• Hi, we are
    The BRA Group
    a networking group
    for women
  • Hi, we are
    The BRA Group
    a networking group
    for women
  • Hi, we are
    The BRA Group
    a networking group
    for women

The Business Referral Alliance Group


BRA Group


The BRA Group is an industry-exclusive, networking organization for professional women. The BRA Group was founded in 1992 to bring together women who own their own businesses for the purpose of generating referrals and sharing accomplishments. Membership benefits include monthly lunches and discounts on services and products from participating members.

BRA stands for Business Referral Alliance. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month, January through September, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at YaYa's Bistro in Overland Park, KS. During the meetings, each member is alloted a few minutes to brag about their referrals from the group and any other announcements they may have. Members acknowledge referrals from within the group by placing money in a bra. The bra full of money is a visual representation of the success of the group at giving referrals and supporting one another. The monies are used to fund group activities including a member's only pre-holiday party in October; otherwise this is a non-profit organization.

Our Awesome Membership

Membership is industry exclusive

Directory sort is by last name

Renee Bartholome

The Gundersen Group

Mobile: 913.787.4662


Web: Homelifekc.com

Industry Seat: Realtor

Kim Brosseit

Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

Office: 913-441-8900

Mobile: 913-850-8509

Email: kim@topnotch-kc.com

Web: www.topnotch-kc.com

Industry Seat: Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

Gwen Brungardt

Hair by Gwen

Office: 816-588-5644

Address: 12060 W. 135th St., Suite 1, Overland Park, KS 66221

Industry Seat: Master Stylist & Color Specialist

Alice Carroll

Travel Plus

Office: 913-381-5350

Mobile: 913-449-0249

Email: aliceCarroll@kc.rr.com


Industry Seat: Travel Agent:

Becca Coleman

True Private Wealth Management

Office: 913-653-8783

Mobile: 913-530-9944

Email: becca7980@gmail.com

Web: http://www.RetireWithTrue.com

Industry Seat: Financial Planning

Victoria (Vicky) Coletti

Coletti Insurance

Office/ Cell: 913-529-9924

FAX 913-381-0283

Email: vcoletti@yahoo.com


Industry Seat: Insurance: Employee Benefits

Joanna Cowel


Mobile/ Office: 816-803-5172

Email: jjcowel@gmail.com

Web: joannacowel.norwex.biz

Industry Seat: Cleaning Products

Gloria Donohue-Little

Gloria's Yoga Center

Mobile: 913-638-3906

Email: gloriasyoga@comcast.net

Web: gloriasyogacenter.com

Industry Seat: Traditional Gentle Hatha Yoga

Connie Dunleavy

Howell Family Dentistry

Office: 913-390-0077

Mobile: 913-897-3069

Email: conniedunleavy@gmail.com

Web: http://HowellFamilyDentistry.com

Industry Seat: Dental Hygienist

Elayne Duburow

Clothing Boutique

Office: 816-210-6440

Email: call for appointment


Industry Seat: Women's Clothing

Robin Gearheart

YCS Group

Office: 816-569-4694

Mobile: 913-424-5352

Email: rgearheart@ycsgroupllc.com

Web: ycsgroupllc.com

Industry Seat: Marketing Digital Technology Solutions

Penny Hardesty

State Farm Insurance

Property/ Casualty

Office: 913-648-7800

Mobile: 913-486-2195

Email: Penny.Hardesty.b6x8@statefarm.com

Web: pennyHardesty.com

Industry Seat: Insurance: Property/ Casuality

Lynn Hatfield

Animal Tracks

Office: 913-491-5533

Mobile: 913-221-6797

Email: animaltracksdvm@outlook.com

Web: AnimalTracksDVM.com

Industry Seat: Veterinary

Suzie Honeyman

MSH Tax & Accounting Service, LLC

Office: 913-209-9901

Email: suziehoneymancpa@gmail.com

Web: MSHtax.com

Industry Seat: Tax Accountant

Cheryl Intrater

Career Systems

Office: 913-638-1313


Industry Seat:

Tina Kempf


Office/ Mobile: 816-506-3200



Industry Seat: Health and Wellness

Lori Krause

Photo Life Manager

Mobile: 913-484-5537

Email: lori@krauseinc.com


Industry Seat: Photo Organizer

Debbie Leonard, CPA

BRA Group founder

Office: 913-381-0249

Email: debbieleonardcpa@gmail.com


Industry Seat: Founder

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Industry Seat: Non-Compete Group

Dr. Nicci Noyce

Noyce Family Eyecare

Office: 913.499.8404

Fax: 913.766.1430

Email: drnicci@noycefamilyeyecare.com

Web: www.noycefamilyeyecare.com

Industry Seat: Eyecare

Jo Porterfield

Cakes For All Occasions

Office: 913-488-3319

Email: momaduff@aol.com


Industry Seat: Custom Cakes

Debi Roberson

Image by Debi

Office: 913-345-1660

Mobile: 816-830-9187

Email: dsommerkamp2012@gmail.com

Web: stay tuned...

Industry Seat: Image Consultant with Beauticontrol

Reyell Scott

Queen of Fine Art & Interior Design, LLC
Majestic Real Estate Investment Group

Office: 913-689-5565

Email: reyell@att.net


Industry Seat:

Darci Stonebraker

Posh Party

Office: 913-776-9471

Email: darci@poshpartykc.com

Web: http://www.poshpartykc.com/

Industry Seat: Event Planning

Joy Torchia

Torchlight Life Strategies

Office: 913-522-3006

Email: joy@torchlightforyou.com

Web: torchlightforyou.com

Industry Seat: Life Coach

Nikki Tygard

First State Mortgage

Office: 913-749-0104

Mobile: 913-638-9556

Email: ntygard@fsbfinancial.com


Industry Seat: Mortgages

Carrie Winslow

Winslow Executive Recruiting, LLC

Office: 913 685 0231

Mobile: 816-809-6252

Email: carriewinslow@carriewinslow.com

Web: winslowexecutiverecruiting.com

Industry Seat: Insurance Executive Recruiting

Cynthia Yin, O.D.

BRA Group Liaison




Industry Seat: Retired

Poppy Zurcher

Poppy's Creations

Mobile: 913.669.2960

Email: poppyscreations10@gmail.com

Web: Poppysjewelry.com

Industry Seat: Unique handmade jewelry

Membership Fees

Annual membership fees are due in full to the Acting Treasurer by the January meeting for the calendar year. Benefits for paid members include all networking lunches for the calendar year, inclusion in membership directory on The BRA Group website and admission to the pre-holiday party. Paid membership insures exclusive representation in your industry for the year.

Potential Members

We gladly welcome potential new members to attend a BRA meeting. Guests are welcome to attend up to 2 meetings before joining the group. If you are interested in attending a BRA meeting or a BRA member who would like to invite a guest, please email Vicky Coletti (vcoletti@yahoo.com) with the potential member's occupation and a summary of provided services and/or products prior to the meeting. In the event of a possible industry conflict, the member-in-good-standing in the applicable business has the right to approve or disapprove of the new member invitation.

Current members who wish to change industries, please email Vicky Coletti with your new business information before changing your industry seat to avoid any potential conflicts.