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.
Jeremy Allen, Chair
Rick Otis, Vice-Chair
Jerry Baber, Treasurer
Jodi Schade, Secretary
Board of Director Members:
Manny Abarca IV, Hayat Abdullahi, Bob Barton, Keith Dorrian, Lisa Schubert Hickok, Steve Hamilton, Carlanda McKinney, Beth Ward, Timothy M. Degnan (Emeritus)
"Long family history with and serving Goodwill. For whom much is given, much is expected." - Chris Winger
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.