REACH Foundation Board Elects Six Members

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March 31, 2014

Merriam, Kansas – The REACH Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors, a 17-member board that provides governance and oversight to the health philanthropy, elected six members at its March 27 meeting. The newly elected members included three incumbents eligible for a second term and three new members.

The REACH Foundation is a charitable organization that provides grants and other support to improve health care access and quality. REACH was established in 2003 through the sale of a nonprofit hospital and healthcare system. The foundation’s service area includes Cass, Jackson and Lafayette counties in Missouri, and Allen, Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.

The following individuals were elected to serve three-year terms that begin June 1:

Dana Abraham is President of UMB Private Wealth Management, with responsibility for comprehensive financial services for high net-worth clients. She previously worked at Bank of America as senior vice president in the Premier Banking and Investment Division. She is a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of Greater Kansas City. Abraham was elected to a second term on the REACH Board.

Tom Carrico is retired president of Gill Studios, Inc., in Lenexa, manufacturers of signage, computer and magnetic products, where he worked for 43 years. He served as treasurer of the Johnson County Community College Foundation Board and chaired that board’s Investment Committee. He also served on the boards of the Overland Park and Kansas Chambers of Commerce. Carrico was elected to a second term on the REACH Board.

Linda Hall brings a 30-plus year career as an early childhood and elementary grades educator in Wyandotte County. Hall worked as an education specialist for the Economic Opportunity Foundation’s Head Start program and as a K-3 reading coach, trainer and as a grants evaluator for a federal reading grant in the USD 500 in Kansas City, Kansas. Hall currently volunteers as a reading intervention consultant and teacher for Kiddie Kollege Preschool and Primary School in Kansas City, Kansas.
Andrew Klocke is a Managing Director in the Kansas City office of Prairie Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm that consults to nonprofit organizations, foundations, endowments, trusts, pensions, and individuals and families. Klocke participated in Kansas City Tomorrow Leadership program and has volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Klocke currently serves as chair of the REACH Foundation’s Community Advisory Committee.
Stuart Munro, M.D., is Chair of the Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences at the UMKC School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine. He has worked 28 years as a psychiatrist in the public sector, both at UMKC and at the Center for Behavioral Medicine (formerly Western Missouri Mental Health Center). Munro has served on a number of state and national mental health organization boards and associations. He was elected to a second term on the REACH Board.
David Thomas recently retired as Chief Mission Development Officer for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, where he directed the YMCA’s development programs. He previously was Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at the YMCA of the USA, leading efforts to integrate diversity and inclusion practices into YMCA operations; and Group Senior Vice President and Head of Inclusion and Diversity at LaSalle Bank Corporation. Earlier in his career, he served as executive director of the Sprint Foundation and as Sprint’s Chief Diversity Officer.

Find information on the REACH Foundation Board, including core responsibilities, a roster of members and application information (here). The deadline to apply for 2015 is December 18, 2014.