Board & Staff

Board Members for 2020

Molly M. Wood, JD, Lawrence, Elder Law Attorney

Vice President:
Morgan Bell, LMSW, Lawrence, Palliative Medicine Social Worker

Deborah Merrill, Lenexa, Retired Elder Policy Advisor

Graham Kreicker, Lawrence, Social Justice Advocate


Executive Director ~ Margaret A. Farley

Office Manager ~ Lenette Hamm

Outreach & Sustainability Claire Shanovich

Public Policy Coordinator ~ Barbara Conant

Past President:
Linda Carlsen, Overland Park, Community Volunteer


o Brandy Archie, OTD, Kansas City, Occupational Therapist
o Barbara Braa, Eudora, Vice-President/Trust Officer
o Connie Brown-Collins, M.A., Kansas City, Trainer & Organizational Consultant, retired
o Ann Campbell, Topeka, Retired, Accounting Kansas Dept. on Aging
o Mary Edwards, Leawood, Community Volunteer
o Laura Kirk, M.F.A., Lawrence, Filmmaker, Assistant Professor KU, Dept. of Theatre and Dance
o Andrea Leavitt, LMSW, Overland Park, Social Worker/Care Manager
o Judith Purdy, Wichita, Registered Nurse
o Dave Ranney, Lawrence, Retired Journalist
o Samantha Shepherd, Overland Park, Elder Law Attorney
o Matthew N. Stein, MD Lawrence, Retired Physician

Honorary Board Member

William Dann, Lawrence

1937 – 2020