Who We Are


Caring Staff

At CAPA we have a lot of people that help run our organization – meet our leadership team.

Rochelle Parker, MBA

Executive Director

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Kristina Brown, MA, PLPC

Program Director

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Megan Campbell, MPA, GPC

Marketing & Community Relations Director

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Melody Morgan, MSW

Program Development Director

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Susan Ruddell

Office Manager

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Advocating Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Merideth Parrish, President |

          Independence School District

Angie Volkmer, VP of Resource Development |

         KC Elite Realty, Chartwell Realty, LLC

Kelle C. Gilmore, VP of Governance | Burmeister Gilmore LLP

Jill Esry, Secretary | Community Volunteer

R. Scott Smith, Treasurer | Furry and Smith, P.C.

Board Members

Kirk Beye | UPS, retired

Jen Oswald Brown | Oswald Roam Rew & Fry LLC

Shanna Dennie | State Farm – Alicia Allen Agency

Mary House | Cruise Planners

Katie Rooney, J.D. | Lathrop & Gage, LLP

Emily Snow | University of Kansas Health System








Proud Partners/Affiliations


United Way

United Way

United Way of Greater Kansas City’s work is focused on community impact, seeking to improve lives and strengthen communities. Our partnership with United Way has helped make it possible to reach Jackson County’s at-risk children.



We love partnering with AmeriCorps because it means we get to work with so many smart and passionate students and individuals in our community. We couldn’t imagine CAPA without these amazing members of our team.






Advisory Council

Kristen Abernathy

Mary Blank

Paul Cesare

Shelly Hall

Beth Hammer

Ann Mesle

Michele McIntosh, M.D.

Terry Morris, M.D.

Robin Neill, R.N., B.S.N.


Phillip Parrino

Bill Preston

Scott Roberson, D.D.S.

Patty Schumacher

Dayla Bishop Schwartz

Beverly South, R.N.

Larry Tennant

503 East 23rd Street
Independence, Missouri 64055
Phone: (816) 252-8388

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