"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Meet the people that help run our organization.

Who We Are

Caring Management Team

Rochelle Parker, MBA President and CEO

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Kristina Jones, MA, LPC, LCPC, NCC Vice President of Programs

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Megan Campbell, MPA, GPC Vice President of Marketing & Community Relations

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Melody Morgan, MSW Vice President of Grants & Contracts

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Susan Ruddell Manager of Administration

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Kathryn Sterling, LPC, LCPC Director of Clinical Services

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Tonika Benson Community Education Manager

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Mindy Kissner Manager of Family Support Services

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Laura Maine, LCSW, RPT, MS Ed. Intern Supervisor

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Stacy Steely, LCSW, RPT Intern Supervisor

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Advocating Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Katie Rooney, J.D., President | Jackson County 16th Circuit Court

Danielle Trabon, VP, Resource Dev. Committee | Edward Jones

Tamara Veit, VP, Governance Committee | McElligott Ewan & Hall PC

Merideth Rose, VP, Program Committee | Community Services League

Mary House, Secretary | Cruise Planners

Shanna Dennie, Treasurer | State Farm – Alicia Allen Agency

Rickey Lee, II, Member-at-Large | Cerner Corporation

Board Members

Cristina Marquez | Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy

Jennifer Oswald Brown | Oswald Roam Rew & Fry LLC

Kimberly Lor | Lead Bank

Emily Snow | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

LaTasha Tuggle | Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA)

Angela Volkmer | KC Elite Realty, Chartwell Realty, LLC

Jhordan Woodard | Social Security Administration

Proud Partners/Affiliations

United Way

United Way of Greater Kansas City’s work is focused on community impact, seeking to improve lives and strengthen communities. Our partnership with United Way has helped make it possible to reach Jackson County’s at-risk children.


We love partnering with AmeriCorps because it means we get to work with so many smart and passionate students and individuals in our community. We couldn’t imagine CAPA without these amazing members of our team.

Advisory Council

Kristen Abernathy

Kirk Beye

Paul Cesare

Jill Esry

Kelle Burmeister Gilmore

Shelly Hall

Beth Hammer

Ann Mesle

Michele McIntosh, M.D.

Scott Roberson, D.D.S.

Patty Schumacher

Dayla Bishop Schwartz

R. Scott Smith