Board Of Directors

Feed Northland Kids is a unique organization focused on addressing weekend nutrition and hunger by providing healthy, kid-friendly foods for school-age children, living in the Northland of Kansas City, MO. We are honored by the involvement of our board members, comprised of thought leaders and industry luminaries that are helping to create awareness, raise funding and identify solutions to address this need.

Chris Evans

Nonprofit experience, plus her long-time community volunteer experience, enables Chris to bring an understanding of the Northland community and a desire to make a difference in the lives of children. Her degree in Marketing, certification in nonprofit fundraising and a talent for coordinating people, projects and events is a great fit for Feed Northland Kids.  Chris has been a small business owner and a television news production team member. She has served on the board of Directors for the Harvest Ball Society, including a term as President of the Board, and several event chairs; Culture thru Ballroom Dance board of Directors as President and grant writer and on various other community boards and committee's. She has lived in the northland of Kansas City for 35 years.

Jean Moore

Jean has been a resident of Gladstone since 1975.  She is a former aid to the late Congressman Jerry Litton and late Senator Tom Eagleton. She has served on the board of Directors for the Kansas City Ronald McDonald Houses, including a term as President of the Board.  She owns a market research consulting business that has been in operation since 1992.  She has served on the Gladstone City Council since 2011, including 3 years as Mayor.  Jean has volunteered for 20 years as a Youth Friend in the North Kansas City School District, and is a former member of the Advisory Board for the Kansas City Assistance League.

Brian Hall

Lifetime Northland attorney. Father of two, grandfather of three and supporter of children and children's causes.

Chris Donnelli

Owner of Miller-Donnelli Agency Inc. where he has worked for over 30 years.  Is a life-long Platte County resident and active community supporter of a variety of causes.  He lives in Platte City with his wife and 3 children.  He enjoys Rotary and spending time on the family farm.

Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams C.P.A. serves as the Director of Accounting for Swope Health Services a non for profit Community Health Center. He specializes in financial statement reporting, non for profit tax returns and audit engagements. Greg has also served six board terms for Jackson County CASA. A life-long Northlander, he lives in Kansas City with his wife, Jodi.

Board Members 

Michael Atchison

Michael Atchison hosts the show Revival on 90.9 The Bridge in Kansas City, and he has published three books — the novels Mellow Submarine and XL, and True Sons: A Century of Missouri Tigers Basketball. Michael formerly practiced law at a large Kansas City firm, primarily as a commercial litigator. He has long served on boards of many local nonprofit organizations, focusing on issues related to education and poverty. Michael lives in Parkville, Missouri, with his wife and two children.

Derek Espeer

Derek was born and raised in the Northland.  After graduating from Oak Park in 1996, he obtained his Business degree from Mizzou in 2001.  He currently  lives in the Northland with his wife and two children and has run a real estate advising company since 2009.

Michael Short

Michael is an investment banker, community volunteer and board member for several organizations in the Kansas City area. He received his law degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City Law School, and was a practicing attorney for many years. As an officer of the Northland Community Foundation, Michael is a founding member of Feed Northland Kids.

Martin Slimmer

Martin Slimmer is responsible for technical support and social media aspects of “Feed Northland Kids”. He is married (living near Liberty, MO), and he has worked for Cerner Corporation for a number of years.