Management Committee                                   Steering Committee

 

Kristen Brunkow O'Shea

Kristen Brunkow O’Shea
Executive Director
koshea@heartlandvisioning.com
785.231.6006

Liz Cornish

Liz Cornish
Executive Assistant
lcornish@heartlandvisioning.com
785.231.6005

 

Management Committee

The Management Committee is the executive board of Heartland Visioning. This group is involved in the strategic planning process and oversight of the organizational operations, establishing priorities and putting a focus on “what’s next.” 

“Being Chairperson of Heartland Visioning has given me the opportunity to meet and interact with many people in both the public and private sector who all want to make Topeka and Shawnee County a great place to live, work and play. The management committee and steering committee provide valuable input for our community to move forward to improve our quality of life.” – Roger Underwood, Management Committee Chair

2017 Management Committee 

Chair – Roger Underwood

Vice Chair – Pat Doran, Sr. VP, General Counsel & Corp Sec., FHLBank

Shelly Buhler, Shawnee County Commissioner
Michelle Cuevas-Stubblefield, Vice President of Business Development/Partner, jones huyett Partners
Patrick Doran, Sr. VP, General Counsel & Corp Sec., FHLBank
Cindy Holthaus, Special Assistant to the President and Professor, Washburn University
Miriam Krehbiel, past chair
Missy Lackey, Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager, US Bank
Matt Pivarnik, President and CEO, Greater Topeka Chamber and GO Topeka
Kathy Smith, Director of Community Invesment, Topeka Community Foundation
Lisa Stubbs, Program Manager, Security Benefit
Phillip Brail Watson, Musician
Mayor Larry Wolgast, Mayor, City of Topeka

Steering Committee

PercentagesThe Steering Committee is a representation of community volunteers (Visionary Volunteers) who commit themselves to providing leadership, forming public/private partnerships and collaborations, and working toward the establishment of an economically success City and County and a great quality of life for its citizens.


Everyone is welcome under the Heartland Visioning Umbrella and we are breaking silos to accomplish.” – Steering Committee, Visionary Volunteer


This committee remains fluid always asking, “Who else needs to be at the table?” In the year 2016, there were 150 total volunteers and 50 participated on average each month. Our volunteers consist of 27% public sector representatives and 73% private sector representatives. View a short clip to here, to learn what Steering Committee is all about!

The meetings are great updates – at the last meeting I walked away having learned something new and contributed.” – Steering Commmittee, Visionary Volutneer


Responsibilities include:

  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Address community concerns – listening and participating in community meetings
  • Speaking positively about our community and the Heartland Visioning process
  • Perform leadership roles where necessary
  • Participate on committees that are focused on approved priorities and areas of interest to the organization
  • Research, Facilitate, and communicate the process required to resolve community concerns  associated with our approved priorities and stated areas of interest

Heartland Visioning Steering Committee 2016

The Steering Committee meets on the first Friday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at the Washburn Institute of Technology.