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

Mindee Holmes

Chief Financial & Operating Officer
Dissinger Reed

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

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 […]

Newhouse’s school is one of the most unique, innovative programs we’ve created throughout our history. We are the only shelter in Kansas City that offers an onsite school, making all the difference for many families and kids who spend their time with us. At the school’s helm? Erin Wilson, Newhouse’s founding School Teacher. With her […]

Meet Cecilia G, Shelter Advocate at Newhouse. Cecilia is a on the frontline supporting and connecting survivors to vital resources.   “My favorite part about working at Newhouse is seeing the joy on the clients face when they are finally being assisted with things that they’ve had difficulty with in the past,” Cecilia says. “We help […]