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Gary Proffitt Board Chair

Retired from INTRUST Bank N.A., Gary Proffitt joined Rainbows' Board of Directors in January of 2010 and is currently serving as Board Chair. He also serves as Chair of the Human Resources Committee. He believes in Rainbows because we provide services to the community...

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Meredith Olson Vice Chair

Meredith Olson is Managing Director of Operations for Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC.  She joined the Rainbows board in 2012 and serves on the Operations committee. Meredith admires Rainbows because “the staff is dedicated to changing the lives of kids and their families.  They...

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Lisa Farris Secretary

As a faithful community volunteer, Lisa is a fan because Rainbows gives children with special needs the opportunity to thrive and parents the tools to help their children reach their full potential. She is actively involved in...

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Jeff Jabara Immediate Past Chair and Treasurer

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. senior operations controller, Jeff Jabara served as 2013 Board Chair and is currently Chair of the Finance Committee. "I'm a fan of Rainbows because the mission is all about the kids! Rainbows has been serving special needs children and their families...

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Wayne Chambers Executive Member At-Large

The High Touch, Inc., President/CEO joined the Rainbows' board in 2011. Wayne is a fan of Rainbows because "it brings me satisfaction knowing that I've helped, if even in a small way, a child less fortunate than myself." He serves on the operations committee...

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Steve Cox Executive Member At-Large

CEO of Cox Machine Inc. and past Rainbows' Board Chair, Steve joined the board in 2004. He is current executive member at-large and treasurer of Rainbows United Charitable Foundation. He's a fan of Rainbows because "Rainbows puts an emphasis on the family, not just...

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Dan Drake Executive Member At-Large

Dan Drake is Chairman of MoJack Distributors, LLC.

He’s a fan of Rainbows because of the “GOOD” Rainbows does for not only the children but their families. He has served on Rainbows’ Board of Directors since 2006 and is actively involved in events...

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Chris Farris Operations Chair

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Pat Gearhart Fundraising Chair

President at Bank SNB, Pat has been a Rainbows' board member since 2005. He's a fan of Rainbows because of the agency's unwavering and singular committment to serving children with special needs and their families. He encourages others to get involved by volunteering or...

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Todd Ramsey Communications Chair

Todd Ramsey is the co-founder of Apples & Arrows, a branding agency based in Wichita, Kansas. He helps brands uncover their own unique, compelling stories and how to share them with the world in meaningful, memorable ways. He currently serves as Chair of the...

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Hale Ritchie Board Development Chair

Hale has been a long-time supporter of Rainbows and stepped in as Restructuring Officer in August 2009. His leadership led the agency to refocus on children with special needs, birth through age 21 in our community.

A retired businessman, Hale brings...

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Grant Stannard Rainbows United Charitable Foundation Chair

A board member since 1993, Grant is on Rainbows' Board of Directors and is the current chair of the Rainbows United Charitable Foundation. 

Over the past 20 years, Grant has supported Rainbows in nearly every capacity.  As CEO of Stannard Construction, he has...

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Vera Bothner Board Member

Bothner & Bradley, Inc.

Vera Bothner, of Bothner and Bradley, Inc. has been serving on the Rainbows’ Board since 2010. She currently serves on the Operations and Board Development committees. Vera is married to Jim Bothner; they have two children, Hannah and Jace.

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John DeCesaro Board Member

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Stephanie Galichia Board Member

Community Volunteer

Stephanie Galichia has been with Rainbows since 2004. Stephanie became involved with Rainbows when her sister received services. Now a member of the Board of Directors, Stephanie currently serves on the communications and fundraising committees as well as the Rainbows United...

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Pete McKernan Board Member

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Kim Nussbaum Board Member

Kim Nussbaum is the President and Publisher of the Wichita Eagle.  She moved to Wichita in 2011 and became a Rainbows board member in 2012.  Kim was introduced to Rainbows through a tour of the Kids’ Point facility and after witnessing the Voices of...

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Naaman Ritchie Board Member

Blake-Clotia

Naaman Ritchie, President of Blake-Clotia, is in his third term on the Rainbows Board of Directors. He began in 2002. Throughout his years at Rainbows, he has served as Board Chair, but is currently serving on the Board Development and Operations committees.<br...

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Jose Sanchez, M.D. Board Member

Via Christi Clinic

Jose Sanchez has been with Rainbows since 2011. As a local pediatrician, he sees value in what Rainbows United does for the community. Jose currently serves on the Operations Committee.

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Josh Umbehr, MD Board Member

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