Board of Directors

Lynne Brown
Board President

♦ AFIA Founder

♦ Co-Founder of University Academy Charter School

♦ Former elementary school teacher

Linda Edwards

♦ Professor and Dean Emerita of UMKC School of Education

♦ Founder of UMKC’s Institute of Urban Education

♦ Recipient of the Urban Hero Award- Kansas City, MO

David Disney
Treasurer and Secretary

♦ JE Dunn Construction Company

♦ Boy Scouts of America

♦ Member of many civic Boards involving youth

Valerie Blackwell, Ph.D.

Peter Brown

♦ Partner Lathrop & Gage, LLP

♦ Director
– Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
– Aruin Gottlieb Charitable Trust
– Wayside Waifs (2009 – 2015)
– Briarcliff Development, Inc

♦ Former Instructor U.M.K.C. Tax Program
– Partnership Taxation
– Tax Accounting

Evan Stewart Bio AfiaEvan Stewart – Director

♦ Retired Corporate VP and Chief Information Officer for several companies

♦ Active on Boards at Kansas State University and UMKC

♦ Mentor to many Kansas City entrepreneurs.

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