Executive Leadership

Hope House is led by a team of devoted individuals consisting of the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Quality Officer, and Chief Development Officer.

MaryAnne Metheny

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer, MaryAnne Metheny, has worked for the agency in various capacities since she joined Hope House in 1992. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree...

Ilene Shehan

Chief Operating Officer

Ilene received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Central Missouri State University and began working at Hope House in April of 1996 in the position of Court Advocate. During her tenure with Hope House...

Ashley Freivogel

Chief Financial Officer

Ashley is a Certified Public Accountant with a Master of Accountancy from Missouri State University. Ashley joined the Hope House staff in 2010, bringing several years of prior experience as a Staff Accountant...

Traci Francis

Chief Quality Officer

Traci Francis holds a Master of Social Work degree and joined Hope House in 1999. During her tenure with the agency, Traci has worked to provide oversight to all of the agency’s non-clinical programs, acting as the Director of Children’s Services...

Anne Aubuchon

Chief Development Officer

Joining the Hope House team in 2018 as Community Engagement Manager, Anne has used her 15+ years of nonprofit experience and extensive background in large scale event management..

Board of Directors

The Hope House Board of Directors consists of community leaders who are dedicated to taking a stand against domestic violence. Members of the Board of Directors do not receive compensation for their membership.

Abby Mocek

BOK Financial

Jaime Simpson

Chair Elect
Community Volunteer

Kerrie Lindberg


Drew McMonigle

CrossFirst Bank

Crystal Howard

At Large
Armstrong Teasdale

Julie Ross

Immediate Past Chair

Amy Doll

CommunityAmerica Credit Union

Camille Roe

Quarles and Brady

Joe Kauten

Chinquapin Trust Company

Julie Lonergan

Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Adrienne Foster

Foster Consulting

Tara Steiner


TJ Dunavant

Central Bank of the Midwest

Laney Abraham

University Health Kansas City

Erica Froelich

JE Dunn Construction

Nicole Harris

Olgetree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Laura Landes

NBH Bank

Jackie Stegner

Hallmark Cards

Jenny Ramsey


Jesseca Mayhew

American Century Investments

Emerging Leaders of Hope House

Chair: Stephanie Kusek – Hollis + Miller Architects
Vice Chair:  Becca Osterman - Sherpa 6
Secretary: Natalie Enneking - BOK Financial
Social Media:  Chris Thomas - Battlefy

Julie Beydler - Esper Regulatory Technologies
Olivia Dobard – Krigel & Krigel P.C.
Marisa Gray - WeStat
Jenna Kor - Burns & McDonnell
Courtney Stoddard-Laufketter – Budget Blinds
Madeline McCormick – DST Systems
Tiffany Newman – US Bank
Isaac Nzuki - KU Cancer Center
Jason Snellenberger – Puttery Kansas City
Aaron Stewart – Magaya Corp
Keilah Sullivan - BMO Commercial Bank
Britney Weiser - GastingerWalker&

The Emerging Leaders of Hope House consist of a group of young professionals in the community who are passionate about ending domestic violence and advocating for survivors.
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