Board Members

David Emerick - Chair

Mr. Emerick is the managing partner at Emerick & Company CPAs in Kansas City. He has lived in Kansas City his entire life. He serves on a number of boards including the Independence Planning Commission, Vatterott College, YWCA, Independence Public Utility Board and the Missouri CPA peer Review Committee.


Liz Cessor - Board Member

Ms. Cessor is currently the Vice President of Mission and Community Services for Saint Luke’s Health System. Liz held the position of CEO of Cabot Westside Healthcare Center from 2004- 2013.


Dr. Kevin Cummings - Board Member

Dr. Cummings helped start Operation Breakthrough’s dental program with Sister Berta. He served as the Kansas City Chiefs team dentist from 2008- 2012 and was Chief of Staff with Kansas City Dental Care for 10 years.


David Bateman - Board Member

Mr. Bateman is retired from the US Treasury Department after more than 40 years. He is a partner in a local company BT Consulting, in which he consults throughout the United States.


Alan Pettigrew - Board Member

Mr. Pettigrew is Community Development Coordinator for Aetna Better Health of Missouri (Kansas City Region). 


Korene Robinson - Board Member

Ms. Robinson is the Principal and Owner of Strategic Value Solutions, Inc.