Board of Directors

Mattie Rhodes Center’s Board of Directors is a dedicated and diverse group of professionals selected for their expertise in specific areas to assist the agency in achieving its strategic goals. 

Joe Medina, Chair 

Kansas City Power & Light

Andrea Gomez, Chair Elect 
Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Sam McGriff, Vice Chair 
John Deere

Marissa Gencarelli, Vice Chair 
Cerner Corporation

David A. Sanchez Jr., Treasurer 
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Marshaun Butler, Secretary 
Children's Mercy South

Jose Benedetto 
US Bank

McClain Bryant
Husch Blackwell LLP 

Sara Buck 
Barkley

Jan Buerge
World's Window

Lynn Carlton
360 Architecture

Larry Close
Burns & McDonnell

Terri Curran

Community Volunteer

Clinton B. Fields Jr.
Truman Medical Center

Gerardo Garcia
UMB Financial Corporation

Heber Gonzalez
Black & Veatch Corporation

Sheri Gormley
Kansas City, Missouri School District

Katie Greer
Regus

Shannon Jaax
Kansas City, Missouri School District

Begonya Klumb
UMB Financial Corporation

Patrick Meraz
Jones Lang LaSalle

Jason Romero
Husch Blackwell LLP

Steve Turley
Turley Design

Steve Wright
Sprint

Christine Yannitelli
Metropolitan Community Colleges