Board of Directors

Cameron Baraban

Cameron Baraban

Founder & CEO, Agency Of

Cameron is the Founder & CEO of AgencyOf which is a full-service marketing and development agency driven to create meaningful connections between brands and the people they serve. The Agency Of team is unreasonable – pursuing the unexpected when it comes to service, creative, strategy, and execution. Through this unreasonable work, they achieve extraordinary outcomes for their clients as the agency of possibility, results, tension, discomfort, and change. Above all titles, they are the AgencyOf what their clients need them to be.

John Caton

John Caton

Insurance Broker, Cornerstone Companies

John L. Caton was born in Lenexa, KS and now resides in Olathe with his wife, Claudia, of 47 years. He has 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Claudia and John enjoy travelling and spending time with their children and grandchildren on vacations. John and Claudia's oldest daughter, Megan, is a special needs adult working at St. Joseph Medical Center and has numerous family members with special needs.

John has been an insurance and financial counselor for 47 years in the Kansas City area. He is with Cornerstone Companies in Overland Park, KS.

John attended Rockhurst University and has worked with many non-profit organizations such as past president of the Catholic Foundation of Northeast Kansas which currently has $110 million of parish and school funds. In addition, he has been a past board member of The YMCA of Kansas City Foundation and member of the Mid-America Planned Giving Council. John helped in raising $18 Million for the Kansas City Hospice House. He has also served on many church councils and ministries.

John looks forward to serving The Golden Scoop and all future special needs people who are going to have meaningful jobs in the years to come.

Ian Chuang

Ian Chuang, MD, MS

Partner, Mercer Total Health Management, Clinical Services Physician

Dr. Chuang is a Partner within Mercer Total Health Management. Dr. Chuang’s focus at Mercer is to provide trusted and data-driven medical advisory services to Mercer clients regarding their employee health benefits.

Dr. Chuang’s experience spans the entire health care continuum, and he has a deep understanding of the complexities of the healthcare system and the perspectives of all the stakeholders, including medical providers, payors, employers and most importantly the consumer member. Improving the member experience and achieve a better health outcome through employee health benefit will require data and analytic insights to truly ensure programs and services optimally benefit the member.

Prior to joining Mercer, he held the Chief Medical Officer role at Elsevier Health, supporting the international health care systems through thought leadership and strategic initiatives for improving the care process and outcomes via digital transformation and clinical process improvement. Previously, Dr. Chuang has held clinical leadership roles at payor organizations such as Cigna and BCBS TN, led information technology innovation at health care information technology (HCIT) companies such as Cerner, Netsmart, McKesson, and provided clinical advisory services at Lockton Benefit Group.

Christa Dubill

Christa Dubill

Vice President, Chief Communications Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City

As Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC), Christa engages with Blue KC members, employees, partners, providers, and the community to share important information on Blue KC programs, initiatives, plans and news. Blue Cross Blue Shield's mission is to provide affordable access to healthcare and improve the health of their members.

Christa is a former News Anchor with 20 years of experience working in the fast-paced broadcast media industry. Prior to joining Blue KC, she served as an anchor, reporter, and newsroom leader at KSHB-TV.

Christa is dedicated to giving back to the Kansas City community, passionate about child safety and development, behavioral health, food access and security, personality, and characteristic awareness, and of course, all things Kansas City.

Kerry Goebel

Kerry Goebel

Partner at Grit Hospitality

Kerry brings over 10 years of experience in business leadership, corporate strategy and financial and operations management to Goebel Mitts Construction. With a career rooted in consulting and hospitality, Kerry drives a unique balance of analytics and service-orientation in the business.

Kevin Goebel

Kevin Goebel

Founder & CEO at Goebel + Co. dba Goebel Mitts Construction

With nearly 15 years of commercial construction experience ranging from $50k-$40m, as well as development and management expertise acquired as an owner/operator in the hospitality and consulting industries, Kevin leads Goebel Mitts with an understanding of what clients need in a construction partner.

Eileen Madelen

Eileen Madelen M.S. Ed., L-BCBA

Co-Owner, Autism Services of Kansas

While attending graduate school, Eileen began to work with a child with Autism using Applied Behavior Analysis. She has worked with children with autism and other developmental disabilities between the ages of 3 and 15 years old within the home, school, and community settings. Eileen worked for over five years in a Middle School as a Special Education Teacher in a center based classroom from children with autism, an ABA therapist in the home setting and an Autism Specialist. She works as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in the Kansas City Metro area, working with children in the home, school, and community setting.

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Licensed Kansas Behavior Analyst
  • Licensed Missouri Behavior Analyst
  • Kansas Autism Specialist
  • Elementary Education Teacher preK-9 (Kansas)
  • Adaptive Special Education Teacher preK-12 (Kansas)
  • Certified to conduct supervision for BCBAs, BCaBAs and RBTs
  • Advanced Coursework in ABA (University of North Texas)
  • Master’s Degree in Adaptive Special Education with emphasis Autism (University of Kansas)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education (Kansas State University)
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Sara Hart Weir

Executive Director, Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities

Sara Hart Weir is a national nonprofit executive, disability activist and proud Kansan. Weir is the Executive Director of the Kansas Developmental Disabilities Council and serves as a Senior Advisor of the National Association of State Treasurer’s (NAST) ABLE today initiative. 

Weir is the former President & C.E.O. of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), where during her tenure at NDSS, she led the passage of the landmark, bipartisan Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act in 2014 (P.L.113-295). The legislation garnered the support of 85% of the entire US Congress. Weir also supported a majority of the enactment of ABLE state laws, assisted with over 40 state ABLE plan launches as well as led advocacy campaigns on two important provisions in the 2017 Tax Reform Package including the ABLE to Work Act and the ABLE Financial Planning Act.

Weir's life has been about leading differently, serving others and delivering results with the leadership philosophy of "if you're not at the table, you are on the menu". Sara deploys an “in the trenches” leadership style by engaging directly with constituents - in local communities, in the classroom, on the job site or around kitchen tables. Weir’s passion for ensuring people with disabilities have a voice at every table (where decisions are made) was inspired by Kasey, her late best friend of over twenty years who had Down syndrome. 

Weir established the first-ever national employment program for the Down syndrome community, the #DSWORKS® Program, which partnered with companies, from Main Street to Wall Street, to create career opportunities for people with disabilities. Weir also co-founded The U.S. Future of Work For People with Disabilities Commission" - Tapping People with Disabilities who are Ready, Willing and ABLE to Work with fellow CEOs from Voya Financial and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and continues to be called upon by employers to help build successful employment and workforce development programs across the country.

Weir was also the primary runner up in for U.S. Congress in Kansas' Third Congressional district in 2020. Weir has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Political Leadership from Westminster College, a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College and a certificate of completion from the Emerging Leaders Program of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. 

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January 23, 2024 - 6:00pm-8:30pm

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