Regional Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is comprised of a number of prominent business and civic leaders from the Greater Kansas City community, including those listed below.

Hartsook Regional Advisory Council
The Hartsook Regional Advisory Council in Kansas City was established in 2008 with members agreeing to provide advice and perspective on relevant local issues and topics related to philanthropy, volunteer leadership donor development, charitable priorities, giving trends, and more.

Don Alexander
Alexander and Associates, Inc.

Debbie Bass
National World War I Museum

Shawsie Branton
Community Volunteer

Neil Douthat
Community Volunteer

Betty Drees, MD, FACP
Retired
UMKC School of Medicine

Bob Drummond
Retired
Kids TLC

Peggy Dunn
Mayor – City of Leawood

Lou Gehring, CFRE
The Foundation for Shawnee Mission Medical Center

Tom Holcom
Retired
Pioneer Services

Mark Litzler
Saint Luke’s Hospital Foundation

Al Mauro
Community Volunteer

Laura McKnight
Community Volunteer

Bob Regnier
Bank of Blue Valley

Ron Reimer
Community Volunteer

Joanna Sebelien
Harvesters – The Community Food Network

Ronald Slepitza
Avila University

Debbie Sosland Edelman
The Sosland Foundation

Randy Wisthoff
The Kansas City Zoo