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. 

Andrea Gomez, Chair
Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Sam McGriff, Chair Elect
John Deere

Marissa Gencarelli, Vice Chair 
Cerner Corporation

Marshaun Butler, Vice Chair
Children's Mercy South

David A. Sanchez Jr., Treasurer 
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Terri Curran, Secretary

Community Volunteer

Jose Benedetto
 

US Bank

McClain Bryant
Office of Mayor Sly James

Sara Buck 
Barkley

Lynn Carlton
360 Architecture

Larry Close
Burns & McDonnell

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

Jennifer Mahoney
Federated Investors, Inc.

Joe Medina
Kansas City Power & Light

Patrick Meraz
Jones Lang LaSalle

Jason Romero
Husch Blackwell LLP

Don Saxton
Saxton Law Firm

Leo Valdez
Payless ShoeSource

Steve Wright
Sprint

Christine Yannitelli
Metropolitan Community Colleges