Robert Garner has joined the Board of Directors for the Kansas Health Institute. Garner is CEO/President at Youth Horizons, a faith-based organization known for its mentoring work in teen residential services programs. Garner has had a long career in Wichita Public Schools including positions as the Executive Director of Secondary and Educationand as Principal of  Brooks Middle School, a high-poverty school, where he achieved double digit gains in both reading and math for three consecutive years.  A Wichita native, Garner earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Wichita State University.

Ciara Pate, started her new position as Marketing Content Development Strategist at the North Kansas City Hospital. Prior to employment with the North KC Hospital, she worked as Lead Copywriter for Fuller Creative LLC. Pate also worked as Web Editor for University News, UMKC’s independent student newspaper. Pate earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).