President + CEO
Courtney Thomas joined Newhouse as President + CEO in December 2019. Through her leadership, Newhouse has undergone a strategic revitalization of its vision, mission, values, approach, and brand. Courtney previously served as President + CEO of Great Plains SPCA and Central Exchange. She was named one of KC Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Kansas City. Courtney is also the recipient of the Silver Stevie Award, earning “Female Executive of the Year” honors within her market segment and was nominated for the ATHENA Leadership Award in 2019.
Director of Facilities
June Anne Chalfant
Chief Development Officer
Early Learning Center Coordinator
Director of Educational Innovation
Manager of Creative Communications
Director of Executive Relations
Director of Philanthropic Engagement
Children’s Therapeutic Case Manager
Assistant Advocacy Manager
Chief Clinical Officer
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DJ Pierre | Board Chair
Rochelle Stringer | Immediate Past Chair
Debbie Swearingen | Vice Chair
Nadia Cruth | Secretary
Benefits Practice Leader
Sally Ellis Fletcher
Ryan Drigans | Treasurer
JE Dunn Construction
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Assistant United States Attorney
Department of Justice
Chief Counsel + Administrative Officer