Meet Our Staff

Shelly Prichard

President and CEO

Shelly Prichard joined the Foundation as its President and CEO in November 2012. Her previous role include CEO of the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland…

Shelly Prichard joined the Foundation as its President and CEO in November 2012. Her previous role include CEO of the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland and executive director of Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas (YEK). Her first job in Wichita was as community relations manager for Koch Industries, Inc.

A Newton, KS native, she earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in journalism and mass communications at Kansas State University.

In addition to her professional career, Prichard has served on many boards and advisory groups, including the Kansas 4-H Foundation, the Kansas State University Alumni Association, and the Rotary Club of Wichita. She is active in her church, St. Thomas Aquinas, and likes to cook, be outside with her family and their dog, Lando, and go to K-State football games.

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Hector Cortez

Chief Financial Officer

Hector brings a wealth of financial expertise to the Foundation. Most recently, Hector served as a Contracts Director with Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.,…

Hector brings a wealth of financial expertise to the Foundation. Most recently, Hector served as a Contracts Director with Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., where he managed customer relationships and negotiated large contracts with Rolls-Royce, Mitsubishi and Bombardier. He also served as the Director and Assistant Corporate Controller and had various other executive financial positions for eight of his 10 years with the company, including an international assignment based in Prestwick, Scotland. Hector’s experience also includes financial roles with companies such as Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Vought Aircraft Industries, and public accounting experience with Arthur Andersen.

Hector is a Texas native and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Hector lives in Andover, Kan. with his wife, Shawna, and two children, Jake and Katie. He enjoys family time, classic cars, boating and concerts.

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Courtney Bengtson

Chief Strategy Officer

Courtney articulates and implements the vision and framework for the Wichita Community Foundation while also focusing on effective growth of the…

Courtney articulates and implements the vision and framework for the Wichita Community Foundation while also focusing on effective growth of the organization.

She joined the Foundation in September 2013 as its first Communications Manager. She was promoted to Director of Communications in 2015, followed by Director of Strategic Initiatives in 2016. She was named Chief Strategy Officer in 2021.

Her past experience includes time at both Bothner and Bradley, Inc. and the Wichita State University Foundation. A native Kansan, Courtney graduated in December 2013 with her master’s degree in communication and in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with honors, both from Wichita State University.

She was named to CF Lead’s Executive Leadership Institute for VPs in 2021, the Wichita Business Journal’s 20 to Watch in the 2020s, the 2018 Leadership Wichita class, and the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2016. Courtney is vice chair of the Real Men Real Heroes Board of Directors, past president of the Wichita Area Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Chapter and past secretary of Arts Partners Board of Directors.

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James Woods

Director of Nonprofit and Donor Connections

James is the connector for nonprofits, fund holders and community partners. With his deep knowledge of the local nonprofit landscape, he is able to…

James is the connector for nonprofits, fund holders and community partners. With his deep knowledge of the local nonprofit landscape, he is able to inform charitable individuals in emerging nonprofit opportunities. James also oversees grant engagement within WCF, including all competitive grant rounds, programs and initiatives.

Originally from Humboldt, KS, James has spent the majority of his adult career working in the nonprofit community. He has also served on many nonprofit fundraising boards in Wichita. Outside of work, his world revolves around Raisin, the official office dog of WCF.

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Meghan Doyle

Director of Philanthropy

Meghan has a knack for nonprofit fundraising and relationship building. This skill set complements her goal to evoke positive change for individuals…

Meghan has a knack for nonprofit fundraising and relationship building. This skill set complements her goal to evoke positive change for individuals in our community. As the Director of Philanthropy, she works with current and prospective donors to help reach their charitable goals.

A Wichita native and University of Kansas alumna, Meghan enjoys volunteering for nonprofits including the National Kidney Foundation, Junior League of Wichita and Wichita Cancer Foundation. She spends her free time with family, trying new restaurants and cheering on KU basketball.

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Nancy Umholtz

Executive Assistant and Scholarship Coordinator

Nancy is the go-to person for anything related to the seamless running of our office. On a daily, she interacts with our fund holders, juggles…

Nancy is the go-to person for anything related to the seamless running of our office. On a daily, she interacts with our fund holders, juggles administrative tasks, handles scholarship applications and everything in between - all while delivering top-notch service.

When not at work, you’ll find Nancy with a book in her hands, spending time with her family and beloved granddaughters or with her rescue dogs and cats. Born and raised in Council Grove, Kansas, she developed an appreciation for the outdoors and discovering new places to learn about its historical background.

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Joselyne Hernandez

Communications Manager

With her background in sharing human-centered stories and managing initiatives, Joselyne amplifies the Foundation’s philanthropic impact through…

With her background in sharing human-centered stories and managing initiatives, Joselyne amplifies the Foundation’s philanthropic impact through communication strategies.

A Kansas native, she graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. Having lived, worked and studied in Wichita her whole life, Joselyne is passionate about enriching our community. She is actively involved with Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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Tammy Honeywell

Accounts Manager

Tammy is a Kansas native with a background of 33 years in bookkeeping and accounting. With a meticulous work ethic, there is never a task too small…

Tammy is a Kansas native with a background of 33 years in bookkeeping and accounting. With a meticulous work ethic, there is never a task too small or too big for Tammy to take on.

Companies she’s worked for include Minnesota Corporate Federal Credit Union, Thorn EMI and KOAM-TV. She also has 12 years of experience owning and managing her own business, Residential Rentals, as well as operating a family arcade/entertainment business.

Outside of work, Tammy enjoys spending time with her family, boating, fishing and gardening.

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Raisin Woods

Pawsitivity Coordinator

Raisin the Chorkie is the fur child of our Director of Nonprofit and Donor Connections, James Woods. He may be small in size, but he is mighty in…

Raisin the Chorkie is the fur child of our Director of Nonprofit and Donor Connections, James Woods. He may be small in size, but he is mighty in spirit. With his courageous personality, Raisin monitors morale and security at the office. He enjoys laying next to James’ desk to observe meetings, sunbathing in the office yard and barking at his food.

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