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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

Crystal Fritz – Preschool Gardens Coordinator

Bobby Wright – Get Growing KC Team Member

Sharon Goldstein – Get Growing KC Team Member

Shea Bergman – Youth and Home Gardens Coordinator

Gabriel Racca – Bilingual Outreach Coordinator (Spanish Language)

Kyle Larsen – Community Gardens Assistant

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 (President) – Altar Bridal

Marilyn Cupples (Vice President) – Hilton President

Becky Johnston (Secretary) – Informed Health Solutions

Gordon Braun – Protiviti, Inc.

Anna Graether – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU)

Tim Hall, CPA – Rubin Brown

Jennifer Hart – Hartline Construction

Vicki Johnson – Les Dames d’Escoffier-Kansas City

Larry Lehman – The Counseling Office, Inc.

Karen Palmer – Perceptive Software | Lexmark

Laura Scott – Laura Scott Communications

Grace Scott-Golden – Community Volunteer

Pati Thompson – Retired, Commerce Bank

Augusta Wilbon – Neighborhood Housing Services