Kristen Wood



Director of Strategic Initiatives

Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas


Kristen Wood is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas, where she has worked for two and a half years. In her role she advances the Agency’s vision and goals through legislative advocacy, fund development, project support, and partnership growth.  Prior to Goodwill, she worked for a US Senator as a Field Representative. She is a Kansas City native and attended college at Truman State University, where she earned degrees in English and political science. Kristen also volunteers for Lead to Read and is Treasurer and Recruitment Chair for Connext, a working board that provides professional development and social connection for emerging nonprofit leaders.

Kristen is representing Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas, a finalist in the 2019 Innovate for Good Challenge, as an organization applying new I.T. in the artificial intelligence category.

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