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.

Paul Potthoff
Paul PotthoffChair
Term Expires: August 28, 2021
Austin Williamson
Austin WilliamsonVice-Chair
Term Expires: August 28, 2022
Crystal Reynolds Roberts
Crystal Reynolds RobertsTreasurer
Term Expires: August 28, 2022
Dr Kyle John
Dr Kyle JohnImmed. Past Chair
Term Expires: August 28, 2023
Laura Curtis
Laura CurtisBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2023
Alexis Brown, MA
Alexis Brown, MABoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2021
Bradley Weaver
Bradley WeaverBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2021
Lori Slater
Lori SlaterBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2022
JoAn Johnson
JoAn JohnsonBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2023
Jan Kraft
Jan KraftExecutive Director

Meeting Schedule

Abilities First Board

DateTimeAgenda
January 214:00 PM
January Agenda
February 184:00 PM
February Agenda
March 184:00 PM
April 154:00 PM
May 204:00 PM
June 174:00 PM
July 154:00 PM
August 194:00 PM
September 164:00 PM
October 214:00 PM
NovemberNo Meeting
December 23:30 PM

Executive Commitee

DateTimeAgenda
January 213:30 PM
January Agenda
February 183:30 PM
February Agenda
March 183:00 PM
April 153:00 PM
May 203:00 PM
June 173:00 PM
July 153:00 PM
August 193:00 PM
September 163:00 PM
October 213:00 PM
NovemberNo Meeting
December  23:30 PMCombined with Board Meeting.

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:
3216 S. National Avenue, Springfield MO 65807.

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