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Janet Dankert has a bachelor’s degree from Emory & Henry College and more than 25 years of experience in non-profit management and leadership.  She is currently the Executive Director for Community Partnership of the Ozarks, a local non-profit organization with more than 60 full and part-time staff members and an annual budget of $3.4 million. In this position, she provides leadership and support to a 33-member board of directors, executive committee, and four other board committees. Janet also provides leadership at the state level through a network of 20 Community Partnerships across the state.  Before moving to Missouri, she directed a children’s health program for many years in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Janet is a graduate of Leadership Springfield Class 27 and was named one of Springfield’s 20 Most Influential Women in 2015.  She is currently a member/volunteer with Rotary Club of Springfield, League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri, North Springfield Betterment Association, United Way of the Ozarks, the Good Community Committee, Any Given Child Advisory Committee, Junior League Advisory Council, Healthy Living Alliance Advisory Council, the Impacting Poverty Commission, Every Child Promise, GFWC Sorosis Club of Springfield, and the Midtown Neighborhood Association.