Members


Niki Lee Donawa

Chair

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Nominating Committee

Ms. Donawa was appointed to the CAC in 2015 and was elected as chair in 2017. She is the chief community relations officer for Truman Medical Centers.

Terry Trafton

Vice Chair

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Independence, Missouri

Nominating Committee

Mr. Trafton was appointed to the CAC in 2014. He works as a behavioral health specialist in Kansas City, Missouri.


Josephine Njoroge

Secretary

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Nominating Committee

Ms. Njoroge was appointed to the CAC in 2012. She is a parent liaison at Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology.


Mary Jo Moore

Treasurer

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Independence, Missouri

Review Committee

Ms. Moore was appointed to the CAC in 2014. She is a consultant and coach for HealthierChurch.org.


Thomas Alber

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Community Input Committee

Mr. Alber was appointed to the CAC in 2012. He is the chief of police for Garden City, Missouri.


Dee Ann Bowles

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Lee's Summit, Missouri

Nominating Committee

Ms. Bowles was appointed to the CAC in 2013. She previously worked as an administrator for Nueterra Healthcare and is now retired.


Nozella Brown, Ed.D.

Secretary

Appointing Authority:
Mayor/CEO of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas

Community Input Committee, Chair

Dr. Brown was appointed to the CAC in 2014. She is the extension agent for Family & Consumer Sciences at Kansas State University.


Cindy C. Chang, MD

Appointing Authority:
Johnson County, Kansas County Commission

Review Committee

Dr. Chang was appointed to the CAC in January 2016. She currently serves as the Medical Review Officer at Cynergy Medical Review Service in Overland Park, Kansas.


Art Chaudry

Appointing Authority:
Jackson County Executive

Nominating Committee

Mr. Chaudry was appointed to the CAC in 2016. He is the president/CEO of Swope Community Builders and Swope Community Enterprises.


John Cottrell, M.A.

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Community Input Committee

Mr. Cottrell was appointed to the CAC in 2015. He is the director of minority and special programs at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.


David Michael Enos

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Review Committee

Mr. Enos was appointed to the CAC in 2014. He is Vice President, Marketing Communication for Axis Insurance.


Aaron Link

Appointing Authority:
Johnson County, Kansas County Commission

Review Committee, Chair

Mr. Link was appointed to the CAC in October 2015. He is a project manager at Perceptive Software.


Siobhan McLaughlin-Lesley

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Review Committee

Ms. Lesley was appointed to the CAC in March 2016. She is the executive director of Gilda’s Club Kansas City.


Susan Mills-Gray

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Harrisonville, Missouri

Review Committee

Ms. Mills-Gray was appointed to the CAC in 2015. She is a Nutrition and Health Specialist at University of Missouri Extension.


Thuylinh Pham, M.D.

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Independence, Missouri

Community Input Committee

Dr. Pham was appointed to the CAC in February 2015. She is pediatrician at Children’s Mercy Hospital.


Lisa Peek

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Belton, Missouri

Ms. Peek was appointed to the CAC in November 2016. She is an insurance and financial services agent at Farmers Insurance.


Alan Powell, M.D.

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Lee's Summit, Missouri

Nominating Committee

Dr. Powell was appointed to the CAC in 2014. He is a retired pediatrician in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.


Melissa Robinson, M.B.A.

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Community Input Committee

Ms. Robinson was appointed to the CAC in 2014. She is the president of the Black Health Care Coalition.


Daniel Shea

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

Nominating Committee, Chair

Mr. Shea was appointed to the CAC in 2014 and elected treasurer in 2015. He is an associate for the Department of Veteran Affairs.


Terry Thompson

Appointing Authority:
Mayor of Lexington, Missouri

Community Input Committee

Mr. Thompson was appointed to the CAC in 2012.


LaShawn Walker

Appointing Authority:
Jackson County Executive

Nominating Committee

Ms. Walker was appointed to the CAC in 2016. She currently works as the client relationship manager at UMB Bank.


Kelvin L. Walls, M.D.

Appointing Authority:
Jackson County Executive

Community Input Committee

Dr. Walls was appointed to the CAC in 2014. He is an otolaryngologist in the metropolitan Kansas City area.


Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Sub-Committees

Community Input Committee
Nozella Brown, Ed.D., Chair
Thomas Alber
John Cottrell
Thuylinh Pham, M.D.
Melissa Robinson
Terry Thompson
Kelvin Walls, M.D.

Nominating Committee
Dan Shea, Chair
Dee Ann Bowles
Art Chaudry
Niki Lee Donawa
Josephine Njoroge
Alan Powell, M.D.
Terry Trafton
LaShawn Walker

Review Committee
Aaron Link, Chair
Cindy Chang, M.D.
David Michael Enos
Siobhan McLaughlin-Lesley
Susan Mills-Gray
Mary Jo Moore

Positions Available:

  • Johnson County, Kansas: 1 open position
  • Iola, Kansas: 1 open position

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