About our Board

The EPNKC Board is composed of members from various companies around the KC Metro Area. The board meets regularly to determine future programming for our attendees, and is further informed by the experiences from their professional careers.

Meet the Team

Brenda Flood

Brenda Flood, MS President

Sr. Director of Training and Leadership Development
KBP Brands

Melissa Davis

Melissa Davis, MSOD
Community Relations

Training Specialist
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Ryan Hurlbutt

Ryan Hurlbutt, SPHR
Sponsorship Chair

 Sr. HR Manager
Kiewit

David Grant, PHR, SHRM-CP
Treasurer

Human Resources Business Partner
University of Kansas Medical Center

Paula Matthews

Paula Matthews
Programming

Chief People Officer
American Academy of Family Physicians

Burke Walker
Membership Chair

Chief People Officer
Spring Venture Group                              

Hannah Stobler
Secretary

HR Business Partner 
Kiewit                                                          

Jodi Bertram

Jodi Bertram
Marketing & Communtications

Director of Marketing
Amanda Blu

Emeritus Members

These board members have faithfully served for 10 years or more and will continue to be resources to EPNKC in an advisory capacity.

Nancy Richards-Strahle
EPNKC Founding Member

Retired                                                                                                                             

John Fink Headshot

John Fink
Emeritus Member

Human Resources Executive
Senior HR Advisor
Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Deborah Hayes
Emeritus Member

Retired                                                                                                                             

Julie R. McKee
Emeritus Member

Founding Member & Attorney at FineLine HR Consulting | Freeman Martin McKee, LLC

Laurie Minard
Emeritus Member

VP, Human Resources
GARMIN

John Shaw
EPNKC Founding Member

Chief Human Resources Officer
Garver

Brenda Vandeginste
Emeritus Member

Human Resources Executive
Senior HR Advisor

In Memorium

Rick Lucas
EPNKC Founding Member

Dominick Brocato
EPNKC Founding Member