David Battey, President and Founder
As President and Founder of YVC, David oversees programming and is a nationally recognized leader in the community service and youth development fields. As a political economy major at Williams College, he developed the initial YVC concept as part of his senior thesis. Using the thesis as a guide, he established the YVC of Greater Kansas City, sponsored by the local United Way. After operating the program for two years, David was hired by Youth Service America to begin national replication of the YVC model with seed funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which helped him eventually launch YVC as an independent nonprofit. In his free time, David enjoys traveling. He has visited more than 100 countries, but his favorite places are those off the beaten path such as Barrow, Alaska; Afghanistan; Cuba; North Korea; and rural Kansas. Contact David at email@example.com or 816-472-9822 x210.
Tracy Hale, Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Tracy works closely with David, the Board of Directors and staff to support the mission and vision of YVC. She supervises the YVC staff and their responsibilities, including Affiliate relations and support, financial activities, grants, marketing and public relations. She is responsible for evaluating services and activities provided by YVC in relation to goals and objectives. Tracy is passionate about the mission of YVC and has a strong desire to assist our YVC Affiliates to ensure sustained programs and growth. Before joining the YVC team, Tracy served seven years as Vice President for Miller Management, which serves over 400 nonprofit organizations. For 11 years prior to that she held various management positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Tracy holds a B.S. in International Business from Northwest Missouri State University. She and her husband Kendell have two teenage children. Contact Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-472-9822 x201.
Leah Boal, AmeriCorps and Affiliate Services Coordinator
Leah works to support and strengthen YVC Affiliates across the Network through training, resource development, and ongoing personalized support. She loves how YVC impacts youth and communities and is thrilled to take part in that as well. Leah is a graduate of Kansas State University and Manhattan Christian College with a BS in Music Education and Bible. Throughout her life, Leah has been involved in many service opportunities locally and internationally which has fueled her passion. Leah enjoys music, being outside, traveling, spending time with people, and the K-State Wildcats! Contact Leah at email@example.com or 816-472-9822 x206.
Amanda Moser, Community Impact Leader
As Community Impact Leader, Amanda supports strength and sustainability in YVC Affiliates through fundraising assistance, community engagement, and program support. She also helps grow the YVC Network through developing new Affiliate sites, helping bring the YVC mission and model to more communities in the U.S. and Canada. Amanda is from Kirksville, Missouri and holds a degree in Creative Writing from Missouri State University. Amanda and her husband Brett love to travel, read, and dote on their dog Stella and cat Fatty. Contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-472-9822 x213.
Kellen Jenkins, Marketing and Communications Director
Kellen joined Youth Volunteer Corps as its director of marketing in 2017. He values YVC's mission to inspire youth for a lifetime commitment to service and strives to meet that goal by promoting YVC's members, projects and events. His professional career as a multimedia journalist has trained him to seek out meaningful, impactful stories and he now brings that passion for storytelling to YVC to spread their message nationwide. Outside of volunteering, Kellen has a passion for wildlife conservation and sustainable food networks. He travels as often as he can and hopes to set foot on each continent of the world.
Sagan Hundley, Office Manager and Project Coordinator
Sagan joined Youth Volunteer Corps as Office Manager and Project Coordinator in 2017. Sagan holds a degree in Mass Communications from Kansas State University. Throughout her time in college, she participated in local and international serving opportunities that helped her better understand her passions and strengths. She is excited to gain experience in the nonprofit sector and play a part in the mission that YVC holds. She plans to use her passion for writing, service and relationship building to support YVC in many different tasks and functions. Outside of work, you will usually find Sagan at the dog park with her husband and their two golden retrievers. She also enjoys good music and Kansas City barbecue.
Elli Rao, Fund Development AmeriCorps VISTA
As Fund Development VISTA, Elli works to secure a financially stable future for YVC Headquarters. During her year of service, she is excited to learn more about grant-writing and put her English degree to use. A recent University of Kansas graduate (Rock Chalk!), Elli enjoys reading and trying new foods in her free time. Contact Elli at email@example.com or 816-472-9822 x205.
Micaela Vaccaro, Marketing AmeriCorps VISTA
As Marketing VISTA, Micaela works to tell the YVC story and share the many impressive accomplishments of our Youth Volunteers. A recent Northwest Missouri State University graduate, she is excited to use her degree in Public Relations to fulfill her passion for working with youth and reaching out to the community. She has discovered her love for volunteerism and the nonprofit field, and looks forward to using her skills to help YVC reach their goals and further their mission. Micaela enjoys spending time with people, discovering new foods, listening to music, and going for evening walks. Contact Micaela at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-472-9822 x207.