Board of Directors

18-19 Board

Board of Directors

Beth Sweetman, President

Beth Sweetman is Chief Human Resources Officer for the DST Enterprise. In this role, she provides a strategic vision for the entire Human Resources organization representing over 12,000 associates in 10 countries around the world. Mrs. Sweetman’s responsibilities include Training and Organizational Development, Employee Relations, Benefits, Compensation, Payroll, Talent Acquisition, and Development.

With more than 20 years’ experience working with large Human Resources departments, Mrs. Sweetman has expertise in corporate recruiting, compensation and benefits programs, succession planning, internal communication strategies, associate engagement programs, policy and procedure management, charitable trust management, leadership development, employee relations, and training.

Prior to joining DST in 2013, Mrs. Sweetman was SVP for Furniture Brands International, parent company to some of the best known and respected brands in the furniture industry. She previously was the VP of Human Resources International for Monsanto Company.

Mrs. Sweetman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Creighton University and was awarded a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Research and Organizational Psychology from St. Louis University. She has worked with several non-profit organizations, including her current board position at Crossroads Academy of Kansas City, and formerly, she sat on the board of Metropolitan School in St. Louis.

Patricia Crawford, Secretary

Patricia Vichareli Crawford is currently an Early Childhood Educator in the Park Hill School District. Ms. Vichareli Crawford has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. She received her undergraduate degree in Economics from Rice University and her master’s degree in School Administration from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. She holds TESOL certification and works with English language learners. Ms. Vichareli Crawford is currently working toward National Board Certification.

Richard Moore, Treasurer

Richard Moore recently retired as President of Commerce Mortgage and the Director of Consumer Risk for Commerce Bank, where he worked for nearly 30 years. He received a BA in History and a BS in Elementary education from the University of Kansas. His past board memberships include the Missouri Mortgage Bankers Association, Kansas City Neighborhood Alliance, Pacific Primary School, Oakhill Day School, and Gordon Parks Elementary School.

Ron Cattelino, Board Member

Ron Cattelino retired as Executive Vice President for Administration from Kansas City Art Institute, where he worked for 42 years. He received a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Pittsburg State University. Ron is also a member of the board for the Women’s Christian Association and has served on this board for over 30 years. While at Kansas City Art Institute, Ron was also active in both the National and Central Association for College and University Business Officers and the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design.

Diane Charity, Board Member

Diane Charity recently retired as the Community Liaison for Cristo Rey Kansas City High School. She has been a community activist for over 30 years. Her experience includes project coordinator, team leader, program instructor/facilitator, program director, research analyst, and neighborhood leader. Ms. Charity is a member of KCPT’s Community Advisory Board, the Full Potential Project, the Black Agenda Group and St. Monica Catholic Church Parish Council. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for Parade Park Homes, Inc., Kansas City/St. Joseph Diocese Campaign for Human Development, National Community Building Network, Safe Cities Initiative, Church Community Organizing Committee, Kansas City/St. Joseph Central City School Fund and Kansas City Harmony’s Congregational Partners Planning Committee: “Sons and Daughters of Abraham”.

Greg Valdovino, Board Member

As the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Greg leads the KC Chamber’s efforts related to the organization’s Diversity & Inclusion mission to value and promote diversity and inclusion for a successful business community. Greg works closely with the KC Chamber’s Diverse Business Committee to plan, coordinate and execute its menu of programs, events and outreach initiatives.

Greg brings 20 years of Diversity and Inclusion and has worked with all age levels in elementary, middle, high school and college students to prepare them for college success and beyond. He has also worked with the not-for-profit space in Kansas and Missouri. Greg earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a Master of Public of Administration from the University of Kansas.

Greg’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is clearly demonstrated in his dedicated service to professional and community organizations and currently serves on a number of committees and participates in the KC Diversity and Inclusion Consortium, which serves as a support group for D&I professionals.

Jeffrey Williams, Board Member
Daniel Yoder, Board Member

Advisory Council

Shelli Allen, Dean of Student Development, MCC – Maple Woods

John Crawford, Economic Development Corporation (Retired)

Jamie Kapke, American Century Investments

Al Mauro, Vice President, Kansas City Southern (Retired)

Cherie Mericle, Behavioral Consultant, Ozanam

Sean O’Byrne, Downtown Council of Kansas City

Albert Ray, Architect, Hollis & Miller

Tim Sweeny, Praxis Nonprofit Strategies

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