Team Category: Board

Ramsey Atieh – Board President

I’ve worked in educational institutions for over 12 years, including Northwest Missouri State University, American Business & Technology University, and Global Tech College.  I earned my B.S.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction in 2009 (NWMSU), my M.S.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in 2013 (NWMSU) and am ABD in my Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis […]

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Patrick Johnston – Board Vice President

My name is Patrick Johnston and I am a founding board member of KCIA and a retired structural engineer. I have a degree in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University. In 1986 I started my structural engineering firm Johnston Burkholder Associates, where we designed buildings all over the United States. I retired in 2017 and […]

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Jason Prosser – Board Treasurer

I knew I wanted to become more involved with KCIA after the first time I volunteered. I felt a need to serve the Kansas City community and help immigrant children. As a father of two elementary school children, I believe that every child should have access to a quality education. I am excited about the […]

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Jauqua Preston Wilkins – Secretary

A multifaceted professional, I have over a decade of experience in corporate responsibility and reputation, community relations, communications, public relations and advocacy. Currently, serves as the Vice President of Programs and Operations at the Urban League of Greater Kansas City and is in the KC Chamber’s Centurions Leadership Program. Her greatest passion is serving those […]

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Joycelyn Strickland-Egans

My name is Joycelyn Strickland-Egans. I earned a Master’s Degree in Multi-Cultural Education from Kansas State University; and a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree from Emporia State University. I have served as an educator for over 30 years, as a classroom teacher and an Instructional Coach. I am a published author of children’s books, […]

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Tanesha Thompson

Tanesha Thompson is the Family & Community Partnership Coordinator for Growing Futures Early Education Center. She has worked within the Head Start arena for nearly 7 years. Tanesha now supervises the entire Family Support Team including advocates and educators working to provide a holistic approach that guides families to become goal-oriented and self-sufficient. After spending […]

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