1919 Delaware Street  |  Lawrence, KS 66046  |  785.856.5190


Communities In Schools of Mid-America is guided by a talented and committed group. Get to know our team.

Malissa Martin

President and CEO

Malissa's work with CIS has included essentially every facet of operations, and she has chaired or served on numerous CIS national task forces.

Kelly Stanford

Chief Program Officer

Kelly brings layers of experience to this role, including teaching, school administration, and as an United Way Executive Director.

Bobbie Jo Ray

Chief Financial Officer

Bobbie Jo joined CIS of Mid-America in 2018 and is excited to work for an organization that is focused on today’s youth and the future.

Anna Douglas-Rose

Vice President of Financial Compliance & HR

Short description coming soon.

Cheri Faunce

Vice President of Resource Development

Cheri has 15 years of experience and is passionate about empowering youth and meeting community needs through philanthropy.

Judy Hilyard

Vice President of Data & Evaluation

Short description coming soon.

Victoria Partridge

Vice President of Communications

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Lashawn Taylor

Vice President of Government & Community Relations

Short description coming soon.

Kayci Weimer

Vice President of Program Operations

Short description coming soon.

Our Board of Directors

Our board members are passionate supporters of the CIS mission and leaders in a variety of fields.

Our Network Staff

Our staff is composed of incredible humans who are as diverse as the students we are honored to serve.

Our Funding Partners

Our funding partners support our work helping nearly 40,000 students each year, in schools and beyond.