About

Essential Families, conceptualized March 2019, is a “real time” data, 501c3 non profit organization.  We provide child and family support information and development services to families living slightly above poverty level in 24 counties surrounding greater Kansas City. Includes Missouri and Kansas.

Essential Families, the first Artificial Intelligence (AI), “real time data” driven 501c3 Non-Profit.

See every day in “real time”,  how your “tax deductible” donation to Essential Families is used to better the lives of children and families living slightly above poverty, and in poverty. You no longer have to wait monthly, quarterly or annually to see the impact of your donation(s).

Executive Leadership Team

Terri English-Yancy BA, MA, MA, as Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Essential Families, brings 23 years of program policy, procedure, responsible fiscal management, and strategic planning with tactical detail experience.

Data and positive outcome driven, Terri effectively manages compliance and finance matters, relative to Essential Families operations, while making efficiency decisions, and appropriate delegations.

Additionally, Terri successfully completed the WIPFLI Head Start fiscal management training, and has strong diverse individual collaboration “know how”.

Jeremy Sanders, Chief Financial Officer, BA Accounting, MBA Finance
12 years of international CFO experience, ranging from startups to multinational turnarounds, and oversight of budgets up to $130 million.
Jeremy has provided advisory and finance training, and support to businesses in more than 24 industries.
Jeremy’s advanced skills include: corporate finance leadership, strategy development, ERP and systems implementations, transformational leadership, innovation commercialization, fundraising, audit management, residential, commercial, and historic preservation real development projects.

Kenneth P. Yancy I, BBA, is Chief Digital Marketing and Systems Development Officer for Essential Families.  Kenneth is a serial entrepreneur and visionary, “gifted and talented” in the areas of Digital/ Mobile Marketing, Software Development, Telecommunications, Artificial Intelligence, and Real Estate Development.

Kenneth’s unique expertise and background is a result from 37 years of leading successful multi-million-dollar projects for Big Data, Software Development, Digital Marketing, Real Estate Development, and telecommunications powerhouses IBM, Sprint, Cisco Systems, and Proverbs Estates.

Amy Fortney, BA, PMP, is Chief Operating Officer (COO) and leads the Program Management Office (PMO) for Essential Families.Amy is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), with more than 20 years of experience. Amy has led Operations and Project Management initiatives for a Fortune 100 company, the nation’s third largest non-profit health system, and in the service of federal and state government contracts.