Meet Our Leaders

We devote our energy to supporting local affiliates, providing education, training and technical assistance, coaching community leaders in establishing new centers, raising awareness of the difference the network makes in the lives of older adults and society, and numerous other activities to advance our mission.

Sarah Cheney
Executive Director

Sarah has served with Shepherd’s Centers of America since 2005, first as a member of the board, including serving as chair from 2009-2011, and now as executive director. Her experience includes hands-on direct service and corporate leadership with both for-profit and not-for-profit health and human service agencies. She has been privileged to work with hundreds of older adults, where her learning has been greatly enriched through their life experiences.     

Teresa Davis
Director of Programs and Services

Teresa has been a member of the Shepherd’s Center of America team since 2005, and currently provides network outreach for caregiver educational and support programs. Teresa is passionate about helping caregivers and their loved ones find enriching environments that promote educational support, community connections and a sense of well-being. Teresa is grateful that her daily work with the SCA network supports her personal mission to service others with compassion, grace and dignity.

SCA Board of Trustees

Linda Breytspraak, Ph.D

Professor Emerita, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Prairie Village, KS


Alan Forker, MD

Retired Cardiologist

Olathe, KS

Helen Kerschner, Ed.D

Director of the National Volunteer Transportation Center

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Ann W. McClung - Chair

Chair, Shepherd’s Center of Greenbrier Valley

Lewisburg, WV

Carl Nuzman - Treasurer

Board Member, Shepherd's Center of Topeka

Silver Lake, KS

Tom Portman - Secretary

Board Member, Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna

Vienna, VA


Patrick (Rusty) Ryan, Pharm.D. 

Retired Pharmacist 

Overland Park, KS


Kathy Bock Scaletty, R.N. - Vice Chair

Retired Assistant Professor, Research College of Nursing

Lee’s Summit, MO

Chuck Smithers

Board Member, Shepherd's Center of Orange Park

Orange Park, FL

Betsy Solomon

Executive Director, Shepherd’s Center of Webster-Kirkwood

Glendale, MO 


5559 NW Barry Rd.

Box #333

Kansas City, MO 64154



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