Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.
Co-Founder and CEO
Tracey and her sister co-founded Race4 Domestic Violence Prevention in 2012. The organization’s mission is to significantly reduce the incidents of domestic violence in the U.S. by funding community outreach, awareness and education. In February 2016, the name was changed to Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention to more accurately reflect the organization’s strategic plan and long term goals.
She graduated from the University of Kansas with a BA in Communications Studies. During her sophomore year, Tracey served as a Student Senator and was on the Finance Committee. She also graduated from the UMKC Bloch School’s Entrepreneurship Scholar program in 2012.
She is currently on the board of Central Exchange and serves as the Membership Chairperson. Tracey is also on the board of Driven2Honor and holds the position of Treasurer. Additionally, she has served as president of and as a board member for Media Mix of Kansas City; fundraising chair for Olathe Junior Service League; co-chair for the Brian McRae/Media Mix annual golf tournament benefiting Operation Breakthrough; served on the Pursonality and Sponsorship committees for Go Red for Women Kansas City; and has volunteered for numerous other charitable organizations.
Co-Founder and CFO
Domestic violence survivor and inspiration for the organization, Leslie co-founded Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention. She has more than 25 years’ experience in accounting and logistics. Leslie has experience as a business owner and earned her associate’s degree in accounting from Johnson County Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Friends University after leaving her abuser.
Leslie also has a Certificate of Completion of the UMKC Bloch Entrepreneurial program.
Leslie is involved in her children’s schools and was elected Treasurer of the Raymore Peculiar East Middle School PTA for two years as well as Treasurer for the Raymore Peculiar High School Choir Boosters for one year. She volunteers for local domestic violence shelter fundraisers and HELP Humane animal shelter.
Board of Directors
Irena has worked in sales and marketing for more than 20 years. Her additional experience as an event planner and administrator brings a variety of experience to the table. Irena takes pride in understanding the needs of corporate partners – business growth through meaningful marketing strategies.
Her passion for making a difference in the world lead her to the Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention's board after meeting one of the founders. She currently serves as Event Committee co-chair where she helps facilitate and direct activities which bring funds to the organization.
Board of Directors
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Board of Directors
Kristen Oehlert, a native of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, brings over 10 years of non-profit and event planning experience to the organization. She graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations. Kristen’s career path has included roles as the Events Manager for the Home Builders Association, Event & Communications Coordinator for Heartland Kidney Network, Training Manager for Explore Transplant and Senior Event Planner for Nueterra Capital. In addition, she’s enjoyed coaching club volleyball throughout the Kansas City metro area.
Unfortunately, Kristen has experienced first-hand the lasting effects of domestic violence. Her mother was a survivor in 1988 when she decided to remove herself and her children from an abusive household. Sadly, domestic violence struck again in October 2016 when Kristen’s brother took the life of their mother, injured a family friend and took his own life. As a result of this heartless domestic shooting and senseless act of violence, Kristen knew it was time to take a stand. She joined the board in February 2017, and she’s determined to help reduce the vicious cycle of domestic violence in her community and across the country.
A St. Louis native, Caroline has spent almost 30 years as a results driven sales and training professional on billion dollar brands with several Fortune 500 companies. Caroline commits to exceeding all sales metrics, mentoring new sales professionals, conducting training workshops on a variety of topics across several industries, and building relationships within each community she serves. She has an expertise in team building, leadership and change management.
Caroline joined the board of Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention, in 2018. By educating teens and pre-teens, Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention will significantly reduce future incidents of every type of domestic violence. As a board member, Caroline’ skills in setting outcomes based goals and focusing on achievement supports the organization’s growth.
Caroline is passionate about changing local, state and federal laws to allow for civil and criminal prosecution of abusers who use the internet as a means to abuse, harass, stalk and create unsafe living conditions. Caroline is determined to give a voice to abuse survivors by telling their stories, and connecting them with resources to leave perpetrators and thrive after abuse.
Caroline graduated from the University of Missouri- St. Louis with a BA in business administration, and an emphasis in marketing. In January 2010, Caroline graduated magna cum laude from Webster University with a Master of Arts degree in Management and Leadership. Additionally, in October 2010 Caroline graduated from Webster University magna cum laude with a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Management.
Caroline has worked with the Jackson County Council to implement Missouri's Safe at Home project for the residents of Jackson County. The Safe at Home address confidentiality program has helped survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking or stalking in their efforts to stay safe by providing a designated address to use when creating new public records. These services keep survivors’ confidential addresses out of the hands of their assailants. Caroline has volunteered for numerous other charitable organizations including the National Parkinson's Foundation, Nebraska Parkinson's, Hope House and the American Red Cross.