kansas city public schools retirement system

Board and Staff

The general administration and the responsibility for the proper operation of the retirement system are vested in a board of trustees of twelve persons who are resident taxpayers of the school district and include the superintendent of the school district if a resident, four appointees of the board of education, four trustees elected by the active members of the System, two retired trustees elected by the retirees of the System, and one trustee appointed by the library board. The appointed and elected trustees serve staggered four year terms.

Summary of Board of Trustees’ Roles and Responsibilities

Board of Trustees

(effective January 2020)

Horace Coleman, Jr, Chairperson appointed by School Board term expires 2022
Mark Bedell, Ed.D Superintendent ex-officio
Joanne M. Collins appointed by School Board term expires 2021
TBD appointed by School Board term expires 2023
Brian D. Welch appointed by School Board term expires 2020
Debbie Siragusa appointed by Library District term expires 2022
Javier Alfonso elected by active members term expires 2023
Anthony Madry elected by active members term expires 2022
Roger Offield elected by active members term expires 2020
Von Smalley elected by active members term expires 2021
Beverly Pratt elected by retired members term expires 2020
Curtis L. Rogers elected by retired members term expires 2022

 

Administrative Staff

Christine Gierer Executive Director
Jill Chaloupka Executive Assistant
Erica Hill Retirement Education Specialist
Jim Lewallen Administrative Manager
Shannon McClain Retiree Services Coordinator
Laura J. Oswald Associate Director
Joe Schaefer IT Manager