Meet Our Team

With offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield our work reaches every community throughout the state of Missouri.

Michael Saldivar


Steve Belko, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Ashley Beard-Fosnow

Associate Director

Clarice Britton

senior manager

Mandi Jean Retter

Director of Communications and Marketing

Lisa Carrico

police commissioner

Caitlin Yager

chief of civic engagements

Melody Delmar

chief of education

Claire Bruntrager

arts & culture manager

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