Board of Directors & Staff


Darren Faulkner

Darren Faulkner

Program Manager

Adam McClun

Adam McClun

Director of Programs & Operations


Jeffrey J. Simon

Chairman of the Board

Eric Schumacher

Community Impact Manager

Board of Directors

Rick Armstrong

Mr. Rick L. Armstrong

President & CEO, Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission

Kimberly Beatty

Dr. Kimberly Beatty

Chancellor, Metropolitan Community College

John Boucard

Mr. John Boucard

CEO, Tesseract Ventures


Mr. Damon Daniel

President, Ad Hoc Group Against Crime


Mr. Jacob Derritt (Finance Chair)

Vice President, JP Morgan Chase

Terry Dunn

Mr. Terry Dunn

Philanthropist & Investor, DD Ranch Leawood


Ms. Karen Fenaroli (Human Capital and Compensation Committee Chair)

CEO & Managing Director, Fenaroli & Associates

Trey Humprey

Mr. Trey Humphrey (Advocacy Chair)

EVP and Group General Counsel, Lockton, Inc.


Mr. Paul Kempinski

President & CEO, Children’s Mercy Kansas City


Mr. Gordon E. Lansford, III (Development Chair)

President & CEO, JE Dunn Construction Company

Ronald Lindsay

Pastor Ron Lindsay

Senior Pastor, Concord Fortress of Hope Church


Mr. Beto Lopez

CEO, Guadalupe Centers


Hon. Quinton Lucas

Mayor, City of Kansas City, Missouri


Mr. Clyde McQueen

President & CEO, Full Employment Council


Mr. Joe Reardon

President & CEO, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Charlie Shields

Mr. Charlie Shields

CEO, University Health


Mr. Jeffrey J. Simon (KCCG Board and Executive Chair)

Office Managing Partner, Husch Blackwell, LLP


Msgr. Stuart Swetland (Planning Chair)

President, Donnelly College


Pastor Cassandra Wainright

Heaven Sent Outreach Ministries


Mr. Henry Wash

President, High Aspirations

Bridgette Williams

Bridgette Williams

Executive Director, Heavy Constructors Association


Community Impact Manager

Eric joins KC Common Good with more than seven years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising and grant writing, working with a diverse group of organizations in the Kansas City region and beyond. In his most recent role with Kansas City Scholars, he secured more than $1 million in grant funding and introduced new opportunities for future development. 

Eric brings strong expertise in philanthropy development at the local, regional and national levels to his role as Community Impact Manager. His previous grant applications have resulted in nearly $4 million in fundraising from a variety of private, corporate, and public entities.

Eric holds a Master of Public Administration as well as bachelor’s degrees in political science and creative writing, all from the University of Kansas. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and Boston Terrier, Norman.



Program Coordinator

Carly Mitchell is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. She holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology and child and family development as well as a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling with an emphasis in substance abuse from the University of Central Missouri. With her background in mental health and substance misuse, her work in both private practice and community-based work has served diverse populations and backgrounds, and she is dedicated to normalizing a positive view of mental health. 

Carly’s research focuses on generational and racial trauma, multicultural considerations in play therapy and the mental effects on wrongful conviction and adjustment after release from incarceration. Her personal passion for violence prevention and criminal justice led her to work with The AdHoc Group Against Crime and The Innocence Project. She has also completed a 12-week training course with the FBI’s Citizens Academy. 

Recognizing the overlap and need for both justice and mental health in the community is paramount. 

Carly hopes to bring her learned experience to help fuel the KC Common Good’s continued growth.

Outside of work she enjoys traveling, reading, cooking and spending time with her two daughters, Chloe and Cora. 


Jeffrey J. Simon

Chairman of the Board

Jeffrey J. Simon is the managing partner at Husch Blackwell’s Kansas City office. As an associate of the firm since 1993, he represents Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders in trademark, trade dress, copyright, patent and trade secret cases, often involving valuable company assets that require the highest level of protection. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for KC Common since January 2023, leading the board in their efforts to bring the Kansas City Community together to reduce violence in our city.

Darren Faulkner

Darren Faulkner

Program Manager

As KC Common Good’s Program Manager, Rev. Darren Faulkner develops new initiatives that strengthen community ties and improve the lives of Kansas Citians who are impacted by violence. He brings an abundance of both personal and professional experience to the role, including over 15 years of experience in violence prevention. Most recently, Rev. Darren served as the Director of Community Engagement for the Kansas City No Violence Alliance, where he honed his talents for developing partnerships dedicated to reducing violent crime. He leads with his faith first, showing compassion, care and empathy to understand and uplift the vulnerable community members he serves. Building these relationships and fostering understanding is at the core of both Rev. Faulkner’s skillset and KC Common Good’s mission to address the root causes of violence. In his role as Program Manager, He is responsible for leading KC 360, an anti-violence crime prevention collective providing real-time solutions to reduce gun violence through a collaborative approach.

In addition to serving at KC Common Good, Rev. Faulkner is a national consultant with the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The Virginia-based non-profit corporation works to foster thoughtful, progressive police leadership to create safer communities. In this role, Rev. Faulkner consults with cities around the country to help bridge the gap between communities and law enforcement and to offer faith-based support. Rev. Faulkner’s areas of focus include engaging the faith community around violence reduction, program administration and implementation and project management. Outside of the office, you can find Rev. Faulkner on his motorcycle, which he often takes out for a ride when the weather is nice.

Klassie Alcine, CEO

Klassie Alcine


As CEO of KC Common Good, Klassie Alcine brings a wealth of knowledge from her unique background and experience as a political consultant, crisis management expert, non-profit executive, and successful entrepreneur.

She is a multifaceted public servant dedicated to uniting communities, joyful leadership and conscious action for Greater Kansas City. Before joining KC Common Good, she was the director of corporate and community partnerships at Central Exchange, where she managed community relationships, expanded corporate partnerships, and supported marketing strategies to empower Kansas City leaders. She holds a master’s in public administration with an emphasis in urban administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Henry W. Bloch School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and criminal justice from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Klassie is an entrepreneurship scholar from the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and has a professional certificate in nonprofit fundraising from the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership.

Adam McClun

Adam McClun

Director of Programs & Operations

Adam comes to KC Common Good from the Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust having served as a Program Officer. He oversaw a program that is developing diverse, emerging leaders within Kansas City organizations and directed grantmaking strategies locally and internationally. Prior to the foundation, he served as a community organizer in Kansas City and the Chicago area. Driving more inclusive community and economic development initiatives, he amplified marginalized voices, forged public and private collaboration, and convened wide varieties of stakeholders.

McClun holds a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in cross-cultural partnerships from Trinity International University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies from Iowa State University. Adam lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife, and two children.