Young Friends of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is lucky to have dedicated volunteers who ensure the vitality of this incredible community resource. Membership has a rich history of volunteer engagement, with three separate leadership groups that provide support in growing the membership base and stewarding existing members. 

Society of Fellows

Executive Committee
Sue Nerman, Chair
Christopher Beal, Vice Chair
Joanne Bluford
Shelley Cartmell
Courtney Earnest
Sarah Higdon
Audrey Langworthy
Carol Logan
Liz Maday
Steve Nuss
Palle Rilinger
Lisa Zarookian

Friends of Art Council

Member Council
Rob Flores, Chair
Patrick Robichaud, Chair Emeritus
Elizabeth Arnold
Shelley Binkley
Heather Blackman
Christa Cavanaugh
Kristan Chamberlain
David Donovan
Brian Finigan
Lorraine Gordon
Kristen Koetting
Mark Mattison
Joe Myers
Sacha Nana
Stephanie Pence
S. Sloane Simmons
Arzie Umali

Interested in joining the FOA Council? Contact Meggan Rorvig at

Young Friends of Art

Member Council
Derek Prater, Chair
Sara Kelly, Vice Chair
Chad Harris, Past Chair
James Vigliaturo, Secretary
Erin Canty
Jeffrey McCarther 
Sacha Nana 
Elizabeth Arnold
Krisina Carlson
Boyce Richardson 
Laura Allinder
Andrea Ganier
Leah Vomhof
Katherine Myers
Amy Haynes
Tyler Campbell
Tamara Boykin-Wilcox
Natalie McAllister Jackson

Interested in joining the YFA Council? Contact Meggan Rorvig at