Puppetry Arts Institute

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Board Members

Ann Ragan- President

Retired Architect and community volunteer (6 years on board, 3 as president)

Kathy Vest –Treasurer

Retired teacher & adjunct instructor for UMKC and Baker Universities Past president – Friends of National Frontier Trails Museum (11 years on board)

Anitra Steele—Secretary

Retired Director of Children’s Programming at Mid-Continent Public Library Professional Puppeteer (9 years on board)

Ann De Young – Director

Retired High School Art teacher & artist (6 years on board)

Paul Bond – Director

Retired Methodist Minister (4 years on board)

Joyce Stone – Director

President and Costume Designer for Independence City Theater (6 years on board)

Debbie Thatcher—Director

Collector and crafter (3 years on board)

Kathy Rohr—Director

Retired and former director of Creative World Pre-school (2 years on board)

Nancy Clark –Advisor (also served as administrative director for 3 years)

Former speech pathologist and master puppeteer

Kraig Kensinger- Artistic Director and Puppeteer in Residence (not on board)

Master puppeteer and toured with a nutrition puppet show for Missouri Extension Center