Rita D. Pearce - Executive Director

Rita was named Executive Director of Northland Assistance Center, July 2007. Ms. Pearce oversees current programming while implementing her vision of growth and stability.  Ms. Pearce has worked to strengthen NAC's relationship with existing resources and continues to seek new business and faith-based partnerships in order to ensure services for those in need in Clay and Platte County.  Ms. Pearce has increased the donor base by %25 and revenues by 30%.

“Rita brings a strong work ethic and a deep commitment to our community and to us.  She brings integrity, energy and commitment at an important time in the life of Northland Assistance Center, "  Board Member Bonnie Mitchem.

 "We are thrilled to have someone of Rita’s talent and depth of knowledge at the reigns of our organization. She is a tremendous resource to our community and continues to forge new partnerships with businesses, churches, and foundations as we move forward to fulfill our mission,” says Rev. Seth Wheeler, Board Chairman.


Linda Medellin:  Office/Pantry Manager
Linda came to NAC as a part-time employee compensated through the Senior@Work Employment Program.  This program places seniors in non-profit settings where they are trained for future employment.  In July of 2009 Northland Assistance Center hired Linda as a part-time employee of the organization. 

Linda works directly with clients setting appointments and working with them to receive services.  Linda also serves as the intake coordinator for Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet a program housed and administered through the Northland Assistance Center.

“Linda is an asset to our organization.  Her compassion and willingness to serve touched the hearts of our clients and board,” Rita D. Pearce, Executive Director.

Northland Assistance Center
2018 Gentry
North Kansas City, MO 64116