NEK-CAP, Inc. is governed by a tripartite, local Board of Directors who are representatives of the communities NEK-CAP, Inc. serves. It is composed of:

  • 1/3 elected public officials
  • 1/3 private sector organizations representatives
  • 1/3 elected by low-income customers

This coalition of public, private, and low-income people's interests allow programs to be developed and implemented in ways that are responsive to local values, local poverty problems and improving community life for all.

BOARD ELECTED OFFICERS 2019

President: Mr. James T. Scherer, Northern-Public Sector Representative

1st Vice President: Ms. Joy Padgett , Northern-Public Sector Representative

2nd Vice President: Mr. Eric Noll, Southern-Public Sector Representative

Secretary: Ms. Jody Allen, Southern-Low Income Sector Representative

Treasurer: Mr. Brad Lippert , Northern-Public Sector Representative

Member at Large: Ms. Kelsey Merchant, Northern-Private Sector Representative

LOW INCOME REPRESENTATIVES

Ms. Jody Allen, Southern-Low Income Sector Representative

Mr. David Schrum, Southern-Low Income Sector Representative

Ms. Margaret Howards, Southern-Low Income Sector Representative

Ms. Rachelle Luedtke, Northern-Low Income Sector Representative

Ms. Becky Cole, Head Start Policy Council Liaison

PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES

Ms. Kelsey Merchant, Northern-Private Sector Representative

Ms. Amy Posey, Southern-Private Sector Representative

Ms. Jeanie Wulfkunle, Southern-Private Sector Representative

Mr. Thomas Wilson, Northern-Public Sector Representative

PUBLIC SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. Brad Lippert, Northern-Public Sector Representative

Mr. Eric Noll, Southern-Public Sector Representative

Ms. Joy Padgett, Northern-Public Sector Representative

Mr. James Scherer, Northern-Public Sector Representative

Ms. Janet Zwonitzer, Southern-Public Sector Representative

 

Northern Region:  Brown, Doniphan, Jewell, Marshall, Nemaha, Republic and Smith Counties

Southern Region:  Mitchell, Osborne, Riley, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Jefferson, Leavenworth and Atchison Counties.