CDAC members include business leaders, financial institutions, universities and nonprofit leaders who serve low- to moderate-income (LMI) populations. Council members provide year-round insight on economic and community development issues and meet twice a year with the Kansas City Fed’s leadership.

Aubrey Abbott Patterson

President and Chief Executive Officer

Hutchinson Community Foundation

Niki Donawa

Chief Community Relations Officer

Truman Medical Centers

Raúl Font


Latino Community Development Agency

Don Greenwell

President, The Builders' Association

Executive Director, Kansas City Chapter-Associated General Contractors of America

Geoff Jolley

Executive Director

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Greater Kansas City

Ed Lada, Jr.

President / CEO

Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas

Neelima Parasker

President and Chief Executive Officer

SnapIT Solutions

Jim Reiff

Executive Director

Nebraska Enterprise Fund

Cecilia Robinson-Woods


Millwood Public Schools

Liddy Romero

Executive Director

WorkLife Partnership

Adrienne R. Smith

President and CEO

New Mexico Caregivers Coalition

Awais Sufi

Chief Executive Officer