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THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES - OUR STAFF

Support KC's highly specialized staff possess a unique blend of nonprofit expertise and understanding.

Jenne Vanderbout

Jenne Vanderbout

Executive Director

Jenne specializes in overseeing organizational operations with a focus on alignment of procedures, policies, and staffing.

    Jenne specializes in overseeing organizational operations with a focus on alignment of procedures, policies, and staffing. As Chief Operating Officer, she brings over 20 years of progressive leadership experience in the education and nonprofit industries to Support KC. Jenne joined Support KC in 2018.

    Prior to joining Support KC, she served as Assistant Vice President for a Division II university foundation. Jenne has served on a number of regional professional boards and corporate advisory boards. Most recently, Jenne has presented regionally and nationally on prospect management, board management, annual giving, and constituent engagement. Currently, she is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

    Jenne holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Western Oregon University, master’s degree in student development administration from Seattle University, and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri.

     

    Contact Jenne:
    jennev@supportkc.org
    913-831-4752 x102

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    Christy Cubbage

    Christy Cubbage

    Chief Financial Officer

    Christy is a licensed CPA with public accounting experience serving small and mid-size entrepreneurial clients, including nonprofit organizations in Kansas and Missouri.

      Christy is a licensed CPA with expertise includes tax consulting, client accounting and accounting systems management. Christy joined Support KC in 2012.

      Christy’s experience includes in public accounting serving small and mid-size entrepreneurial clients, including nonprofit organizations in Kansas and Missouri. Her community activities include Thank You Walt Disney, Inc. Board member and Treasurer, Missouri Society of CPAs Board Member and member of the Finance Committee, a Greater Kansas City Women’s Foundation Board member, and Accounting Advisory Board member for the University of Central Missouri.

      She holds an Executive MBA from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and remains active in alumni and community activities.

      Contact Christy:
      christyc@supportkc.org
      913-831-4752 x106

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      Elizabeth Liddle

      Elizabeth Liddle

      Director of Client Accounting

      Elizabeth is a CPA licensed in Oregon, Kansas, and Missouri, with tax, audit, and accounting experience with for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental entities.

        Elizabeth is a CPA licensed in Oregon, Kansas, and Missouri, with tax, audit, and accounting experience with for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental entities. Elizabeth joined Support KC in 2005.

        She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of CPAs. Her favorite accounting project is preparing IRS Form 990 because “it’s an intricate puzzle that creates a wonderful picture of an organization.”

        Contact Elizabeth:
        elizabethl@supportkc.org
        913-831-4752 x103

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        Sonja Ambur

        Sonja Ambur

        Human Resources (HR) Business Partner

        Sonja is a proven Human Resources leader and business partner, whose background includes roles with OMNI Human Resource Management, Embarq (now CenturyLink), Sprint, and American Century Investors.

          Sonja is a proven Human Resources leader and business partner, whose background includes roles with OMNI Human Resource Management, Embarq (now CenturyLink), Sprint, and American Century Investors. For the last 12 years, she has served small businesses and nonprofits, which is where her passion lies.

          At SKC, Sonja will provide just-in-time counsel and advice for employment-related matters (e.g. recruiting, onboarding, employee relations, benefits, compensation), as well as partner with management to assess and improve the effectiveness of their human resources practices and the overall performance of their organization.

          Sonja has an M.S. in Human Resources Management from the American University in Washington, D.C., and an undergraduate degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. She is currently an Advisory Board member of Avenue of Life, a Personnel Committee member at her church, a Representative for her Cedar Creek neighborhood, and a member of 100 Women Who Care.

          Contact Sonja:
          sonjaa@supportkc.org

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          Blake Cleaver

          Blake Cleaver

          Collective Impact & Proposal Manager

          As Support KC’s Collective Impact & Proposal Manager, Blake handles office administration and logistics, assists executive leadership with special projects, and serves as the first point of contact for prospective clients.

            As Collective Impact & Proposal Manager, Blake handles office administration, scheduling and logistics for Support KC. Blake also assists executive leadership with special projects and serves as the first point of contact for prospective clients. Blake joined Support KC in 2017.

            Blake holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from William Jewell College, where she also sat on the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance committee. Blake is currently perusing her Certified Nonprofit Professional credential. Before joining Support KC, Blake served as Office Coordinator for a local business.

            Contact Blake:
            blakec@supportkc.org
            913-831-4752 x109

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            Daniel Conge

            Daniel Conge

            Accountant II

            Dan joined Support KC in February 2020. He brings with him nearly a decade of experience in fiscal and operational management of affordable housing programs. His focus has been in operations, budgeting, data analysis, policy development and tracking & reporting of government funds.

