The Board of Directors of Abilities First is comprised of nine community members who are appointed by the Greene County Commission to serve as board members to administer and oversee agency activities. The Board of Directors and Executive Committee meet regularly.  All meeting dates, times, and agendas are posted and open to the public.

Jennifer Wilson
Jennifer WilsonChair
Term Expires: August 28, 2020
Dr Kyle John
Dr Kyle JohnVice-Chair
Term Expires: August 28, 2020
Crystal Reynolds Roberts
Crystal Reynolds RobertsTreasurer
Term Expires: August 28, 2019
Paul Potthoff
Paul PotthoffImmediate Past-Chair
Term Expires: August 28, 2021
Alexis Brown, MA
Alexis Brown, MABoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2021
JoAn Johnson
JoAn JohnsonBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2020
Aaron Jones
Aaron JonesBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2019
Bradley Weaver
Bradley WeaverBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2021
Jan Kraft
Jan KraftExecutive Director

Meeting Schedule

Abilities First Board

Date Time Agenda
January 17 4:00 PM
January Agenda
February 21 4:00 PM
February Agenda
March 21 4:00 PM
March Agenda
April 18 4:00 PM
April Agenda
May 16 4:00 PM
June 20 4:00 PM
July 18 4:00 PM
August 15 4:00 PM
September 19 4:00 PM
October 17 4:00 PM
November No Meeting
December 5 4:00 PM

Executive Commitee

Date Time Agenda
January 17 3:00 PM
February 21 3:00 PM
March 21 3:00 PM
April 18 Cancelled
May 16 3:00 PM
June 20 3:00 PM
July 18 3:00 PM
August 15 3:00 PM
September 19 3:00 PM
October 17 3:00 PM
November No Meeting
December  5 4:00 PM

Public Meetings

In 1978, the citizens of Greene County voted to levy a property tax to support services for persons with developmental disabilities.  The Abilities First Board meets each month to discuss how to best disperse these funds through grant funding of local non-profit agencies and direct support through our programs. All Abilities First meetings are open to the public.

All ABILITIES FIRST Board Meetings and Executive Committee meetings will be held at the Board’s office, located at:
1370 E. Primrose, Ste. A, Springfield MO 65804.

For more information about these events, please call us at 417.886.0404