We are introducing a brand new LEADERSHIP SERIES Program. This lunch-and-learn program will be open to the public (small registration fee) and will feature leaders/speakers in business,  entrepreneurship,  government and more.  Members of NSA-KC attend for free!  

Our first Leadership Series program is set for Friday, April 26, 12 noon - 1 p.m.  This inaugural program will feature Women of Leadership. This is a great  opportunity for you to invite your clients/prospects to a fabulous, professional leadership experience — and a great chance for your to connect with people from the KC area.

Kay Barnes is director for university engagement at Park University. She represents the University as an ambassador in its government relations and business development initiatives. She also delivers public presentations and connects colleagues across the University with external stakeholders.

Barnes began her career at Park in 2007 as the founding director of the University’s Center for Leadership and as a distinguished professor for public leadership within the Hauptmann School of Public Affairs. Previously, Barnes served as the first female mayor in the history of Kansas City, Mo., from 1999 to 2007.


Angela Archibald-Clabon is CEO of CareSTL Health in St. Louis. She has strong expertise in all areas of health care management with over 30 years in financial and cost management. Clabon has founded both profit and nonprofit organizations including JA's Youth Fitness Club and lead an executive team in the development of a 35,000 square foot health center. With an MBA from Webster University in Finance and a BSBA in Business Administration - Accounting, she values the key facets of all matters financial. Clabon is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, National Association of Black Accountants, and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She recently graduated from the UCLA Executive Leadership Program in August 2013.

You could call her supergirl, but really Sara Li is just an incredibly strong female advocate bettering the world for the rest of us. After years of struggling with anxiety and depression, she had the idea for Project Consent at 17 years old. She founded Project Consent in the summer of 2014 as a junior in high school. Now, her vision is a global, nonprofit movement that helps survivors of sexual assault and brings attention to the cause. Li was named the 2016 Honoree of “22 Under 22 Most Aspiring College Women” by Her Campus.

For the last 20 years, Courtney Thomas has served in executive leadership roles helping organizations thrive in financial growth, culture and market position. She is a big-picture visionary with an entrepreneurial mindset and keen execution. What really fills her bucket is relationship building. She feels most fulfilled when she can help others achieve their goals. In February 2017, Thomas was named President & CEO of Central Exchange, a leadership development organization in Kansas City. In her first six months of service at Central Exchange, financial performance improved six figures to budget and she led a complete organizational revitalization campaign, unveiling a new vision, mission, logo, website and membership model.


When: Friday, April 26, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Doors open at 11:30. Program starts promptly at 12:00. Lunch is provided.

Where: TBD

Parking: Please arrive early enough to find parking so you are in your seat by 12:00.

Cost: Free for NSA-KC members, $30 for nonmembers/guests.

Registration details will be available soon.