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Cerner Kaleasha Smith In 2016, Kaleasha Smith graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science coupled with a minor in Chemistry & Community Health. Immediately following graduation, she began working at Cerner in a technical support role and is now a Consultant for the company.   Kaleasha enjoys lending a helping hand to her community, most recently at the Calvary Community Wellness Center. Her efforts include food distribution, sorting, organizing and data collection. She is also involved in HYPE- A performing Arts Group Sponsored by the Calvary Community Outreach Network (CCON). This group sets the stage for youth creativity and allows them to enhance their confidence and performance skills. Although Kaleasha enjoys working with the younger population in her community, she makes it her mission to stay well balanced by spending time with her elders. Some of her hobbies include taking walks while listening to music.  She also loves to travel and explore unfamiliar parts of the world. Network Connectors Inc. Alan Dubois Alan was the founder of the Genesis School, an award-winning school for at-risk youth. His current endeavor is Network Connectors(™)  a nonprofit organization which connects aspiring, community-based, nonprofit leaders with seasoned, community leaders (e.g. senior United Way Agency, CEOs) to better serve low-income families and disadvantaged youth. Toyota Ellis McGee Ellis a employee of the Toyota Company is a committed servant leader. He is a faithful husband, father and grandfather. His life is immersed in volunteer service and ministry. Ellis serves as chairman of the Board of Deacons for the Calvary Temple Baptist Church and leads the Christian Education program.. An avid sportsman, he enjoys a wide range of sporting activities. Last but not least, his sense of humor is priceless. Ellis warms the room with laughter even on some of the roughest days. Health Forward Foundation Jason Williams Jason joined Health Forward as a program officer in 2019. He previously served as the director of the Mary L. Kelly Center where his work focused on neighborhood transformation, active living, and youth development. Prior to his work at the Mary L. Kelly Center, Jason developed youth and senior programs at Kansas City Parks and Recreation. Jason is settling in as a new dad and enjoying fatherhood immensely. KCMO Health Department Frank E. Thompson Jr. Frank began his work with the Kansas City Health Department in 1999 as a Public Health Planner. Frank was recently promoted to Deputy Director within the Health Department. In this role, he oversees several programs including, Policy Development and HIV services, Health Commission, Health Communications/Media Relations and Community Health Data Dissemination.  Frank has represented KCHD on several city-wide commissions, planning bodies and/or advisory bodies. Within KCHD, Frank provides leadership for implementation of the Kansas City Health Commission (2001), and the KCHD Office of Strategic Management (known as the Division of Community Engagement, Policy and Accountability). Nationally, Frank has served on the HIV/STI Workgroup for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) from 2009 to 2013, as well as the Board of Directors for several local non-profit agencies engaged in providing health services and health education within the Kansas City metropolitan region. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Sarah Holdmeyer Sarah Holdmeyer works with the firm Bryan Cave Leighton and Paisner focuses her practice in commercial litigation and labor and employment.  Ms. Holdmeyer was a 2015 summer associate in the firm’s Kansas City office.  While in law school, Ms. Holdmeyer served as a student intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Missouri, as well as a clerk to the Honorable Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. In addition, she worked for the U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration as an investigative assistant.
4 Happy, Well Dressed Professional Adults
Derrick A. Dydell Derrick A. Dydell is a leader in the field of HIV Prevention and Care. He has given many years of service to the community as an HIV/AIDS activist and by serving as a member of the Kansas City Transitional Grant Area (TGA), Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention, and Care Planning Council. Derrick serves as a model for the leadership potential of consumers in the Kansas City. TGA. Mr. Dydell prides himself on promoting community awareness and advocacy for HIV/AIDS. Mr. Dydell’ s HIV/AIDS related leadership experience. includes serving as Vice Chair of the Kansas City HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Planning Council, serving as both Chair and Vice Chair of several subcommittees for the Kansas City HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Planning Council, serving on the Heart of America Community AIDS Partnership Advisory Committee, serving as a member the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, and a member of the Statewide Comprehensive Prevention Planning Group. Michele Stitt Michele is a deeply motivated community volunteer. In her role as the Assistant Director of Communication for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Michele is charged with building relationships with government and community leaders, mobilizing volunteers and programs, and supporting community initiatives. She is a nurturing Mom & a loving wife. Nick Nocita Nick is an accomplished Accounting, Finance and Business Leader responsible for planning, directing, and reporting internal audit projects for Fortune 500 corporations. He has have achieved significant career accomplishments in financial analysis, management consulting and in public accounting. We are so proud that Nick is on the CCON team.
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