BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Industry professionals dedicated to our cause.

Cynthia Cross

Rainbows welcomed Cynthia Cross to our Board of Directors in 2022. Cynthia is Director of Sales for Cox Business where she has worked since 2007.

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Claudia Yaujar-Amaro

Rainbows welcomed Claudia Yaujar-Amaro to the Board of Directors in 2022. Claudia owns AB&C Bilingual Resources, LLC, a company focused on multicultural and bilingual marketing.

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Adam Pogue

Vice President of Defense and Space Operations for Spirit AeroSystems, Adam brings over 30 years of leadership, operations, human resources, business development and manufacturing services

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Jim Walters

Jim has been a part of Rainbows for many years, joining the Board of Directors in 2016.  “I am pleased and honored to serve in

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Vera Bothner

Vera Bothner, of Bothner and Bradley, Inc. has been serving on the Rainbows’ Board since 2010. She currently serves on the Operations and Board Development

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Steve Cox

Former President of Cox Machine Inc. and past Rainbows’ Board Chair, Steve joined the board in 2004. He is currently an executive committee member and

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Sue Doonan

Four years ago, Sue Doonan attended Rainbows’ signature fundraising event, Fashion Passion. From that night on, Sue was “hooked” and has dedicated her time and

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Lisa Farris

As a faithful community volunteer, Lisa is a fan because Rainbows gives children with special needs the opportunity to thrive and parents the tools to

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Stephanie Galichia

Stephanie Galichia has been a community volunteer with Rainbows since 2004. Stephanie became involved with Rainbows when her sister received services. Now a member of the Board

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Pat Gearhart

President at Simmons Bank, Pat has been a Rainbows’ board member since 2005. He’s a fan of Rainbows because of the agency’s unwavering and singular

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Julie Gentile

Julie joined the Rainbows’ Board of Directors in 2018.  “Julie’s dedication to family and her commitment to making a difference in the community make her

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Janeen Hughes

Senior Trust Advisor at INTRUST Wealth and Rainbows’ Board Chair, Janeen keeps busy helping others every day. A return to the Rainbows’ Board of Directors in

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Gail Johnson

Eager to join the Finance Committee and lend his skills, Gail Johnson comes to the Rainbows’ Board of Directors as Senior Commercial Relationship Manger at

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Pete McKernan

Pete McKernan joined the Rainbows Board of Directors in 2013. His passion and support for Rainbows’ programs and services grew out of his own personal experience. His

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Chuck Passannante

Rainbows welcomeed Chuck Passannante, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Textron Aviation to the Board of Directors im 2020. Chuck has more than 30

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Gary Proffitt

Retired from INTRUST Bank N.A., Gary Proffitt joined Rainbows’ Board of Directors in January of 2010 and is currently serving as Board Chair. He also

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Hale Ritchie

Hale has been a long-time supporter of Rainbows and stepped in as Restructuring Officer in August 2009. His leadership led the agency to refocus on

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