Casey Hanson is the Director of Outreach and Engagement at Kids Win Missouri. Prior to her current role, Casey Hanson was the Policy and Communications Coordinator for the Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN), housed at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Master’s in Public Affairs. Before joining MASN in 2014, she coordinated a statewide project aimed at expanding the state’s longitudinal data system to include more early childhood and afterschool related data. Casey’s passion for afterschool and early childhood education has been fueled by her direct experiences as a program volunteer, staff person, and participant. She also has experience working directly for legislators and as a community organizer for candidates and issue-based campaigns. Casey resides in St. Louis with her husband and two sons, Cormac, a preschooler, and Rory, an infant. Interested in contacting Casey? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robyn serves as the Director of Policy and Advocacy for Kids Win Missouri. A teacher by trade, Robyn taught in North Carolina, served as a missionary in Guatemala, and then taught in rural Missouri before staying home to care for her three boys. In 2012, she and her husband Allen moved with their family to Columbia so they could access services and support for their young son with disabilities. In 2016, Robyn started a grassroots advocacy effort to improve laws for children with disabilities. Two years later she co-founded Missouri Disability Empowerment (MoDE) where she served as MoDE’s legislative director. Robyn is active in her church and supports local families through the IEP process. Interested in contacting Robyn? Please email her at email@example.com
Brian is responsible for executing Kids Win Missouri’s strategic plan and overseeing the organization’s development. He started his career in public policy as the Executive Director of the Missouri General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Tax Policy where he assisted legislators in analyzing and crafting tax and economic development policies. After his work with the Missouri legislature, Brian started Missouri Wonk, a public policy analysis consulting firm whose work tackled diverse projects with subjects including tax policy and incentives, healthcare, education, transportation, housing, crime and neighborhood revitalization. Interested in contacting Brian? Please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abigail is the Project Coordinator at Kids Win Missouri. Since moving to the area in 2014 to attend University of Missouri- Kansas City for undergrad, she has continued to call Kansas City home. In May 2022 she earned a Master’s in Public Administration from UMKC. Abigail was most recently the grant writer for Phoenix Family, with much of her grant writing focused on their after-school literacy program. Before that, she worked at the local Girl Scout council as a Team Lead for their outreach program, then Customer Care Specialist, and then Troop Experience Manager supporting new troop leaders. She also worked as a Program Specialist at Wonderscope Children’s Museum. When she’s not working, Abigail is an orchestra and board member of the Kansas City Civic Orchestra. Please email her at email@example.com.