Our Staff

Our staff has a strong commitment to serving the many constituents of our organization. But first and foremost, they focus their energies on those who take advantage of our programs and services.

  • Je T'aime Taylor, Executive Director
  • Brooke Taylor, Program Director
  • Dani Gentry, Program Administrator
  • DaMont Holloway, Parent Educator
  • Misty Liebisch, Parent Educator
  • Kimberly Miller, Parent Educator
  • Makeda Peterson, Parent Educator
  • Yolanda Taylor, Parent Educator
  • Amanda Balabon, Parent Educator

Board of Directors

  • Carol Thrane, Community Advocate - President
  • Megan Black, Faith In Action - Vice President
  • Julie Sykes, Community Volunteer - Secretary
  • Andrew Lewis, INTL FCStone - Treasurer
  • Stacy Benson, Nonprofit Consultant
  • Annie Burcham, Global Prairie
  • Michael Hunt, Jackson County, MO, CASA
  • Larnell Jones, Lawrence A. Jones & Sons
  • Pauline Moley, Retired Educator
  • Sally Stanton, Community Volunteer
  • Scott Sturgeon, Mariner Wealth Advisors, Immediate Past President
  • James C. Tilden, Seigfreid Bingham, PC
  • Jenifer Wilson, Community Volunteer
  • Barbara Haviland, Community Volunteer
  • Natasha Edwards, Circuit Court of Jackson County
  • Rob Lockard, emineo HR Consulting


  • Carol Cowden – Founding Member & Community Advocate
  • Betty Crooker – Founding Member & Community Advocate
  • Charlotte Davison – Community Advocate

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