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.

Dr. Kyle John
Dr. Kyle JohnChair
Term Expires: August 28, 2023
Alexis Brown, MA
Alexis Brown, MAVice-Chair
Term Expires: August 28, 2024
Crystal Reynolds Roberts
Crystal Reynolds RobertsTreasurer
Term Expires: August 28, 2025
Austin Williamson
Austin WilliamsonImmed. Past Chair
Term Expires: August 28, 2025
Martha Crise
Martha CriseBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2024
Laura Curtis
Laura CurtisBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2023
JoAn Johnson
JoAn JohnsonBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2023
Marty Diebold
Marty DieboldBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2025
Bradley Weaver
Bradley WeaverBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2024
Jan Kraft
Jan KraftExecutive Director

Meeting Schedule

Abilities First Board

Date Time Agenda
January 20 4:00 PM
January Agenda
February 17 4:00 PM
February Agenda
March 17 4:00 PM Cancelled
April 21 4:00 PM
April Agenda
May 19 4:00 PM
May Agenda
June 16 4:00 PM Cancelled
July 21 4:00 PM
July Agenda
August 18 4:00 PM
August Agenda
September 15 4:00 PM
September Agenda
October 20 4:00 PM
October Agenda
November No Scheduled Meeting
December 8 3:00 PM
December Agenda

Executive Commitee

Date Time Agenda
January 20 3:00 PM
January Agenda
February 17 3:00 PM
February Agenda
March 17 3:00 PM Cancelled
April 21 3:00 PM
April Agenda
May 19 3:30 PM
May Agenda
June 16 3:00 PM Cancelled
July 21 3:00 PM
July Agenda
August 26 2:00 PM
August Agenda
September 15 3:00 PM
September Agenda
October 20 3:30 PM
Octoberl Agenda
November No Scheduled Meeting
December 8 Cancelled

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