reStart, Inc’s Board of Directors and staff are pleased to welcome our new CEO, Stephanie Boyer who will join us on January 2nd. Stephanie brings nearly 20 years of experience improving access to services for underserved and vulnerable populations. Most recently Stephanie was a Director at ReDiscover-Kansas City Assessment and Triage Center (KC-ATC).
“We are honored and excited to have Stephanie Boyer join the reStart team as CEO. Stephanie’s drive, experience, and commitment to improving access to those who need it most deeply impressed us. With Stephanie’s leadership, reStart will continue to make progress towards our goal of ending homelessness in our community by providing no barrier services.” says Leslie Sims, Board Chair.
Stephanie holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is a Licensed Master Social Worker. At ReDiscover, Stephanie worked with a group of community stakeholders to open the KC-ATC in order to serve adults who were struggling with behavioral health issues. Stephanie and her team at KC-ATC helped get people connected to services and start their recovery process.
Prior to her work at KC-ATC, Stephanie worked at the Kansas City Municipal Court for 10 years enhancing the specialty treatment courts, including drug court, veterans court and mental health court; the domestic violence docket; and the probation department. Throughout this work the goal was to ensure that those who needed access to treatment or services within the criminal justice system were able to be diverted as needed.
We want to thank our many volunteers who could join us Wednesday, April 16th at the Cashew downtown Kansas City to celebrate National Volunteer Month. This time of year is when we celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. A month where we focus on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership, it is not only our moment in time to celebrate our volunteers, but to share ideas, practices, and stories.
“Celebrate Service” is the theme of this year’s National Volunteer Month, which is being celebrated nationwide the month of April. And nowhere is that theme more evident than at reStart, where volunteers provide the expertise, the willing hands and the dedication to provide so many services for our clients.
Outstanding Congregation – New Life Fellowship
Honorable Mention Congregation – Chapel Oaks
Outstanding Corporation – UMB
Honorable Mention Corporation – American Century Investments
Outstanding Youth Service – Tori Bass
Honorable Mention Youth Service – Bishop Miege
Volunteer of the Year – Hannah Bettis
Outstanding Holiday Hero – Tamba Hali
Honorable Mention Holiday Hero – Elizabeth Williams