Staff and Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Steve Smith, President
State Farm Insurance
Brock Bukowsky, Vice President/Treasurer
Nelly Roach, Secretary
Grimse, Fay and Kopp, L.L.C.
Deborah Beste, Executive Director
Sandra Davies, Assistant Director
Rhiannon Pearson, Chief Financial Officer
About the Board of Directors
Phoenix Programs, Inc. is governed by a volunteer board of directors.The Phoenix Programs board is comprised entirely of local mid-Missouri residents. These board members have functional responsibilities, accountability and obligations. Even though they are volunteers, governing board members have both legal and fiduciary responsibilities which include:
Responsibility. The board functions under the authority of Missouri statute to ensure that Phoenix Programs, Inc. operates in the best interests of the people of Missouri.
Role. Board members are policy makers. With the executive director as the policy implementer, the board member must assure efficient and effective management of services, programs, personnel, facility and finance requirements for the mission and goals. They plan for the organization’s future – from assessment of external forces to reexamination of the validity of internal services. This exemplary leadership includes active public advocacy, participation in organization functions and personal financial support.
Criteria. Individual members possess the personal attributes of talents, skills and experience needed by the organization to accomplish the approved mission, goals and plans. In addition, each person possesses objectivity, wisdom and judgement to assess proposed policy and evaluation considerations.
The Phoenix Programs, Inc. board consists of up to 6 members. The smaller board size was developed to maximize the responsibility, accountability and efficiency of each participant. Meetings allow time for detailed discussion which foments feelings of unity, common purpose and ownership. The members are active and the meeting are productive and meaningful.