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 2014, Janeen previously served from 2003 – 2009 and we’re glad to have her back.
Industry professionals dedicated to our cause
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 INTRUST Bank. A veteran of the commercial banking business, he has a lot to offer.
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 help their children reach their full potential.
Jeff Jabara served as 2013 Board Chair and is currently Chair of the Finance Committee. "I'm a fan of Rainbows because the mission is all about the kids! Rainbows has been serving special needs children and their families for many years.
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 committees. Vera is married to Jim Bothner; they have two children, Hannah and Jace.
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 Chair of Rainbows United Charitable Foundation.
John DeCesaro has been giving of his time and talent through serving on the Communications Committee for the past several years.
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 resources to children with special needs.
Sherii Farmer is the newest member of Rainbows Board of Directors. Sherii is a Sr. Community Relations Specialist with Evergy (formerly Westar Energy) and has over 11 year’s experience with the company.
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 of Directors, Stephanie currently serves on the Rainbows United Charitable Foundation.
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 committment to serving children with special needs and their families.
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 her commitment to making a difference in the community make her a perfect fit for the Rainbows’ Board,” said Gail Johnson, 2018 Board Chair.
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 of Government Affairs at Cox. After moving to Wichita, Coleen joined the Rainbows Board because it’s easy to be passionate about the mission.
Michelle is the Senior Vice President and General Manager, Airbus Programs at Spirit AeroSystems.
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 daughter contracted Encephalitis shortly after birth which caused some unexpected challenges and required physical, speech and sig
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 and serves on the Operations committee.
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 serves as Chair of the Human Resources Committee.
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 children with special needs, birth through age 21 in our community.
Dr. Josh Umbehr joined Rainbows’ Communications committee in July 2012 and has helped guide Rainbows’ social media and communications efforts. He joined the Board of Directors beginning with 2014 and continues to lend his knowledge to the communications committee.
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 an official volunteer role as a member of the Board. I’ve been involved with Rainbows over the past 12 years and have seen the impact they make on children with special