Our Staff



Anne Allen, Executive Director

Anne Allen has been the Parsons Area Community Foundation’s executive director since 2007. Anne grew up in Arkansas City, Kansas, and graduated from the University of Kansas. She spent a 5th year in a post graduate program at UCLA for elementary education, and in 2002 received a Masters Degree in reading from California State University, San Bernardino.Anne met her husband, Doug, an attorney, while at UCLA. They lived in Upland, CA until 2004 when they moved to Parsons. They are proud parents of four sons and grandparents to three granddaughters. She is active in the First Presbyterian Church, a member of the Parsons Senior Center Board, and a member of  PEO Chapter JE. Since moving to Kansas, golf has become a passion along with playing bridge. She also enjoys reading and travel.

Regarding the community foundation: “I am committed to the mission of the foundation and am awed by the good it has already accomplished, and its tremendous potential for the future of this area.”

Teressa Steeby, Director’s Assistant

Teressa Steeby started in the new position of Director’s Assistant in December 2017, bringing valuable skills and experience from her prior position as human resource business partner at Ducommun, working there for 27 years. She grew up on a farm west of Mound Valley, attended LCHS, and received an associates degree in accounting from Labette Community College. She and her husband, Larry, are the parents of two grown sons. They are excited a grandbaby is expected in July.

Teressa is involved with the community through the Parsons Foursquare Church and as a Katy Days pie baker. She previously served on the Downtown Parsons board, has volunteered for the Parsons Chamber of Commerce car show, and was active in the Southeast Kansas Human Resource Association. Her hobbies are baking, gardening and canning, ranching, and activities with her family.