Leadership & Staff

Courtney Thomas

President & CEO

Bridgette Mavec

Executive Vice President of Clinical Services

Phil Levy

Director of Finance

Jim Alvey

Director of Facilities
Christy Wineland

Christy Wineland

Senior Director of Community Funding

Christopher Stibbs

Director of Philanthropic Engagement

Karena Jensen

Mission Impact & Administrative Manager

Kenzie Ruder

Quality Analyst

Board of Directors

Rochelle Stringer

General Counsel

Paul Savastano
Immediate Past Chair

Technology Manager

DJ Pierre
Vice Chair

Spencer Fane

Vicki Clayman

Partners N Promotion

Nadia Cruth

Employee Benefits Consultant
RPS Benefits By Design

Sally Ellis Fletcher


Christine Franco

Chief Executive Officer
Chinquapin Trust Company

Patrick Frickleton

Camp Bow Wow

Joly Herman

Solo Parent Company

Traci Johnson

Truman Medical Center

Sandy Kessinger

Vice President of Commercial Lending
Bank of Blue Valley

Krista Klaus

Director of Global Corporate Communications
Garmin International

Matthew Moderson


Debbie Swearingen

Director of Business Banking
CommunityAmerica Credit Union

John Sullivan

Community Volunteer

Karen Torline

Torline Law

Team Spotlights

If you’ve been around the Newhouse community, you’re sure to have seen one of Newhouse’s greatest advocates: Christopher Stibbs. Chris serves as Newhouse’s Director of Philanthropic Engagement. His Newhouse roots run deep, and today, he is one of our most vocal fans, advocates and community builders.  “I’m just one person. Together, we’re building an army […]

Clarencetta O. has served on Team Newhouse for nearly ten years. She began as a shelter advocate and now serves as outreach case manager. “I love my work,” she says. “It’s truly a calling.”  Overcoming Obstacles  Because domestic violence is often intertwined with barriers of racism, financial insecurity and trauma, survivors often face an uphill […]

Meet Katilin D, Lead Shelter Advocate at Newhouse. Kaitlin has been serving at Newhouse since 2015.  “I love working with our clients every single day. It makes me so happy to come in and interact with everyone, especially getting to watch our clients grow and change!” Kaitlin says.  “If I could describe Newhouse in one […]