years of service, Bob held several positions on our Goodwill board including Treasurer, Vice Chair, and Chairman of the Board. He also served many years on our Trust Fund, Nominating and Executive Committees.  We hold him in high esteem, and are eternally grateful to his firm dedication to the power of work, that by empowering people with disadvantages and different abilities to earn and keep employment we strengthen the foundation of personal and community stability. 

 

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