President Phil Parke
Phil Parke moved to Raymore in 2002 to open a new office for Edward Jones Investments as a Financial Advisor in Belton. He moved to the Raymore office in 2005. He received a bachelor's degree in General Engineering in 1990 from Olivet Nazarene University and a master's degree in business management, with a concentration in finance, in 1992 from Purdue University.
He has been a member of the Belton and Raymore Chambers of Commerce since 1993. He served on the Belton Regional Medical Center Trustee Board for four years (2009 - 2013) with one year as President (2012). He has served on the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Board since 2006 and became President of the Board in 2013. He has coached youth baseball and basketball for several years. He and his wife, Joy, have four children: Nathan, Jaron, Ross, and Annelise. Nathan and Jaron both graduated from Ray-Pec High School.
Vice President Shauna Stephenson
Shauna has always taken a special interest in being actively involved in a number of organizations within the community. She is a member of the Ray-Pec Citizens Advisory Council and is actively involved in the PTA for Stonegate Elementary and is the Vice President of the South Middle School PTA. She is active in the Harrisonville Rotary Club and served as President in 2017. She is the chairperson for the Community Bank of Raymore annual Stuff the bus Event School Supply Drive. She has been a member of the Raymore chamber of Commerce since 2004 and served as president in 2009. She has been in banking for 20 years and works for Community Bank of Raymore.
Secretary/Treasurer Pam Steele
Pam and her husband, Terry, live in Raymore. They have two daughters. Andrea is a 2002 Ray-Pec graduate and Niki is a 2006 Ray-Pec graduate. Pam is president of the Missouri Association of Educational Office Professionals and is serving a three-year appointment on the Missouri Local Records Board.
Board Member Leo Anderson
Since moving to Raymore in 2002, Leo has been active in the community. He was a member of the Raymore-Peculiar Board of Education for six years. He coached football with the Cass County Junior Athletic Association, served Hope House and on the Raymore Planning and Zoning Board. Leo and his wife, Frenchette, live in Raymore. Their son, William, graduated from Raymore-Peculiar in 2015 and currently serves in the U.S. Air Force.
Board Member Kim Bailey
Kim Bailey and her husband, Ben, are proud parents of Calvin, Dawson, and Hudson. Kim is the former Dean of Women at Calvary Bible College and currently serves as an adjunct professor in their counseling department. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Kim is a nationally approved AAMFT supervisor and mentors other mental health professionals seeking licensure. She has been appointed Director of the Good Neighbors, Strong Community Initiative through the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation.
Kim is very engaged in the Ray-Pec School District. She served as PTA President for two years at Ray-Pec East Middle School and one year at Eagle Glen Intermediate. She was the president of the Athletic Booster Club at Ray-Pec High School for two years and currently serves as President of the Raymore-Peculiar Board of Education.
Board Member Rich Bartow
Rich and his wife, Kara, have four boys. Kara is a former teacher at Raymore Elementary. They enjoy spending time with family, coaching the boys in sports, and attending Sporting KC soccer games.
Board Member Allison Bruflat
She is currently treasurer of the Ray-Pec Band Boosters and has served in multiple board and volunteer positions with PTA. In 2013, she became chairperson of the Caring About Nutrition Board of Directors through the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation. Prior to moving to Raymore, Allison was on the Raytown School Board and served three years as the board president for Jackson County Girls on the Run.
Board Member Matt Hocker
Matt moved to Raymore in 2010. He has been active in the community, serving in officer roles in the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club and has been involved with the school district as a member of the Ray-Pec School District Early Childhood & Citizens Advisory task forces. Matt has three children. Two children are students in the Ray-Pec School District. He enjoys family time, sports, camping, fishing and his competitive BBQ team.
Board Member Dana Jermain
Dana and Scott, her husband of 20 years, moved to Raymore in 2007. Scott is a teacher in the Raymore-Peculiar School District. Their children, Jordan, Lauren, and Ashton, attend Ray-Pec schools and are actively involved in their schools. The Jermains enjoy family time, including church, sports, and other community activities.
Board Member Brad Kiehl
His experience encompasses the many facets of the design and build industry. He has a broad range of skills from project management and master planning to community engagement, public speaking, construction administration, and cost estimating. Brad is on the Board for the Kansas City Chapter for the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), which focuses on improving learning spaces for students and teachers.
Brad and his wife, Tiffany, have three children. They enjoy sports and the outdoors together. They love being long-term residents in the Raymore community.
Board Member Meryl Lange
Meryl Lange is a former Associate Circuit Judge in Cass County. She now conducts mediation for family law litigants. Meryl has been a practicing attorney in the Raymore-Belton area for over 25 years.
She and her husband, Ted, had five children graduate from the Raymore-Peculiar School District. She wants to help Raymore-Peculiar Schools continue their outstanding tradition of excellence in educating our children.
Board Member Don Laffoon
Don Laffoon began his career in the electrical contracting industry in 1979. He served a four-year apprenticeship and worked on numerous construction projects around the country.
In 2003, Don became President and CEO of Electrical Corporation of America. He has been with ECA for the past 36 years.
He is a member of the National Electrical Contractors Association, the Electric League of Missouri and Kansas, Electric International Foundation, UMB Advisory Board, and is on the Baord of Directors for NewCon Insurance Company.
Don and his wife, Lynn, reside in Peculiar. They have two children, Amanda and Rhett, and a granddaughter, Nora. Don and his children are graduates of Raymore-Peculiar High School.
Superintendent of Schools and
Foundation Board Member
Dr. Kari Monsees
Allison Scott moved to Raymore in 2007 with her husband and three boys. She is currently employed as a behavior specialist with the Raymore-Peculiar School District. Allison is the chairperson of Ray-Pec Cares through the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation and helped co-found the Refuge student center, as well as co-sponsored the Girl Talk mentoring program for youth in our community, She is a member of the middle school PTA board and is active with the sports and activities in which her sons participate.
Board Member Kim York
She serves as the Cass County Circuit Clerk in the 17th Judicial Circuit. Kim lives in Raymore with her two daughters who attend Ray-Pec schools.
Executive Director Jodie Huston
Jodie Huston joined the Foundation in January 2013 when the Executive Director position was created. Before joining the Foundation, Jodie has worked for Hallmark Cards in the Creative Staffing and Development Department, Harrisonville Christian School as Director of Development, and as a private music instructor. Jodie received a bachelor's degree in office administration and a minor in music from Northwest Missouri State University.
She and her husband, Bob Huston, have two daughters, Kailey and Abbey.