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Leadership and Advisors

Our volunteer leaders and intergenerational Adventure Advisory Team have a strong commitment to serving the many supporters and beneficiaries of our 501(c)(3) nonprofit social enterprise organization. But first and foremost, they focus their energies on those who take advantage of our innovative programs and services. As Roots & Rounds grows we look forward to adding more volunteers and paid team members to empower our mission. At this time, our operations are run by our dedicated and multi-talented board members.

Adventure Advisory Team 

Last year, in addition to the Board of Directors, we had nine individuals from Generation Z through Baby Boomers who volunteered to serve as a special focus group. We're planning to gather another team in 2024! 

During our time together with Adventure Advisory Team members, we continue to test innovative activities and games to be used in team-building and leadership development programs to ensure our material stays fresh and relevant for our clients. We also cover the key aspects of the organization's model for growing more balanced relationships with each other, technology, and nature as an added benefit for our volunteers who are filling this key role in Roots & Rounds.

If you are interested in being a part of a future Adventure Advisory Team, please contact us here to let us know!

Meet our Board of Directors and Advisors (Voting Members)

Our leadership team represents a cross-section of our country's communities, industries, and ages. They all have a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those we serve. This group of insightful professionals brings their experiences from being in several different generational cohorts and industries including finance, technology, telecommunications, health care, government, community development, marketing and communications, public relations, graphic design, retail, education, agriculture, faith-based and youth-focused nonprofits, aviation, organizational development, human resources, and more!

Roots and Rounds is a proud member of Nonprofit Connect in Kansas City, MO. We are also listed on Benevity Causes website. 

We thank all of our former board members for their inspired leadership and dedication to helping Roots & Rounds grow!

  • Richard "Rick" E. Daly, Ph.D.
  • Lurinda Gilliland
  • Terri Johnson
  • Scott Livingston
  • Dan J. Ziegler II

If you are interested in serving as a board member of our organization, we would love to visit with you further about this opportunity. Please contact us at