Board of Directors

About the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are the governing body of the KNPS. The offices of President, President Elect, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer are elected from the board. There are no term limits to service on the board.

Requirements & Expectations

To serve on the board the following conditions must be met.

  • Be a current member of KNPS
  • Be a resident of Kansas
  • Actively promote the goals of the society
  • Serve on one or more KNPS committees
  • Serve a 3 year term

Attendance at board meetings is strongly encouraged.

Board Nominations

Nominations are made by the Nominations Committee and board members' terms are approved at the Annual Meeting. If you would like to be considered for serving on the KNPS Board of Directors, contact us.

Current Board

Name City Office Start Date Service Term
Earl Allen Manhattan, KS Sep 2006 10 years 2015 to 2018
Ronda Anderson Fort Scott, KS Sep 2015 1 years 2015 to 2018
Iralee Barnard Hope, KS Oct 2005 11 years 2014 to 2017
Shirley Braunlich Lawrence, KS Sep 2000 16 years 2015 to 2018
Nadine Champlin Sabetha, KS Sep 2012 4 years 2015 to 2018
Fred Coombs Holton, KS Oct 2005 11 years 2014 to 2017
Nancy Coombs Holton, KS Oct 2005 11 years 2014 to 2017
Krista Dahlinger Mulvane, KS Treasurer Oct 2004 12 years 2013 to 2016
Mickey Delfelder Topeka, KS Secretary Sep 2009 7 years 2015 to 2018
Chelsea Erickson Stockton, KS Sep 2010 6 years 2013 to 2016
Craig Freeman Lawrence, KS Vice President Sep 1988 28 years 2015 to 2018
Nancy Goulden Manhattan, KS Sep 2003 13 years 2015 to 2018
Brad Guhr Newton, KS Sep 2001 15 years 2013 to 2016
Mike Haddock Manhattan, KS Past President Sep 2007 9 years 2013 to 2016
Jeff Hansen Topeka, KS Sep 2001 15 years 2013 to 2016
Michael Heffron Eureka, KS Sep 2001 15 years 2013 to 2016
Brian Martin Hesston, KS Sep 2015 1 years 2015 to 2018
Mark Neubrand Salina, KS Sep 2015 1 years 2015 to 2018
Ken O'Dell Paola, KS Oct 2008 8 years 2014 to 2017
Susan Reimer McPherson, KS Oct 2008 8 years 2014 to 2017
Cynthia Rhodes Whitewater, KS Sep 2014 2 years 2014 to 2017
Matthew Richter McPherson, KS Sep 2012 4 years 2015 to 2018
Dee Scherich Wilmore, KS Oct 2004 12 years 2013 to 2016
Phyllis Scherich Wilmore, KS President Oct 2004 12 years 2013 to 2016
Valerie Wright Manhattan, KS Sep 1999 17 years 2013 to 2016
Anthony Zukoff Holcomb, KS Sep 2014 2 years 2014 to 2017

Board Image

Board of Directors
January 2015 Board at Great Plains Nature Center

Board History

The Board History contains historical information on the KNPS Board of Directors.