Leadership

Staff

  • Sherri Lozano, MPA

    Sherri Lozano, MPA

    Executive Director

    Bio

    Sherri Lozano, MPA

    Executive Director

    Sherri joined JDRF in 2011 as the Associate Executive Director and moved into the Executive Director role in April of 2016.  She has more than 20 years’ experience in fundraising and nonprofit management.  She holds a B.S in Business Administration – Marketing & Finance and an M.P. A. – Nonprofit Management from UMKC Bloch School.  She is lifelong Kansas City area resident.

  • Jenai Collison

    Jenai Collison

    Office Manager

    Bio

    Jenai Collison

    Office Manager

    Jenai joined the JDRF team in April of 2017, assuming the Office Manager role. She has been volunteering for the One Walk and Dream Gala for about 15 years, after her older brother Damon was diagnosed with T1D. Jenai lives in Excelsior Springs with her husband David and their son Fentyn.

  • Katherine Lincer

    Katherine Lincer

    Development Coordinator

    Bio

    Katherine Lincer

    Development Coordinator

    Katherine joined the JDRF Kansas City Chapter in July of 2017 and was diagnosed with T1D when she was 8 years old. Katherine works as the Development Coordinator, overseeing the Ride to Cure Diabetes program and One Walk logistics. She graduated from Saint Louis University with her Masters of Public Health (MPH) and B.S. in Public Health.

  • Jackie Feeney

    Jackie Feeney

    Associate Executive Director

    Bio

    Jackie Feeney

    Associate Executive Director

    Jackie joined the JDRF Kansas City Chapter in July of 2018 as the Associate Executive Director. She graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Psychology and has over 13 years of fundraising and nonprofit experience. Jackie lives in Leawood with her husband Matthew, children Madison and Gavin, and Bella the bulldog.

  • Marlo Martin

    Marlo Martin

    Outreach Manager

    Bio

    Marlo Martin

    Outreach Manager

    Marlo joined the JDRF Kansas City Chapter in 2015.  She was a volunteer for four years before that as her 16-year-old daughter Kara was diagnosed with T1D in 2011 at the age of 9.  She previously served on Walk and Gala committees but her passion was always stewarding new families and learning the latest T1D technology.  Marlo lives in Shawnee with her husband Trevor and Kara, and also has a daughter Taylor who is a freshman in college.

  • Miles Powers

    Miles Powers

    Development Manager

    Bio

    Miles Powers

    Development Manager

    Miles joined the JDRF Kansas City Chapter as their Development Manager, overseeing the JDRF Kansas City Dream Gala in October of 2017. He studied Communication at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska and has an endorsement in Organizational Leadership from his Alma Matter.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, along with spending time outdoors with his two Labrador Retrievers. Miles is happy to be a part of the JDRF family and enjoys educating the Kansas City metropolitan area about JDRF’s ability to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent, and treat type 1 diabetes (T1D). Prior to Kansas City, Miles lived in Omaha, Nebraska where he was the Development Manager at the JDRF Omaha-Council Bluffs Chapter.

  • Rebecca Silverman

    Rebecca Silverman

    Development Coordinator

    Bio

    Rebecca Silverman

    Development Coordinator

    Rebecca joined the JDRF Kansas City Chapter in February of 2018 as the Development Coordinator. She was diagnosed with T1D when she was 9 years old. Rebecca’s older brother was diagnosed when he was just 16 months old. She graduated from The University of Missouri with a degree in Radio-Television Journalism. Rebecca lives in Brookside with her husband Cary.

Board of Directors

  • Leanne DeShong

    Leanne DeShong

    President

    Leanne DeShong

    President

  • Colby Brown

    Colby Brown

    Treasurer

    Colby Brown

    Treasurer

  • Kerri Lindsay

    Kerri Lindsay

    Advocacy Team Chair & Government Relations

    Kerri Lindsay

    Advocacy Team Chair & Government Relations

  • Cathy Baier

    Cathy Baier

    International Board of Directors

    Cathy Baier

    International Board of Directors

  • Dean Newton

    Dean Newton

    Immediate Past President

    Dean Newton

    Immediate Past President

  • Brett Gordon

    Brett Gordon

    Nominations and Board Development Committee

    Brett Gordon

    Nominations and Board Development Committee

  • Kathy Young-Adams

    Kathy Young-Adams

  • Wes Blanton

    Wes Blanton

  • Blake Cooper, M.D.

    Blake Cooper, M.D.

  • Tim Cowden

    Tim Cowden

  • Richard Dinkel

    Richard Dinkel

  • Brandee Faille

    Brandee Faille

  • Amy Fauss

    Amy Fauss

  • Jim Fornelli

    Jim Fornelli

  • Reed Garrett

    Reed Garrett

  • Eric Geis

    Eric Geis

  • Lance Gorsuch

    Lance Gorsuch

  • Bob Hulsey

    Bob Hulsey

  • Joseph Hyde

    Joseph Hyde

  • Hunter Johnson

    Hunter Johnson

  • Kevin P. Kennedy

    Kevin P. Kennedy

  • Doug Krtek

    Doug Krtek

  • Rachel Lupardus

    Rachel Lupardus

  • John Martin

    John Martin

  • Anthony Matthies

    Anthony Matthies

  • James K. McEntire, D.O., F.A.A.P.

    James K. McEntire, D.O., F.A.A.P.

  • Erin Merrill

    Erin Merrill

  • Kelsey Walsh Perry

    Kelsey Walsh Perry

  • Stacie Prosser

    Stacie Prosser

  • Matthew Rau

    Matthew Rau

  • Norman H. Ross, Jr.

    Norman H. Ross, Jr.

  • Sandy Russo

    Sandy Russo

  • Greg Swetnam

    Greg Swetnam

  • Brent Vander Ark

    Brent Vander Ark

Board of Chancellors

  • Lisa Auer

    Lisa Auer

  • Rick Austin

    Rick Austin

  • Becky Bergman DeNight

    Becky Bergman DeNight

  • David Claflin

    David Claflin

  • Mark Clements, M.D., Ph.D.

    Mark Clements, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Jim Hipps

    Jim Hipps

  • Sarah Jury

    Sarah Jury

  • Michele Kilo, M.D.

    Michele Kilo, M.D.

  • Judy Krtek

    Judy Krtek

  • Craig Kuckelman

    Craig Kuckelman

  • Tracy Davis Mackey

    Tracy Davis Mackey

  • Connie Tutera Mendolia

    Connie Tutera Mendolia

  • John Moffitt

    John Moffitt

  • Bret Pilney, Sr.

    Bret Pilney, Sr.

  • Kevin Pistilli

    Kevin Pistilli

  • Keith Tate

    Keith Tate

  • Julie Wellner

    Julie Wellner