Board & Staff

Board of Directors:

The Foundation board is comprised of community members who give of their time, talents and resources to help the Foundation serve Olathe education.

President: Mark McGavran, Commerce Bank  
Vice-President: Dave Rock, John Deere - Retired
Treasurer: Brian Hamilton, TVH Parts Co.
Secretary: Todd Ramsey, McCownGordon Construction
Immediate Past President:  Mimi Eckart, Capitol Federal
Jerry Barrios, Atmos Energy 
Susan Brooks, Farmers Insurance
Monica Dahl, Arvest Bank
Mimi Eckart, Capital Federal Savings
Nancy Ingram, Community Volunteer
Terri Jarboe, Community Volunteer
Jennifer Mehnert, TVH Parts Co.
Darren Odum, Olathe Health
Kristin Schultz, Community Volunteer
Theresa Stoker, Community Volunteer
Emily Vincent, City of Olathe
Brian Geary, Bank of Blue Valley
Ken Roberts, Olathe Alumni Association
John Allison, Superintendent of Schools
Amy Martin,  Olathe Board of Education
Kathy Meyer, Olathe National Education Association
Paula Slifer, Retired Employees Association
Cynthia VonFeldt, CFRE Executive Director

Applications for open board positions may be submitted by January 31 for board terms which begin July 1.  


Cynthia VonFeldt, CFRE
Executive Director
(913) 780-8249


Katie Beaudin

Development Specialist

(913) 780-8203


Sharon Friesen
Executive Assistant
(913) 780-8222


Alice Snider
Community Outreach Specialist
(913) 780-7878