Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Starlight's board of directors is made of dedicated business and civic leaders dedicated to ensuring Starlight's legacy through governance and advocacy.


Officers - Executive Committee

Chair
Howard Cohen
Deloitte (retired)

Immediate Past Chair
Mark Fortino
Country Club Bank

Vice Chair
Sabrina Wiewel
Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Vice Chair, Community Engagement
Nikki Emison
North Kansas City Hospital/Emison Life Care Planning

Vice Chair, Employee Experience 
Robert Hingula
Polsinelli

Vice Chair, Facilities
Michael T. Lanning
US Asset Services

Vice Chair, Finance
Rob Wolf
KPMG

Vice Chair, Government Affairs
Mark Coulter
Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.

Vice Chair – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access
Vanessa Vaughn West
Lathrop GPM

Vice Chair, Marketing
Carey Wilkins
Evolytics

Vice Chair, Philanthropy
Amy Guerich
Stepp & Rothwell

Vice Chair – Strategic Planning
Aviva Ajmera
SoLVE KC

President of the Association
Lindsey Rood-Clifford
Starlight

Treasurer of the Association
Mandi Wright
Starlight 

Board Directors

Jeff Anthony
McCarthy Auto Group

Denise Bade
Lockton Company

Cathy Baier
Community Volunteer

Wendy Burgess
RDD Family Office LLC

Jeff Carson
Enterprise Bank & Trust

Joni Cobb
Creative Planning

Joni Cobb
Creative Planning

Michael Collins
Grayson Capital, LLC

Michael Condon
IMA Financial Group

Toby Cook
The University of Kansas Health System

Monica Curls
Terracon

Michelle Davidson Bratcher
Film in MO

Jill Farrell
American Century Investments

Anita B. Gorman - Lifetime Member
Community Volunteer

Lisa Hays
AdventHealth Kansas City

Richard Heise
Commerce Bank

Heather Jones
Seigfreid Bingham

Tondee Lutterman
FORVIS

Ramsey Mohsen
Everhance LLC

Dr. Troy Nash
Newmark Zimmer

Dean Newton
Delta Dental

Diane O'Byrne
Competitive Resources Sales Coaching

Tempe Ostergren Elsberry
University of Missouri - Kansas City

Emily Tilgner
McCowenGordon Construction

Mark Van Dyne
Burns & McDonnell

Ex-Officio Members

Past Board Chairs

Charles W. Battey
Sprint (retired)

Robert A. Bernstein
Bernstein Rein Advertising (retired)

Dianne Cleaver
Community Volunteer

James D. Dawson
Fairway Consulting Group

Steve Doyal
Hallmark Cards, Inc. (retired)

Peggy J. Dunn
Mayor of Leawood

Greg M. Graves
Burns & McDonnell (retired)

Shirley Bush Helzberg
Helzberg Foundation

Jack W. Kennedy
Community Volunteer

Michael F. Morrissey
Ernst & Young, LLP (retired)
 

John Murphy
J. Murphy Strategies/Shook, Hardy & Bacon (retired)

Ora Reynolds
Hunt Midwest

Carolyn Watley
CBIZ

W. Russell Welsh
Polsinelli

City of Kansas City, Missouri Ex-Officio Members

Councilwoman Ryana Parks-Shaw
Office of the Mayor Kansas City, MO Designee

Chris Cotten
City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Director

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