Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of United Inner City Services (UICS) is comprised of community volunteers and civic leaders whose diversity, expertise, advocacy and philanthropic support uphold our mission.

With St. Mark Union Church establishing our roots, UICS continues to be strengthened with support of the Heartland Presbytery. Representative leadership from these organizations serve on our Board.

Mary Jorgenson, President – Heartland Presbytery Representative

Amy Coopman, Vice President –  Foland, Wickens, Roper, Hofer & Crawford, P.C.

Tyler Epp, Treasurer – Kansas City Chiefs Football Club

Ruby Russell, Secretary – (Retired), St.Mark Union Church Representative

Tom Eatman,  Board Member – Builders by Design, LLC

Todd Navrat, Board Member – Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Ruth Stricklen Pullins, Board Member – Truman Medical Centers

Theodis Watson, Board Member – Commerce Bank

Executive Leadership Team

Deidre Anderson, Chief Executive Officer

Deidre Anderson brings to UICS and St. Mark Center extensive experience in the fields of education, community development and child welfare. Her passion for early learning as a springboard to academic success has fueled an innovative and effective approach at the Center, ensuring all children are afforded equitable access to high quality learning, exposure to the arts, and social supports.   Under Deidre’s leadership, UICS and St. Mark Center is leading the way in educating and inspiring children and families to reach their fullest potential.




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