In our function as appointed representatives of the community, the Community Advisory Committee is tasked with annually assessing Health Forward Foundation’s body of work.
The Review Committee met over several months to analyze Health Forward Foundation’s 2019 operations and finances. As part of this year’s assessment, members reviewed all minutes from the board and committee meetings and interviewed associates. The committee members arrived at the assessments and conclusions outlined in this report. The Community Advisory Committee supports the findings in this report.
Review Committee Members:
Susan Mills-Gray, Chair
Health Forward Foundation continues its impactful tradition of eliminating barriers to health care and promoting quality health in our communities. Our committee has reviewed the 2019 operations to ensure Health Forward remains true to its mission, and to share the impact the foundation has as a leader and catalyst for better health.
– Susan Mills-Gray
The Community Advisory Committee representatives are appointed by government officials in the six counties that make up Health Forward Foundation’s service area. The committee acts as a representative to inform Health Forward about the local communities and to ensure through oversight that Health Forward remains true to its mission.
The Community Advisory Committee’s three standing committees identify and nominate individuals to serve on the Health Forward Board of Directors, gather community input on health needs, and perform and publish an annual review of Health Forward.
Leaders throughout the region in Kansas and Missouri appoint the following number of committee members to represent their community:
Mayor of Kansas City
Mayor of Independence
Mayor of Lee’s Summit
Jackson County Executive
Mayor of Lexington
Mayor of Belton
Mayor of Harrisonville
Chair of Johnson County Commission
Mayor of Iola
Chief Executive of Kansas City and Wyandotte Co. Unified Government
2019 Health Forward Community Advisory Committee
Terry Trafton, Chair
Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley,
Art Chaudry, Treasurer
Lisa Peek, Secretary
Niki Lee Donawa
Mary Jo Moore