Staff

Bill Williams

President/CEO

Bill comes to Wichita from Nebraska and brings with him 30 years of experience in human services. For the last 13 years, he has served as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Compass, an organization committed to foster children and families. He has also served as a supervisor and director in group homes, shelters, and in foster care. Among his many accomplishments, Bill was appointed by Gov. Ricketts to the Nebraska Children’s Commission in 2017, he chaired the Nebraska Legislative Foster Care Committee, and he served on multiple advisory boards related to child advocacy and family services. Bill is proud to have raised five biological children while also being a foster parent to 47 children. When not advocating for children, he is an accomplished runner who has run nearly 50 full marathons in 15 states. “I am thrilled to be joining HumanKind Ministries and the Wichita community,” Bill says. “Poverty and homelessness are issues close to my heart and I look forward to building on HumanKind’s rich history of service to the community so that we can help even more of the region’s most vulnerable get back on their feet.”

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Roxanne Moren

Chief Operations Officer

Roxanne has been with HumanKind Ministries for nearly 25 years, holding many roles throughout that time. Her previous experience as the CFO and Property Manager gives her unique insight into all the organization’s operational functions. Roxanne ensures the HK campus is running smoothly, working with our facilities team, vendors and local, state, and federal partners. “My passion lies with the homeless and those in poverty because at any given time a loved one or myself could experience the same journey.”

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Thomas Roth, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Roth’s professional career in finance and accounting has spanned over 15 years with experience in various accounting fields including financial preparation, assurance services, tax, and compliance. Thomas graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Accounting. After some time working in London, England, it was accounting that brought him to Wichita. It is the people of Wichita (especially his wife and son) which have kept him here all these years. His family has also hosted two foreign exchange students in recent years. Thomas has traveled to over 40 countries and is 43% complete on his goal to ride a camel on each continent. Thomas is a Certified Public Accountant and is licensed to practice in the State of Kansas.

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Christen Sampamurthy

Director of Programs

Christen manages HumanKind Ministries’s three homeless shelters, oversees street outreach efforts, and supervises the case managers at our three low-income apartment buildings. She works with Impact ICT- CoC (Continuum of Care) to coordinate services among different agencies serving the homeless and low-income. “I want each individual who reaches out to HumanKind Ministries to feel valued and heard. It’s imperative to understand the unique circumstances and challenges to better help us develop an individualized client driven plan to obtain safe, stable and affordable housing.”

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Kate Webb

Senior Director of Advancement

Kate has a passion for social impact work and brings nearly 15 years of experience in nonprofit marketing and development, communications, and advertising copywriting in California, Washington DC, Florida, and her home state of Kansas. Somewhere in there she also got her Masters in Public Administration from the University of York in England—and married her British husband Alex, with whom she now has two kids, Lucy and Teddy. Kate was most recently Director of Marketing for United Way Bay Area in San Francisco but is thrilled to be back in Kansas and helping raise awareness—and funds—for HumanKind’s important work.

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Cheri Humphries

Office & Database Manager

Cheri Humphries is the go-to person at HumanKind Ministries.  As our Office and Database Manager, Cheri manages our administrative office and works closely with our donors, development, volunteers and events.  A Kansas native, Cheri obtained her non-profit experience working with abused, abandoned and neglected youth in Nevada.  Cheri brings with her a strong passion of helping others and lives by the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Cheri says: “We all need an extended hand at one point or another.  I am honored to be supporting the mission and programs of HumanKind Ministries.”

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Mis Gaston

Director of Special Initiatives

Born and raised in Wichita, Mis Gaston graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. She then went on to pursue her MBA from Southwestern College, Business Studies. Mis has held various past professional positions with Simon Property Group ranging from Director of Marketing and Business Development to property General Manager in Kansas and Oklahoma. As the Director of Special Initiatives, she oversees all of HumanKind Ministries’ special events, various community activities and the Operation Holiday program.

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Greer Horning

Associate Director of Development

Greer works with organizations, businesses, churches, and individuals in the Wichita community to build partnerships with HumanKind Ministries through fundraising, volunteerism, and outreach. Greer comes to HumanKind from Exploration Place where she worked in education and first fell in love with working for a nonprofit. She is a native Wichitan (go Aces!) and a graduate of Westminster College in Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in History. She loves eating tapas and reminiscing over the two years she spent in Spain after college. Greer is excited to connect people with HumanKind’s programs, helping those in our community who need it most.

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HumanKind Ministries Board of Directors

Bruce Schriefer | President

Craig Highfill | Vice President

Patricia Gorham | Secretary

Susan Welsby, ASC | Treasurer

Stephanie Birmingham

Tim Binns

Kathy Bowles

Sean Brennan

Lacey Cruse

Kim Daley

Nile Dillmore

Scott Eilert

Maryon Habtemariam

Steven Hancock

Catherine Holdeman

Rev. Robin McGonigle

Erik Schiminger

Joseph Shepard

Jenny Stephens

Sue Tirukonda