BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Moses (Coach Mo) Wyatt, Jr.
Moses (Coach Mo) Wyatt, Jr. has worked in education for over 20 plus years. He specializes in implementing academic, social, and emotional interventions for K-12 students who show lower levels of academic success due to nonacademic factors, such as poverty, trauma (Continual Traumatic Stress Disorder), and lack of English proficiency. Mr. Wyatt has developed supports and programs in alternative, traditional, and special education settings. He is currently the behavior intervention specialist at Grant Elementary School in the Kansas City, Kansas Public School District.
Mr. Wyatt has developed a strong network of connections during his 24 years of coaching scholastic and amateur sports. He began as a student assistant coach and president of the Multicultural Student Organization (MSO) at Independence Community College. Mr. Wyatt transitioned to become the head football, and varsity boys and girls basketball coach at Arrowhead Middle School. After eight years at Arrowhead, he spent the next four years of his coaching career at Sumner Academy of Arts & Sciences as the head varsity boys basketball coach. Mr. Wyatt also founded and was the head coach of the KC Wolves Basketball program for 18 years. These positions afforded Coach Mo with an extensive experience of managing the day to day operations of organizations while building and maintaining a wealth of healthy and fruitful community partnerships.
The belief that he "must leave a place [namely his community] better than he found it" is the foundation that motivates everything he does- both professionally and personally.
Kamalah "Kamie" Young
Kamie is a structures design manager where she has managed engineering projects for over 15 years. As a design manager, Kamie is responsible for the design and plan production of railroad bridges. Her previous role as a Public Projects Manager afforded her the opportunity to build professional relationships with many communities through her contributions to grade crossing safety.
Her love for uplifting others and supporting the community is known to many.
When she isn’t working, you’ll find Kamie spending quality time with her four boys and family.
In response to this need, the Boys to Men Klub at Grant Elementary School was founded.
Wandra’s work experience covers an array of jobs from farm girl to various management positions; operations manager from an insurance company (28 years) and customer service manager from a testing organization (12 Years). Her community experience has been serving on various organizational boards.
She has many years of experience working with youth in developing their academic and social skills through non-profit organizations. The highlight of her volunteer work was seeing them develop to be successful young adults in their careers.
During Wandra’s free time, many hours are spent volunteering with local organizations and church in her community. She does find relaxing time to walk daily, listening to jazz music, reading special articles and talking with her personal friends.
Wandra’s favorite motto for daily living is: “Do all you can, while you can as long as you can with joy, enthusiasm and pleasure” through the grace of God.
Rashima "Rocky" Kingsby, PE
Mr. Kingsby is a licensed professional engineer who is registered in the states of Missouri and Kansas. He holds a city of Kansas City, Missouri and Johnson County, Kansas general contracting license, respectively. Mr. Kingsby is also a licensed certified pesticide applicator (turf, trees, shrubs, and ornamentals) with the states of Missouri and Kansas. Mr. Kingsby worked as a civil/structural engineer at Burns and McDonnell for 13 years.
After which, he owned and operated a turf application and landscaping business, and a general contracting company that offered forensic engineering (failure cause analysis) and general contracting solutions. Additionally, he worked closely with various project architect(s) to develop construction plans, elevations, details, and specifications. All project related schedules and estimates were created by Mr. Kingsby using computer software.
Mr. Kingsby was responsible for creating all project draw request and ensuring that any subcontracted labor performed their deliverables per contract and industry standard of care. Further, he ran the company’s bi-weekly payroll, quarterly and annual payroll taxes. Mr. Kingsby vetted all subcontracting laborers and trained any new project managers. In addition, Mr. Kingsby is a sitting board member of the University of Kansas’ School of Engineering Diversity Advisory Board.