Dr. Ashlyn Cunningham is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Maryville University. She has been an academician for 22 years and an occupational therapist for 29 years, working and conducting research primarily in the area of mental health. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Washington University, her Master’s from Texas Woman’s University and her Doctorate from Eastern Kentucky University. She is a member of the Missouri Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Kevin Golden is senior pastor at Village Lutheran Church in Ladue, Missouri. He has earned a PhD in exegetical theology and has been a guest instructor at seminaries and has lectured internationally. He has served on various boards within the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and in the community.
Julie Siess was born and raised in upstate New York and moved to Saint Louis in 2003. Julie has a B.S. in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. Julie has over 20 years of experience in the field of IT Project Management in manufacturing, healthcare and banking. Julie is currently an IT Program / Project Manager for U.S. Bank in Earth City, Missouri. Julie has previously worked with Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition in their training programs.
Scott Homan earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Washington University and served three years as a Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer. He earned an MBA at the University of Missouri and pursued a 38 year career in manufacturing where he retired as Executive Vice President of Business Planning and Development. Scott and his wife, Christine, actively and significantly support their church and seven nonprofit agencies, including Humanitri.
Kenya Leonard is a humanitarian at heart with more than 20 years volunteer experience with youth mentorship, community programming, and organizational involvement and leadership. Her professional career includes almost 20 years of work as a Paralegal in small, medium and large firms and local and national firm experience. Kenya is Past President of Urban League Young Professionals of Metropolitan St. Louis and the St. Louis Paralegal Association. Kenya believes in using her gifts and talents to connect people to resources and to make this world a better place.
Courtney Manus is a civil practice attorney. She has served as an attorney for several non-profits for persons with disabilities, and she regularly mentors high school and undergraduate students seeking a career in the legal profession. Courtney earned her M.A. degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and her J.D. degree from St. Louis University. She is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Bar Association of Missouri St. Louis, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Ann is a Senior Assistant Director in the Undergraduate Office of Admissions at Washington University in St. Louis. After working in admissions (and coaching the women’s basketball team part-time) for her alma mater, DePauw University, she joined the WashU staff in 2017. In 2018, Ann began pursuing her part-time MBA through WashU’s Olin Business School. She joined the Humanitri Board as a member of the Olin/United Way Board Fellows program.
Dr. Maria Spilker is a Deloitte consultant combining over a decade of experience in the field of HR and Industrial Organizational Psychology. She thrives at helping organizations in areas such as organizational design, workforce planning, talent management, learning and development, and change management.
Dr. Alice Vlietstra brings a background in human development, family systems and psychology to an appreciation of the importance of community for healthy development. Previously a faculty member of the University of Missouri -St. Louis, she is founder of Positive Family Dynamics PC, her counseling practice, where she has been practicing for over 35 years. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University and her Masters and Doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from the University of Kansas. In her work with families, she has become very familiar with the adverse impact of early trauma and the benefits of community efforts to prevent it.