               

              Dan joined Support KC in February 2020. He brings with him nearly a decade of experience in fiscal and operational management of affordable housing programs. His focus has been in operations, budgeting, data analysis, policy development and tracking & reporting of government funds.

              He has collaborated extensively with dozens of non-profit organizations throughout his career to deliver vital services to communities in-need and is excited to continue aiding that mission with his clients at Support KC.

               

              Contact Daniel:
              danielc@supportkc.org
              913-831-4752 x122

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              Lindsey Curfman

              Lindsey Curfman

              Accountant II

              Lindsey brings financial management expertise and support to the accounting team, where she specializes in management reports and bookkeeping.

                Lindsey brings financial management expertise and support to the accounting team, specializing in management reports and bookkeeping. Lindsey joined Support KC in 2017.

                Prior to joining Support KC as an accountant, Lindsey worked as an intern with Support KC, providing administrative and office support. She also has internship experience with two nonprofit organizations with shared accounting services.

                Lindsey holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of Missouri – Kansas City. She previously served as board member and Director of Community Service for Beta Alpha Psi.

                 

                Contact Lindsey:
                lindseyc@supportkc.org
                913-831-4752 x113

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                Erin DeVreugd

                Erin DeVreugd

                Evaluator & Accountant II

                Erin brings expertise in payroll preparation, management reporting and grant tracking to the Support KC Accounting Team.

                  Erin brings expertise in payroll preparation, management reporting and grant tracking to the Support KC Accounting team. Erin joined Support KC in 2014 and returned in 2018.

                  Erin brings both nonprofit and for-profit business experience to the Support KC Accounting team. She is skilled in nonprofit fund development and database management from her work with the Research Foundation. Erin also has accounting experience within the medical and public sectors.

                  Erin holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Iowa State University.

                   

                  Contact Erin:
                  erind@supportkc.org
                  913-831-4752 x130

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                  Mary Dollins

                  Mary Dollins

                  Database Solutions Manager

                  As Data Solutions Manager, Mary manages new and ongoing client database projects and provides services to clients including CRM implementations and conversions, training, reporting, and fundraising support. She has expertise in Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, and other donor management platforms. Mary joined Support Kansas City in 2020.

                     

                    As Data Solutions Manager, Mary manages new and ongoing client database projects and provides services to clients including CRM implementations and conversions, training, reporting, and fundraising support. She has expertise in Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, and other donor management platforms. Mary joined Support Kansas City in 2020.

                    Prior to joining SKC, Mary worked in the nonprofit and higher education sectors in the U.S. and Australia, including at several international nonprofits. She received her bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University and is an Americorps Vista alum.

                     

                    Contact Mary:
                    maryd@supportkc.org
                    913-831-4752 x114

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                    Janann Eldredge

                    Janann Eldredge

                    Accountant I

                    Janann’s Bio is coming soon.

                       

                      Janann’s Bio is coming soon…

                       

                      Contact Janann:
                      jananne@supportkc.org
                      913-831-4752 x107

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                      Michelle Erickson

                      Michelle Erickson

                      Client Accounting Manager

                      Michelle’s Bio is coming soon.

                         

                        Michelle’s Bio is coming soon…

                         

                        Contact Michelle:
                        michellee@supportkc.org
                        913-831-4752 x115

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                        Catherine Jay

                        Catherine Jay

                        Associate Director of Client Accounting

                        Catherine brings her experience in nonprofit accounting, with expertise in charitable gift annuities, endowments, and estates, to Support KC.

                          Catherine is well-versed in all aspects of nonprofit financial administration and accounting processes specific to nonprofit organizations, including tax preparation, payroll, and financial information systems. Catherine joined Support KC in 2012.

                          Catherine is a CPA and holds a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting with an emphasis in Taxation, both from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She serves as her church’s Treasurer and chair of its Finance Committee. Catherine is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Missouri Society of CPAs, and the Beta Gamma Sigma Society. She has also held memberships in the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and the Mid-America Planned Giving Council.

                          Contact Catherine:
                          catherinej@supportkc.org
                          913-831-4752 x111

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                          Alex Jenkner

                          Alex Jenkner

                          Accountant II

                          Alex’s areas of expertise include monthly accounting support, financial report preparation and other client accounting assistance.  Alex joined Support KC in early 2020.

                             

                            Alex’s areas of expertise include monthly accounting support, financial report preparation and other client accounting assistance.  Alex joined Support KC in early 2020.

