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Spotlight on Centurions

Dr. Leslie Fields
Dr. Leslie Fields is a hospitalist physician with Saint Luke’s Health System. Leslie is a member of the 2013 class of Centurions and currently serves as co-chairman of the Health and Wellness Force. She is also a member of the Centurions Gold Club, where she has completed more than 100 hours of community service.

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Cheers to Volunteers

Janet Curran
Janet Curran is a founder and active volunteer for Great Plains SPCA’s SASSY program and coordinates the fabulous Project Poochie fashion show for shelter alumni. A true hero for pets, Janet’s countless hours with Great Plains SPCA have not gone unnoticed. In addition to serving as an active volunteer, she serves on the agency’s board of directors, where she helps guide the non-profit towards a no-kill community.

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The WIN for KC Triathlon

Triathlon Testimonial

Travis Bird and Scott Griffin

The WIN for KC Triathlon will take place on July 27th at Smithville Lake. Mallory Cage, WIN for KC; explains the important role that volunteers play at the WIN for KC Triathlon. “Each year at the WIN for KC Triathlon we utilize the skills of over 200 volunteers. From our green team to the lifeguards, all of the volunteers are important and the main reason the Triathlon is successful and enjoyable for everyone who attends.

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Cheers to Volunteers

Shannon Morford

Tyrone Aiken, KCFAA; and Shannon Morford

Shannon Morford, the “Tap Shoe Lady,” has been a dedicated volunteer at Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey’s AileyCamp. Shannon matches up shoe sizes and counts and prepares the tap shoes for the camps. Shannon also volunteers selling merchandise at the Fall Benefit and many other events during the year.

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Spotlight on Centurions

Kristen Cillessen
Kristen Cillessen is a graduate of Kansas State University and began her career in 2003 in the tax department at KPMG. In 2012 she became self employed and is now the owner of Cillessen Financial, which specializes in tax and accounting services for entrepreneurs. Kristen is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Kansas Society of CPA’s, Hope Faith Ministries, DeLaSalle Education Center, and JDRF.

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