Theresa Byrd (Board Chair)
Theresa Byrd is the Deputy Court Administrator for the Jackson Court Family Court Services. She has been employed for 49 years in various capacities. Her responsibilities are the overall operations of a continuum of services for youth and families referred to or under the supervision of Jackson County Family Court Services. This includes the residential and community-based prevention and diversion services for youth and their families at risk of delinquent behavior. She also manages those who provide supervisory function to youth under supervision as ordered by the judiciary, case management services for youth in residential care and those re-entering the community on aftercare status. Ancillary programming includes restitution services, home detention and electronic monitoring of youth detained in the community pending their judicial hearing, and after school programming for youth at high risk of re-offending. Ms. Byrd received both her Undergraduate and MBA from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. She has served on the AdHoc Board for nine years and currently serves as the board chair.
Dr. Michael Moncure
Dr. Michael Moncure grew up in Oakland, CA, went to USC in LA and received a Biomedical Engineering degree, then attended the University of Washington for Medicine, Howard University Hospital for Surgical training, and University of MD Shock Trauma Center for Surgical Critical Care and Trauma. After five years at Cooper Health Systems in Camden, NJ as a Trauma Surgeon, he worked at KU for 20 years helping to establish a Level 1 Trauma Center, and has been at Truman Medical Center for three years, where he helped establish a Level 1 ACS Trauma Center as well. Dr. Moncure is member of TMC’s Department of Surgery, and a Professor of Surgery at UMKC and the Paul Coffey Endowed Chair of Surgery for Education. His major focus of research interest is microvasculature damage as a result of shock, sepsis, and tissue trauma. He has four incredible children in a variety of fields including Engineering, an NGO Director, and students. He lives with his wife in Kansas City, MO.
Sarah Starnes is honored to have served on the Board of the AdHoc Group Against Crime since 2015. She is a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Her most recent job was at the Kansas City VA Medical Center, where she was the Coordinator of the Family Caregiver Support Program for Veterans severely injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Her professional experience most related to AdHoc was her MSW field practicum at the Jackson County Juvenile Court, and later she was Deputy Director of an agency that provided comprehensive community-based services that were an alternative to incarceration for youth convicted of at least three nonviolent felony offenses. Her current volunteer work includes being a founder and the leader of the Heartland Alliance for Progress, which inspires, informs, and mobilizes Kansas City area residents in support of progressive causes and candidates.
Dr. Nicole Price
Dr. Nicole Price owns the local leadership development company – Lively Paradox. Her company specializes in helping leaders transfer their existing knowledge and principles to delivering on the mission of their organizations. She is forever a chemical engineer, however; her personality sparked her transition to learning and development where she has led enterprise-wide development initiatives. Dr. Price is a Kansas City, MO native, and a newly appointed board member for the AdHoc Group Against Crime.
Steven Sullivan AAMS
Steven is financial advisor for Edward Jones and a proud native of Blue Springs, MO. He received his bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University in 2017, where he earned a 5-year football scholarship. In his free time, he spends time with his wife, Alejandra, their beautiful daughter, Libby, and their two golden retrievers, Honey and Goose. We are pleased to have Steven join the AdHoc board in 2022.
Ashley Lackey spent over fifteen years in the real estate industry where she became proficient in property management, asset management, and acquisitions. Most recently in that industry, she held a President and COO position with a Kansas City based investment firm. During her time in the industry she was awarded “Top 30 under 30” by Student Housing Business Magazine. She has also held an executive role in the QSR and Construction industries. Today, Ashley is a board advisory and business owner that helps businesses grow and scale. Ashley is a newly appointed board member and a native of Kansas City, KS.
Born and raised in Southwest Missouri, Branden has lived and served in the Kansas City community since 2008. He received his bachelor’s degree in voice performance from UMKC Conservatory in 2013, and his master’s degree in voice performance-arts advocacy & administration from the School of Music at the University of Northern Iowa in 2015. Upon returning to KC, Branden began working in politics and government affairs with Nonprofit Connect and co-founded Heartland Alliance for Progress. Branden has served a number of political campaigns, including Hillary for America and Biden for President. He currently works as the Director of Public Policy and Government Relations at ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council, and maintains a busy performance calendar as a singer and actor. As a volunteer, Branden has served on the boards of Heart of America Young Democrats, Human Rights Campaign – Kansas City, and Kansas City Center for Inclusion. When not working or volunteering his time, he resides in the Waldo area of KC with his cat and dog. He is an avid LEGO collector and holds a level one certificate in high power rocketry from the National Association of Rocketry.
Mr. Alex Edelman was born and raised in Kansas City with a belief in bettering the community. He has served on the board of directors of a number of local non-profits, including JVS, an organization that helps people from all walks of life find meaningful employment so that they can support themselves. Alex has a passion for serving his clients’ needs. He has worked with individuals, couples, and families to provide an estate plan that will protect themselves and those they love should anything happen to them.
At the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law he took a broad array of estate planning classes, getting hands-on clinical experience. Mr. Edelman published a note in the Law Review and served as its Lead Online Editor. While in school he held jobs both in academic research positions and as a law clerk. Before law school, he worked as a paralegal at a local law firm. Mr. Edelman has served on the AdHoc Board for more than three years as an active member.
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