Board of Directors & Staff

Staff

Darren Faulkner

Darren Faulkner

Program Manager

Adam McClun

Adam McClun

Director of Programs & Operations

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Jeffrey J. Simon

Chairman of the Board

Eric Schumacher

Community Impact Manager

Cynthia Wattree

Project 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

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Mr. Damon Daniel

President, Ad Hoc Group Against Crime

Jacob-Derritt

Mr. Jacob Derritt (Finance Chair)

Vice President, JP Morgan Chase

Terry Dunn

Mr. Terry Dunn

Philanthropist & Investor, DD Ranch Leawood

Karen-Fenaroli

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.

Paul-Kempinski

Mr. Paul Kempinski

President & CEO, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

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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

Beto-Lopez

Mr. Beto Lopez

CEO, Guadalupe Centers

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Hon. Quinton Lucas

Mayor, City of Kansas City, Missouri

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Mr. Clyde McQueen

President & CEO, Full Employment Council

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Mr. Joe Reardon

President & CEO, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Charlie Shields

Mr. Charlie Shields

CEO, University Health

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

Office Managing Partner, Husch Blackwell, LLP

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Msgr. Stuart Swetland (Planning Chair)

President, Donnelly College

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Pastor Cassandra Wainright

Heaven Sent Outreach Ministries

Mr. Stephen Penn

Managing Partner, KPMG LLP

Henry-Wash

Mr. Henry Wash

President, High Aspirations

Sandra Cassady, Ph.D.

President & CEO, Rockhurst University

Bridgette Williams

Bridgette Williams

Executive Director, Heavy Constructors Association

CYNTHIA WATTREE

Project Manager

Cynthia Wattree, an innovative leader and founder of Conscious Leadership Collective and its sister company, The Family Architect, is KC Common Good’s Project Manager, driving impactful change in violence prevention. With a proven track record as a Principal in Hickman Mills Schools, she orchestrated a paradigm shift that reduced discipline referrals by an impressive 60%. Cynthia’s commitment to human-centered approaches shines through her work as a Leadership/DE&I Consultant, co-facilitating transformative development for major teams like Google and YouTube.

With a Master’s in Education, Cynthia’s passion for creating inclusive, diverse, and equitable spaces fuels her role as a University Supervisor, guiding aspiring educators toward holistic growth. Her collaborative spirit extends to Open Boat Editing, where she consults on organizational and structural change, enhancing workflow efficiency.

In her role at KC Common Good, Cynthia synergizes her transformative education background with a keen understanding of community dynamics. She is serving the KC 360 violence reduction collaborative, expanding youth opportunities, and administering the Common Good Fund. Cynthia’s leadership is a beacon for those seeking a human-centered, collaborative, and results-driven approach to violence prevention.

ERIC SCHUMACKER

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.

 
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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

CEO

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.

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