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Leadership

A Team Committed to Our Goals

Synergy’s 150-member staff dedicate themselves every day to confronting and overcoming violence in our community. They are led by an experienced group of professionals including:

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Robin Shanberg Winner

Co-Executive Director

Robin has provided non-profit management for more than forty-five years and has been at the helm for Synergy Services since 2000.

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Dennis Meier, Ph. D.

Co-Executive Director

Dennis is a 30+ year veteran of Synergy Services, serving first as a Family Counselor, then as Director of Therapeutic Services and finally as Associate Executive of Clinical Services before being named Co-Executive Director in 2018.

Board of Directors


Executive Committee

Board Chair: Michelle Brown, CBIZ
Vice Chair: Jason Bennett, American Century Investments 
Board Secretary: Susan M. Casey, Community Member
Board Treasurer: Cheryl Givens, Community Member
Immediate Past Board Chair: Cory A. Miller, UMB Bank

Members at Large

Jim Caniglia, UMB Bank  
Tracy L. Ellis, 24/7 Express Logistics, Inc.
Dr. Terra Frazier, Children's Mercy Hospital
Michael Gabrick, Cerner
Tom Isenberg, Retired Western Extralite President
Lauren Kepler, JE Dunn
Brynn McCan, Curry Real Estate Services
Greg Personelli, Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
Ryan H. Powell, O.D., Vision Source Eyecare



Amanda Richardson, Grant Thornton LLP
Mia Scott, Mia Johnae Photography
Brandy Shope, QuikTrip Corporation, KC Division
Shane Smeed, Park University
Tommy Taylor, Retired from Polsinelli Shughart PC
Wayne Threatt, WBT Strategy Consulting, LLC
Marisa Wiruhayarn, Tasty Thai