Executive Committee

Adam Criblez, Ph.D.

Adam Criblez, Ph.D.

Chairman | Cape Girardeau

Director, Center for Regional History
Southeast Missouri State University

Tom Hershewe, J.D.

Tom Hershewe, J.D.

Vice-Chairman | Kansas City

Attorney
Dollar, Burns and Becker LLC

John Robinson, III

John Robinson, III

Treasurer | Caledonia

Regional – Eastern MO & Illinois Compliance Officer
Central Bancompany

Matt Pitzer

Matt Pitzer

Finance Chair | Columbia

Portfolio Manager
Shelter Insurance

Dr. Debbie Depew

Dr. Debbie Depew

Development Chair | Sullivan
Kathlyn Fares

Kathlyn Fares

Government Relations Chair | Hawk Point

Retired
Former State Representative
Former Teacher

Vetta Thompson, Ph.D.

Vetta Thompson, Ph.D.

Grants Chair | St. Louis

Professor
Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Faye Dant

Faye Dant

Missouri Humanities Awards Chair | Hannibal

Executive Director, Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center

Randy Maness, J.D.

Randy Maness, J.D.

MHC Trust Fund Member | Doniphan

Board

Laura Dierberg Ayers, J.D.

Laura Dierberg Ayers, J.D.

St. Louis

Attorney
Laura Dierberg Ayers, Attorney at Law

Gloria Galanes, Ph.D.

Gloria Galanes, Ph.D.

Springfield

Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Missouri State University
Professor - Communication Department

Joan Israelite

Joan Israelite

Kansas City

Development Consultant
Kauffman Performing Arts Center

Justin Kalwei, J.D.

Justin Kalwei, J.D.

Lee’s Summit

Attorney
Kalwei Law Firm, LLC

Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson

Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson

Raytown

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, retired
Author and Speaker on World War II History

Lorraine Sandstrom

Lorraine Sandstrom

Seymour

Retired
Former Branch Manager of the Library Center, Springfield-Greene County Library District

Deborah Taffa

Deborah Taffa

St. Louis

Developer, Cortona Properties
Professor, Webster University/Summer Writer’s Institute at WUSTL

Marci Bennett

Marci Bennett

St. Joseph
Michael Devine

Michael Devine

Lee’s Summit
Gary Fuenfhausen

Gary Fuenfhausen

Arrow Rock
Maj. Malik Henderson

Maj. Malik Henderson

Jefferson City
Kaye Malins

Kaye Malins

Diana Reiter

Diana Reiter

Independence
Pamela Riggs

Pamela Riggs

Marshall
Blake Sherer, J.D.

Blake Sherer, J.D.

Kansas City
Carol Bell Silvey

Carol Bell Silvey

West Plains

Senior Associate for Advancement, Community Foundation of Ozarks