Wichita nonprofit director Moniqueka Holloway and Topeka attorney Jonathan Small have begun serving on the Kansas Development Finance Authority (KDFA) and Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) board of directors, KDFA president Rebecca Floyd and KHRC Executive Director Ryan Vincent announced. The new members were appointed by Governor Laura Kelly and confirmed by the Kansas Senate Confirmation Oversight Committee last year.
“Moniqueka and Jonathan join our boards during a time of tremendous growth and opportunity,” Floyd said. “We look forward to their vision and leadership as we respond to the needs of Kansans.”
“We’re so pleased to welcome Moniqueka and Jonathan to our team,” Vincent said. “Their leadership, experience, and commitment to public service will be tremendous assets as we work to ensure that all Kansans have the safe, affordable housing they need and the dignity they deserve.”
Moniqueka Holloway currently serves as Senior Director of Compliance and Quality Improvement at Heartspring, a Wichita service provider for children with special needs and developmental disabilities. Prior to her time at Heartspring, Moniqueka served for 10 years as Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) Federal Contract and Compliance Manager, where her duties included drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts and grants; ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations; and generating and reviewing internal budgets to align with contractual obligations. A passionate community advocate and lifelong Wichitan, she previously worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Wichita Kenworth, Inc. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Southwestern College. Moniqueka replaces Scott Anderson, whose term ended last year.
Jonathan Small brings more than four decades of legal, public, and military service to the board. He has served in private practice and with the Kansas Office of Attorney General, with previous roles as Assistant Attorney General and Deputy and Chief Deputy Attorney General. His areas of expertise include corporate law; legislative/governmental relations and operations; municipal bond/tax-exempt securities law; and state and federal agency and administrative law. A former member of the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard, he previously served as Brigadier General and Acting Adjutant General of Kansas. He is a graduate of Kansas State University, Washburn Law School, the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College, and U.S. Army War College. Jonathan replaces former board member Nancy Toelkes.
Suchitra Padmanabhan serves as Chair of the KDFA and KHRC boards and was reappointed this year, becoming the first board member in the group’s history to serve three terms. A certified financial analyst, she currently works for BC Capital, where she created an asset management platform for fixed income investments and provides advisory services to private equity funds. Previously she served with Security Benefit Group, Deutsche Bank, and Lehman Brothers. She holds degrees from Dartmouth College and the University of Chicago.
Chris Donnelly, a banking executive from Tonganoxie, was reappointed for a four-year term. He recently retired as president and CEO of the Bank of the Prairie in Olathe and has held executive leadership roles with Country Club Bank of Kansas City, Mo., First State Bank and Trust of Tonganoxie, First Security Bank of Overbrook, and Home State Bank of Hobart, Okla. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.
Hays banking expert Alan Deines was appointed to the board in 2020 and continues his service.
Kansas Development Finance Authority is a statewide, multipurpose finance corporation that works with the state and other public and private entities to identify and structure efficient finance transactions.
Kansas Housing Resources Corporation is a self-supporting, nonprofit, public corporation committed to helping Kansans access the safe, affordable housing they need and the dignity they deserve. KHRC serves as the primary administrator of federal housing programs for the state of Kansas and is governed by the KDFA board of directors.