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Wayside Waifs Welcomes Three New Board Members

by Animal Health2 | Mar 25, 2022
Wayside Waifs welcomes Sydney Goodman, Anthony West, and David Yost as Board Members in 2022.

KANSAS CITY, Missouri -  Wayside Waifs welcomes Sydney Goodman, Anthony West, and David Yost as Board Members in 2022.

Sydney Goodman, resident of Overland Park, KS, received her Masters of Accountancy from Kansas State University. She has worked in finance at several local companies (including the Kansas City Royals) but is currently an Assistant Controller at Cboe Global Markets.

Anthony West has lived in Kansas City for more than 20 years. He graduated with honors from the University Of Kansas School Of Business, majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. Currently, he is a licensed real estate professional.

David Yost was born in Omaha, NE but has lived the majority of his life in Kansas City. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City and received his BA in Administration of Justice and JD. David has been President of Midwest Trust Company since 2007.

Wayside complete board list is:

Board of Directors

  • Rusty Smith, Chairperson
  • Susan Wally, Vice-Chairperson
  • Sandy Johnson, Secretary
  • Andy Ellebrecht, Treasurer
  • Marilyn Melcher, Honorary Board Member

Board Members

  • Jill Embry
  • Sydney Goodman
  • Jennifer Janis
  • John Leifer
  • Karen Padgett
  • Jill Turner
  • Anthony West
  • Nancy Yeamans

About Wayside Waifs

As Kansas City's largest and most comprehensive no kill pet adoption campus, Wayside Waifs prepares pets and people for the bond of their lives. Typically the organization cares for more than 6,000 animals. Wayside is a private, independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity. It receives no government funding and is supported entirely by private donations and grants. To see all of the animals available for adoptions or to donate, please visit



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