Meet Our Team

Meet our executive team and our board of directors.

Board of Directors

  • Sayard Parrish, Chair
  • Alisa Ford, Vice Chair
  • Brian Mall, Treasurer
  • Sue Miller, Secretary
  • Terry Stone
  • Matt Eckert
  • Lolita McShann
  • Andy Protzman


  • Julie Edlund, Chief Executive Officer
  • Mark Bertrand, Chief External Relations Officer

Executive Team

Click on the names below to read full biographies

Program Leadership

  • Mackenzie Coffey
    Community Living, Program Director – Jackson County
    Cell: 816-332-7019
  • Ryan Hicks
    Facilities and Maintenance, Director
    Cell: 816-405-5713
  • Jim Huffman
    Recreation, Program Director
    Cell: 816-718-4547
  • Christy McGuire
    Employment Services, Director
    Cell: 816-377-0296
  • Terry O’Neil
    Community Living, Program Director – Clay County
    Cell: 816-288-6097
  • Megan Schmidt
    Applied Behavior Analysis Services, Director
    Cell: 816-694-7161
  • Christy Schnieders
    Nursing, Director
    Cell: 785-817-3121
  • Simone Winfield
    My Day Director
  • Amy Young
    Community Support Options, Program Director

For media inquiries contact Emily Reid,