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Staff

Ben Sharda – Executive Director

Andrea Mathew – Program Director

Earlene Franks – Office Manager

Phil Meyer – Garden Manager

Kathy Jenkins Hart – Development Coordinator

MaryAnna Henggeler – Schoolyard Gardens Coordinator

Amanda Lindahl – Schoolyard Gardens Assistant

Bobby Wright – Get Growing KC Team Member

Sharon Goldstein – Get Growing KC Team Member

Shea Bergman – Youth and Home Gardens Coordinator

Lois Hutchins – Beanstalk Garden Coordinator

Brenda Ruppel – Gardening Assistant

Rob Reiman – Giving Grove Executive Director

Ray Makalous – Giving Grove Director of Outreach

Matt Bunch – Giving Grove Horticulturist

Board of Directors

Deandra Palmer, Alter Bridal – President

Marilyn Cupples, Hilton President – Secretary

Jennifer Hart, Hartline Construction, LLC

Vicki Johnson, Les Dames d’Escoffier – Kansas City

Becky Johnston, Critical Point, LLC

Larry Lehman, The Counseling Office, Inc.

Henry Marder, Red Ram Trading Companies

Karen Palmer, Perceptive Software – Lexmark

Laura Scott, Laura Scott Communications

Grace Scott-Golden, Community Volunteer

Pati Thompson, Commerce Bank

Augusta Wilbon, Neighborhood Housing Services