Monica Meeks, MBA, spent five years in print and broadcast journalism before spending the last 25 years in the nonprofit sector. She was the founding Vice President of Youth Volunteer Corps of America (YVCA), and is past Executive Director of StandUp Blue Springs, the STOP Violence Coalition, and the Community Association of Nonprofit Business Executives.
She has served on numerous national, state and local boards and committees, and presently serves as the Board Development Chair for the Blue Springs YMCA. She has been honored as a Kindest Kansas Citian by Synergy Services, received the Altruistic Human Spirit award from Youth Volunteer Corps of America, named a YMCA Spirit of Service award winner, and was featured as a philanthropic leader in Ingram's business magazine. She and her husband reside in Lee’s Summit.