WICHITA, KAN -- Shawnee County Commissioner and Chairwoman Shelly Buhler, Rossville, has been elected as chair of the Kansas Health Foundation Board of Directors. Buhler, who has been on the Foundation’s Board since 2006, will serve a three-year term as chair.
“I am extremely humbled and proud to serve as the chair of the Kansas Health Foundation Board of Directors,” Buhler said. “The amazing impact that the Foundation has had on Kansas will be remembered for generations to come. The board of directors and staff are committed to the Foundation, and I look forward to serving as chair.”
Buhler has a long track record of dedicated service to her community, county and state. Prior to her election to the Shawnee County Commission, she served as mayor of Rossville for six years. While mayor she formed the pool task force that reached the successful goal of a community pool in Rossville. She remains committed to the Rossville community through her work with Rossville PRIDE and the Rossville Community Foundation. Additionally, she helps facilitate the leadership programs for both Rossville and Topeka. Buhler is serving her second term as county commissioner and volunteers on numerous committees and boards in the Topeka community. She is a past board member for Kansas PRIDE, a Leadership Greater Topeka graduate and a 2009 graduate of Leadership Kansas.
“During her time on our board of directors Shelly has consistently demonstrated her passion for Kansans and Kansas communities through her dedicated service, her innovative ideas and her inspiring leadership,” said Steve Coen, president and CEO of the Kansas Health Foundation. “Her experience as a community mayor and a county commissioner make her the ideal person to lead our board for the next three years.”
The Kansas Health Foundation is a private philanthropy based in Wichita but working statewide toward its mission of improving the health of all Kansans. Annually, the Foundation provides more than $22 million in grant funding to organizations and communities throughout Kansas and is governed by a nine-member board of directors.
To learn more about the Kansas Health Foundation, please visit www.kansashealth.org.