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

January 164:00 PM
January Agenda
February 204:00 PM
February Agenda
March 194:00 PM
March Agenda
April 164:00 PM
April Agenda
May 214:00 PM
May Agenda
June 184:00 PM
June Agenda
July 164:00 PM
July Agenda
August 204:00 PM
August Agenda
September 254:00 PM
October 154:00 PM
NovemberNo Meeting
December 33:30 PM

Executive Commitee

January 173:00 PM
January Agenda
February 203:00 PM
February Agenda
March 193:00 PM


April 163:00 PM Cancelled
May 213:00 PM
May Agenda
June 183:00 PM
June Agenda
July 163:00 PMCancelled
August 203:00 PM
August Agenda
September 253:00 PM
October 153:00 PM
NovemberNo Meeting
December  33:00 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:
3216 S. National Avenue, Springfield MO 65807.

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