Board of Trustees

The Belton Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is registered with the state of Missouri. The Foundation is governed by a group of community volunteers who preside over the foundation as the Board of Trustees.

Board Officers

Joye Conklin

President
Joye Conklin is the President/CEO at R-G Federal Credit Union in Belton and a 1974 graduate of Belton High School. She joined the Board of Trustees in 2018.

Chris Gentile

Vice President
Chris Gentile joined the Board of Trustees in 2017. He is recently retried as President of Honeywell after 26 years of service.

Scott Swaggart

Treasurer
Mr. Swaggart joined the Board of Trustees in 2017. He is co-founder and partner at SNP Holdings, LLC, a real estate and investment firm. Scott has a passion for entrepreneurship and his community. He also serves as commissioner on the City of Belton Planning and Zoning Committee.

Jacqueline cook

Past President
Jacqueline Cook is a partner at the law firm of Franke, Schultz & Mullen in Kansas City, MO where her primary focus is in the areas of civil and complex litigation as well as appellate work. Prior to joining the law firm, Ms. Cook served as the Circuit Judge for Division I from 2001-2012, as well as Presiding Judges of the 17th Judicial Circuit, Cass and Johnson Counties.

Board Members

Nick Boeth

Nick is the Accounting Manager at SNP Holdings LLC. He joined the Belton Educational Foundation Board of Trustees in Dec. 2018.

Charlotte Bradley

Charlotte is a long time Belton resident and currently works for the Belton School District. She joined the Belton Educational Foundation Board of Trustees in 2018.

Karen Fletcher

Karen Fletcher is the owner of Fletcher's Forms on Main Street in downtown Belton. She currently serves on the Board of Education for the Belton School District. She joined the Foundation Board of Trustees as Liaison to the Belton School District.

Nathan Irvin

Nathan Irvin is the President of Rajeunir Medical Spas. He has a passion for public education and has served on the Board of Trustees since 2014.

Patte’ Klaus Schreihofer

Patte’ Klaus Schreihofer join the Board of Trustees in 2009. She is a proud Belton graduate and resident. She is the owner and head floral designer of Klaus’ Rose Farm, a fixture in the Belton Community since 1919.

Joe Ledford

Joe Ledford joined the Board of Trustees in 2018. After serving 31 years with the Kansas City Star, Joe moved into the real estate industry with Keller Williams Southland Partners.

Cynthia Riddle

Ms. Riddle joined the Belton Educational Foundation Board of Trustees in December 2018.

Kathy Morton

A longtime Belton resident and community member, Kathy Morton joined the Belton Educational Foundation Board of Trustees in December 2018.

Dr. Kenneth Southwick

Dr. Kenneth Southwick is one of the founding members of the Belton Educational Foundation and a former Superintendent of the Belton School District #124. He currently serves as the interim Superintendent of Shawnee Mission School District.

Kathy Muder

Kathy Muder is joined the Board of Trustees in 2017. She has been a teacher for 38 years, recently retiring from the Belton School District #124 after 35 years of service.

Ex-Officio Members

Dr. Andrew Underwood

Dr. Andrew Underwood is the current Superintendent of the Belton School District #124. He has his Doctorate in Educational Leadership and has been in the field of education for the past 16 years.

Dr. Bob Poisal

Bob Poisal currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent, Finance & Support Services for Belton School District #124. He joined the Board of Trustees as an ex-officio member in 2018.

Board Members

Nick Boeth
Charlotte Bradley
Joye Conklin, President
Jacqueline Cook, Past President
Karen Fletcher
Chris Gentile, Vice President
Nathan Irvin
Patte’ Klaus Schreihofer
Joe Ledford
Kathy Morton
Kathy Muder
Scott Swaggart, Treasurer
Cynthia Riddle
Dr. Kenneth Southwick

Ex Officio Members

Dr. Andrew Underwood
Belton School District Superintendent

Dr. Bob Poisal
Belton School District Asst. Superintendent Finance and Support Svcs.

Emeritus Member

Dodie Maurer

Staff

Sonja Abdelgawad, Executive Director

Alli Schnelle, Administrative Asst./Volunteer Coordinator