About Us

Our Team

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 Courtney Daviess

Chief Community Impact Officer
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Andrew Grabau



Lorraine Gustavis

Give 5 and Volunteer Coordinator


Amy Harvey

Chief Financial Officer

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David Holtgraewe

Chief Operations Officer

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Krista Myer

Community Impact Specialist


Aayushi Patel

Administrative & Finance Assistant


Pasha Pukhovski

Campaign Coordinator

Executive Committee

Past Chair
David Clithero (2026)
Hawthorn Bank

Mitzi Clayton (2025)
University of Missouri

Vice Chair
Nikki Carter (2026)
University of Missouri Health Care

Mark Gingrich (2027)
Williams-Keepers, LLC.

Laura Gerding (2026)
Missouri Employers Mutual

2024 Campaign Co-Chairs
Lauren & Rhett Brengarth
University of Missouri & Commmerce Bank

Community Impact Committee Chair
Dr. Noreen Houck (2027)
Stephens College

Marketing Committee Chair
Laura Gerding (2026)
Missouri Employers Mutual

Members of the Board

Adam Burger (2025)
Commerce Bank

Stephanie Brown (2025)
City of Columbia

Nikki Carter (2026)
University of Missouri Health Care

Dr. Shaashawn Dial (2026)

Jennifer Gordon (2026)

Sharon Horbyk (2026)
Missouri School Boards’ Association

Ming Hsieh (2025)
Owner, Polished

Cat Meagher (2026)
Community Member

Missy Montgomery (2027)
Columbia College

Dr. Eryca Neville (2027)
Columbia Public Schools

Claire Owen (2026)
Columbia Insurance Group

Macie Peterman (2027)
Shelter Insurance

Chris Rosskopf (2025)
Central Bank of Boone County

David VanDyke (2025)
Shelter Insurance

Bill Watkins (2026)
Community Member

Ex Officio Members

Matt McCormick (2024)
Chamber of Commerce

Joann Nelson  (2024) 
Boone County

Billy Polansky (2024)
Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture

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