Board of Directors

Diane Barker, President

Diane has been on the Wisdom Keepers staff since 2006 and lives in the Manhattan, Kansas area.

Mark Jones, Vice President

Mark has been on the Wisdom Keepers staff since 2005.  Mark is a member of the Potawatomi Nation, Citizen Band, and lives in Overland Park, Kansas.

Brenda Volz, Secretary

Brenda has been on the Wisdom Keepers staff since 2007 and lives in Topeka, Kansas.

Byron Fry, Treasurer

Byron joined the Wisdom Keepers staff in 2013 and lives in Topeka, Kansas.

Pat Embers, Board Member

Pat has been on the Wisdom Keepers staff since 2002 and lives in Manhattan, Kansas.

Karen Reagle, Board Member

Karen joined the Wisdom Keepers staff in 2013 and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mark Sampsel, Board Member

Mark, adopted by the Kaw Nation, has been on the Wisdom Keepers staff since 2004 and lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

Terri Delahanty, Board Member, Indigenous Consultant

The Reverend Terri (Many Feathers) Delahanty, Cree and Ojibwa Nations, has been on the Wisdom Keepers staff since 2006 and lives in Northwest Connecticut.

Julia Taus, Board Member

Julia joined the Wisdom Keepers staff in 2013 and lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Gathering Support Committee

Co-chairs: Mark Jones, Overland Park, KS and Byron Fry, Topeka, KS

Mark Sampsel, Gladstone, MO

Fundraising Committee

Co-chairs: Diane Barker, Manhattan, KS and Byron Fry, Topeka, KS

Publicity Committee

Chair: Pat Embers, Manhattan, KS

Diane Barker, Manhattan, KS

Publicity and technology supporters:

Darla Allen Boyer and Avery Boyer, 

Krista Danielson Rolles

Historical Committee

Chair: Karen Reagle, Atlanta, GA

Julia Taus, Philadelphia, PA

Pat Embers, Manhattan, KS

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The Flint Hills Wisdom Keepers 2019 Gathering
is sponsored in part by the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, Dianne Shumaker, Meridith Beck, and other supporting donors.  

We wish to thank all of our sponsors and donors for their kind generosity.

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