REACH Seeks Candidates for Board for 2017

MERRIAM, KANSAS – The REACH Healthcare Foundation is accepting applications from individuals with an interest in issues pertaining to health equity and health care access to fill positions on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The deadline to apply is Thursday, December 15, 2016.

The REACH Foundation is a regional philanthropy that awards grants and provides other support to strengthen health coverage and services for uninsured and medically underserved people. The foundation’s service area covers six counties in the bi-state area:  Allen, Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas; and Cass, Jackson and Lafayette counties in Missouri, including Kansas City, Missouri.

The foundation is governed by a 17-member Board with diverse professional expertise and personal experience and interest in health. Applicants must 18 or older and reside within the six-county service area. Terms are three years; members are eligible to serve two terms.

In considering applications, the Board seeks candidates who reflect the demographic diversity of the REACH service area. Other priorities are candidates with financial, management, health services, nonprofit and/or volunteer experience.

Applicants must complete a Statement of Interest form and submit a resume by December 15, 2016. The form and other information is available at:

The selection process will be completed in March 2017. New members will begin their terms in June 2017.

For questions, contact Brenda Sharpe, REACH Foundation President and CEO, at (913) 432-4196.