2024 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

Jamey Bertram
Vice President
Burns & McDonnell

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

Debbie Housh
Director of Bank Operations
Commerce Bank

Dr. Bridgette L. Jones
Physician, Department of Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Hospital

Jolie Justus
General Counsel
University Health

Eric Keller
Global Capital & Oilseed Processing Strategy Lead

Krista Klaus
Director Global Corporate Communications
Garmin International, Inc.

Sherri Lathrop
Director of Accounting
Kansas City Chiefs

Dr. Sabina Safder

Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Kansas Health Center

Beth Soukup
Chief Financial Officer
JE Dunn Construction

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

Conflict of Interest Policy


Whistleblower Policy