Our Team

Barb Byrne

Board Director/SLE Gallery Committee Chair

As a juried artist member, Barb is a glass artist whose connection to animals and nature drew her into larger home decor pieces and then into more abstract and complex art.

She currently leads Artist Relations. She curates and manages the Summit Art Gallery at Saint Luke’s East Hospital, and Barb also serves on several committees.

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Mike Lewis

Board Director/Leadership Team

Mike Lewis is a juried artist member. He comes from a journalism background, so his interest in photography was part of an instinct to tell a story by describing a scene and capturing a mood. His hope is to strike a chord with the viewer of his photography, and start a conversation.

Mike currently serves on the Leadership Team of the Board of Directors, and helps out in many ways including as Team Captain for the Festival Site Prep. His work is exhibited around the community in various fairs, festivals and shows.

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Jody Fristoe

Board Director Ex-Officio/Director

“I am that unique combination of artist and administrator, highly professional and business-minded, with an artist’s sensibility.”

Combining her love of art and professional experience, Jody has found the perfect niche leading the overall executive management of Summit Art and its annual signature event, the Summit Art Festival.

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Teddy Jackson

Board Director/Past Chair/Leadership Team

Teddy Jackson is a former Human Resources professional and is a Signature Member of Missouri Valley Impressionist Society, Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society, American Impressionist Society and Blue Springs Art League.

Teddy has served Summit Art in various leadership roles over the years. Her active participation, experience and wisdom continue to guide the board and the organization.

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Wanda Tyner

Board Director/Leadership Team

Inspired by nature, Wanda’s glass artistry depicts a story that represents nature, a specific subject, a client’s vision, an emotion, a memory or explores patterns, textures or color combinations and infusing it with whimsy.

Wanda is a juried artist member and currently serves as our Marketing Committee Chair and in various other leadership capacities within our organization.

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Our Board of Directors

  • President – Open
  • Vice President – Open
  • Treasurer – Jim Dittmer
  • Secretary – Mary Ann Rhoads
  • Board Director/SLE Gallery Committee Chair – Barb Byrne
  • Board Director/Past Chair/Leadership Team – Teddy Jackson
  • Board Director/Leadership Team – Mike Lewis
  • Board Director/Leadership Team – Wanda Tyner
  • Board Director – Aimee Fresia
  • Board Director/Programs & Education Committee Chair – Sharon Wagner
  • Board Director Ex-Officio/Director – Jody Fristoe

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