JCKHF Board of Directors
The activities and interests of the Johnson County Kansas Heritage Foundation are managed and conducted by its Board of Directors. Each affiliate member organization of the Foundation is represented on the Board by a duly authorized person who shall hold position as Board Director. Representatives to the Board from affiliate members are typically its President, or other ranking officer.
In addition, the bylaws provide for the appointment of members-at-large.
The Board values its relationship to the Johnson County community as it develops ‘partnerships’ to further the mission of JCKHF. As such, individual liaison members serve as advisors to the JCKHF Board and recognized for their interest and support of the mission of JCKHF.
JCKHF Board of Directors does not manage the interests and activities of its affiliate member organizations. JCKHF does serve as an advocate in support of the mission of each of its affiliate members and through its Grants Program serves to be a source of funding solely its affiliate members.
Sandra Kelly, President
Past Executive Director, Deaf Cultural Center (Museum of Deaf History, Arts and Culture Member-At-Large
Robert Courtney, Vice-President
Past-President, Olathe Historical Society
Gary L. Hicks, Treasurer
President, Kansas City Area Historic Trails Association
Kathy Ross, Secretary
Chair, De Soto Historical Society https://www.facebook.com/desotokshistoricalsociety
Jim Ogle, Executive Director, Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area
Mary Guntert, De Soto Kansas Historical Society https://www.facebook.com/desotokshistoricalsociety
Shirley Brown VanArsdale, President, Gardner Historical Museum, Inc.
David Wilcox, Chair, Kansas School for the Deaf Museum
April Bishop, Chair, Leawood Historical Commission, City of Leawood, Kansas
Bruce Daniel, Board Member, Lenexa Historical Society
Tim Talbott, Site Manager, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm
Lon Dagley, Marge Smith Archivist, Mid-America Nazarene University
Ross Marshall, Member, Missouri River Outfitters Chapter (SFTA affiliate) https://www.santafetrail.org/chapters/mro/
President, Monticello Community Historical Society
Chriz Dally, Board President, Museum of Deaf History, Arts and Culture
Margaret Endecott, President, Olathe Historical Society https://www.facebook.com/olathehistoricalsociety/
Michael Chafin, Board Member, Overland Park Historical Society
Charles Fritz, Treasurer, Shawnee Mission Indian Historical Society
Administrator, Stilwell Community Organization
Lila Aamodt, President, Trails Head Chapter (OCTA affiliate)