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I’m excited to join the Empower Missouri team as Lead Policy Strategist! In my new role with the organization I’ll be partnering with our policy managers to advance state-level policy priorities related to food and nutrition security and affordable housing. My accidental love affair with public policy started 12 years ago when I accepted a...
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My name is Sara Patterson, and I am excited to be joining Empower Missouri as Development Manager! I have lived in the Springfield, Missouri area for the majority of my life and have over 20 years of non-profit experience. Starting at the age of 18, I co-founded a humanitarian aid organization focused on international poverty...
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Hello! I’m Maurice Auberry. I was born in Joplin, Missouri, and moved to Columbia at the start of my undergraduate schooling. I currently attend Mizzou, where I am a senior. I anticipate graduating with a BS in Psychology, with minors in Black Studies and Criminology.  My goal after my time at Mizzou is then law...
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I am ecstatic to join the Empower Missouri team and make an impact on this organization and on our community. Having the opportunity to be the Communications Intern for the rest of the calendar year, I am looking forward to working under Amber Foster-Hobart, our Communications Director, and assisting with marketing and communications efforts such...
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Empower Missouri is growing, and we’re excited to have introduced you to several new team members over the last few weeks. Today we’re rounding out our team with Holly Honig-Josephson, our new Policy Director: Hello Empower family, I am thrilled and honored to be here in community with you all, working to realize Empower Missouri’s...
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Empower Missouri is growing, and we’re excited to introduce you to several new team members over the coming weeks. Today let’s hear from Gwen Smith, our Criminal Justice Policy Manager: Hello everyone! My name is Gwen Smith and I am honored to be joining the Empower Missouri team as the Criminal Justice Policy Manager. In...
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Our team is growing!  If you are a regular reader of our newsletter, you may have noticed that we’ve hired a number of new staff members over the course of the last few months– and we haven’t even finished announcing all of our new teammates! This hiring spree is part of our strategic growth plan that...
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Empower Missouri is growing, and we’re excited to introduce you to several new team members over the coming weeks. Today let’s hear from Vee Sanchez, our newest Affordable Housing Policy Manager: Hello everyone, I am Vee Sanchez! I have been living, working and raising my kids in Springfield, MO and the surrounding areas for the...
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Empower Missouri is growing, and we’re excited to introduce you to several new team members over the coming weeks. Today let’s hear from Amber Smith, our new Affordable Housing Policy Manager: Hi! My name is Amber Smith. I joined Empower Missouri three months ago as one of two Affordable Housing Policy Managers. I live and...
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Empower Missouri is growing, and we’re excited to introduce you to several new team members over the coming weeks. Today let’s hear from Amber Foster-Hobart, our new Communications Director: I am thrilled to be joining the team at Empower Missouri at such an exciting time of growth for the organization. As the Communications Director, I...
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