Board of Directors

Lead to Read KC’s board serves to provide the direction, strategy and funding required to fulfill the organization’s mission to support the social-emotional learning and reading skills of Kansas City’s youngest students. Go to Leadership, Staff and Partners to learn about the rest of our team.

Executive Committee

Eric Graham, Chair

Eric Graham, Chair

TGP Investments

Carol Sokolenko, Vice Chair

Carol Sokolenko, Vice Chair

Freedom Interiors

Ben Bravence, Treasurer

Ben Bravence, Treasurer

UMB Bank

Ellen Pantaenius, Secretary

Ellen Pantaenius, Secretary

Onspring Technologies

David Lowe, Past Chair

David Lowe, Past Chair

Lockton Companies

Rhea M. LeGrande, Executive Director

Rhea M. LeGrande, Executive Director

Lead to Read KC

Members

Sue Agrawal

Sue Agrawal

Community Volunteer

Dr. Jennifer Collier

Dr. Jennifer Collier

Kansas City Public Schools

Shawn Creger

Shawn Creger

Edward Jones

Holly Jenkins-Long

Holly Jenkins-Long

LISC of Greater Kansas City

Lynn Rundle

Lynn Rundle

Board Member Emeritus

Mark Swanson

Mark Swanson

Burns & McDonnell

Scott Swezy

Scott Swezy

American Century Investments

Tony Temple

Tony Temple

Temple Made Fitness

Associate Board

Ben Bravence, Chair

Ben Bravence, Chair

UMB Bank

Matt Foster, Staff Liaison

Matt Foster, Staff Liaison

Lead to Read KC

Will Arnold

Will Arnold

UMB Bank

Stephanie Atkinson

Stephanie Atkinson

American Century Investments

Ryan Banes

Ryan Banes

Country Club Bank

Alix Carruth

Alix Carruth

Woodruff

Brooke Grable

Brooke Grable

Saint Luke's Health System

Katie Ketel

Katie Ketel

Burns & McDonnell

Alli Whitaker

Alli Whitaker

Lockton