Co-Founder, President and Co-Executive Director
Co-Founder, Vice-President and Co-Executive Director
Tammy and Thad's journey started together in 2004 when Thad joined her team at B-Vogue Salon & Gallery. Being inspired by their brand of choice, John Paul Mitchell Systems, they chose to make the world a better place! Their philanthropic efforts involved their local community of Independence, Missouri, The Englewood Arts District more specifically. B-Vogue Salon added "Gallery" in 2009 when the Arts District was established and used the Arts as a means to fund their fundraising efforts. In 2018 the demand to increase our outreach instigated the founding of the West iNd Connection.
Tammy resides in the arts district with her wife and partner of 28 years and their little nugget, a frenchie named WiNc! Thad lives just off the Independence Square with his husband and partner of 14 years and their menagerie of pets! We are all very proud Independence residents!
ROSEANN INZENGA, B.S.
Executive Board Treasurer
RoseAnn graduated from Rockhurst University earning aBachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. She has worked in the field of accounting for over 40 years. Having helped with several of our fundraising events, RoseAnn is excited to be part of the Executive Board and Honored to co-chair the Animal Welfare Pillar Event. RoseAnn enjoys working in her garden and traveling the country with her wife, Tracy, whom she met in 2010 and tries to live by the motto “Positivity is greater negativity”. + > -
KAREN E. HALL, B.A.
Executive Board Secretary
Karen's education at Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS, culminated in a B.A. in Music. Additionally, she showed a tremendous interest in the Humanities. These affinities have been integral in her 25+ years in dentistry as well as in her community activities. Karen has sung with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus and has lent her energies to Micah Ministries, Kansas City Fashion Week, and Kansas City Strong. Particularly, she has concentrated her efforts with building community through spiritual growth, missions and outreach of Gracemor Christian Church.Helping with past West iNd activities has been a privilege, and now Karen is honored to be part of the Executive Board! Hoping to contribute creativity, resourcefulness, organizational abilities, and enthusiasm, she is excited to collaborate in the next phase of what is possible with the West iNd pillars!Karen met her husband, Chuck, in 1997 at a classical concert of love-themed music! They were married in 2000. Chuck presently works at Walgreens. We love spending time with our friends and family, especially our two grandchildren! And, of course, we adore our Mademoiselle Coco Chanel, a.k.a. "Madi the Yorkie"!
TIMOTHY A. DIAL-SCRUGGS, ED. S.
Executive Board Member
2020-21 marks Tim’s 16th year in education. Currently, he is in his 6th year as a high school English teacher at Fort Osage High School in Eastern Independence. He is the faculty sponsor of the Gender & Sexuality Alliance at Fort, and he brings the board a connection to the educational community and an understanding of the wants and needs of the high school GSA clubs, among other things. Before moving to Fort, he taught English, Special Education, and In-School Suspension at William Chrisman High School.
As a member of the board, Tim is excited to work in all four of the West iNd pillars and become more active as a LGBTQA+ representative within the Independence community.
He and his husband Paul met in 2009 and were married in 2014. Paul is a 6th grade ELA teacher at Fire Prairie Upper Elementary. Together, they love to cook. are passionate theater lovers, have four cats (Tommy, Sweeney, Gypsy, and Charlie), and are MO certified foster parents - looking to adopt (more info on their journey at https://dialscruggs.weebly.com/ ).
Executive Board Member
JM is an accomplished corporate to retail strategist and a values driven leader with an exceptional track record with 5 global brands. He has a solid foundation in program management and brings a combination of team leadership and development, business strategy, sales operations and customer/employee experience. His focus on marketing, social media, and technology will enable West iNd Connection to bring our ideas to life in a way that engages the community, creates good vibes, and helps us achieve success. JM is an avid movie watcher and enjoys vintage shopping with his husband Gary and son Wyatt.
Executive Board Member
Rachel established Foley Law which is also known as KC Bankruptcy. She dedicates over 90% of her time to the practice of consumer bankruptcy law. Her undergraduate training was mainly in the sciences and medicine. However,it was the freedom of debt described in Deuteronomy 15:1-2 that called her into the ever evolving world of bankruptcy. Rachel’s passion is to achieve freedom from debt for her clients enabling them to obtain a fresh start. She uses this fact! Walt Disney filed bankruptcy in the Western District of Missouri, without this bankruptcy Mickey Mouse may never have been born. Rachel proudly displays her Mickey Mouse collection and philosophy in order to enlighten her clients that bankruptcy is a beginning and not an ending. Rachel handles consumer Chapter 7’s and 13’s in both Kansas and Missouri. Rachel continually attends conferences to hone her skills in order to provide the best defense possible for her clients against the creditors. It is this constant quest that has earned Rachel a spotlight on the local and national bankruptcy stage. Rachel has been awarded the K. Colleen Nunnelly Award by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the 2012 & 2013 Best of The Bar Award and the Missouri Bar Association Pro Bono Hall of Fame. Rachel makes presentations to her colleagues around the country on the implementation of technology in the field of bankruptcy. Rachel’s passion and drive to protect her clients are the reasons she is described as a bankruptcy attorney and not as an attorney who practices bankruptcy.