Karole Bradford, Foundation Chief Executive Officer
kbradford@kcmedicine.org

Karole became Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation on May 1, 2020. She joined the Foundation in December 2018 as Chief Program Officer. She provides management oversight to the Foundation and reports to the Board of Directors. Bringing 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience, she previously was executive director of Riverview Health Services, a Kansas City, Kan., agency that helps uninsured children and adults access prescription medications. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University. 

 
Amina Barnes, Foundation Business Manager
abarnes@kcmedicine.org

Amina provides management, administrative, project and event coordination functions for the Kansas City Medical Society Foundation. She joined the Foundation in 2019 and has seven years of administrative and grants management experience in the nonprofit world. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Baker University and a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of Kansas.

  Stephanie Lopata, Foundation Referral Manager
slopata@kcmedicine.org

As a staff member of the former Wy Jo Care since 2008, Stephanie brings to the Foundation much institutional knowledge of the referral process and relationships with Kansas safety net clinics. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University. 

 
Maria Valencia, Foundation Referral Coordinator
mvalencia@kcmedicine.org

Maria supports the Referral Manager in handling referrals and arranging for donated care. Joining the Foundation in 2019, she has 15 years of experience in case management and billing administration. Fluent in Spanish, she is an asset in serving the Foundation’s Latino patients. She holds a bachelor’s degree from MidAmerican Nazarene University.