2023 Board of Directors

Purpose: Oversee and govern the activities of Operation Breakthrough, with a focus on management oversight, financial stewardship, strategic direction, regulatory and government affairs, and staying focused on the overall purpose of the organization. All are independent voting members.

Board Chair

Beth Soukup
Chief Financial Officer
JE Dunn Construction

David Ayres
Associate General Council - IP
Garmin International, Inc.

Jamey Bertram
Vice President
Burns & McDonnell

Vic Dyson
Vice President/Director of Sales
Carter Broadcast Group, Inc.

Dr. Laura Fitzmaurice
Vice President, Chief Health Informatics Officer
Children's Mercy Hospital

Chris Goode
Ruby Jean's Juicery

Spencer Hardwick
Chief of Staff
Teach for America

Kathryn Harvel
Executive Director, Foundation
CommunityAmerica Credit Union

Wendy Hill
Chief People Officer

Smith Holland
President, Hallmark Global

Jolie Justus
General Counsel
University Health

Sherri Lathrop
Director of Accounting
Kansas City Chiefs

Tray Vedock
Managing Director
Gravel Ventures

Richard Winston
Executive V.P., General Counsel
Fike Corporation

Conflict of Interest Policy


Whistleblower Policy