Leading For Change

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When a young person’s life is shaking, stability becomes the most important factor in getting on track.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City is an anchor for these kids – and it’s all because of staff members and volunteers who care enough to give their very best each and every day.

Our impact wouldn’t be as great as it is today without the continued support from our Clubs leaders. You too can become a stabilizing force in a child’s life by getting involved.

Executive Staff

Jason Roth

President and CEO

Jason has been a leader in the non-profit sector for twenty years and has been with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City for over a decade. He possesses a vast and deep knowledge of the organization and has played a critical role in its growth in recent years.

Prior to being named CEO, Jason led the resource development department and has driven significant transformation for the Clubs. He has catalyzed the cultivation of strong civic and corporate partnerships across the metro, building grassroots support across the community, significantly increasing resources to drive Club initiatives, and leading dynamic groups of volunteers in various campaigns.

Jason is a native of St. Louis and has been a resident of Kansas City for more than twenty years. He and his wife, Christina, have two daughters, Corrina and Jaeda. In their spare time, they enjoy sports and spending time outdoors. Jason completed his bachelor’s degree in Public Relations at the University of Central Missouri. He currently serves on the Public Relations Professional Advisory Board at the University of Central Missouri.

Kelley Barnes

Senior Director, Program Operations

Kelley has been with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City for over 6+ years. She has held the position of  College & Career Program Director and more recently Director of Education and Post-Secondary Planning. Kelley has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Clubs

Sharon Cleaver

Sharon Cleaver

Senior Director, Marketing, Communications and Public Relations

Sharon Cleaver joined the Boys & Girls Club Movement in 2011. She currently serves as Senior Director of Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations, providing leadership in initiatives that advance program operations and business development goals.

Sharon has a proven track record in business-to-business account management, market penetration, and direct marketing. Prior to Boys & Girls Clubs, she held positions of increasing responsibility with Bayer Animal Health providing marketing communications expertise for the U.S. Food Animal business. Before that, she provided business-to-business account management for multiple sales territories with The Gillette Company.

Sharon has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of West Florida. She participated in the prestigious Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions program and serves on the Mazuma Credit Union Board of Directors, the Saint Paul School of Theology Board of Directors, and the Suburban Balance Board of Directors.

Molly Groebe

Senior Director, Resource Development

Kelley has been with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City for over 6+ years. She has held the position of  College & Career Program Director and more recently Director of Education and Post-Secondary Planning. Kelley has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Clubs

Sharon Cleaver joined the Boys & Girls Club Movement in 2011. She currently serves as Senior Director of Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations, providing leadership in initiatives that advance program operations and business development goals.

Sharon has a proven track record in business-to-business account management, market penetration, and direct marketing. Prior to Boys & Girls Clubs, she held positions of increasing responsibility with Bayer Animal Health providing marketing communications expertise for the U.S. Food Animal business. Before that, she provided business-to-business account management for multiple sales territories with The Gillette Company.

Sharon has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of West Florida. She participated in the prestigious Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions program and serves on the Mazuma Credit Union Board of Directors, the Saint Paul School of Theology Board of Directors, and the Suburban Balance Board of Directors.

Julie Kaul

Senior Director, Events

Waymond King Programs Director

Waymond King

Senior Director, Healthy Lifestyles

Waymond King’s journey to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City started when he was just a kid and a member of the Thornberry Unit, where a lifelong passion and commitment to giving back was instilled in him.

While working successfully in corporate America, he realized his true passion was working with youth – and doing whatever was necessary to provide more positive options for them, especially those in the urban core. Which led him back to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City as Director of Athletics and Healthy Lifestyles.

Since returning to the Club full time in 2014, this Alum has progressed to positions of increasing responsibility, resulting in his current position – Senior Director, Operations and Programs. Today he is responsible for the operations and activities of all Club locations.

Waymond’s experience, energy, and enthusiasm are a perfect fit as he strives every day to make a difference in the lives of the youth and families in our community.

Roger McCoy

Roger McCoy

Chief Administrative Officer

Roger McCoy joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City in 2003 and serves as Vice President Administration/Chief Financial Officer. He plays a vital role in financial planning to help ensure the strategic initiatives that bring the Clubs mission to life. Additionally, he manages the finance and accounting divisions and ensures accuracy of financial reports.

Prior to Boys & Girls Clubs, he spent eleven years with Rockhurst University as the Controller and Vice President of Finance. 

Roger graduated from Central Missouri State University with a BSBA in Accounting.  During his employment at Rockhurst University, he obtained his Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.  He also holds the distinction of Certified Public Accountant.

Waymond King’s journey to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City started when he was just a kid and a member of the Thornberry Unit, where a lifelong passion and commitment to giving back was instilled in him.

While working successfully in corporate America, he realized his true passion was working with youth – and doing whatever was necessary to provide more positive options for them, especially those in the urban core. Which led him back to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City as Director of Athletics and Healthy Lifestyles.

Since returning to the Club full time in 2014, this Alum has progressed to positions of increasing responsibility, resulting in his current position – Senior Director, Operations and Programs. Today he is responsible for the operations and activities of all Club locations.

Waymond’s experience, energy, and enthusiasm are a perfect fit as he strives every day to make a difference in the lives of the youth and families in our community.

Roger McCoy joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City in 2003 and serves as Vice President Administration/Chief Financial Officer. He plays a vital role in financial planning to help ensure the strategic initiatives that bring the Clubs mission to life. Additionally, he manages the finance and accounting divisions and ensures accuracy of financial reports.

Prior to Boys & Girls Clubs, he spent eleven years with Rockhurst University as the Controller and Vice President of Finance. 

Roger graduated from Central Missouri State University with a BSBA in Accounting.  During his employment at Rockhurst University, he obtained his Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.  He also holds the distinction of Certified Public Accountant.

Freddie Alexandra Wai’ale’ale-Sims

Senior Director, Human Resources

Club Management Staff

Kevin Lambert

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Unit Director- Breidenthal Unit

Tyrone Moore

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Unit Director- Independence Unit

Nick Hart

Unit Director- Olathe Unit

Jannette Bush

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Unit Director - J&D Wagner Unit

Patrice Buckner-Robinson

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Unit Director - S. Kiki Curls Unit

Sherman Thomas

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Unit Director - Thornberry Unit

Jacob Chichuk

Site Coordinator- Clifford H. Nowlin Middle School

Keith “Kj” Dobbins

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Site Coordinator - Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy

Anaya Echols-Spratling

Partnership Sites Director - Synergy

Legacy Center Staff

Management Staff

Julie Betler

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Director, Accounting

Babu Ganesh

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Director, Information Technology

Samantha Hausker

Director, Education & Post-Secondary Planning

Kary Kankey

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Director, Healthy Lifestyles

Katie Laxson

21st Century Program Director

Jamie Lewis

Director, Outcome Measurement & Technology

Brent Perry

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Director, Facilities Management

Michelle Ruffin

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Director, Safety, Compliance & Prevention

Diana San Roman

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Director, Foundation & Donor Relations

Lily Wilson

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Director, 21st Century Program

Support Staff

Alison Clothier – Volunteer & Grants Coordinator

Katie Onello – Development Database Coordinator

Ashley Oppermann – Special Events Coordinator

Sycil Proffitt – Healthy Lifestyles Programs Liaison

Megan Woodard – Payroll Specialist