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Executive Director

Erin Stryka

Erin joined RDA as Healthy Kids Club Coordinator in July of 2011. She became an Americorps VISTA member in November 2011, and was hired as program manager in 2012. In 2016, Stryka took over as the RDA Executive Director. Her prior experience is in campus organizing, and her degree is in English and Religious Studies. Stryka serves on the board of Rosedale Farmers Market and the Healthy Communities Wyandotte Nutrition Action Team. She has graduated from the Healthy Lifestyles Leadership Academy and Wyandotte Leadership 2000. Contact her at [email protected].

Erin Stryka
Alissa Workman

Development Director

Alissa Workman

Alissa joined the RDA team in 2013 as our office manager, managing much more than just our office. She managed our accounting, planned programs like Summer Youth Employment and Feed-a-Family, and wrote and edited our print newsletter. Currently, Alissa is the Development Director, where she leads all of RDA’s fundraising efforts such as grant management and donor relations, as well as planning and coordinating all community events. 

Alissa earned her Masters of Public Administration in nonprofit management from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She also holds a Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Fundraising from the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Contact her at [email protected].

Program Director

Samanthe burton-bosket

Samanthe was born in Philadelphia and moved to Kansas City in 2013. She received her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership with a minor in Organizational Development from Central Penn College and founded Samanthe Bosket Consulting. 

Samanthe spent 2018-2019 serving as an AmeriCorps member at RDA and coordinating youth sports, community gardens, and orchard stewardship programs. In 2019 she transitioned from serving as an AmeriCorps member to becoming the full-time program coordinator at RDA. And id Winter 2020, she moved up to become our Program Director! Samanthe oversees the ARCH Program at RDA, which includes Americorps, Rainbow Summer Program,  Rosedale Future Professionals, RISE, and Summer Youth Employment. . Samanthe has shown the Rosedale community that she is dedicated to creating a thriving Rosedale. Contact her at [email protected].


Office and Communications coordinator

Sarah Waggoner

Sarah joined RDA in the fall of 2019 after spending a year in Argentina studying Spanish. Her background is in social work, more specifically having worked with people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence, and advocating for housing first and affordable housing in the metro area.

At RDA Sarah is usually the first person to greet you in the office or on the phone! She manages our office space and takes care of our community communications, including our print and e-newsletter and social media accounts. Ella habla espanol y quiere trabajar contigo! Sarah is also a Wyandotte County native and is excited to be back in her own community. 

Contact her at [email protected]


Contact us

913 677-5097
1403 Southwest Blvd Kansas City, KS, 66103
[email protected] 
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