Industry professionals dedicated to our cause

Chair

Eager to join the Finance Committee and lend his skills, Gail Johnson comes to the Rainbows’ Board of Directors as Senior Commercial Relationship Manger at INTRUST Bank. A veteran of the commercial banking business, he has a lot to offer.

Vice Chair

Senior Vice President and Trust Officer at Emprise Bank, Janeen keeps busy helping others every day. A return to the Rainbows’ Board of Directors this year, Janeen previously served from 2003 – 2009 and we’re glad to have her back.

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.

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 for 39 years.

Immediate Past Chair

Dr. Josh Umbehr joined Rainbows’ Communications committee in July 2012 and has helped guide Rainbows’ social media and communications efforts. He joined the Board of Directors beginning with 2014 and continues to lend his knowledge to the communications committee.

Board Member

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.

Mission Advocacy Chair

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.

Communications Chair

John DeCesaro has been giving of his time and talent through serving on the Communications Committee for the past several years.

Board member

Four years ago, Sue Doonan attended Rainbows’ signature fundraising event, Fashion Passion. From that night on, Sue was “hooked” and has dedicated her time and resources to children with special needs.

Board Member

Stephanie Galichia has been a community volunteer 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 Rainbows United Charitable Foundation.

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.

Board Member

Coleen Jennison is Kansas Market Vice President at Cox Communications, however she is not new to the company. Coleen served 14 years as the Director of Government Affairs at Cox. After moving to Wichita, Coleen joined the Rainbows Board because it’s easy to be passionate about the mission.

Board Member

Michelle is the Senior Vice President and General Manager,Airbus Programs at Spirit AeroSystems.

Operations Chair

Pete McKernan, Vice President, CSP&P Cessna Textron, joined the Rainbows Board of Directors in 2013.  His passion and support for Rainbows’ programs and services grew out of his own personal experience.  His daughter contracted Encephalitis shortly after birth which caused some unexpected cha

Board Member

Meredith Olson, Rainbows’ Board of Directors’ Chair, is Vice President, Public Affairs for Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC. She joined the Rainbows’ board in 2012 and serves on the Operations committee. 

Human Resources 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.

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.

Board Member

Dan Sabol joined Rainbows’ Board of Directors in 2016.  “When I moved to Wichita I wanted to get involved in the community right away.  Back home, I was involved in the special needs community so naturally, Rainbows was a perfect fit!  Dan co-founded and ran a nonprofit sports program for tweens

Rainbows United Charitable Foundation Past Chair

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

Board Member

Jim has been a part of Rainbows for many years, joining the Board of Directors in 2016.  “I am pleased and honored to serve in an official volunteer role as a member of the Board.  I’ve been involved with Rainbows over the past 12 years and have seen the impact they make on children with special