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Our Team

Doug Day

Chief Marketing & Development Officer

dougd@kccare.org

Doug Day graduated with a Public Relations degree from William Jewell College, then joined the staff of MMG Worldwide (now MMGY Global), the world’s largest integrated marketing firm serving the hospitality and travel industry. During his 16-year tenure, he was the Vice President of the Field Marketing division, generating company revenue and expanding client relationships through direct sales, product marketing campaigns, major account acquisitions, and innovative online solutions.

More recently, Doug served eight years as the Executive Pastor of a local congregation where he revitalized the church’s brand marketing and community engagement efforts. While directing daily operations and managing strategic initiatives, Doug recruited and led passionate teams of volunteers to affect positive changes in their neighborhoods. Community gardens, urban daycare facilities and local education centers received substantial incremental support through his initiatives.

He serves on the board of directors for AFPKC, the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Kansas City, as the Marketing co-chair and is a contributing member of the William Jewell College Board of Governors.

His background in growth-oriented marketing, nonprofit leadership and commitment to mission-oriented causes drew him to the KC CARE.

Taylor McGowan

Development Director

taylorm@kccare.org

Taylor earned a B.S. in Environmental Sciences and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri- Kansas City. She then went on to earn a M.S. in Environmental Policy & Management from the University of Denver. During her time in Denver, Taylor started working at a nonprofit independent living center, an organization that empowers people with disabilities to live and thrive independently in the community of their choice. She joined the organization as the Assistant Operations Manager and moved into grant and contract administration during her time there.

After completing her master’s degree, Taylor moved back to her home town, Kansas City. She channeled her passion for nonprofit operations and fundraising serving as a grant writer for Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas. She transitioned to KC CARE Health Center in 2018 as a Marketing & Development Coordinator, focusing primarily on grant writing. She now serves as KC CARE’s Development Director, where she leads a team of four grant writers, manages over $10 million in grant revenue, and oversees donor cultivation efforts. She also leads a team of community leaders that serve on KC CARE’s Marketing & Development Committee.

Taylor serves on the Marketing Committee for AFPKC, the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Kansas City.

Brandon Woodard

Manager of Philanthropic Giving

brandonw@kccare.org

Brandon graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Political Science with a minor in Business and a certificate in Leadership Studies. After graduating, Brandon joined the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office, assisting with alumni & student relations efforts.

Before joining KC CARE, Brandon spent seven years at the KU Endowment Association on the College of Liberal Arts & Science development team, traveling the country to advise alumni on meaningful ways to turn their philanthropy into action for KU’s students, faculty, and staff. He now serves as KC CARE’s manager of philanthropic giving, working to take individual and corporate giving to the next level. Brandon’s passion for providing healthcare access and serving others led him to KC CARE.

In addition to his work at KC CARE, Brandon is a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, a board member for the Johnson County LGBTQ Pride Association, and is the Governor’s Appointee on the Johnson County Education Research Triangle Board of Directors.

Mollie Stephens

Marketing Manager

mollies@kccare.org

Mollie graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Convention and Event Management and minors in Business and Leadership. Upon moving to Kansas City, she joined the staff of EPIC Innovative Events, a former subsidiary company of Starlight Theatre. During her time at EPIC, Mollie managed numerous nonprofit fundraising events and corporate conferences.

Prior to joining the KC CARE team full-time, Mollie then ventured into freelance event management, where she co-produced the Folk Alliance International annual conference and managed multiple nonprofit galas, including the KCRep "Cast Party", National WWI Museum & Memorial's "Night at the Tower", and two signature KC CARE events: "And the Beat Goes On" and "Bloom".

She serves on the Board of Directors' Community Engagement Committee at Starlight Theatre, the Steering Committee for Young Friends of Starlight, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Kansas City's "National Philanthropy Day" committee.