Team

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ADORA YANG

SYSTEMS & PERFORMANCE MANAGER

Adora manages the Center's platforms and systems to maximize performance to deliver impact to those we serve within the portfolio.

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cHEYENNE SQUIRE

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Cheyenne is part of the Hire KC team, and helps coordinate our efforts to scale work-based learning in the KC region with amazing student experiences, employer engagement and pathway-based events.

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KARI KEEFE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kari is the Center's co-founder and Executive Director, leading the organization's strategic development, portfolio expansion, and systems-design to advance sustainable, mission-driven social impact across the region.

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kAYLEE PEILE

PORTFOLIO CATALYST

Kaylee studies, fuels and charts the Center's impact to foster growth across the portfolio.  She leads our storytelling and community outreach efforts with a human-centered design ethos that underscores our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. 

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KILEY LARSON, PhD

Principal researcher-in-residence

Dr. Larson leads the Center's research work, including program outcomes, evidence-based learner experience, as well as the Center's role in large-scale projects across learning ecosystems and networks.  

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LINDA WILLIAMS

EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR

Linda coordinates and supports the Center's executive and administrative functions, including board communications, programs, and general office management.

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WILLIAM DOWDELL

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING

William oversees all the Center's programs and  leads the design and development of our expanding programming portfolio, including Hire KC, The Project Commons and AccelerateKC.