January 16, 2020
KANSAS CITY — The Women’s Foundation today praised Governor Laura Kelly’s appointment of Johnna Norton to the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Norton was appointed with the support of the Appointments Project®, which serves as a nonpartisan resource, talent bank, advisor and advocate for women interested in serving on state and local civic boards and commissions. To date, the project has helped 120 women get appointed to civic boards and commissions in Kansas and Missouri.
“We’re excited to be building a larger pipeline for women’s leadership by helping rising stars like Johnna Norton earn an appointment to the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board,” said Wendy Doyle, President and CEO of the Women’s Foundation. “We created the Appointments Project® to close the leadership gap and empower more women to make positive change, and over the last five years that’s exactly what we’ve done.”
“The Appointments Project® does excellent work increasing the number of women serving on public boards and commissions,” said Norton. “I’m proud to have worked with this dynamic organization, and to have the opportunity to serve my home state in this exciting new capacity.”
Ms. Norton is the Executive Director of the Mount Carmel Foundation of Pittsburg, Kansas. She previously worked for Pittsburg State University for ten years, rising through the development and alumni association offices to serve as executive director of the alumni association where she doubled the number of events for alumni and constituents to increase engagement in the University, including a new line of popular on-campus family events. Norton has been an active member of Rotary International for over a decade and held leadership positions with Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) during her time at Pittsburg State. She continues to serve in leadership roles for multiple civic and university organizations.
Prospective appointees can learn more and express their interest in serving at: www.appointmentsproject.org.
Established in 2014, Appointments Project® works to empower women and strengthen communities by increasing the gender diversity of public boards and commissions. The initiative offers training and information and helps match women’s talents and interests with open positions.