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 2015.

Chris Gentile

Vice President
Chris Gentile joined the Board of Trustees in 2017. He is recently retired 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. Scott has a passion for entrepreneurship and his community. He also serves as commissioner, City of Belton Planning and Zoning Committee.

Jacqueline Cook

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

Board Members

Nick Boeth

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

Charlotte Bradley

Charlotte Bradley 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.

Amber Branson

Amber's info coming soon...

Karen Fletcher

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

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.

Kathy Muder

Long-time Belton resident and graduate, Kathy Muder joined the Foundation board in 2017. She taught for 40 years, retiring in 2017 from the Belton School District after 35 years. She serves now as a specialty substitute in the district.

Patte’ Klaus Schreihofer

Patte’ Klaus Schreihofer joined the Board in 2009. A proud Belton graduate and resident, she is the owner and head floral designer of Klaus’ Rose Farm, a fixture in the community since 1919.

Cynthia Riddle

Cynthia Riddle has been a resident of Belton for 16+ years. Two of her sons have graduated from the district. She has a desire to contribute to the education and well-being of students in Belton. She is an IT Business Analyst for American Multi-Cinema, Inc (AMC Theatres). Cynthia joined the board in December 2018.

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.

Dr. Kenneth Southwick

Dr. Kenneth Southwick is a founding member of the Belton Educational Foundation and former Superintendent of Belton School District. He now serves as Deputy Superintendent of Shawnee Mission School District.

Kathy Morton

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

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
Amber Branson
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

Renee Miller, Foundation Assistant