Niki Donawa was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Community Development Advisory Council on Jan. 1, 2019. Donawa is the chief community relations officer with Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo. She provides strategic direction in community health education and partnership development to position the two-campus safety-net health care system as a leader in building a healthy community.

Donawa has had many roles on the Health Forward Community Advisory Council, most recently as chair of the council and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Other community service activities include DESE Legislative Committee Trauma Informed Schools Initiative, University Health Linwood YMCA Advisory Committee, vice chair ArtsKC, American Jazz Museum Board of Directors and the Jackson County (MO) Chapter Links Incorporated Executive Committee.

Donawa has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Missouri and an M.B.A from Baker University.