Board of Directors
COF's BOARD OF DIRECTORS
An independent, unpaid volunteer Board of Directors, living within Coffey, Osage and/or Franklin counties, oversees how COF's funds are allocated. The Board is legally accountable for diligent stewardship of the tax dollars and charitable donations that go towards the noble cause of supporting people who are intellectually/developmentally disabled and who have chosen COF as their services provider.
COF is fortunate to have an active Board of Directors which is reflective of a wide knowledge base throughout the three counties it serves. The Board brings leadership and support that is carried throughout the organization.
I came to know C.O.F. Training Services from our bus driver while volunteering as a chaperone for Special Olympics. Jim Towel was our bus driver and he asked me if I would fill his board of directors’ position for Osage County. My answer was yes because, at the time, some of my students were... Read more
Roberta is a retired employee of the State of Kansas. She resides with her husband, Gary, near Melvern. Her son Sean has received residential and employment and targeted case management services from COF for approximately 25 years. He has acquired the skills to live in his own apartment and he... Read more
Hello. I joined the COF Board of Directors in 2001 with the main purpose of trying to ensure that COF remain a strong stable organization that would continue to provide my son and others with a happy and healthy environment. I have not been disappointed!!! Read more
I am married to Keith Kelley. We have 6 children between us. Our second son, Doug, is severely mentally handicapped. He also has diabetes and epilepsy. He does have a strong work ethic. He enjoys working for COF and/or Integrated Employment Enterprises. He has been a COF client since 1985. Read more
Judy lives with her husband Phil in Burlington. She is retired from a career in insurance. She was Charlie Skillman’s legal guardian. Charlie and Judy are cousins. Charlie Skillman received residential and day and targeted case management services for most of his adult life until his death in 2015... Read more
I was honored to be able to serve on the C O F Board of directors and look forward to providing a positive and energetic influence on the board. My wife and I have lived in rural Gridley area for 30 years. I am an active part of our local community & county and bring experience as a business... Read more
Gloria is a retired Post Master for the US Postal Service. She resides with her husband in Melvern. Her son Dale receives day and employment services from COF. COF Board member since September of 1993 Representing Osage County Read more
Police Chief Adam Weingartner began his career with the Ottawa Police Department in November, 1995. He was appointed as the Police Chief in June, 2019 and has served as a police officer, detective, Sergeant and command positions before being selected as the next Police Chief. Read more
I was very humbled by the opportunity to serve on the COF board. While I do not have any personal connections with COF clients, I have been witness to the wonderful services and experiences that COF is able to provide. Read more
Dr. Wenyika received her journalism diploma from the Harare Polytechnic College in Mass Media Communication (Print Journalism) in Zimbabwe. She worked with such media organizations as Reuters News Agency and non-profit organizations. As a journalist, she developed an interest in women’s issues and... Read more
When the opportunity to join the COF Board came up it was an easy choice. This organization provides such great care and opportunities for clients and is truly a blessing for enriching their lives. I was ready to be a part of keeping that track record! Read more
I was honored to be asked to be a member of the COF board of directors this year, I am excited to be a part of such an organization that provides so many wonderful services to their clients. I am a lifelong resident of Osage City and this community has a piece of my heart, I am proud to be able... Read more