OUr leadership

Courtney Thomas

President + CEO

courtney@newhousekc.org

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.

OUR STAFF

Jim Alvey

Director of Facilities
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Peter Beffa

Executive Chef

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June Anne Chalfant

Chief Development Officer

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Grey

Chief Clinical Officer

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Kaitlin Dempsey

Director of Administrative Operations

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816-462-0503

Carly Dexter

Early Learning Center Coordinator

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816-462-0518

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Madi Hardin

Therapeutic Case Manager

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816-462-0516

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Rachel Hodgson

Chief Marketing Officer

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816-425-7071

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Mary Huff

Chief Acceleration +
Implementation Officer

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816-462-0532

Brittany Leathers

Director of Educational Innovation

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Phil Levy

Director of Finance
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816-462-0509

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Humaira Mirza

Shelter Attorney
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Mallory Montgomery

Manager of Creative Communications

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Kylie Phipps

Court Advocate

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816-323-2202

Sheilahn Puryear

Data + Quality Manager

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David

Case Manager + Client Care Coordinator

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816-615-0261

Christopher Stibbs

Director of Philanthropic Engagement

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816-462-0508

Allie R.

Children’s Therapeutic Case Manager

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Flora Bland-Washington

Chief Advocacy Officer

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816-462-0512

LaVeeda Simmons

Lead Children’s Therapist

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Amanda Sprusansky

Assistant Advocacy Manager

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816-462-0513

Ashley Thompson

Volunteer Manager

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816-462-0521

Ondria Thornton

Lead Adult Therapist

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816-462-0511

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Cecil Wattree

Clinical Director of Adult Programs
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Christy Wineland

Vice President of Program Funding

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816-462-0523


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Some staff photos generously donated by Molly Kuplen Photography.



OUR BOARD

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DJ Pierre | Board Chair

Of Counsel

Shaffer Lombardo Shurin

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Rochelle Stringer | Immediate Past Chair

General Counsel

Huhtamaki

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Debbie Swearingen | Vice Chair

Emprise Bank

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Nadia Cruth | Secretary

Benefits Practice Leader

Lockton

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Sally Ellis Fletcher

PhD, RN

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Ryan Drigans | Treasurer

Finance Director

JE Dunn Construction

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Faiza Alhambra

Assistant United States Attorney

Department of Justice

Mary Frontczak

Chief Counsel + Administrative Officer

Compass Minerals

Greg Hart

Vice President of Corporate Engineering

Faith Technologies, Inc.

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Moira Holland

Director of Business Development

A.L. Huber General Contractor

Jeanette Jayne

EVP & Managing Director

Cohen-Esrey, LLC

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Jennifer Keller-McDaniel

Senior Director of Behavioral Health

Truman Medical Centers

Said Taiym

US Chief Operating Officer

Lockton Companies

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Karen Torline

President

Torline Law