Board of Directors

CSL is blessed to have a dedicated board of directors guiding us as we strive to meet our mission every day!

Sonci Bleckinger, Chair
Central Bank of the Midwest

Karen Schuler, Vice Chair
Community Volunteer

Jeff Benson, Treasurer
St. Mary's Medical Center

Merideth Parrish, Secretary
Independence School District

Cathi Cackler-Veazey, Past Chair
Community of Christ

Board Members



Irene Baltrusaitis
City of Independence and
The Examiner (Ret.)

Judge Patrick Campbell
Jackson County Circuit Court

Cathi Christina
Safe Haven Security

Don Fore
Independence School District (Ret.)

Kat Hnatyshyn
CommunityAmerica Credit Union

Dr. Paul Kinder
Blue Springs School District

Martin Kuny
Kuny Law Office

Garland Land
State of Missouri (Ret.)

John Skinner
Edward Jones

Eric Washington

Community Volunteer

Jerry Vaughan
Grain Valley Education Foundation

Laura Vernon
Drumm Farm Center
for Children and
Independence School District (Ret.)

Byron Williamson

Julie van Dijk

Doug Cowan, Ex-Officio
President & CEO
Community Services League

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