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.
executive + direct services leadership team
Chief Clinical Officer
Chief Development Officer
Chief Education + Enrichment Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Shelter Operations
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Our team is growing!
Some staff photos generously donated by Molly Kuplen Photography.
Debbie Swearingen | Board Chair
DJ Pierre | Immediate Past Chair
Shaffer Lombardo Shurin
Jeanette Jayne | Vice Chair
EVP & Managing Director
Rochelle Stringer | Secretary
Assistant United States Attorney
Department of Justice
Ryan Drigans | Treasurer
JE Dunn Construction
Chief Counsel + Administrative Officer
Nadia Cruth | Community Activation Team Chair
Benefits Practice Leader