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Amy Blouin

Amy Blouin is the founder and Executive Director of the Missouri Budget Project. Amy has a Master of Social Work from St. Louis University (1996), and a BA in Political Science and Religious Studies from Loras College, Dubuque Iowa (1991). Amy previously served as the Director of Advocacy for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of…

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Janet Dankert

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….

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Vickie Dudley

Vickie Dudley serves as the Executive Director for Children’s Center of Southwest Missouri, Children’s Center, a not-for-profit child advocacy center serving twelve rural southwest Missouri counties with four locations, provides a child-focused setting for the assessment and treatment of child abuse. Previously, she held leadership positions at Cox Health and Mercy in Springfield for nearly…

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Tracy Greever-Rice

Tracy Greever-Rice is the Co-Director of Research at the MU Center for Health Policy and serves as the Missouri KIDS COUNT Program Director for the Family and Community Trust (FACT). Prior to her current position, Tracy served as the Director at the Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis at the University of Missouri- Columbia.

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Ken Hussey

Ken Hussey serves as the Director of Leadership and Civic Engagement for the Missouri State Alliance of YMCAs. In this role, he provides leadership to the YMCA Youth and Government programs in Missouri and Kansas, while also assisting with national YMCA youth leadership programs. With the Alliance, he works with Missouri YMCAs to advance their…

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Wendell Kimbrough

Wendell E. Kimbrough serves as Chief Executive Officer of St. Louis-based Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS). Wendell is the architect of ARCHS’ intermediary funding model that annually improves the lives of more than 150,000 children and their family members. ARCHS currently funds and enhances a portfolio of 30 St. Louis area education…

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Jill Meriweather

Jill Meriweather’s enthusiasm for early childhood education began while writing her undergraduate thesis – a comparative analysis of post-segregation education policy in Stellenbosch, South Africa and Kansas City, Missouri. A Kansas City native – Jill was a Head Start and Accelerated Kindergarten teacher in Las Vegas, Manager of Teacher Leadership Development at Teach For America…

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Stephanie Seger

Stephanie Seger is the Manager of Government Relations at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. With 9 years’ experience working in child health policy, Stephanie is a well-versed lobbyist and passionate advocate for the health of all children. Her experience at the Capitol and in public policy is utilized by other organizations serving children. She…

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Sanaria Sulaiman

Sanaria is the Executive Director of Vision for Children at Risk. She joined the organization in 2013 as director of Project LAUNCH, a federally funded program to improve young child wellness in the 63106 and 63107 ZIP codes of north St. Louis. Previously, she served for over five years with Child Care Aware of Missouri,…

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Erica Williams

Erica Williams is active in her community and is deeply concerned about the economic status of north St. Louis County and particularly its black citizens.  Through her academic research and community involvement, she has linked St. Louis’s racist past to North County’s current economic status and the racial inequality blacks still experience. Her passion and…

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