                            Prior to joining Support KC, Alex was already working with Non-Profits, with a focus on assisting Head Start programs with their accounting and grant responsibilities.  Alex holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Fort Hays State University.

                             

                            Contact Alex:
                            alexj@supportkc.org
                            913-831-4752 x110

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                            Laura McEachen

                            Laura McEachen

                            Grant Coordinator

                            As Grant Coordinator, Laura’s area of expertise includes grant writing, submission, tracking, and reporting. Laura also brings exceptional research skills to Support KC’s Fund Development team.

                              As Grant Coordinator, Laura’s area of expertise includes grant writing, submission, tracking, and reporting. Laura also brings exceptional research skills to Support KC’s Fund Development team. Laura joined Support KC in 2018.

                              As a practicing attorney, Laura has also an extensive background in family law and cross-cultural communications. She received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and holds a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service and International Law from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

                              Laura recently established her own law firm, which aims to provide affordable legal service to low-income clients. She also volunteers with Belles of the American Royal (BOTAR) and has served as its board treasurer and corresponding secretary.

                               

                              Contact Laura:
                              lauram@supportkc.org
                              913-831-4752 x121

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                              Noelle Peck

                              Noelle Peck

                              Client Accounting Manager

                              As a member of Support KC’s accounting management team, Noelle’s expertise includes Form 990’s, federal grant tracking, management reports, and providing training on nonprofit accounting standards.

                                As a member of Support KC’s accounting management team, Noelle’s expertise includes Form 990’s, federal grant tracking, management reports, and providing training on nonprofit accounting standards. Noelle joined Support KC in 2017.

                                Prior to joining Support KC, Noelle worked as a tax accountant in the corporate sector, where she focused on sales and use tax and international tax.

                                Noelle holds bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business from Truman State University. She is currently pursuing a CPA license and her certification as a Quickbooks Online Pro Advisor.

                                 

                                Contact Noelle:
                                noellep@supportkc.org
                                913-831-4752 x120

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                                Jonas Riley

                                Jonas Riley

                                Accountant I

                                Jonas’ bio is coming soon.

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                  Contact Jonas:
                                  jonasr@supportkc.org
                                  913-831-4752 x105

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                                  Grecia Rucoba

                                  Grecia Rucoba

                                  Accountant II

                                  Grecia has been a member of the SKC team since June 2020. Her skills include management report preparation, grant tracking, payroll processing, and general bookkeeping.

                                     

                                    Grecia has been a member of the SKC team since June 2020. Her skills include management report preparation, grant tracking, payroll processing, and general bookkeeping.

                                    Prior to her work at SKC, Grecia worked as an internal accountant for a local nonprofit organization. Grecia holds a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Kansas.

                                     

                                    Contact Grecia:
                                    greciar@supportkc.org
                                    913-831-4752 x118

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                                    Ishmael Shumate

                                    Ishmael Shumate

                                    Accountant I

                                    Ishmael’s bio is coming soon.

                                       

                                      Ishmael’s bio is coming soon…

                                       

                                      Contact Ishmael:
                                      Ishmaels@supportkc.org
                                      913-831-4752 x112

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                                      Kendall Suhr

                                      Kendall Suhr

                                      Accountant II

                                      Kendall is a licensed CPA who brings accounting and fiscal management expertise to Support KC’s clients. She specializes in preparing management reports, Form 1099’s, accounts payable and bookkeeping.

                                         

                                        Kendall is a licensed CPA who brings accounting and fiscal management expertise to Support KC’s clients. She specializes in preparing management reports, Form 1099’s, accounts payable and bookkeeping. Kendall joined Support KC in 2018.

                                        Before joining Support KC, Kendall served as a public auditor for a Big Four accounting firm where she focused on consumer goods and transportation sectors.

                                        Kendall hold bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and accounting from Benedictine College and is a member of the Missouri Society of CPA’s.

                                        Contact Kendall:
                                        kendalls@supportkc.org
                                        913-831-4752 x121

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                                        Adam Sullivan

                                        Adam Sullivan

                                        Communications Coordinator & Accountant I

                                        Adam’s area of expertise includes monthly accounting support, financial report preparation and budget preparation assistance, reporting and analysis.

                                          Adam’s area of expertise includes monthly accounting support, financial report preparation and budget preparation assistance, reporting and analysis. He is skilled in processes and procedures to help you effectively communicate financial information to nonprofit staff and board members. Adam joined Support KC in 2017.

                                          Prior to joining Support KC, Adam worked in financial services and enrollment support within the higher education sector. Adam holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Morningside College in Eastern Iowa.

                                           

                                          Contact Adam:
                                          adams@supportkc.org
                                          913-831-4752 x108

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