OUR LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors

This team shares our vision of putting Catholic education within reach for all students. Their leadership helps lead and steer the Catholic Education Foundation and contributes to our success in communities throughout northeast Kansas.

Gildea
RJ
Gildea
Board of Directors
Board Chair
Freedom Bank
Hochberg
Colleen
Hochberg
Board of Directors
Vice Chair
Hallmark Cards
Shaw
John
Shaw
Board of Directors
Treasurer
Teva Pharmaceuticals
Connor
Lisa
Connor
Board of Directors
Member At Large
Ascension Catholic School
Jaworski
Jeff
Jaworski
Board of Directors
Past Chair
Triune Financial Partners
Babcock
Jenney
Babcock
Board of Directors
Ascend Healthcare
Blaha
Fr. Nick
Blaha
Board of Directors
Christ the King Parish
Cascone
Vince
Cascone
Board of Directors
Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Cook
Toby
Cook
Board of Directors
University of Kansas Health System
Eilert
Andy
Eilert
Board of Directors
Home Care Solutions
Gaffney
Craig
Gaffney
Board of Directors
Country Club Bank
Gassen
Chad
Gassen
Board of Directors
BKD
Hane
Chris
Hane
Board of Directors
Assisted Transportation
Lovick
Darren
Lovick
Board of Directors
Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Maloney
Bill
Maloney
Board of Directors
Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Miller
Chris
Miller
Board of Directors
The Miller Group
Mills
Denise
Mills
Board of Directors
The LeaderFuel Center LLC
Naumann
Archbishop Joseph F.
Naumann
Board of Directors
Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Raupp
Courtney
Raupp
Board of Directors
Church of the Nativity
Seefeldt
Bert
Seefeldt
Board of Directors
Husch Blackwell LLP
Wagner-Berbel
Jamie
Wagner-Berbel
Board of Directors
The University of Kansas Medical Center

Past Board Chairs

We greatly appreciate the support of these past Board Chairs, whose dedication, knowledge and important perspective added to the Board during their tenure.

Henning
Hamp
Henning
Past Board Chairs
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Ledom
Mark
Ledom
Past Board Chairs
Diversified Asset Management
McAnany
Pat
McAnany
Past Board Chairs
McAnany Construction
Newcomer
Nelson
Newcomer
Past Board Chairs
DH Pace Company, Inc.
Sexton
Terry
Sexton
Past Board Chairs
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
Teeter
Derek
Teeter
Past Board Chairs
Husch Blackwell LLP
Wells
Joan
Wells
Past Board Chairs
Wellington

Emeritus

Thanks to the leadership of our Emeritus members, the Catholic Education Foundation has led the way for thousands of students of all backgrounds to experience the rigorous academics, faith formation and community support that Catholic schools deliver.

Henry
Rich
Henry
Emeritus
Retired
Zarda
Tom
Zarda
Emeritus
Zarda Brothers

Foundation Staff

Our team is dedicated to partnering with donors, schools and community leaders to bring the Catholic Education Foundation's mission and vision to life.

Anch
Vincent
Anch
Staff
Executive Director
913.647.0383
Herrman
Debbie
Herrman
Staff
Director of Business Operations and Scholarship Programs
913.721.1573
Castle
Kristin
Castle
Staff
Director of Development
913.721.1572
Meara
Amy
Meara
Staff
Director of Special Events
913.721.1574
Brost
Amy
Brost
Staff
Marketing & Communications Manager
913.647.0379
Ruiz
Sendy
Ruiz
Staff
Bookkeeper
913.647.0308
Friederich
Sarah
Friederich
Staff
Database Specialist
913.647.0344