REACH Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors

News Release

MERRIAM, KANSAS — The REACH Healthcare Foundation is accepting applications from community members interested in health issues to fill upcoming positions on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The deadline to apply for the REACH Board is Thursday, December 18, 2014.

The REACH Foundation is a philanthropy that awards grants and provides other resources to improve access to quality, affordable health care for uninsured and medically underserved people. The foundation’s service area includes Allen, Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas; Cass, Jackson and Lafayette counties in Missouri, and Kansas City, Missouri.

REACH is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be at least 18 years of age and reside within the Foundation’s six-county service area. Current Board members who have served only one term are eligible to reapply for a second, three-year term.

In selecting members, the Board looks for candidates who reflect the geographic and demographic diversity of the foundation’s service area. Other priorities are candidates with financial, management, health services, nonprofit and/or volunteer experience with an interest in issues that influence individual and community health.

Applicants must complete a Statement of Interest form and submit a resume by Thursday, December 18, 2014. The form and other information is available at:

The selection process will be completed in March 2015. New members will begin their three-year terms in June 2015.

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

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