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

Merideth Parrish, Secretary
Independence School District

Cathi Cackler-Veazey, Past Chair
Community of Christ

Board Members



Judge Patrick Campbell
Jackson County Circuit Court

Fatima Figueroa
Alstom / CrossFit Fig

Don Fore
Independence School District (Ret.)

Kat Hnatyshyn
CommunityAmerica Credit Union

Garland Land
State of Missouri (Ret.)

Beth Silverstein
Byrne Pelofsky

John Skinner
Edward Jones

Jose Quiroz
Centerpoint Medical Center

Eric Washington

Community Volunteer

Jerry Vaughan
Grain Valley Education Foundation

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

Byron Williamson

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

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