Board of Directors

Amber Allred, J.D.
Compliance Specialist, Independent Contractor
Phoenix, AZ

Robert Ashcraft, Ph.D. 
Executive Director, ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation
Campus Director, Arizona State University
Saguaro Professor of Civic Enterprise, Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ 

Alanna Beare
SaaS Marketing Program Manager, IBM Corporation
Olathe, KS

Danielle Conlon Contreras, CNP
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/ALSAC
Bloomington, IN

Errol Copilevitz, J.D.
Attorney, Senior Partner and Founder, Copilevitz, Lam & Raney, P.C.
Kansas City, MO 

Constantine “Deno” Curris (Trustee)
Lexington, KY 

Debbie Espinosa, CNP
President & CEO, FIND Food Bank
Palm Springs, CA

Julianne Gassman, Ph.D., CNP
Campus Director, University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA

Dr. Muriel Howard (Trustee)
Washington, D.C. 

Bob Kendrick
President, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Kansas City, MO

Joseph R. King, CNP
Chairman & CEO, The Narragansett Group, Inc.
Grapevine, TX 

Al Lambert, CNP
Assistant Chief Scout Executive, National Director of Outdoor Adventures, Boy Scouts of America
Irving, TX

David Mercer (Trustee)
Retired Chief Executive, YMCA of the USA
Vancouver, WA

Don Munce (Chair)
Lee’s Summit, MO 

Jim Nussbaum (Trustee)
Retired Partner, PwC
Aurora, CO 

James Pendleton
Leawood, KS

Richard Rossi
DaVinci Education, Inc. 
Washington, D.C.

Lee Sherman
President & CEO, National Human Services Assembly
Baltimore, MD

Kathy Snead, Ph.D. (Vice Chair)
President and Director, Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Jimmie Stark
Leawood, KS 

Tamara Strickland (Treasurer)
Senior Audit Associate, KPMG
Kansas City, MO

Mike Surbaugh, CNP (Trustee)
Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America
Irving, TX

Jennifer Wade-Berg, CNP
Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University
Program Coordinator Human Services Major, Kennesaw State University
Campus Executive Director of Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA