ACT Welcomes Two New Board Members
Brooke Orscheln and Jennifer Eng recently joined ACT’s Board of Directors.
Brooke is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She attended Stephens College and earned her B.S. in International Business at Columbia College.
Brooke started her career in real estate development of medical offices buildings and rural hospitals. Her projects took her to more than 20 states while living between Dallas, Birmingham and Nashville.
Her move back to Columbia in 1999 resulted in a successful banking career, first at Central Bank of Boone County as Assistant Branch Manager then at The Bank of Missouri as Assistant Vice President and Retail Supervisor.
Most recently, she has been enjoying early retirement.
She enjoys volunteering for causes she is passionate about. Brooke has been the Treasurer for the Foundation for the Missouri DECA for eight years. She coordinates the Logistics Committee for Great Circle’s Diamond Night Gala, and is also a member of the Downtown Optimists.
Brooke was approached to join the ACT board by her neighbor and board President Dr. Rez Farid. Having a grandson with autism, Brooke was immediately drawn to ACT’s mission.
In March she will celebrate five years of marriage to John Orscheln. Between them, they have nine kids, 14 grandkids and a teacup poodle named Sophie. Brooke has found great satisfaction organizing and keeping up with her newly large family.
Jennifer was born and raised in Columbia. She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2008, and the University of Missouri Law School in 2011.
After graduation she moved to Kansas City, where she is an associate attorney at Polsinelli PC, focusing on product liability and complex commercial litigation.
Jennifer is married to Columbia native Ryan McFarland. They share an interest in traveling, specifically road trips throughout the U.S., and cheering on their favorite local soccer team Sporting Kansas City. They have a dog named Buddy they can’t live without.
Every spare minute she has, you can find Jennifer working on her yoga practice so she can earn her yoga teacher certification. That will allow her to share her love of yoga with others.
Help us welcome Brooke and Jennifer to our Board of Directors.