Kate Maricle, 53, is the executive director of the newly-formed ConnectCASS nonprofit.
is a native of Raymore.
Raymore native Kate Maricle, 53, has been named executive director of a newly developed nonprofit, ConnectCASS.
Maricle graduated from Raymore-Peculiar High School in 1977 and holds degrees in business and journalism from the University of Kansas.
past work experience includes nonprofit management, advertising and public relations, and previously served as the campaign director for the Leukemia
and Lymphoma Societys
Light the Night walks in Kansas City.
was attracted to the position because it was based in the county she
grew up in.
started work April 24.
It was an opportunity for me to stretch and bring all my work experience and talents to the table and help folks that Im still very much connected with, she
is an outgrowth of the Community Health Awareness and Resource Team.
Unlike CHART, the organization will be served by its own full-time director, Maricle, whose salary and support expenses will be covered through three annual grants of $100,000 recently approved by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.
Its going to be comprehensive so we can really drill down and look at and rank what those health needs are - whether it be obesity, smoking, crisis for teens, or whatever that may be, Maricle
is also perusing the possibility of developing a telehealth initiative with the REACH Foundation
We want to really be cutting edge but we also want to be responsive and really make inroads in the county and make a difference in the lives of folks who need it, Maricle
For those interested in learning more about ConnectCASS
, or in being a volunteer, Maricle
can be reached at 816-380-8070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.