“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
-John Quincy Adams

Board Of Directors

Barbara Noble – Chair 
Retired Educator, Lee’s Summit R-7

Stacey Woelfel – Vice Chair
Director, Associate Professor, Missouri School of Journalism

Nadine Mummaw – Secretary
President of CinemaKC

Danielle Milton, CPA – Treasurer

Michelle Bogowith -Board Member
Fox4 News

Drew E. Burbridge – Board Member
President, Pendergast Productions

Dennis Fallon – Board Member

Josh Morales – Board Member
Financial Advisor, The Retirement Group

Kevin Mullin – Board Member
Professor, UMKC Communications Studies Department

Mario Pabaroue – Board Member
Business Development Executive, Northern Sky Technologies, Inc.

Tom Rooker – Board Member

Cathy Runyan-Svacina – Board Member 
KC Women in Film and Television

Nicole Shaw – Board Member
Cerner Corporation

Sara Thaemlitz – Board Member
Film & TV Producer


Fred G. Andrews – Founder/President Emeritus, Ex Officio Board Member 1996-2016


Veronica Elliott Loncar
Executive Director

Cindi Rogers
Public Relations 


Heartland Advisory Board


Val Anderson – Board Member
BicMedia, Senior Producer

Matt Antrim – Board Member
88 Keys Digital Media, Owner & Founder

Mitch Brian – Board Member

Walter Coppage – Board Member

Michelle Davidson – Board Member 
Actor, Writer, Producer

Janet Fisher – Board Member 
Foreign Language Educator

Pat Groshong – Board Member
Axis Pro Insurance, Assistant Vice President

Jerry Harrington – Board Member
Tivoli Cinemas, Owner

Peter Jasso – Board Member
Kansas Film Commission, Director

Ann McFerrin – Board Member

Jon McGraw – Board Member
Sister Cities Association of Kansas City, Buttonwood Financial Group, LLC, Buttonwood Art Space, LLC

John Niernberger – Board Member
Director, Screenwriter, Author

Nita Norris – Board Member
Creative Directo, KCP&L

Jerry Rapp – Board Member

Patrick Rea – Board Member 

Butch Rigby – Board Member
Screenland Theatres

John Shipp – Board Member
Globe Cinemas

James Spears – Board Member
Aon, Strategic Client Advisor

Halli Vrooman – Board Member
Writer, Grant Writer

Geoffrey Westra – Board Member
Screenland Theatres

Kevin Willmott – Board Member
Screenwriter, Director, Actor, KU Professor

Maggie Wood – Board Member
Writer, Community Volunteer