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About Us

​The Diversity Booster is led by a board composed of professionals from school districts across the Kansas City area and advisors representing a range of perspectives and experiences. From fundraising to organizing educational events, we strive to create an environment where culture and history are not only acknowledged but celebrated in ways that inspire a stronger sense of identity, community and understanding.

 

Click here to learn more about our beliefs and policies.

The Diversity Booster supports K-12 student diversity and ally organizations. 

Members of The Board

La'Derrick Collins, MSEd

Member

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools

Lauren Criss, EdS

Secretary

Cristo Rey Kansas City 

Tiffany Dixon, EdD

Founder

Shawnee Mission School District

Ben Gee, LPN

Member

Healthcare- Multiple School Districts

Leslie Simons, MSEd

Treasurer

Olathe Public Schools

Advisors

Diane Botwin

Botwin Real Estate

Jose Faus

Latino Writers Collective

Mark McHenry

Missouri Department of Conservation

Glenn North

Kansas City Museum

Madhuri Reddy, MD

University of Kansas Medical Center

Usha Rengachary

Attorney and Community Leader

David Shaughnessy

Kansas City Irish Fest

Steffon Staley, MS, LPC

New Steps Behavioral Health

Sonie Thompson-Ruffin

African American Artists Collective

Anna Marie Tutera

Restore KC (#Restore KC)- Kansas City Museum

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