Category Career

Being There for Missouri’s CASA Network – Joining the Board of Directors of the Missouri CASA Association

In an unanimous decision, I officially joined the Board of Directors for the Missouri CASA Association. This position will be for a three-year commitment and will allow me to utilize my program, policy and grant-making skills to support and advance this important safety net for Missouri’s foster care kiddos. The Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocate Association […]

Mental and Behavioral Health Grant Reviewer for Health Forward Foundation

Thrilled to receive an invitation from the Health Forward Foundation to become one of ten external grant reviewers for Foundation’s next round of mental and behavioral health funding for 2019-2020. This will be my first opportunity to be providing expert programmatic recommendations to the Health Forward Foundation for funding under this stream. Health Forward Foundation […]

Overseeing Opioid Response Grant in Southwest Missouri

Phenomenal afternoon spent at Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, MO touring their new behavioral health clinic. Dr. Nash is on the front lines of the opioid epidemic in Southwest Missouri providing innovative care to those with substance use disorder. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show opioid deaths in Greene County increased to 31.6 […]

Rediscovering Me as a Voice for Children

For the past couple of years, I have been on a journey of personal rediscovery. Much of this journey focused on understanding who I am, where I currently stand with myself, and what drives me to be me. I had thought I lost myself, but alas I am starting to see the light at the […]

How a degree in Philosophy launched my career journey for the better

Hands down, I fully — 100% — endorse that every college bound young adult or adult consider a philosophy degree. Yes, I would have to admit that I was a bit skeptical (can you even imagine what my parents thought?!) about my job prospects as an 18 yr old in getting such a degree. But, what […]