Board of Directors

board of directorsOur Board of Directors is dedicated to ensuring our mission is fulfilled while constantly keeping up with changes in our profession through innovation and strategic initiatives. Each Board member brings from their career and/or life experiences expertise to help us succeed. The Board of Directors meets eleven times each year with an annual retreat in November.


Mark Gash
Financial Advisor
Prime Capital Investment Advisors/Qualified Plan Advisors

Vice Chair:

Cori Leonard Young
Polsinelli PC


Jill Grube


Jessica Dupriest
Johnson County Young Matrons Representative
Former ELI Board Chairperson

Board Members:

Anthony Davis
The Rob Elleman Team, ReeceNichols Realtors
Kansas City Chiefs Ambassador

Dianne Daugherty
Educator and Consultant - Japanese and Asian Studies

Tom Dupriest
Counseling Resources, Inc.

Mary Gash
Registered Service Assistant
Harlan Parker State Farm

Christopher Holland
Managing Funeral Director
Penwell-Gabel Cremations, Funerals & Receptions

Nathalie Marshall
Senior Human Resources
Global -

Andrea Plowman
Real Estate Agent
Olathe Noon Rotary Club, Board Member & Past President

Bryan Rapp
Agency Owner
American Family Insurance

Non-Voting Members:

Roger Templin, JD
Attorney, Payne and Jones, Chartered

Dr. Karen Epperson
Medical Director

Chris Osborn, RN, MBA, LACHA
CEO of Evergreen Living Innovations

Gene Howe
CFO of Evergreen Living Innovations

Jamie Paredes, LMSW, LACHA
Executive Director of Evergreen Community

Belinda Vierthaler, LMSW, LACHA
Director of GERTI