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About Us

Our Board of Directors


Michelle R. Metje
President – Founder
Michelle’s Bio


Robert Norris – Cofounder
Vice President
Robert’s Bio


Deana Carrillo
Secretary
Member Since March 2017
Deana’s Bio


Ashley Wellman
Coordinator of Research
Member Since August 2017
Ashley’s Bio


Antoinette Madeira
Treasurer
Member Since February 2018
Antoinette’s Bio


Jamie Runions
Volunteer Coordinator
Member Since June 2018
Jamie’s Bio


Shelly Schuman
Client Advocate
Member Since November 2019
Shelly’s Bio


Elisa Breitenbach
Client Advocate
Member Since November 2019
Elisa’s Bio


Mary Wilcox
Fundraiser – Marketing
Member Since November 2019
Mary’s Bio


Corey D. Laykovich
9/16/1990 – 7/28/2013

Foundation History

    • In July of 2013, 22 year old Corey Daniel Laykovich was attacked within 3 blocks of his home. This assault resulted in his death, which escalated the crime to murder.
    • After Corey’s murder, his family quickly found out there were no victim’s advocates assigned to surviving victims of homicide (until someone is charged with the crime) in their precinct. Corey’s mother had been in Social Work for more than a quarter of a century, and this information came as a surprise to her. Therefore, after a great deal of research, Corey’s family and loved ones began “Corey’s Network, Inc.… a foundation for hope”. CNI (Corey’s Network, Inc.) was formed on June 1, 2014. It now consist of professionals and cover a wide variety of backgrounds. Each are personally invested in the success of the program.

Corey’s Networks Donation Facts

  • 247 referrals since June 2014
  • $53,486 in donations since June 2014
  • Donated to 6 trust funds for $2,617 since June 2014
  • Donated to 191 funerals for $50,869 for funeral expenses since June 2014
  • 2014 – Received 2 referrals. Donated to 1 funeral for $250
  • 2015 – Received 3 referrals. Donated to 3 funerals for $1,013
  • 2016 – Received 21 referrals. Donated to 18 funerals and 1 trust fund for $5,480
  • 2017 – Received 62 referrals. Donated to 43 funerals and 1 trust fund for $15,985
  • 2018 – Received 71 referrals. Donated to 61 funerals and 2 trust funds for $15,498
  • 2019 – Received 84 referrals. Donated to 65 funerals and two trust funds for $15,259.89. According to the KC Star, The Metro KC area had 228 homicides. We donated to 29% of them.