BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Industry professionals dedicated to our cause.

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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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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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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Sherii Farmer

Sherii Farmer is the newest member of Rainbows Board of Directors. Sherii is a Sr. Community Relations Manager with Evergy (formerly Westar Energy) and has

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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 when she and her family were new to the Wichita community. “Julie’s dedication to family and

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Coleen Jennison

Coleen Jennison is Kansas Market Vice President at Cox Communications, however she is not new to the company. Coleen served 14 years as the Director

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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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Michelle Lohmeier

Michelle is the Senior Vice President and General Manager, Airbus Programs at Spirit AeroSystems. She is responsible for the Kinston, North Carolina, Prestwick, Scotland, Subang, Malaysia and St.

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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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Meredith Olson

Meredith Olson, Rainbows’ Board of Directors’ Chair, is Vice President, Public Affairs for Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC. She joined the Rainbows’ board in 2012

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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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