The mission of the PHS Alumni Association is to nurture professional, social, educational and philanthropic relationships among and for the benefit of alumni from Country Day School, Sunset Hill School, Pembroke School, Pembroke-Country Day and PHS and the school community.
Kimi O'Dell Nelson ’82, Alumni President
Kimi is the president of Westfall GMC Truck, Inc., a commercial truck dealership, as well as an owner of Kansas City Freightliner Sales, Westfall-O'Dell Truck of Colorado and Rapid Ways Truck Leasing. She is active in the Pembroke Hill community, serving on the Board of Trustees and as president of the Alumni Association. Kimi holds both a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is the parent of two Pembroke Hill graduates, Sarah Nelson ’10 and Matthew Nelson ’15.
Kimberly Cho ’96
Kim teaches chemistry and physics at Pembroke Hill and is the head coach of the Upper School Science Olympiad team. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Rice University and master’s and doctoral degrees in physical chemistry from the University of Washington. She is a parent of a preschooler in the Early Childhood School.
Foster Honeck ’11
Foster is the chief of staff at Troutwine Ventures, where he works with companies in film and television production, digital tutoring, early childhood education, brewing and computer coding bootcamps. A lifelong Kansas City resident, Foster graduated from Pembroke Hill in 2011, and received bachelor's degrees from the University of Missouri in economics and political science.
Sarah Voss Hanson '99
Sarah is in her second term as a representative on the Executive Committee. She holds a BA in psychology from Emory University and a law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. She is a member of the Missouri Bar and the Kansas Bar Association. After a decade working in private practice and the insurance industry, she now stays home with her three children. Sarah and her husband Matt live at Weatherby Lake.
Niles Jager ’99
Niles is the president of Lighthouse Capital, LLC, and is a member of the Lyric Opera board of trustees. He lived in Washington, D.C. and Chicago before moving back to the Kansas City area in 2008. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from DePauw University. He is a parent of a preschooler in the Early Childhood School.
Laura Weber Lutz ’82
Laura holds an undergraduate degree in sociology from Washington University in St. Louis and masters in social work from the University of Kansas. She previously worked at Two Rivers Behavioral Health as a caseworker. She is involved in several community organizations doing volunteer work. She is the parent of two Pembroke Hill graduates, Abigail Silverwood ’12 and Nathan Lutz ’14.
Katherine Smith Marx ’11
Katie recently left the corporate world and is working towards a masters to Ph.D. program in speech and language pathology at KU. She previously worked at StaffBridge as director of business development and at Cerner as a sales executive. She is a graduate from Washington University in St. Louis with a BSBA degree in entrepreneurship and linguistics.
Anna Toms ’05
Anna taught middle school English at Pembroke Hill from 2010-2020. Recently, she took a hiatus from teaching full time in order to finish writing her dissertation for a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. In the meantime, she will stay connected with a learning community as an adjunct instructor at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla. Anna earned her bachelor's degree in literature and creative writing from Rockhurst University and a master's degree in literature from UMKC.
E.F. Chip Walsh ’89
Chip is the founder and principal of Mercier Street, LLC a commercial real estate development consulting firm. He also is a founding partner and the managing member of Sustainable Development Partners of Kansas City, a CRE development company that has been recognized locally and nationally for its achievements. Chip holds a law degree from UMKC School of Law and practiced for several years before pursuing his interests in commercial real estate and development.