Kelly Klover established Outpacing Melanoma Foundation in the fall of 2011 to honor the memory of her late husband, Richard, and to increase public awareness in the Kansas City Region and the state of Kansas by promoting early detection and screenings, and to support melanoma research initiatives.
Kelly serves as a member on the Board of Directors in her neighborhood Homes Association and chairs the Social Event Committee. She also volunteers each month to distribute food through Harvesters with her church, Colonial Presbyterian.
Kelly attended Kansas State University where she studied Human Ecology and Mass Communications. She resides in Overland Park, Kansas, where she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Gary C. Doolittle, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Interim Division Director of the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Kansas Medical Center; Medical Director of the Midwest Cancer Alliance; Assistant Dean of Foundation Sciences, University of Kansas Medical Center School of Medicine; Chair of the Kansas Cancer Partnership; has an active outpatient oncology clinic and, consults for one of the most active telemedicine programs in the United States, having conducted over 2,500 telemedicine clinics for several disciplines. Dr. Doolittle has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the Melanoma Survivorship Clinic and serves as clinical director coordinating the multidisciplinary services for the clinic. Dr. Doolittle received a BS from Pittsburg State University and his Medical Degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Doolittle is board certified in the areas of Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and specializes in the treatment of malignant melanoma. His clinical interests and research focus include clinical trials for the treatment of melanoma and the use of telemedicine technology in the care of the cancer patient. Dr. Doolittle has been published in various scientific journals and he serves as chair of the melanoma multidisciplinary tumor conference. In addition, he is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, Royal Society of Medicine, Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, American Telemedicine Association, and Midwest Melanoma Partnership.
Doug Riedel is a Senior Vice President in charge of sales and marketing for the Energy Global Practice at Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City, MO.
Doug was born and raised in Kansas City and attended Oak Park High School. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. Prior to joining Burns & McDonnell, he worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, California as a systems engineer, designing power and communication systems for a new Air Force cargo aircraft.
Doug returned to Kansas City and started his career at Burns & Mac in 1990 as an Electrical Engineer working on continuous emission monitoring systems. When he first moved into a marketing role in 1993, he was part of a team for one of the company’s first design-build projects, the Schafer Generating Station landfill. In 1997, Doug was promoted to lead the Sales and Marketing team for Burns & McDonnell’s Energy Group. Doug had the privilege to work with Richard Klover, Vice President of Project Managers, on numerous pursuits and projects for 15 years.
Doug and his wife, Shonya, have been married for 24 years and have two boys. Doug enjoys spending time with his family and attending his boys’ baseball, soccer, and basketball games. Doug is an active member of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Leawood, KS where he resides.
Kristi Rutschman serves as Secretary and Treasurer for Outpacing Melanoma, a position held since the inception of the Foundation in 2011 after the passing of her father, Richard Klover who died from Melanoma in 2010. Kristi grew up in the Kansas City area, and attended Kansas State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, followed by a Master of Accountancy. Kristi worked as an auditor for over four years for Big 4 public accounting firm Ernst & Young, LLP, while earning her Certified Public Accountant license. She later left the public accounting industry and currently works for Saint Luke’s Health System with a role in Internal Audit, and has held that position for the past three years. Kristi lives in Shawnee, Kansas with her husband and two children.
Adam Stanislaus joined Outpacing Melanoma Foundation Board of Directors at its inception in 2011 and is the Race Director for its annual 5K event. He is also Senior Director of Physical Security and Operations for Cox Enterprises. His responsibilities include business development, sales management, and collaboration to increase overall sales and relationships throughout the Heartland area.
Adam has over 30 years of experience in building technologies, physical security, and construction industry. Responsibilities included global physical security program, staffing, finance, operations, sales, consulting services, annual budget, scheduling, standards, and quality control.
Adam creates and manages strategic partnerships with suppliers, contractors, architects and engineering firms to enhance the service level, reduce overall costs and response time by providing appropriate project support to meet the business needs. A native Nebraskan, Adam lives in Olathe, KS and spends time away from the office playing golf, traveling, giving back through various church and charitable activities and spending time with his two daughters and families.