Adam Seaman, CEO

Positive Leadership

Tom Vansahgi, Ph.D, Founder

Purpose through Action

Juan M. Rangel, Jr., is the Director of Gateway to College at Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas.  Before joining Donnelly in 2013 he was the director of Community Engagement for Metropolitan Community College/Institute for Workforce Innovation in Kansas City.  Rangel also worked for 12 years for the National Conference for Community and Justice, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism through education, awareness-building and conflict resolution training. Prior to working for NCCJ, he worked for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Education Service Center.

Rangel values and promotes good human relations among all people regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, economic status, age, or background, and he has twenty years of professional experience working with vastly diverse populations in the areas of human relations & multicultural training, non-profits, education. 

Rangel lives in Raymore, Missouri, with his wife (Denise) & sons (Juanito & Jake).  He has lived in Kansas City most of his life and is a 1985 graduate of Oak Park High School. He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in international business, marketing, and Spanish from Northwest Missouri State in 1991 and earned a master’s degree in urban education from Kansas State University in 2004.

 Rangel currently serves on the Board of the Kansas City Area Port Authority and the Health Care Foundation, Truman Medical Center, Guadalupe Center, Inc. and Homeless Service Coalition. Recently, he has also served on the Board of Regents at Northwest Missouri State University and the Boards of Directors for the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, the Kauffman Fund, Synergy, and Children’s Mercy Hospital.

 Rangel credits the encouragement and support of his wife and son(s), his parents, and his mentors for enabling him to remain actively involved in the community and dedicated to his motto:  Adelante Con Ganas (Forward with Desire).

Adam Seaman is an organizational development consultant and executive coach in practice for the past 20 years. He loves supporting people by providing tools for increased happiness, communication, and productivity.  He developed the Talent2Strength application method of the StrengsthsFinder® assessment to consistently provide his clients with powerfully actionable insights. As a Gallup Certified Coach, he helps people get the most out of the StrengthsFinder.  He has worked with a wide variety of organizations from both the public and private sectors. He has worked with employees at all levels, from the front line to the executive suite.  Past Clients include: Pepsi, Ford, Honeywell, United States Navy, Williams, Teach for America, University of Oklahoma, and Volunteers of America.

In addition to his consulting work, he formulated the Positive Leadership model, a curriculum currently used in community leadership programs across the country. For the past ten years he developed and facilitated the Youth Philanthropy Initiative, an intensive three-year program that teaches high school students the value of leadership and philanthropy in their communities.

Juan M. Rangel, Jr., Director

Donnelly College

Tom Vansahgi

"We build too many walls and not enough bridges."

                                                                     Isaac Newton

Strategic Partners

Rock House Advisors has a network of strategic partners and associates who collaborate on projects to broaden and strengthen the services and resources we can bring to you. Here are just a few of those associates:

Dr. Tom Vansaghi is the executive director of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG).  NAPCRG is an international, nonprofit association of primary care physicians focused on academic medicine, research and advocacy to provide holistic, cutting-edge health care delivery to help individuals attain physical, psychological and emotional well-being.  Vansaghi also has an appointment as an associate professor of nonprofit leadership at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. He teaches undergraduate courses on leadership development and the fundamentals of steering nonprofit organizations. He also serves as a senior fellow at the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Prior to these roles, he directed the government relations, internal communications, media relations, marketing, fundraising, grant writing, strategic planning, web development and community relations for both an urban/suburban community college district and a regional state university.  He previously held key positions within Governor Mel Carnahan’s administration in Jefferson City, Missouri. Vansaghi holds a Doctorate in Philosophy in public affairs and political science from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Bachelor of Science in government from Northwest Missouri State University.

Tom Vansaghi, PhD Areas of Expertise:
Nonprofit Leadership
Strategic Planning
Government Relations
Leadership Development
Public Relations