About Us

Our Team


La Aunshe’ Briggs

Administrative and Finance Assistant
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 Courtney Daviess

Chief Community Impact Officer

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Andrew Grabau

Email Andrew


Amy Harvey

Finance Director
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David Holtgraewe

Chief Operations Officer
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Alaina Leverenz

Chief Communications Officer Email Alaina
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Krista Myer

Director of Continuous Improvement
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Pasha Pukhovski

Campaign and Database Manager Email Pasha

Ashley Renz

Social Media Fellow

Executive Committee

Past Chair
Mike Ireland (2024)
The Bank of Missouri

Dr. Eryca Neville (2024)
Columbia Public Schools – Douglass High School

Vice Chair
David Clithero (2023)
Hawthorn Bank

Mark Gingrich (2024)
Williams-Keepers, LLC.

Brock Cooper (2024)
Veterans United Home Loans

2022 Campaign Chairs
DeMarko and Adonica Coleman
A2D Events

2023 Campaign Chair
Jim Owen
Missouri Employers Mutual

Community Impact Committee Chair
Mitzi Clayton (2025)
University of Missouri

Marketing Committee Chair
Laura Gerding (2023)
Missouri Employers Mutual

Members of the Board

Adam Burger (2025)
Commerce Bank

Stephanie Brown (2025)
City of Columbia

Mitzi Clayton (2022)
University of Missouri

Debbie Daniels (2023)
Community Member

Aimee Davenport (2023)
Stinson Law Firm

Shaashawn Dial (2023)

Greg Grupe (2023)
Community Member

Ming Hsieh (2025)
Owner, Polished

Dr. Noreen Houck (2024)
Stephens College

Missy Montgomery (2024)
Columbia College

De’Vion Moore (2024)
Columbia Public Schools

Macie Peterman (2024)
Shelter Insurance

Chris Rosskopf (2025)
Central Bank of Boone County

Bob Schaal (2023)
Missouri Orthopaedic Institute – University of Missouri Health Care

Monica Smith (2025)
Boone Hospital Center

Nikki Carter (2023)
University of Missouri Health Care

David VanDyke (2025)
Shelter Insurance

Jen Wheeler (2023)
Big Tree Medical


Ex Officio Members

Lisa Driskel-Hawxby (2023)
City of Columbia-REDI

Steve Hollis (2023)
City of Columbia

Matt McCormick (2023)
Chamber of Commerce

Joann Nelson  (2023) 
Boone County

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