Kansas City Staff and Board

Kansas City Staff

Kerrie Bryant, Executive Director kerrie@hopekids.org, (816) 372-0311

Kerrie is a Texas native who first served as a volunteer for the HopeKids North Texas chapter. After eight years in professional sports at the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys, Kerrie felt she was being called to do more to help others. When Kansas City was chosen as a new location for HopeKids, Kerrie JUMPED at the opportunity to serve as the executive director and help bring hope to families in KC. 

Kerrie attended Tarleton State University where she was a member of the coed cheer team while earning a master’s in business management and leadership and a Bachelor of Business Administrative Systems. Kerrie and her husband, Ray, love to travel, play tennis, fish, go to the lake, or do anything outdoors! Kerrie always has a smile on her face and is excited to share her passion for helping others and love for the Lord with the greater Kansas City area. 

Whitney Butler, Program Manager whitney@hopekids.org, (913) 633-8331

Whitney is a Kansas City native and a 2011 Mizzou graduate. She discovered her love and passion for serving children with lifethreatening medical conditions while working for a foundation in Nashville before returning to Kansas City in 2017.

Whitney is thrilled to have her “dream career” where she can help make a difference and bring joy to HopeKids families every day. Whitney loves traveling, attending concerts, riding her horse, and spending time with friends, family, and two dogs. In her spare time, you can find her volunteering to help abused and neglected animals. 


State Board Members

Dani Chambers
Director of Event Sales, TopGolf Overland Park

Dr. Stacy Farr
Teaching Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC)

Shermineh Foy
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Children’s Mercy Hospital

Matt Johnston
Director of Business Operations, Maxim Healthcare Services

Stephanie Siders
Vice President, CC Capital Advisors

Amanda Walker
Senior Vice President of Patient Experience, Heritage Biologics

Britaney Wehrmeister
Marketing Manager, Overland Park Convention Center

Judy Yi
Attorney/Shareholder, Polsinelli PC